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Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:11 AM

 

In gun debate, video game industry defends itself

In gun debate, video game industry defends itself

WASHINGTON (AP) — The video game industry, blamed by some for fostering a culture of violence, defended its practices Friday at a White House meeting exploring how to prevent horrific shootings like the recent Connecticut elementary school massacre.

Vice President Joe Biden, wrapping up three days of wide-ranging talks on gun violence prevention, said the meeting was an effort to understand whether the U.S. was undergoing a “coarsening of our culture.”

“I come to this meeting with no judgment. You all know the judgments other people have made,” Biden said at the opening of a two-hour discussion. “We’re looking for help.”

The gaming industry says that violent crime, particularly among the young, has fallen since the early 1990s while video games have increased in popularity.

There are conflicting studies on the impact of video games and other screen violence. Some conclude that video games can desensitize people to real-world violence or temporarily quiet part of the brain that governs impulse control. Other studies have concluded there is no lasting effect.

http://www.salon.com/2013/01/11/in_gun_debate_video_game_industry_defends_itself/

GUN PORN NEEDS TO BE TREATED LIKE SEXUAL PORN. AREN'T THESE REALLY SORT OF 'SNUFF" FILMS?

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MightyMopar Jan 2013 OP
ZombieHorde Jan 2013 #1
Proud Liberal Dem Jan 2013 #2
MightyMopar Jan 2013 #3
theKed Jan 2013 #4
rightsideout Jan 2013 #5
ProgressiveProfessor Jan 2013 #6
DireStrike Jan 2013 #7
SomethingFishy Jan 2013 #8
bluedigger Jan 2013 #10
JaneyVee Jan 2013 #9
nadinbrzezinski Jan 2013 #11

Response to MightyMopar (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:20 AM

1. "Video games make people violent" is an NRA talking point. nt

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Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:52 AM

2. Some town (can't remember exactly where)

is running a "videogame buyback" program

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Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 12:57 AM

3. A Hillary Clinton talking point they stole to protect their tin god

 

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Response to MightyMopar (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 01:00 AM

4. And what about

all those evil backwards messages in Rock and Roll music! AMIRITE?!

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Response to MightyMopar (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 01:27 AM

5. The violence in video games claim is a myth

The Japanese play unedited versions of video games that Americans play, meaning their games are even more violent then the American versions. Violence isn't much of a problem in Japan. I heard the Dutch play more video games than Americans and their gun death rate is way down.

I haven't heard really any links of mass murders to video games.

I've heard that the games provide an outlet for aggression rather than keeping it bottled up inside and most game users know it's fantasy.



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Response to MightyMopar (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:15 AM

6. Just another NRA Talking point

You are joining with the NRA to blame films and games.

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Response to MightyMopar (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:25 AM

7. Skyrim sold 10 million copies.

I can't find a list of sword fatalities in the US, but I'm pretty sure it's less than guns.

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Response to DireStrike (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:30 AM

8. Yeah but death by Dragons is up 100%

Over last year...

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Response to DireStrike (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:46 AM

10. Did you search for arrows to the knee?

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Response to MightyMopar (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:34 AM

9. JESUS CHRIST ITS THE GUNS! If your sink is broken you don't try to repair your shower!

Stop with the finger pointing, we NEED gun control. Until someone gets killed by flying video games or by video camera stop side-stepping!

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #9)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:52 AM

11. Given the shower is getting fixed

You made me laugh...hard.

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