DotA banned in a Village due to multiple murders

Discussion in 'Game Talk' started by NazgulStig, Jan 23, 2015.

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  1. NazgulStig

    NazgulStig Well-Known Member

    A village in Philippines banned DotA after multiple murders.
    As reported by the Filipino news site, the village of Salawag chose to enact this Dota ban after government officials met with computer cafe owners and determined that the game was making their children more violent. In November, two teenagers were stabbed and killed after a fight involving the game, Salawag's village chief told The players there get very intense, intense enough that at least one small village felt the need to ban Dota completely. Here's the resolution they passed earlier this month:
    *Sorry it is not in English but :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: *
    @BLAAMASTA & @Adrestia : you two had threads about bad manners and negative effects of gaming. May be you should look in to this.

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  2. TigerStripedDragon

    TigerStripedDragon Active Member

    I heard about that incident. I know some Dota players do indeed get a bit emotional and verbal sometimes, but it's sad to see a tragic incident being blamed on the game and not the individuals who committed it.
    This is no different from incidents where football fans clash after a match and cause harm or public damage.

    But on a slightly unrelated note, I really wish developers in general find ways to clamp down on toxic player behavior. It really ruins the gaming experience for other people.
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  3. NazgulStig

    NazgulStig Well-Known Member

    Yes, but other people will not look at this that way. They go on and blame the game for this kind of behavior. I do not kill my friends who feeds in LoL while playing with me, I do not even blame them(I hope they won't join Insider and read this :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:). Killing your mate is an entirely different level of violence and I am sure it had nothing to do with the game, it might have been the trigger but I think it was something personal or may be even a mental disorder.
  4. SirJarren

    SirJarren Active Member

    Okay, I read it and that is exactly what it says. The game "DotA" was apparently a "bad influence" and has therefore been banned in their "barangay" (basically stands for a community of around 100 homes...word dates back to when people traveled around in boats and it indicated the size of the community). Despite the tragedy that prompted that legislation, I actually laughed reading the verbage of the new law because it was pretty darn ridiculous.

    Sadly, it wasn't the first time the Philippine government did something like this. Back in the early 80's, they banned all robot anime on TV. It used to be that every weekday at 6pm there would be at least 1 big robot anime on TV. They were pretty good too. Grendaizer, Mazinger Z (Tranzor Z here in the US), and others. Kids loved them and people were making a killing on merchandise and figurine sales. It was awesome.

    Then one day, some kid dressed up in a robot suit made of boxes got hurt in some fashion and it made the news. Everyone blamed the robot anime, so of course some idiot in the Philippine senate trying to make a name for himself (or perhaps Marcos himself) wrote up a new law and had it banned. It was in the papers and everything. I even did one of my school reports about it. We kids were distraught, but could we do? So just like that, we never got any more robot anime.

    I'm a big fan of my home country...just not the people who run the place.
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  5. Royceee

    Royceee New Member

    I agree that Valve should be tougher on toxic behaviour. The penalties now are few and too lenient to punish offenders.
  6. SirJarren

    SirJarren Active Member

    Not much Valve can do, though. The game attracts very competitive players, and there will always be an idiot that has extreme reactions to these things. It happens in all games. StarCraft had a few incidents in Korea a while back that made the news. Just an awful byproduct of competitive gaming. Some folk just take things too far.
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  7. TechAgn3l

    TechAgn3l Member

    Doesn't surprise me with the constant news of people getting "swatted", I think that where we are getting currently is to be really bad.

    Why are people taking games this damn seriously. I'm not sure but that is getting out of whack.

    This should be concerning to a lot of us..
  8. TechAgn3l

    TechAgn3l Member

    I remember back with games that were console and couch co-op we used to have to sit there and hang out, and the MMOs are making people violent towards each other.
    Back in the 90's we'd hang out with friends play mortal combat, get our butts handed to us, and just admit that person was better. We wouldn't track him down and try to harm him.

    And the fact that people can take a game that seriously brings up way to many things to be concerned with.
    I'm sorry but people need to be more observing of this, and proper people should take action to try and stop this.
    It doesn't help that now we have eSports, which in itself is a joke.
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    BLAAMASTA New Member

    You bring up a good point here. When playing a split screen game with someone, you don't really get too mad if you lose. You just man up and getting over it, it's all in good nature. However, games played over the Internet with strangers spawns a lot of hate. In my opinion it's most likely due to the anonymity of the service. When you play online your face isn't seen by the opponent and they can't touch you, therefore you can say whatever you like with the thought of having very little risk. That's just my opinion, but it seems like a very strong influence of the hate.
  10. SH4D0WZ0MB1E

    SH4D0WZ0MB1E Active Member

    And another news story where video games take the heat for people making bad decisions. *sigh*

    Ever thought there was something wrong with the person's head that caused them to do what they did?

    [joke] See DotA makes you kill your friends, that's why you should play LoL. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: [/joke]
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2015
  11. Catalin_no_id

    Catalin_no_id New Member

    So basically they think that the game environment had such an impact that was actually leading into cases of murder.The next level of rage. I don't even want to think of such things could actually happen.
  12. TigerStripedDragon

    TigerStripedDragon Active Member

    You have to take into consideration that in the 80s and 90s online multiplayer wasn't an available feature (heck broadband didn't even exist). We grew up gaming in the living room with family and friends, and you can be certain that bad mouthing or behaving badly in such a setting you will either get punched by your friend or punished by your parents. Kids now and growing up with games that have vastly different features and somewhat disengaged parenting. It's pretty much a whole different culture.

    It's a depressing thought, but I think if I was still a kid gaming right now I'd probably be a total brat online, not just because I'd know I can get away with it, but also because that's the culture now and I'd be trying to fit in with all the "cool gamers".
    It's still no excuse, of course, for verbally abusing someone during a game or even harming them outside the game.

    Yeah, definitely more people should be paying more attention to this problem and try to change it.
  13. NazgulStig

    NazgulStig Well-Known Member

    That is what I think happened or it could be something personal too or may be they fought for the PRECIOUSSSSSSSS .
    shhh, that is a pretty sensitive thing to say around here. But yeah, true :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2015
  14. SH4D0WZ0MB1E

    SH4D0WZ0MB1E Active Member

    Opps, my bad. We'll just forget I ever said that >_>

    ps: I realized I made a typo, but now that you quoted my post I can't go and fix it without it becoming suspicious. lol
  15. NazgulStig

    NazgulStig Well-Known Member

    lol I can edit the quote ;)
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  16. SH4D0WZ0MB1E

    SH4D0WZ0MB1E Active Member

    What edit? ;)
  17. NazgulStig

    NazgulStig Well-Known Member

    I don't know, I don't remember anything. May be the MIB guys flashed me memory :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
  18. Xereint

    Xereint Member

    Valve needs to implement a stricter punishment system. Maybe they could follow LoL footsteps
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  19. SH4D0WZ0MB1E

    SH4D0WZ0MB1E Active Member

    I miss the Tribunal. It's been in recess way too long. Or it's just happens to be in recess every time I go to check it.
  20. NazgulStig

    NazgulStig Well-Known Member

    They are having a tea break mate, a very long tea break in which you have to grow the tea plants or what ever they are called and then make tea out of them.
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