Ideas for Creating Meaningful Video Games & It’s Significance

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In the current digital era, what we lack is the conscience. Since childhood, kids get to see lots of negative and unethical things. In fact, in several cases, they are forced to engage in sports that teach them wrong things in an attractive way.

Video games top the chart for kids’ favorite pastime, but are they safe to play? No. Constantly engaging in such games makes a person more aggressive and depressed.

Be it the famous car racing video games or any other games on Playstation and Xbox, these games teach unethical and illegal things more than letting the user learn some useful life lessons.

What Do Adventurous Video Games Teach?

Frankly, nothing! Such games only encourage the users to take part in illegal activities including rash driving or hit and run. In real life, every person should obey the law of the land irrespective of wherever he or she resides. Contrarily to what we see in those adventurous car races, a driver indulging in any hit and run should surrender himself/herself before the law at the earliest. There are several other examples too how video games make a person more aggressive than ever.

The recent study on video games suggests that 90% of the children play Video games in the US. The figure goes higher to around 97% when the age of children is within the range of 12 to 17. Some of these violent games include Manhunt, Gears of War, Jail Break and others. Even in simpler video games like Pokemon Go and Ben 10, some elements of violence are still there.

Game For Change: A Nice Initiative

The “Games for Change” a not-for-profit organization that hosts the annual games for change festival is spearheading the campaign for popularizing social games among children and kids. The site has now more than 1.3 million user base worldwide.

These games aim at imparting human values and humanitarian efforts rather than promoting the typical “bullet for bullet” – a violent concept surrounding the world of 3D adventurous games.

This Game for Change organisation now offers more than 130+ useful social games for children and adults on its website. The figure is likely to go up in the coming days. We need such organizations to come forward worldwide supporting the cause of promoting good behavior in children by inculcating them good values through life-enriching video games.

When Video Games Make a Person Murderer

A person doesn’t become a killer at once. It depends upon his mental and psychological conditions and the environment he/she lives in. The recent shootout incident in Munich last year made an interesting collaboration between violent video games and the perpetrators who killed 9 innocent people for no reasons at all!

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The assailant, an 18-year-old man was the first time offender and a big fan of the video games that involve mass shooting. Such video games do inflict negative impacts in the minds of the users. The American Psychological Association admitted to the fact that violent video games encourage aggressive behavior and makes gamers more antisocial and less empathic.

Towards a New Beginning

#1) Creation of new video games where gamers will save people, and not kill them.

#2) Video games should be informative and insightful in nature.

#3) Parents should unitedly boycott any video game that promote violence and aggression.

#4) Children should play outdoor games more than video games.

#5)  Parents should keep a close look at how many hours children indulging video games. Not more than 2 hours a day should be allowed.  

If we really wish to prevent aggressive and unlawful behavior in our future generation, then the entire world should endorse video games that give positive messages and encourage ethical and humane behavior in the people.

Important Law Process Every Indian Must Know

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Penal Provision in a Law/ Legislation

All civil legislations will have a small component of it that makes or creates an offence for any violation under that particular law. That component is Penal Provision. Therefore the criminal justice system is a very powerful process in India as every law in the country says that in absence

E.g. Labor legislation for construction workers or bonded labor.
Laws – Bonded labor regulations abolition act | Unorganized Sectors act |

2 Legislations for addressing offence – Penal Code | Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC)
Civil Matters with CPC | Criminal matters with Penal Code

IPC – Document that lists more than 500 offenses | Treats many acts as a crime | Penal code has definitions of the crime.

Process After a Crime is Committed

FIR – First Information Report – Not an exhaustive document. It just sets the law into motion

Prima Facie – Left on the court or investigative agency to find out if the crime is committed or not.

Law starts into motion with FIR | Investigation starts and there are two tracks | One track will be to get statements from the witness, privy to the offence etc | Second track to nab the person accused on basis of the materials available | the person nabbed is called the accused and not convict |

The rights of an Accused after arrest

  • Right to be produced before a judge within 24 hours (constitutionally guaranteed right)
  • After the person is produced before the court, the court will either send the person to police custody or judicial custody
  • Police Custody – When investigative agency appeals to the court to allow the police to investigate the person, thus police custody. It is granted by the court with some amount of moderation. Like 3, 5 or a 7 days. Torture etc tend to take place for investigation
  • Judicial Custody – Depends on judge’s discretion generally there is diff violence but not investigative violence.

Right to Bail – The accused has right to bail right after his arrest. While giving bail, the court can impose certain terms.

  • Term of assurity – There has to be two people supporting the accused liable to penalty if the accused runs away. E.g. bail bonds
  • The court can dismiss the bail application.
  • Principles of granting and not granting – If the investigation is incomplete | Accused may run away and would be difficult to procure him | Hampering the investigation by means of threatening, etc.
  • Discretion of the judge based on various principles and accounts.

Bail can be rejected when they think

  1. You can run away
  2. You will tamper the evidence or intimidation

Bailable offense – e.g. In an accident, an FIR is filed by the police then the person is released as arrests aren’t done for all accidents. Thus, bailable offence.

Non Bailable Offense – One where release can take place only when you obtain bail from the court.

This process happens generally at the trial level.

Other rights of Accused

Right against self incrimination

Note: There is a lot of media information today that only talks about the police’s side. Eg. This is what the accused has said during the interrogation. This is not reliable as it tries to build up public opinion.

Any confession made to the police by accused is not considered as evidence and thus cannot be used as one, unless it is for a limited purpose like recovery of articles. This prohibition is law as per the Evidence Act (giving exception to recovery articles).
E.g.
Accused talks about his murder weapon, giving information about its whereabouts. But that too needs to be proved.  

Judicial Confession – An accused confronts to the crime in front of the judge. Under judicial guidelines the accused should tell the judge about the crime committed.

Eg. Sheena Bora case – Driver made a judicial confession.