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Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:05 PM

Here comes the "video games cause school shootings" nonsense.

That didn't take long.

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Reply Here comes the "video games cause school shootings" nonsense. (Original post)
Odin2005 Dec 2012 OP
uriel1972 Dec 2012 #1
lizerdbits Dec 2012 #2
JoeyT Dec 2012 #3
LeftishBrit Dec 2012 #4

Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 01:12 AM

1. Ohio Joe has taken up the good fight,

but I don't like his chances.

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 10:16 PM

2. I used to have that decathalon game for the Atari 2600

and I have yet to compete in track and field events in the almost 30 years since playing.

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 12:41 AM

3. Of course it's also coming from the

very same people that blame video games for everything. Which are the same kind of people that blamed grunge when I was a kid, heavy metal ten years before that, D&D ten years before that, pot ten years before that, rock music ten years before that...

Some people just need a simple answer they can rally behind, doesn't matter how unrealistic it is.

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Response to JoeyT (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 05:21 PM

4. In the UK, blaming video games for everything is so Nineties

Nowadays, it's Facebook and other social media.

Susan Greenfield, who really should know better, has even implied that the (supposedly) increased rate of autism might be linked to over-use of social media. Considering that autism by definition must be present by the age of three, and few toddlers use Facebook, this is not very logical.

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