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#2 Posted by Samimista (21050 posts) - - Show Bio

I admit, I'm a longtime gamer but not a fan of shooters usually unless if it has a great story. If it doesn't I just find it pointless. Either way this is a bit ridiculous.

#3 Posted by ComicMan24 (147050 posts) - - Show Bio

They are clearly trying to divert people's attention. What a lame attempt.

#4 Posted by The_Lunact_And_Manic (3286 posts) - - Show Bio

Why blame the video-games?

I ain't gonna get a red coat, 2 guns and a big sword and go killing people in fresh air...( At least not now )

#5 Posted by Samimista (21050 posts) - - Show Bio

@ComicMan24 said:

They are clearly trying to divert people's attention. What a lame attempt.

Agreed. Rather than tackling the actual problem they're trying to look for excuses.

#6 Posted by Brazen_Intellect (1144 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice to know old, overpaid, and out of touch civil servants can still waste time on this BS instead of things like budgets and infrastructure.

#7 Posted by Stormbox (2001 posts) - - Show Bio

Ohmygod its jack thompson again!!!

#8 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (18731 posts) - - Show Bio

Its an obvious and stupid attempt to divert people away from the issues on gun control.

#9 Posted by Dracade102 (8126 posts) - - Show Bio

Isn't this the same congress that ruled that pizza counts as a vegetable?

#10 Posted by mikethekiller (8490 posts) - - Show Bio

We really should start doing something about these people in congress.

#11 Posted by The_Lunact_And_Manic (3286 posts) - - Show Bio

@Dracade102 said:

Isn't this the same congress that ruled that pizza counts as a vegetable?

#12 Posted by thespideyguy (2650 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't play games that much, but america has free enterprise.

#13 Posted by Omega Ray Jay (7965 posts) - - Show Bio

Well it took them longer than I expected.

#14 Posted by Inverno (13292 posts) - - Show Bio

Sons of bitches.

#15 Posted by joshmightbe (24764 posts) - - Show Bio

Hey video games don't kill people, people do

#16 Posted by StMichalofWilson (4114 posts) - - Show Bio

Seriously, they're really gonna go there?

#17 Posted by cameron83 (7643 posts) - - Show Bio

@Samimista said:

I admit, I'm a longtime gamer but not a fan of shooters usually unless if it has a great story. If it doesn't I just find it pointless. Either way this is a bit ridiculous.

#18 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17132 posts) - - Show Bio

Fuck that guy.

#19 Edited by The_House_of_L (906 posts) - - Show Bio

@Glitch_Spawn: Come on man, you know better then that.

And I dont get why people are all up in arms. A: This has happened before (a call to study the effects of violent video games) and B: It was only introduce, it hasnt even passed yet. And if it does so what? Some appointed group will study violent video games and by the time their report comes out it will be so far removed from this incident that no one will even be paying attention to it. This a non-issue about another non-issue to be perfectly honest.

#20 Posted by Mieux (359 posts) - - Show Bio

Not surprised.

#21 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17132 posts) - - Show Bio

@Mr_LeBeau said:

@Glitch_Spawn: Come on man, you know better then that.

And I dont get why people are all up in arms. A: This has happened before (a call to study the effects of violent video games) and B: It was only introduce, it hasnt even passed yet. And if it does so what? Some appointed group will study violent video games and by the time their report comes out it will be so far removed from this incident that no one will even be paying attention to it. This a non-issue about another non-issue to be perfectly honest.

I'm not upset because I think it will go through. I'm disturbed because it's only purpose is to get people up in arms (no pun intended) about video games instead of thinking about how psychotic it is that you can buy a fu*king AR-15 at Wal-Mart. Minus a license no less. And people are stupid enough to fall for this kind of thing in America.

#22 Posted by Nefarious (22932 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm sick and tried of people blaming videogames for gun violence in society.

#23 Posted by JonSmith (4010 posts) - - Show Bio

@Mr_LeBeau said:

And I dont get why people are all up in arms. A: This has happened before (a call to study the effects of violent video games) and B: It was only introduce, it hasnt even passed yet. And if it does so what? Some appointed group will study violent video games and by the time their report comes out it will be so far removed from this incident that no one will even be paying attention to it. This a non-issue about another non-issue to be perfectly honest.

It's BECAUSE it's a non-issue that it's a problem. Whereas the kneejerk reactions of gun legislation and mental health study is to be expected, instead of ANY of that, we get a non-issue video game study. Tell me there's nothing wrong with that.

#24 Posted by The_House_of_L (906 posts) - - Show Bio

@Glitch_Spawn: I was referring to the F'Bomb :)

#25 Posted by The_House_of_L (906 posts) - - Show Bio

@JonSmith said:

@Mr_LeBeau said:

And I dont get why people are all up in arms. A: This has happened before (a call to study the effects of violent video games) and B: It was only introduce, it hasnt even passed yet. And if it does so what? Some appointed group will study violent video games and by the time their report comes out it will be so far removed from this incident that no one will even be paying attention to it. This a non-issue about another non-issue to be perfectly honest.

It's BECAUSE it's a non-issue that it's a problem. Whereas the kneejerk reactions of gun legislation and mental health study is to be expected, instead of ANY of that, we get a non-issue video game study. Tell me there's nothing wrong with that.

I'm not saying there is nothing wrong, but I am saying its the same old same old. This is what Congress does. Its nothing new. Home Run record broken by steroid users? Lets march some players up in front of Congress and put it on TV. A theater gets shot up during a Batman premiere? Lets have Congress look into whether or not Batman vs Bane represents a hidden Hollywood agenda to promote Class warfare. A school gets shot up? Lets look and see if it was because the dude played Call of Duty black-ops.

Is it right? Course not. Is it anything new? Nope. Will it actually change anything? Does it mean shooter games are going to get yanked? Not in our lifetime.

#26 Posted by joshmightbe (24764 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm using the same excuse the right wing gives for guns only difference here is that video games don't even aid in killing people

#27 Posted by Strafe Prower (11892 posts) - - Show Bio

Laughable

#28 Posted by SC (13396 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe:

Videogames should have even MORE guns as well they should enforce, since the solution to guns is just more guns to shoot the bad guys therefore Call of Duty Black Ops 3 should be legally required to have a minimum of 300 hundred gun types. At least if they were being consistent.

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#29 Posted by King Saturn (225168 posts) - - Show Bio
I don't play shooters that much... but it will hurt not to have Saints Row style games anymore... 
#30 Posted by joshmightbe (24764 posts) - - Show Bio

@SC: I've been playing Mortal Kombat since I was 12 and I have never once even attempted to rip anyone's heart out is there something wrong with me?

#31 Posted by INLIFE (1600 posts) - - Show Bio

The entire culture of today is messed up.

#32 Posted by Inverno (13292 posts) - - Show Bio

@King Saturn said:

I don't play shooters that much... but it will hurt not to have Saints Row style games anymore...

Speak for yourself, man.

#33 Edited by Vance Astro (91415 posts) - - Show Bio

Congress is playing us as usual. They don't plan to do sh_t about video games. The point is to pretend to do something so that people think the government actually cares what happened to those kids. They don't, that's why they never attack the actual problem when it comes to any issue. Tons of school shootings in my life time and nothing has been done to prevent them. Not falling for it again. They couldn't beat video games before, just like they've never been able to beat the guns laws...I doubt anything will happen now.

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#34 Posted by SandMan_ (4528 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh my F*cking God, really?

#35 Posted by JediXMan (31314 posts) - - Show Bio

Of course it's video games. It's always video games.

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#36 Posted by joshmightbe (24764 posts) - - Show Bio

@JediXMan: Yup, history would have been so much calmer if the Mongols hadn't been playing so much Grand Theft Wagon

#37 Posted by TheAcidSkull (18802 posts) - - Show Bio

really!?

#38 Posted by JediXMan (31314 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe said:

@JediXMan: Yup, history would have been so much calmer if the Mongols hadn't been playing so much Grand Theft Wagon

What about Uncharted: Cortes Fortune? That's to blame, as well. Undoubtedly.

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#39 Posted by Illuminatus (9489 posts) - - Show Bio

Politicians trying to halt the cycle of pop-culture has proven futile in the past, and will continue to do so.

#40 Posted by ImmortalOne (3539 posts) - - Show Bio

*sigh* Blaming the video games again. Why do they always blame the video games?

Using their logic, Social Studies/History should be banned because it teaches students all about wars.

#41 Posted by Jean_Luc_LeBeau (84704 posts) - - Show Bio

By this logic if video game companies made scores of games in which the object was to sit around with your thumb up your @ss you'd then have millions of kids sitting around with thumbs up their @sses. Until which time someone died from the action of having his or her thumb up their @ss and then they'd want to pass anti-thumb legislation.

#42 Posted by Agent9149 (2868 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh yes its not the fact that people can legally own weapons that can kill 50 people in as little as five seconds. Nope its video games. They should ban videos games. Then they should ban movies and television. After that they should get rid of books, especially the bible, that crucifixion can give someone the idea of how to get rid of someone who challenges the status quo.

Following soon after we should lock up all the "crazy" people. You know, people's who brains work differently than "normal" people. Then anyone with different beliefs. They may be tempted to attack the majority.

But whatever you do, Don't touch the guns.

#43 Posted by YoungJustice (6919 posts) - - Show Bio

@Glitch_Spawn: And why am I not following you.

#44 Posted by _Zombie_ (10448 posts) - - Show Bio

A bunch of sweaty old men in suits want to put out legislation on a non-issue?

OH MY GOD I'M SO SHOCKED.

#45 Posted by Deranged Midget (17974 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh, this again? Heh, why am I not surprised.

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#46 Posted by Project_Worm (3530 posts) - - Show Bio

This is ridiculous! One of my favorite games is Dead Space... and I STILL get woozy at the sight of my own blood...

#47 Posted by Nova`Prime` (4165 posts) - - Show Bio

Of course its video games.. where have you been the last two decades. Its an easy scapegoat and won't speak up for itself.

I am surprised anyone is surprised by this.

#48 Posted by Zaleos (22 posts) - - Show Bio

I find this sort of stuff silly just because even if video games did have an effect on kids shooting up schools, the actual issue at hand isn't what can we ban so this event isn't possible because it will always be possible but what can you do so there aren't people who want to kill a bunch of people (it's got nothing to do with video games) but that means trying to help those specific individuals, which would require effort. Therefore, everyone should be punished and nobody helped.

#49 Posted by PlasticBag (1222 posts) - - Show Bio

@CaioTrubat said:

Sons of bitches.

#50 Posted by Strider92 (16837 posts) - - Show Bio