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#223 - anon (01/26/2013) [-]
This is why I'm glad I'm in the UK! Our politicians have actually said "Don't like the content? Don't buy your kids age rated games!" there has been no talk of banning ANY game here since!
User avatar #222 - nikentakadisker (01/26/2013) [-]
... Is A dIcK
#214 - anon (01/26/2013) [-]
But Red Dead Redemption was pure are, you ignorant ****
#211 - anon (01/26/2013) [-]
"Video games don't affect kids. If Pac-man affected us as kids we'd all be running around in darkened rooms, munching on magic pills, while listening to repetitive electronic music." -Nintendo CEO
#215 to #211 - rfcoke (01/26/2013) [-]
Cant tell if this is sarcasm, or referring to Dubstep fans.
#221 to #215 - anon (01/26/2013) [-]
Raves, it isn't a quote from the Nintendo CEO and it's an old joke.
#208 - thisotherdude (01/26/2013) [-]
When an avid Dark Souls player goes into a school and starts killing children with a claymore then maybe I'll consider the whole "video games cause violence" thing, but while your evidence is only along the lines of "some crazy guy shot up a school, oh and he happened to play video games like everyone else, it was the video games!" you won't convince me.
User avatar #209 to #208 - kreekydoorS (01/26/2013) [-]
also the New Mexico incident....which went exactly as you wrote.
User avatar #227 to #209 - silasdg (01/26/2013) [-]
So I just double checked and no one has pointed to video games at all in this shooting.
No one used a claymore. The only weapon was "described as an assault rifle"

"Lt. Sid Covington (Sheriffs office) told reporters. There was no indication of a motive so far, he said."

In other words they don't know why it happened.

User avatar #228 to #227 - kreekydoorS (01/26/2013) [-]
Oh no I wasn't saying it was related to the Dark Souls thing. They recently released news that the shooter was very excited to talk about video games in the questioning. Basically said, oh and he happened to like playing video games.
User avatar #231 to #228 - silasdg (01/26/2013) [-]
Ah I see.

Sorry for misinterpreting.
User avatar #232 to #231 - kreekydoorS (01/26/2013) [-]
No, no, it was my fault for not being clear enough.
#236 to #232 - silasdg (01/26/2013) [-]
It's nice to pretend i'm Canadian.
User avatar #244 to #236 - kreekydoorS (01/26/2013) [-]
gamepolitics dot com/2013/01/25/little-evidence-sandy-hook-shooter-was-gamer#.UQN-DOiN6iI
User avatar #240 to #236 - kkkkk (01/26/2013) [-]
It's nice to be Canadian.

#206 - draezeth (01/26/2013) [-]
Oh he had BETTER not touch Assassin's Creed...
#197 - racrox (01/26/2013) [-]
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#189 - sausydangles ONLINE (01/26/2013) [-]
Our government continues to believe that we aren't responsible enough to handle ourselves because of mentally ill people that played violent video games. I'm so sick of this regulation and nanny nation crap from mostly democrats but also republicans. Government needs to stop interfering in everyone's lives and just let everyone do whatever they want. If a person is only hurting themselves by doing something, let them continue doing that action or let the people who care about them deal with it but don't take my tax dollars and try and fix the ****** . Sorry that I raged hard fj but I hate politicians like this and they rustle my jimmies so damn hard.
User avatar #187 - arrowhead (01/26/2013) [-]
Okay seriously how dumb can someone get? That's like saying "Meth addicts have no say in an argument about the effects of meth"
#218 to #187 - anon (01/26/2013) [-]
if I was a meth addict, my say would be to legalize meth.

just sayin
User avatar #219 to #218 - arrowhead (01/26/2013) [-]
I meant to say recovering meth addict :s
#184 - seniorawesomesauce (01/26/2013) [-]
He looks like an asian Mitt Romney   
well I guess that explains his flawed arguments
He looks like an asian Mitt Romney

well I guess that explains his flawed arguments
User avatar #212 to #184 - narutohaukea (01/26/2013) [-]
an Asian Mitt Romney with the ideals of Obama...well ****
#183 - radlee (01/26/2013) [-]
What I hate the most about this isn't that he's talking about games because nothings going to happen to game it never has and never will, it's that a creatable augment needs people from both sides and not just the extremes from both but also the casuals, the art fags, the people who don't like games but have nothing against them and the people that think games are just kids toys. Which you think he would know see that he is a politician and spends most of his day arguing.
#180 - angrytoilet (01/26/2013) [-]
Is there really anything they can do? Weren't video games ruled by the Supreme Court a few years ago as a form of art and therefore immune to censorship?
#186 to #180 - lordaurion (01/26/2013) [-]
Well unless it's declared "Obscene" a very vague term with no real definition in this sense.
#179 - anon (01/26/2013) [-]
the day i see someone going on a killing spree in master chief's suit i will believe it
#185 to #179 - darsono (01/26/2013) [-]
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BERY GOOD POINT INDEED ANON! enjoy this winning gif.
#318 to #185 - anon (01/26/2013) [-]
Thanks i love bob sapp
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User avatar #280 to #176 - huntergriff ONLINE (01/26/2013) [-]
this: www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ek1GvBUOzc

Now tell me which one you think is more violent.
#210 to #176 - anon (01/26/2013) [-]
If you're insane, you're insane.

Less violent video games won't solve that or stop them from reaching the breaking point. Also movies are way more violent than video games, so this whole thing is flawed.
User avatar #175 - jinjo (01/26/2013) [-]
Well.. gamers are obviously going to be very biased, so I see what he might mean, seeing how the context of that quotation isn't told exactly.

But yea, the whole debate is stupid, the fact that it's happening at all. Just because parents are too lazy to parent their own ******* kids doesn't mean that industries need to be murdered.

It's like when Miley Cyrus started showing more sideboob than she showed emotion, and parents were freaking out. Like **** , it's your kid.

If you've raised you kids so badly, that they start idolizing celebrities, or video game characters, and start boning people because of some side boob, or killing people because of GTA, then you've failed, MISERABLY as a parent.
User avatar #199 to #175 - Crusader (01/26/2013) [-]
Wouldn't politicians, most of which have been in politics since before video games became mainstream and therefore probably have not experienced them, also be biased?
User avatar #201 to #199 - jinjo (01/26/2013) [-]
I think that would make them less biased actually, they don't give a duck.
User avatar #203 to #201 - Crusader (01/26/2013) [-]
Well no, they would be biased against it since they have only seen it as a brain-destroying distraction that serves no purpose, they only see the negatives.
#452 to #203 - anon (01/26/2013) [-]
So then, if gamers are biased and anti gamers are biased, who the **** gets to decide?
User avatar #462 to #452 - Crusader (01/26/2013) [-]
Team made up of people from both sides that come to a decision.
User avatar #205 to #203 - jinjo (01/26/2013) [-]
Fair enough, that does make sense.
User avatar #202 to #201 - jinjo (01/26/2013) [-]
But that's more of an opinion than anything on my part.
#178 to #175 - angrytoilet (01/26/2013) [-]
I love this comment
User avatar #181 to #178 - jinjo (01/26/2013) [-]
North America likes to blame everyone but themselves for their kid's problems.. it pisses me off.
User avatar #174 - fapgeneral (01/26/2013) [-]
i think it's complete ******** for the government to blame video games for the recent shootings because

1. what about the entertainment industry
2. how can a person learn how to use a gun with a video game controller even arcade guns

just saying
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User avatar #173 to #171 - deadmuerto (01/26/2013) [-]
cavemen dude.

warm bison meat
#169 - anon (01/26/2013) [-]
what a bitch. those are three fuking awesome games. rdr gave me a big damn feel.
p.s. over the years of gaming i have developed a need to kill that is curbed through games. If they take that away ill go ******* nuts ;)
User avatar #168 - kreekydoorS (01/26/2013) [-]
The problem doesn't lie with games or guns. it lies with parents and severe mental issues.
User avatar #194 to #168 - kreekydoorS (01/26/2013) [-]
Also if you read any article about a violent shooting it goes a little like this. Kid gets gun, kid kills X amount of people, also he played video games. OK sure he played video games, but very few people haven't now a days. you could just as easily tag in he watches movies or listen to music or liked twinkies.
#177 to #168 - anon (01/26/2013) [-]
wow... SOME FINALLY ******* GETS IT!
User avatar #166 - OMGChrisHansen (01/26/2013) [-]
Every play CoD with some bitter pubescent males? Not to say that guy is right, but in my experience of online games, that **** is a breeding ground for violent/aggressive behavior and caught feelings.
User avatar #182 to #166 - pinnacleofponies (01/26/2013) [-]
Of course it's a breeding ground for aggressive behavior
Aggressive behavior leads to competition, and competition is exactly what a game like CoD wants to have in it's multiplayer. Aggressive thoughts come to people in other forms of entertainment - Sports players are aggressive because they want to win
Some people that watch sports really get into it, they want their favorite team to win
Board games do the same thing to some people
Aside from a few swears and meaningless threats there isn't much violent behavior in online gaming, because there is almost no chance of you ever seeing the person you are fighting, and even if they do what are they going to do?
User avatar #191 to #182 - OMGChrisHansen (01/26/2013) [-]
I see your point. I guess the point I want to make is that immersing yourself in all that violence and aggression can turn you into a bitter, angry person. I believe that happened to me when I used to spend 6 hours a day playing violent multiplayer games. Spend enough time online where the social norm is to call someone a "faggot, ****** , cunt, etc" and it destroys your social skills. I turned into a cynical asshole and didn't make friends in school. I got off that path, but I believe some people don't, and it leads to further issues. I like violent games, but I have a theory that they are bad for your mental health when played in excess.
#226 to #191 - anon (01/26/2013) [-]
I think it would help if you do what I do and turn off the voice chat / mute eve everyone.
User avatar #167 to #166 - OMGChrisHansen (01/26/2013) [-]
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