Hacked to death

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 09 October, 1994, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 09 October, 1994, 12:00am

I REFER to your article 'Terminal Terminators' (Sunday Morning Post, September 18), about how youngsters' obsession with violent computer games is causing great concern.

I have to agree computer games are getting increasingly violent. Children, some as young as six, are introduced to them. Once played, the game often hooks the player into playing more - into killing more. The article talked about a particular game called Doom that involved killing someone with a chainsaw.

By playing such violent games, children can learn to be violent. This may breed problems.

It will not take long for youngsters to act out scenes that occur in the game.

The Government can't do anything about this problem either. Computer games are so easily available in Hong Kong that Doom II has made its way into many homes even though it has not appeared in authorised computer stores.

The only thing that can be done is to educate the people. The public needs to be aware of such games and their effects on youngsters.

DAVIN TAN Shouson Hill