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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-07-07 03:30 PM
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38. Wow, some people here are pro-censorship.
What an authoritarian mindset that reveals!

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  -Should the government be a video game nanny like Holy Joe would like? ButterflyBlood  Apr-06-07 10:13 PM   #0 
  - No. nt  rep the dems   Apr-06-07 10:16 PM   #1 
  - You, My Friend, Are a Republican That Hates Powerful Women  MannyGoldstein   Apr-06-07 10:17 PM   #2 
  - Pandering to social conservatives is a sign of weakness, not strength  IndianaGreen   Apr-07-07 08:04 PM   #45 
  - We already have everything we need.  madeline_con   Apr-06-07 10:18 PM   #3 
  - I opposed Tipper Gore's interference in the music industry as well.  Buzz Clik   Apr-06-07 10:19 PM   #4 
  - Only if there's minimum sentencing guidlines 4 producing crap games like Left Behind: Eternal Forces  DRoseDARs   Apr-06-07 10:21 PM   #5 
  - would "Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing" merit a death sentence, then?  progdonkey   Apr-06-07 10:29 PM   #6 
     - hahah, yes, I've heard about that game before  ButterflyBlood   Apr-06-07 11:13 PM   #19 
  - speaking as a gamer and former Game Stop employee...  pc1971   Apr-06-07 10:31 PM   #7 
  - the Hell Knight on the cover and the name "DOOM" didn't clue her in, either?  progdonkey   Apr-06-07 10:45 PM   #10 
  - You JUST PROVED that the 'system' you tout isn't working  MADem   Apr-06-07 10:50 PM   #12 
     - the boxes are labeled very clearly, here is one of my daughter's and this is  chimpsrsmarter   Apr-06-07 10:54 PM   #13 
     - But you KNOW what you are looking for. Grandma or Grampa raising  MADem   Apr-06-07 11:01 PM   #15 
        - this is the cover to DOOM3... exactly what that parent would've seen...  progdonkey   Apr-06-07 11:10 PM   #18 
        - Yes. I am. Looks like something out of Ghostbusters--designed to be "Oooooh, scary!!"  MADem   Apr-06-07 11:37 PM   #22 
           - the front flap isn't wrapped up...  progdonkey   Apr-07-07 12:26 AM   #24 
           - I could see it at the link. Honestly, it doesn't seem that bad to me  MADem   Apr-07-07 01:32 AM   #28 
           - one more thing!  pc1971   Apr-07-07 01:41 PM   #37 
              - Wow, now see--I never would have gotten that from the cover art  MADem   Apr-08-07 03:50 AM   #54 
        - in regards to grandparents shopping for games...  pc1971   Apr-07-07 01:32 PM   #35 
        - You know, the 'dono' bullshit needs to stop. I DO know. That's called a personal insult  MADem   Apr-08-07 04:01 AM   #55 
           - it is not.  pc1971   Apr-08-07 12:41 PM   #61 
           - I know san and sama, never heard dono in everyday use, though.  MADem   Apr-09-07 12:57 PM   #75 
              - kenshin from  pc1971   Apr-09-07 03:41 PM   #83 
           - The poster was being respectful, not attacking you.  Zhade   Apr-08-07 04:28 PM   #65 
              - That was explained to me. I was not familiar with the term. NT  MADem   Apr-09-07 01:06 PM   #80 
        - "They might think that E is an M for Mature on it's side."  Zhade   Apr-07-07 07:47 PM   #43 
           - Well, that E isn't placed at the same angle as the other words on the box, is it?  MADem   Apr-08-07 04:12 AM   #56 
     - The boxes ARE clearly labeled, and the system is as simple as the one used for movies...  Solon   Apr-07-07 05:05 PM   #39 
     - E for Everyone is obvious. T for teen, too--more or less.  MADem   Apr-08-07 04:35 AM   #57 
        - This is what the M label looks like  ButterflyBlood   Apr-08-07 12:48 PM   #63 
           - And when did they come up with that design?  MADem   Apr-09-07 01:04 PM   #78 
     - Um, your argument only applies to blind people. Or MAYBE the illiterate.  Zhade   Apr-07-07 07:45 PM   #42 
     - No, I don't lose the argument. You can only see the world through YOUR knowledge base.  MADem   Apr-08-07 06:21 AM   #58 
        - The label on the box is not hard to read.  Zhade   Apr-08-07 04:31 PM   #66 
        - Again, no. And this whole thread, it turns out, is a big load of bullshit.  MADem   Apr-09-07 01:06 PM   #79 
        - If you're going to spend $50 or so on a video game,  scrinmaster   Apr-10-07 12:09 AM   #101 
     - Parents have an obligation to do their own research.  MATTMAN   Apr-08-07 05:40 PM   #73 
     - My grandmother can't use a computer or program a VCR  Hippo_Tron   Apr-09-07 05:15 PM   #88 
  - Well, Tipper Gore did something VERY similar. Only with MUSIC. Should she be scorned, too?  MADem   Apr-06-07 10:36 PM   #8 
  - forcing a ratings change to AO is effectively banning it...  progdonkey   Apr-06-07 11:04 PM   #17 
  - Well, then those games would be sold over the net. Or kept in the glass case.  MADem   Apr-07-07 12:16 AM   #23 
     - it's not really a matter of being tech-savvy...  progdonkey   Apr-07-07 01:37 AM   #29 
     - Well, the point about the cigarettes wasn't to equate the two, simply to demonstrate  MADem   Apr-07-07 02:16 AM   #31 
        - Your last line is somewhat unfair, given that large displays in the stores...  Zhade   Apr-07-07 08:08 PM   #46 
           - Well, no, I am not going to accept that. Because plenty of clueless parents that I know are NOT  MADem   Apr-08-07 03:14 AM   #51 
              - If they can't take the time to read the easily-understood ratings...  Zhade   Apr-08-07 04:32 PM   #67 
                 - At the time the proposed legislation was written, two years ago, the ratings weren't so clear.  MADem   Apr-09-07 01:13 PM   #81 
     - That's not the issue at all.  Zhade   Apr-07-07 07:58 PM   #44 
        - FUCK THEM, eh? Nice sentiment.  MADem   Apr-08-07 03:24 AM   #52 
           - Excuse me - when I say friend, it's not a fucking lie.  Zhade   Apr-08-07 04:33 PM   #68 
  - Yes, I also disliked that  ButterflyBlood   Apr-06-07 11:15 PM   #20 
  - MAD-dem-dono....  pc1971   Apr-07-07 01:36 PM   #36 
     - Of course there is a system in place. It isn't WORKING, that's the point.  MADem   Apr-08-07 03:36 AM   #53 
        - It's right on the box. You can't get clearer than that.  Zhade   Apr-08-07 04:34 PM   #69 
           - But it wasn't when the legislation---the OLD legislation that has since been tabled--was proposed.  MADem   Apr-09-07 05:32 PM   #91 
  - no but i'm for a ratings system, i have a daughter that has a playstation 2  chimpsrsmarter   Apr-06-07 10:41 PM   #9 
  - I vote we get rid of video games altogether. They are major contributors to the  southerncrone   Apr-06-07 10:47 PM   #11 
  - I strongly disagree. I think we should do better with the technology.  MADem   Apr-06-07 10:56 PM   #14 
  - Ironically, DDR has existed since the original Nintendo Entertainment System  Hippo_Tron   Apr-09-07 05:38 PM   #95 
  - you're assuming that only kids play games...  progdonkey   Apr-06-07 11:17 PM   #21 
  - You know that commercial that used to run that showed two oldsters  MADem   Apr-07-07 01:03 AM   #25 
  - Then I think that you should not allow your kids to play them.  greyhound1966   Apr-07-07 05:31 AM   #33 
  - Some stats for you  Forkboy   Apr-07-07 12:43 PM   #34 
  - "Open your mind, and shut your mouth." ???  ToeBot   Apr-07-07 05:30 PM   #40 
  - A completely ignorant opinion at that.  Zhade   Apr-07-07 08:10 PM   #47 
  - Probably the most authoritarian view I've ever seen on this forum  ButterflyBlood   Apr-07-07 09:15 PM   #49 
  - Kids would spend more time playing outside if they could do so safely  Hippo_Tron   Apr-09-07 05:43 PM   #96 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-06-07 11:04 PM   #16 
  - It's not what her opponent goes for, that's for sure--that kind of carping  MADem   Apr-07-07 01:28 AM   #27 
  - You're nothing if not predictable  MonkeyFunk   Apr-07-07 01:06 AM   #26 
  - A Federal Crime??  qdemn7   Apr-07-07 01:41 AM   #30 
  - Estes Kefauver did the same thing with comic books  Hippo_Tron   Apr-07-07 03:15 AM   #32 
  - Wow, some people here are pro-censorship.  Zhade   Apr-07-07 03:30 PM   #38 
  - sad but true n/t  ButterflyBlood   Apr-07-07 09:14 PM   #48 
  - Who here is "pro censorship?" No one. Just because people would like  MADem   Apr-08-07 06:27 AM   #59 
     - THERE ARE CLEAR MARKINGS ON THE GAMES  ButterflyBlood   Apr-08-07 12:45 PM   #62 
     - I wonder how some people decide what movies to watch.  Zhade   Apr-08-07 04:36 PM   #70 
     - If they were so clear, no one would have complained, would they?  MADem   Apr-09-07 01:02 PM   #77 
     - Check the yes votes before stating something that's not factual.  Zhade   Apr-08-07 04:36 PM   #71 
        - A single person suggested banning all video games.  MADem   Apr-09-07 05:34 PM   #92 
  - Hell no. There's too much censorship in the industry already.  meldroc   Apr-07-07 05:46 PM   #41 
  - My 2 cents  Aya Reiko   Apr-07-07 10:29 PM   #50 
  - This whole thread, though, is based on a lie.  MADem   Apr-08-07 06:33 AM   #60 
     - The ESRB ratings system has been around since 1994...  Solon   Apr-08-07 04:21 PM   #64 
     - Yes, but they moved to get more precise with the AO rating in RESPONSE to this proposed legislation  MADem   Apr-09-07 12:55 PM   #74 
        - Actually, one of the biggest criticisms of the ESRB is similar to what critics say of the MPAA...  Solon   Apr-09-07 05:16 PM   #89 
           - I agree with everything you've noted. You've got an accurate perception of the issues and the  MADem   Apr-09-07 05:30 PM   #90 
     - Your entire post is based on erroneous assumptions.  Zhade   Apr-08-07 04:38 PM   #72 
        - You aren't reading what I am writing. I realize ESRB has been around since  MADem   Apr-09-07 01:19 PM   #82 
  - Shouldn't this thread really be on the...  SaveElmer   Apr-09-07 01:00 PM   #76 
  - Careful  mtnsnake   Apr-09-07 03:43 PM   #84 
  - I do believe you have a point!!  MADem   Apr-09-07 05:34 PM   #93 
  - Hell no.  seawolf   Apr-09-07 03:52 PM   #85 
  - Wow that's an objective poll  NormanYorkstein   Apr-09-07 04:06 PM   #86 
  - Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Joe Lieberman Join ESRB  Forkboy   Apr-09-07 04:44 PM   #87 
  - Yes, and no mention of ANY legislation! Because it was tabled as ESRB cleaned their own house.  MADem   Apr-09-07 05:37 PM   #94 
     - If it's got nothing to do with legislation...  Bornaginhooligan   Apr-09-07 05:49 PM   #97 
     - The legislation was the "threat" two years ago to get ESRB to act on their own.  MADem   Apr-09-07 05:59 PM   #98 
     - I was just posting the most recent thing they had on this.  Forkboy   Apr-09-07 06:26 PM   #99 
  - I think the rating system is good now.  The Gunslinger   Apr-09-07 09:03 PM   #100 

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