What a Dick. California Senator Lee actually had the balls to say that gamers should be quiet and had no say in the topic of violence in video games and their e Leland yee senator Assclown Video Games
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What a Dick. California Senator Lee actually had the balls to say that gamers should be quiet and had no say in the topic of violence in video games and their e

California Senator Lee actually had the balls to say that gamers should be quiet and had no say in the topic of violence in video games and their effects on people. He's like Jack Thompson, except more retarded.

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#109 - gibroner (01/26/2013) [-]
hey man it's true people imitate video games  I remember as impressionable boy of 6 when I got a nintendo 64 and after a few hours of playing donkey kong I had turned into an ape and went around killing gators and collecting golden bananas (gif semi-related)
hey man it's true people imitate video games I remember as impressionable boy of 6 when I got a nintendo 64 and after a few hours of playing donkey kong I had turned into an ape and went around killing gators and collecting golden bananas (gif semi-related)
#190 to #109 - anon (01/26/2013) [-]
Hamish and Andy < gif
#242 to #109 - blackmanrollipolli (01/26/2013) [-]
meanwhile in compton
meanwhile in compton
User avatar #303 to #109 - rockamekishiko (01/26/2013) [-]
you would if you could
User avatar #123 to #109 - pianoasis (01/26/2013) [-]
******* died laughing, that is literally the funniest animal gif I have ever seen
#36 - ecov (01/26/2013) [-]
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That cunt ass ****** just teabagged me....

I better shoot up a ******* school
#162 to #156 - ecov (01/26/2013) [-]
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brb you ******* faggot
User avatar #364 to #162 - safo (01/26/2013) [-]
that pic is from Hellsing isnt it?
#427 to #364 - flopshel (01/26/2013) [-]
Yes
User avatar #12 - hargleblarg (01/25/2013) [-]
Every single game he's holding has an M rating..as in, children should not be ******* playing these games.

Who controls what the children play? The parents. If a kid plays that game, don't blame the industry, blame the parent.
#444 to #12 - nightstar (01/26/2013) [-]
And how!!

Although, the parent is the final judge and if they think the kid can handle it, then the kid can play it.

Just not enough parents take the time to find out what their kids are into, and just assume the government can do everything for everyone.
#458 to #12 - taurusguy (01/26/2013) [-]
But, i used to be able to buy m rated games when i wasnt old enough, i was 15...
#111 to #12 - anon (01/26/2013) [-]
Yeah but they want to be able to actually punish somebody
You can't punish the parents like you can the game industry, which is why they choose to target the makers themselves
#112 to #12 - unholyjebus (01/26/2013) [-]
The parents can't take responsibility for there own actions and instead of pointing the finger at themselves, they point it somewhere else.
User avatar #13 to #12 - zilver (01/25/2013) [-]
I was standing in a GameStop once and some kid walks up to Black Ops with his mother. The reason why she didn't buy him the game was the price, she never even mentioned that it's 18+
User avatar #68 to #13 - maxismahname (01/26/2013) [-]
17+ ... it's not porn
User avatar #340 to #68 - honkan (01/26/2013) [-]
18 in some countries.
User avatar #459 to #340 - maxismahname (01/26/2013) [-]
wow really?
User avatar #467 to #459 - zilver (01/26/2013) [-]
Yup, says right here on the cover, 18+
#338 - nebraksa corn (01/26/2013) [-]
I work at an old persons home and I had an older gentleman begin to lecture me about how my generation is ****** up because of all the glorified violence in the media and video games. I responded with 'Video games? I don't have time for those. Im too busy watching john wayne movies and learning about the wars your generation glorified and only the 70 million lives that came with, but really, whos counting anyways?'

annndddd lets just say I dont work there anymore
#431 to #338 - anon (01/26/2013) [-]
you are quite the scholar
#445 to #338 - nightstar (01/26/2013) [-]
Awesome. Give yourself a high-five from me.
#345 to #338 - cabbagemayhem (01/26/2013) [-]
That's you.
#31 - robhdf (01/26/2013) [-]
#381 to #31 - anon (01/26/2013) [-]
He never actually said that......
#129 to #31 - anon (01/26/2013) [-]
Uncensorship is like shoving the steak down the babies throat.
User avatar #289 to #129 - anthonyh (01/26/2013) [-]
Not really, because no one is forcing kids to play games that are rated for ages older than them. Uncensorship is more like leaving the steak on the table and expecting the baby not to try to eat it, as the gaming industry expects parents to decide if their child is mature enough to play it.
User avatar #295 - zombiepipboy (01/26/2013) [-]
i bet that guy can read minds
#3 - felixjarl ONLINE (01/25/2013) [-]
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Why cant some people just...shut up.
User avatar #392 to #3 - haunterbrony (01/26/2013) [-]
>People
>Not being stupid
Choose one.
#293 - deliciousdee ONLINE (01/26/2013) [-]
That's like saying you want to put regulations on another country and saying the country in question doesn't get to have a say in the matter. That's ******* retarded.
#393 to #293 - spankcakes (01/26/2013) [-]
That's the 'merican way, hell yeah!
User avatar #389 to #293 - thadin (01/26/2013) [-]
Not arguing your point, but that has been done.
What the world leaders did to Germany after WW1.
User avatar #461 to #389 - deliciousdee ONLINE (01/26/2013) [-]
And look where that got them. WWII, that's where.
User avatar #367 - srapture (01/26/2013) [-]
He has a point. Ever since I played pacman, I just haven't been able to control my obsessive cannibalism.
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User avatar #298 - kanra (01/26/2013) [-]
God forbid parents take responsibility for what their children play! Oh no, let's ban video games, that'll fix it.

/massive eyeroll
User avatar #320 to #298 - askafj ONLINE (01/26/2013) [-]
I think it's just as stupid as having a law about having helmets on, while riding a bike.
It's like parents can't control their 5 year old or something, so they have to make laws.
User avatar #335 to #298 - warpigelite (01/26/2013) [-]
Thank you! How many parents go out and buy their kid a "M" rated video game!
User avatar #272 - I Am Monkey (01/26/2013) [-]
Hear me out here; I actually want them to put a label on games that says "Warning: May cause violent behavior". Why? Because you'd have to be a ******* idiot to believe it. You know who are ******* idiots? The parents buying their 11 year old Rated M games. This might actually help combat the massive influx of little kids in gaming.

Little kids are ruining the industry for the rest of us. Developers these days are selling out left and right because their they're realizing that their fans aren't nearly as profitable as middle schoolers with unlimited access to their parents wallets. More and more were seeing beloved franchises destroyed by dumbed down casual **** that panders to 7th graders with no motor skills. You think it's a coincidence that Call of Duty is the highest selling franchise of all time and is infested with squeakers. Nope. They were the first ones to go for the low hanging fruit of tween gaming, they hit the jackpot and now all the other developers are trying to do the same. The only way were going to keep gaming for gamers is to find a way to keep the little kids out.
User avatar #274 to #272 - kreekydoorS (01/26/2013) [-]
or something along the lines of "This is purely a work of fiction with little or no ties to History. Do not preform any of the acts you are about to virtually experience."
User avatar #281 to #272 - awesomenessdefined (01/26/2013) [-]
The industry was designed, built, and aimed for little kids. The only reason older people play them today is because they played them as kids.
User avatar #299 to #281 - I Am Monkey (01/26/2013) [-]
When I was in 8th grade I played Metroid and Pokemon, not Rated M shooters calling everything that moves a " ******* faggot". It wasn't always like this. This started a few years ago when the Wii was dying down. All the kids jumped ship and bought an xbox. It had been trending toward that for a while, but it really got bad that Christmas with the migration of the Wii users and the launch of Modern Warfare 2.

The problem is that little kids don't want little kid games anymore, they want Rated M games. So the Rated M industry now has to market to little kids without directly saying so. So now we've got to share our half of the pool with the little kids and suffer for it.
User avatar #313 to #299 - ninjastarthrow (01/26/2013) [-]
I agree, I have a PS3 and not as many kids play on it but we do get our fair share from time to time. My mom used to buy my little brother these games until I showed her what happens in them and how to tell how bad they are. She stopped and he is forced to play Mario games on the Wii until he turns 17. He's so mad about it but I don't care. I also told her about him calling everything that moves a faggot and I told her why he started doing that. She looks at game ratings now before she gets them for him. Most parents wont do that, they just buy it so their kids don't bother them.
User avatar #327 to #299 - awesomenessdefined (01/26/2013) [-]
Because M rated games didn't exist at the time. The only reason they exist now is because older gamers want them. And kids are kids, they'll buy what's popular, that's how they act. They call you a faggot because the first time they come online that's all they here, and they adapt.

Kids get M rated games now because they are a lot more fun than those boring mario party ******** games. You can't get mad at them, no one makes any good kids games anymore, and they have to do something. The world isn't suited to kid gamers.
#344 to #281 - grizzlydiplomat (01/26/2013) [-]
>implying the violence in games, gore, sexually explicit scenes, etc., are meant for kids and older people only play them because they played them as kids.
#470 to #344 - awesomenessdefined (01/26/2013) [-]
Yes, because the first video games that ever came out were gore sexuality and explicit scenes.
And I didn't imply that, I straight up said that. Older people only play video games because they played them as kids.
#292 to #272 - filipstumpy (01/26/2013) [-]
I see your point, and I actually think it's a good point. I just don't want this law to make it so that I can't buy my games. (I'm over the M rated line)

And the fact that video games in general are less about the good gameplay, story telling and atmosphere is also recognizable, because **** apparently sells better... I guess people in general just like **** in their face.
#378 to #272 - tkfourtwoone (01/26/2013) [-]
Same argument as in the pic.

Back then games were made by gamers, for gamers. Do you think that John Carmack and John Romero thought that teenagers would be so incredibly retarded to be inspired by DOOM?!
#399 - Plagus (01/26/2013) [-]
I hope he returns those to his son.
I hope he returns those to his son.
#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 #240 to #236 - kkkkk (01/26/2013) [-]
It's nice to be Canadian.

Sorry.
User avatar #244 to #236 - kreekydoorS (01/26/2013) [-]
gamepolitics dot com/2013/01/25/little-evidence-sandy-hook-shooter-was-gamer#.UQN-DOiN6iI
#339 - iamtheblackgoat (01/26/2013) [-]
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We can take care of this...personnel problem
#234 - Yojimbo (01/26/2013) [-]
Truly a stupid argument. People can draw violent inspiration from anywhere because violence is everywhere. Movies, TV, games, books, comics, the news, even nature. Trying to pin it on one thing is ridiculous. Surprised Mortal Kombat didn't get a shout out like it usually does when people blame video games for violence.
#54 - drainbramage (01/26/2013) [-]
This guy is exactly right, I mean, travelling the wild west, killing bandits, getting revenge, performing assassinations on people that killed a family that doesn't exist and beating up hookers totally leads to people shooting up a school.
#357 to #54 - zetche (01/26/2013) [-]
Comment Picture
#69 to #54 - bolin (01/26/2013) [-]
MFW your picture
#334 - TwistedBamboozler (01/26/2013) [-]
Interesting . . . I'm seeing lots of intelligent arguments on both sides of the fence. I'm actually taking time an reading all the comments because It's actually getting me to think. The internet (sites such as this and many others) over all have a very bright user base. How come when I go out into the real world I have to deal with all of this stupidity and politics aren't changing anywhere? Simple. Cause we are the future, no matter our ages. We are so bright and we can do so much . . . But we are sitting here on FJ instead of being productive.    
   
			****		 THIS I need to go create something now. BRB guys, I'm climbing to the top of the world.
Interesting . . . I'm seeing lots of intelligent arguments on both sides of the fence. I'm actually taking time an reading all the comments because It's actually getting me to think. The internet (sites such as this and many others) over all have a very bright user base. How come when I go out into the real world I have to deal with all of this stupidity and politics aren't changing anywhere? Simple. Cause we are the future, no matter our ages. We are so bright and we can do so much . . . But we are sitting here on FJ instead of being productive.

**** THIS I need to go create something now. BRB guys, I'm climbing to the top of the world.
User avatar #341 to #334 - cupcakedevourer (01/26/2013) [-]
Actually, no... it's too cold outside D:
#346 to #341 - misfitsftw (01/26/2013) [-]
depends where you are :P it might be cold where you are, while he, on the other hand, might be in ******* hawaii :L
User avatar #347 to #346 - cupcakedevourer (01/26/2013) [-]
Ah. I see. I live in Ireland, where we get the cold air from Britain but not the snow D:
User avatar #348 to #347 - misfitsftw (01/26/2013) [-]
i live in England. we get the snow, but it's actually surprisingly warm outside where i live :D
User avatar #349 to #348 - cupcakedevourer (01/26/2013) [-]
Aaah! That's not fair! There's a huge hill beside my house and when it snows you can snowboard down it :)
User avatar #350 to #349 - misfitsftw (01/26/2013) [-]
there's a few hills where i live but they're all properly ***** :( i have to walk like two miles if i want to do have a good time doing any of that good stuff
User avatar #351 to #350 - cupcakedevourer (01/26/2013) [-]
Haha, we're just having a random conversation about hills on a post about video game violence :)
#352 to #351 - misfitsftw (01/26/2013) [-]
ha, i guess we are :)
User avatar #332 - thatguywhohasbacon ONLINE (01/26/2013) [-]
Here's a reasonable thing to do: Require a certain age to buy rated M games! oh... wait...
#229 - xozonex (01/26/2013) [-]
I would think his thought process is like &quot;Gamers are tainted. We can not listen to them because they are abnormal and beyond saving...&quot;   
   
But, either way, he's still a retarded cunt.
I would think his thought process is like "Gamers are tainted. We can not listen to them because they are abnormal and beyond saving..."

But, either way, he's still a retarded cunt.
#362 - mechgeek ONLINE (01/26/2013) [-]
I'm 			*******		 done with how people react to video games being all of our problems. It's the same 			********		 whenever anything happens, just with different names involved.   
'[name] from [place] started a shooting today at the early age of 12, killing several people. We believe it to be an imitation of the disturbing level of gun violence in Modern Warfare 2.'   
Hang on? He was 12, and his parents gave him a 			*******		 18+ rated game? I'll admit that when we're younger we're more likely to imitate things we see on TV or films, but only up to a point. Which is part of why these restrictions are there for.    
There is NO way that kid could have gotten the game himself, his 			*******		 parents did it. The game didn't teach him to be immoral, his parents just never taught him to be moral. Whenever I got a game. Take me for example my parents would do a quick bit of research to make sure it would be a game suitable to my age if the age limit was slightly over my actual age (2 years at the very most if I was lucky).   
A parent would never say 'My child imitated a move from Mortal Kombat, I should have looked into the game content to see if I thought it was suitable for my 12 year old.' No, why would they, that would be taking blame. They're much more then likely going to say 'Video games are corrupting todays youth! These games should be removed from the public so this violence will stop!'   
If you're not going to take the time to see what your child is doing, and even worse if you're permitting it in spite of not having an idea of what they're doing, then your 			*******		 baby maker should be banned from making kids - not games being banned from being made.   
We have every right to have a say in this argument, you wouldn't ban gays from defending themselves about gay marriage, so gamers should be allowed to defend themselves against how we're &quot;affevted&quot; by video games.   
Rant.   
			*******		.   
Over.
I'm ******* done with how people react to video games being all of our problems. It's the same ******** whenever anything happens, just with different names involved.
'[name] from [place] started a shooting today at the early age of 12, killing several people. We believe it to be an imitation of the disturbing level of gun violence in Modern Warfare 2.'
Hang on? He was 12, and his parents gave him a ******* 18+ rated game? I'll admit that when we're younger we're more likely to imitate things we see on TV or films, but only up to a point. Which is part of why these restrictions are there for.
There is NO way that kid could have gotten the game himself, his ******* parents did it. The game didn't teach him to be immoral, his parents just never taught him to be moral. Whenever I got a game. Take me for example my parents would do a quick bit of research to make sure it would be a game suitable to my age if the age limit was slightly over my actual age (2 years at the very most if I was lucky).
A parent would never say 'My child imitated a move from Mortal Kombat, I should have looked into the game content to see if I thought it was suitable for my 12 year old.' No, why would they, that would be taking blame. They're much more then likely going to say 'Video games are corrupting todays youth! These games should be removed from the public so this violence will stop!'
If you're not going to take the time to see what your child is doing, and even worse if you're permitting it in spite of not having an idea of what they're doing, then your ******* baby maker should be banned from making kids - not games being banned from being made.
We have every right to have a say in this argument, you wouldn't ban gays from defending themselves about gay marriage, so gamers should be allowed to defend themselves against how we're "affevted" by video games.
Rant.
******* .
Over.
User avatar #368 to #362 - benedicto (01/26/2013) [-]
bump.
and also, how old are you?
User avatar #370 to #368 - mechgeek ONLINE (01/26/2013) [-]
18
User avatar #371 to #370 - benedicto (01/26/2013) [-]
but ''my 12 year old''?
User avatar #372 to #371 - mechgeek ONLINE (01/26/2013) [-]
That's not an example from personal experience. Just a hypothetical.
User avatar #373 to #372 - benedicto (01/26/2013) [-]
oh i was just curious.
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#388 to #377 - anon (01/26/2013) [-]
Waste of time. Is any hobby really a super productive use of time? Stamp collecting... Puzzles... Board games... All of these things (except MAYBE stamps, since they are worth teh moonies) are an absolute waste of time. Video games can teach our children a lot of things, despite not being strictly educational. You know how when people paint a picture of a mountain and everyone loses their **** because it's good? Look at skyrim, it is an entire world. A beautiful world, full of foliage, and amazing landscapes. Say they are waste of time, but they are as much of an artistic masterpiece as any painting.
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#394 to #377 - mechgeek ONLINE (01/26/2013) [-]
I never asked for this *********
Just thought I'd call it in advance
User avatar #401 to #377 - samous (01/26/2013) [-]
Video games is a modern form of art. Like when a movie teaches essomthing be seeing people expreince it , In video you experince it yourself , Gaming (in general) teaches you that you have to plan **** up before you do it , teaches how someone can do sush great things , teaches how important is to be nice to others , teaches about brotherhood , family , loyalty , (like in gta san andreas a game full of violent) , some games make you feel special , some games makes you indepressed , some games make happy , some improve your reflexs , And don't forget that video game studios help the economy and provide many Jobs one more thing **** YOU

excuse my grammar
#379 to #377 - fuzdohraa (01/26/2013) [-]
i sense a ********* of red thumbs incoming....
User avatar #366 to #362 - bioworld (01/26/2013) [-]
this guy...
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