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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:03 PM

Letís Ban Violent Video Games! Said No One That Actually Plays Them Ever

Every time I read comments about how the Connecticut killer played violent video games as if it were a relevant fact, it makes me want to gouge my eyes out to hide from the stupidity. Seriously, you might as well point out that he liked pancakes instead of waffles for all the pertinence it has to what he did.

Iíve played video games since I was about 6 years old or so. Iíve played them as they became increasingly more graphic and realistic. At no point did I suddenly have the urge to go jack a car and beat up a prostitute after playing Grand Theft Auto. I never wanted to shoot up an airport after playing Call of Duty. A few weeks ago, I watched an episode of Criminal Minds in which the two bad guys built their own version of a video game in the real world and forced teenagers to kill each other. Why? Because they couldnít play their favorite game anymore and needed a fix.

This does not happen in real life.

Ever.

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/12/17/lets-ban-violent-video-games-said-no-one-that-actually-plays-them-ever/

Everything I've been thinking for years and year and years.

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:03 PM

1. Anyone that wants to ban them should move to Cuba or North Korea

 

In America, we don't do things like that.

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:05 PM

2. Yep. It's things like this that make me happy to have a centrist govt. nt

 

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:07 PM

3. Exactly.

The people complaining about videogames are as pathetic as the people who whined that Rock&Roll was the devil's music or thought comics would lead to youth violence. They want everyone to conform to their vision of how society should be and live by their morals.

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:08 PM

4. Just sayin'

Doesn't it make sense that the people who play the games wouldn't want them banned?

Sort of like the people who are defending guns are the ones that own them.

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Response to renie408 (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:23 PM

7. i dont play them and i dont think they should be banned -- just sayin'

god i hate that phrase 'just sayin' it's such passive aggressive bullshit

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Response to renie408 (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:38 PM

10. lol!



Wow.

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:11 PM

5. It's like when people say, "I can handle my drinking." And most can. But some cannot.

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Response to reformist2 (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:13 PM

6. Your analogy is a poor one.

The evidence for negative effects of alcohol are clear. The evidence for negative effects of videogames is very unclear. The data is mixed at best so it's a poor analogy. Seriously, why don't you focus on the real problem, guns, instead of buying into the right-wing's attempt at diversion.

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:33 PM

8. I can't believe how many nitwits here are actually cheerleading for censorship. n/t

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:41 PM

13. The ones that get me are the right-wingers calling for censorship in repsonse to this shooting.

In order to defend their very questionable reading of the Second Amendment, they'll stomp all over the First.

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:37 PM

9. Nope. And it won't. I love lil gamers.

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:39 PM

11. Why don't we ever hear calls to ban Cheerios? Surely a huge percentage of

these murderers start their day with a delicious bowl of Cheerios, but somehow it's only their entertainment choices that seem to matter.

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Response to Drale (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:41 PM

12. Thank you Drale and all who are standing up to these calls

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