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So after going to gamepolitics.com last night, I looked in the legislation tab to see if any state had drafted Anti-Violent Game Legislation. Surprisingly, My own state of Massachusetts, was among those states, that drafted draconian anti-video game bills within the last 6 years. Back in 2007, HB 1423 was drafted, it would apparently “restrict violent games to minors”, but that’s not all… No No… That’s not all..

The Bill is so ridiculously draconian that is scares me just as much as the Bill that California Drafted that got Defeated for Unconstitutionality in Brown VS EMA. Like that bill, this one uses the greatly subjective obscenity clause to determine what games would be restricted…. Basically, if the game is offensive to the public, and the judges of the content find it lacks scientific, educational, or literary value, it would be restricted. The problem is if a game is so offensive that it offends the Judges (it seems any violent game with gore would do this, hell even guns in a game offended a co-worker years ago, Doom none the less), they would be so offended that they would say it lacks those values anyway, and therefore would use it against the game and then restrict it to minors.

The real issue is not this but the fact that it uses the restrict word in the wrong way, or in an unclear way. Restrict means to ” to confine or keep within certain often specified limits or selected bounds” according to an online dictionary, so if you use this definition,  the bill makes it illegal to sell games to adults now…. Even worse, the bill fails to even mention the punishments, who will judge the games, punishment (if any) for false judgement based on faked evidence or incorrect evidence or abuse of the judging process. Even if these issues are my imagination, it still uses a subjective system to determine what games are restricted and what ones aren’t.  How would the stores know which ones not to sell…. Like Brown VS EMA, they might end up taking all games off the shelves to prevent losses or lawsuits coming from violations of the law. So therefore this bill would create an effective ban because since stores don’t know what games get restricted till to late, they then end up having to take ALL violent games off the shelves to prevent damages, especially if the bill is abused..

Text of the Bill in question for people wanting to read it In case it gets deleted later for any reason. (a lot of the stuff like this gets deleted suddenly, as of late anyway, such as the Brown vs EMA Amicus Brief, etc)

As of now the Bill is in the House Committee being stalled, but who knows for how long?  This could come to bite my state and my freedom of choices  in the Ass later. I am an Adult! I have the right to choose WHAT GAMES I Buy. I don’t want this bill to backfire and make retailers get rid of violent games in fear like it could.  And since I use online retailers mostly now, who knows how it will effect online retailers in MA, or the gaming industry here. This could be, in theory, Disastrous for gaming in my state…..

This is MY STATE we are talking about here… We don’t do shit like this, uber save the children conservative nonsense here. Not till one of the hack psychologists crazy unproven theories invaded the minds of people like our Mayor,  did this nonsense start, with the Banning of GTA ads on subway systems that don’t have kids in them anyway (from my experience, their too dangerous for kids)…  IF our Mayor ends up allowing this to pass, I will fight it tooth and nail with regular emails to ALL the Representatives and Senators in my State…. I won’t let this go quietly and with out opportunity. I will start a campaign to get people to write EVERYONE in office in MA to oppose this and hopefully it will flood their Mailboxes so bad that they find it unconstitutional.

As of now, the bill is in committee, and who knows if it will be taken out for a vote anytime soon. But still I urge ALL Gamers in Massachusetts to email the Rep’s about this. This is danger waiting to happen for Gaming here… Don’t let this pass, gamers, spread the message, email your Rep’s, send the message below to them to make them see that this is WRONG!!!

Text to email (please us this, don’t write your own)

“As your constituent and as an avid Video Game fan, and also as an anti-censorship person, I oppose HB 1423  due to it’s vague use of the phrase “restricting” in it’s text, and other issues. I know this is an old  bill, but according to gamepolitics.com, it’s still being worked on, and hasn’t completely died, according to  them.It claims to be a bill that will restrict Sales of certain violent video games to adults, but when I didgoogle searches for similar bills in other states, only a few were restrict to adults type bills. Many were  ills to restrict violent games to children… Since I oppose any form of Censorship, I immediately looked  at the Bill’s text, and compared it to others in other states. When looking up the definition of Restrict  online, It seems this bill is actually designed to Restrict sales of violent games to adults, as in a ban  of violent games to adults only. Since the bill’s text is so vague, there is no part that clearly states “stores must not sell games to minors”, so which way is it? Banning games from being sold to minors, or  to Adults…. Based on other bills, it looks like the writer of such a bill Purposely left it out to abuse it for such a purpose, to make it illegal for stores to even sell games to adults…. Thus killing the video game industry in this state.

Other issues I have with it, are how it uses an incredibly biased Obscenity clause that states that if thegame is lacks scientific, literary, or educational value for minors, it is harmful to minors and can’t besold, but since the the people who are deciding this (which it does not state), could simply use theirstandards of what offends them, they can simply say that the game offends them, so therefore it lacks those  standards, and ban it to adults or children…. I feel Indecency and obscenity clauses are to vague and  subjective to use as a test of what should be restricted, banned or both… It’s too easy for someone  else to abuse this, and IMHO, that’s why the author wrote this bill to get an “effective ban” in MA  passed… I just wanted to share my concerns…”

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So once again the media makes up utter stupid claims to try to link Sandy Hook to Call of Duty…. Here is the stupidest of them all, that Adam Lanza when he was killing kindergarteners in the school was mimicking a “mission” or “scenario” in one of the COD games… This lovely website is spewing this shit and these idiots need to be held accountable for their utter tripe and scapegoating:

scallywagandvagabond.com/2013/02/did-adam-lanza-copy-a-scene-from-a-video-game-in-the-sandy-hook-massacre/

Number 1, there is NO scenario or mission in ANY COD games where you BUTCHER kindergartners, these games are WAR time simulators where you fight soldiers…  Not one has a scene in a school. For an idiot to blame the COD games for this and say that the shooter was “mimicking” a mission in COD is utterly stupid!!! I’ve heard some bad claims but this one takes the cake…

The problem is that people who have never played the games will assume this asinine BS claim is true, when it is not… It is very dangerous during these times when PA (and many other states) have recently announced plans to study “violent video game consumption” as a “risk factor” (a nonexistent one) for school shootings…. Shit like this can and will cause moral panics…. These so-called “writers” need to be stripped of their writing degrees, and thrown in jail for life, because they are no better than the fucking religious zealots who threatened to picket the marathon victim funerals…

But to make things worse, according to the site below, the Department of Social services recorded Adam Lanza’s death 1 day before the shooting, opening up tons of Conspiracy theories saying that Sandy Hook was a False Flag operation to “take away our guns”…. More like to take away our damn Games!!! If he did not shoot up the school, then who did? The government isn’t investigating this, the media didn’t even mention this claim once, just “mental illnesses”, “violent games”, and “gun control”… Things the government wants to change/control… they want to use military discipline (aka Military Basic Training like “treatment” to “erase mental illnesses”, just look at the BS commercials for the “Total transformation” package that uses MILITARY BRAINWASHING tactics to “supposedly” erase the ODD, and other disorders, by COMMANDS… Like in the military… They also want to take away guns and ban violent games… They need an excuse, so a “mentally deranged gamer gun nut” goes and kills a bunch of toddlers…. So now we need to ban violent games and treat mental illnesses (being a “gamer” is one of these now!) with brutal military discipline and guns need to be banned…

scallywagandvagabond.com/2013/01/adam-lanza-said-to-have-died-a-day-before-sandy-hook-shooting-conspiracy/

But IF this claim above saying Lanza died one day before the Shooting IS true, this is PROOF the military and the government have been orchestrating “shootings” like this to pin it on guns, violent games, and mental illnesses…. When will the government “research” this? Never… it goes against their agenda…. It’s idiocy at it’s finest, and we are all scapegoats….

After the Marathon Bombings. More BS that we gamers are all terrorists started flying around attack sites just like BS that did the same exact thing after the sandy hook shooting on a facebook page for the Mass Effect games…. It’s a shitty never-ending cycle that no one is trying to stop…. Then some crime writer goes out and purposely implies gamers are baby killers after a preacher implies gamers are child molesters…. So were terrorists too!!!! We don’t need this shit all over again… It’s disgusting…

So…. I’ve been on Twitter following the Boston Bombing since it first happened on April 15’th. I suspected someone would try  to blame it on violent games. A preacher from Worcester did, but that doesn’t nearly piss me off as much as this……   Some idiot anti-gamer set up this article DARING to link violent games to an OBVIOUS Terror attack where the perps are Radical Islamic Terrorists, not even gamers and you get a bunch of people trying to link Violent games to the Bombing, Gamers and video game Manufacturers to Terrorists, and worse…. Here is a text link to the comments in question… insert the http:// in front of this address if it does not load:

gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com/2013/04/24/should-something-be-done-about-shock-video-games-like-the-boston-marathon-terror-on-the-streets-and-kindergarten-killer/

Notice how all of them IMMEDIATELY assumed the “terror on the streets” game was being sold to kids despite proof that the Industry does not sell violent games to kids…

“To answer your question, Greta, yes. Something should be done about these violent games. They are a form of mind control as they ‘train’ a brain. A child’s brain is not fully developed until his or her early 20s. If they choose to play such games after age 25, then let them choose to do so then. The First Amendment, as I understand it, protects a person’s right to speak freely, even assemble publicly, when done in a peaceable manner. Somewhere along the line manufacturers inserted themselves into the First Amendment, and some profiteering attorney supported them. I don’t recall there being a statement that anyone has a right to manufacture demoralizing and brain training products and sell them to young persons. Has anyone noticed how lax so many parents today are? The children who run a house? Grandparents are raising their grandchildren because mom or dad don’t want to be bothered–and these dear people are tired; they may let things slip because they aren’t aware of what the kids are doing, or perhaps they do know, but need some rest, so they allow it. Let these game makers (and abundantly violent TV and film producers) create their games for their own pleasure. They can sit in their lounge chairs and play/view their lives away. We need to make them feel our opinions of their work in their pocketbooks.”

This is more BS that claims violent games “train kids” when this blog post completely debunks the claim.. There is also the BS claim that kids are running households. This idiot blames THAT on violent games? There is only ONE thing that can cause THAT… BAD PARENTING… Simple as that… This is a BS excuse to support more BS that shows up later in the article…  He also claims that some lawyer and the industry have perverted the 1st amendment/free speech… That’s also BS coming from an anti-gamer idiot..  This shit is being used to attack VIOLENT games after the Boston Bombings?

“It’s not the game makers,it’s the sickos that buy these games and the sicko parents who buy these type of games for their children. If there was no market for these type of disgusting games they would soon stop being mad. Blame society not the game manufacturers.”

Again the nonsense claim the game is being sold to kids… It probably isn’t even being sold. NOT ONE person went out of their way to even remotely prove these games are FREE online games made

by internet idiots and not games sold to kids!!!!  Then this idiot who wrote this quote goes out to say we gamers are all sickos? He’s the sicko!

“The game of this nature is sick and demeaning as well as anyone who plays the game. Yes, this is free speech without respect and dignity to those involved.”

Another fucking idiot claiming gamers are sickos…. Rinse and repeat…

“It’s part of free speech however as others have posted -we should make every effort to ridicule and marginalize the developers, sellers and users of these products.”

Yet another idiot proponent of anti-gamer stereotypes… This sick shit SHOULD not be happening after a Terrorist Attack. NO GAMERS caused this terrorist attack but these people are acting like it’s our fault…

“This is preying upon young innocent lives for what purpose? When trash goes in…trash comes out. And this sickness n violence is being drummed into these young lives and everyones lives 24/7 from the “Entertainment” industry.”

Another complete idiot calling violent games “Trash”….. And putting “Entertainment” in quotes like the Violent games are more than entertainment, like training simulators for terrorists maybe….

“Warped minds that create these games brainwash the minds of those who “enjoy” playing these games. The Lanza boy played violent videogames and then acted them out. The parents of Newtown should be suing the manufacturer of the games that enthralled this mass murderer. Hitting these lowlives in the pocketbook will send a clear message that these violent brainwashing games’ creators will be held financially responsible for the disturbing results of their depravity.”

Another fucking idiot trying to link Sandy Hook to Violent games when there is NO  proof he “Acted them out”… This claim is just made up because there is NO game sold by the Industry where you go around killing kindegardeners…. If there is it isn’t the industries fault that 1 out of 1000’s of games is sick like this…. He certainly wasn’t acting out “Call of Dury” or “Mass Effect” when he committed the massacre. The mere claim that he was is just BS by an anti-gamer.

The anti-gamer shithead then goes on to saying that we need “to hit this lowlifes in the pocketbook” and calls violent games “brainwashing” when they aren’t… REAL brainwashing is done to people like this by religious zealots. This idiot is probably ALREADY brainwashed at a “treatment” center they all use to force people to by zealots that uses Military Discipline to make people zealots… He calls for a lawsuit of violent games makers after Newtown when they weren’t even responsible. Only an idiot would blindly believe such tripe. Idiot doesn’t begin to describe this moron. These kinds of people should be locked up…

“Free speech is a cornerstone of our law and our society, but not all “speech” should be protected and these video games are Exhibit A for what needs to be banned to have any chance of having a civil and well-ordered society. Bryan T. Hodges, bryanhodges@comcast.net”

An idiot calling for the complete ban of violent video games. Oh Jee. He even left his email address. I will not personally send him hate mail, but if anyone reads this and decides to hate mail him, I will definitely not say you shouldn’t. He’s an idiot. And it’s HIS fault he left his email in the comment. He’s asking for it…

“What’s disgusting is that some ‘adults’ play these games with their children.

Of course something should be done, but if they are put on a ,only adults could buy them, Some adult or parent will buy them for kids.

What we have a problem with is too many liberal thoughts in the country today.”

Another moron implying violent games should not even be sold to “adults” (like were not adults but SCHOOL SHOOTERS/TERRORISTS/CHILD MOLESTERS/SATANISTS/any other stupid stereotype we gamers have been called), because “adults” sometimes play “these” violent games with their kids, so now because of that “adults” should not be able to buy these games, and because of this “too many liberal thoughts” are the problem… This moron is clearly a wackjob!!!

“Or better yet, why do people in our society pay money to partake in depraved violence as entertainment?

People who support censorship are not understanding the root problem. If people didn’t buy this junk, no one would be making it. No amount of censorship is going to fix the core problem in our society – it’s going to take a society that shuns depravity, like we once did.”

This idiot is complaining about people “buying this junk” (where junk is violent games AGAIN), and claims that that is the problem and we need to stop this “Depravity”. Like adults buying “Uber violent” games like Call of Duty, Mass Effect, Doom, Hexen, Jedi Knight and other “SUPER Violent Killing games” which the media keeps on scapegoating as the cause of Newtown is depravity now? None of those gamers are “uber violent”. But the media keeps on quoting features from 1 or 2 super violent games like Postal 1-3 and GTA and keeps on saying “most games” are like this so you get idiots like this who think that they are….

“This is pornography with violence being the subject matter. Stop this type of violence. Young minds do not know how to assimilate this mayhem. It is being shown as popular, when it is not. This trash media thrives on the destruction of societal values. Please stop them NOW!”

Another idiot calling violent games “trash” AGAIN…  Asking this “TRASH” to be stopped and (assumingly) their Creators as well because this person FAILS to even mention WHO should be stopped. Another brainwashed fucking idiot.

“It is called indoctrination to blunt the young so that they will be numb when they see death or are apart of it. It is going on in the radical jihad nations. If these video games are not stopped we are going to see more school and other place killings.Indoctrination is not free speech it is like stoking a fire and hoping it won’t burn but it does.”

Ok… So violent games are indoctrination now… Do they make gamers “DROP AND GIVE ME TWENTY FUCKING MAGGOT <insert racial slur here> FUCKNUT”… No. Do they sleep deprive people.. Not in normal circumstances… Do they wake you up at 4 am every day after being put to bed at 2 am. No… Do they take the players completely out of their normal life 100% of the time so all they can do is be indoctrinated. NO… Do they do ANYTHING REAL INDOCTRINATION like in Military training camps do.. NO. Because they can’t.. Violent games can’t train anyone.. That requires. 1) Abuse 2) Intimidation 3) Indocrination 4) Removal from normal life and complete

isolation from it.  5) Constant drills, sleep depravation and exhaustion. Games do NONE of this. Who ever is comparing Indoctrination to games has probably been brainwashed to do so and is another fucking brainwashed asshole.

“Violence in the media is what is desensitizing our culture. Hollywood and msm don’t want to take any responsibility for what they market as entertainment – violence for violence sake- they line their pockets at the expense of our youth. They stand by abortion Dr.s as “choice” yet save the baby whales…. They assuage their guilt by “social activism” that suits their self aggrandizing persona”

Even  though I proved at the beginning of this article the Industry doesn’t sell to kids, this idiot goes on and claims violent games are “desensitizing our culture” to violence I assume, but fails to even what they are desensitizing the culture to, Blames hollywood, claims they are making money off of kids, blah, blah, blah, Fuck you! They claim Hollywood supports abortion, so therefore so must gamers and game companies now! Right? Right? Isn’t this what this fucking shithole is implying. So now abortion is something gamers and game companies support… We’re all a bunch of fucking toddler torturing baby killers!!!! OH NOES!!!! No proof whatsoever for such an allegation of pure bullshit is there? Nope. NOT ONE SHRED….

“Free speech is only free when it is harmless. You can not do something without consequences if you hurt someone. These type of things, video games, videos etc, that are promoting violence like this one should not be permitted. These things are giving bad ideas to others to be copy cats and the promotion is giving the wrong message like if it is OK to do those kind of things to others. GOD HELP US. WHY ARE PEOPLE SO WILLING TO DO OTHERS HARM, AND THEN PROMOTE IT AS HARMLESS TOO. SICK.”

Another bullshit claim by an idiot… Saying free speech should not apply if something is called “non harmless” (probably by an idiot because only idiots call violent games harmful…)  He then claims violent games cause “copy cat” murders and more BS…. What an idiot.. But he’s nothing compared to the next moronic turd…

“We cannot afford any more legislation that takes away liberties. People need to step up and make these gamers stop the gore by protest and boycot. Maybe their backgrounds need to be checked to make sure they are not themselves terrorists.”

Ok… So were school shooters (us gamers that is), child molesters, and worse… But this idiot dares to claim that “gamers” are “terrorists” now… One step away from blaming “Gamers” for the Bombings in boston no doubt…  I quote:  “Maybe their backgrounds need to be checked to make sure they are not themselves terrorists.”. Does this idiot REALLY believe gamers are terrorists? Apparently so. So now we, game manufacturers and Terorrists (we are all of the above now) need to be “Boycotted”. What a fucking moron. Anyone who DARES to equate “Gamers” to “Terrorists” is a fucking idiot… Nothing more to say… Just hope this doesn’t spread to more morons who believe everything they hear like 99% of the dumbfuck population of this Country after a Terrorist attack done by NON GAMERS.

“There needs to be a better online system to monitor not only those who created this offensive video game, but also those monsters involved in child porn, drug distribution, etc. We need to prosecute those who are inhumane. ”

Another moron doing the following A) Saying game manufacturers should be monitored like Child Porn creators. B) Implying Child porn is caused by violent gamers like that boykin moron I attacked earlier in the year… What an Idiot…

“These DAMAGED people who put this TRASH out for everyone to see are just as DAMAGED as these two terrorists. Three PD’s who gets three public defenders,stop wasting taxpayers money and put him out of his misery….”

Whoops. Not two sentences later and someone else DARES to blame the Terrorist attacks in Boston on VIOLENT GAMES! What a fucking moron…  And also calls for the execution of whoever “him” is… Could be anyone…

“Personally….I think the game makers should be added to the terrorist watch list.”

Another moron calling game makers “terrorists” DARING to claim we should be put on a “Terrorist” watch list for WHAT? We didn’t do the fucking bombing. 2 RELIGIOUS ZEALOTS from the middle east did. WTF? How are we “terrorists”. These fucking turds can’t give a straight answer can they?

“I take it they are making money on it .. a class action lawsuit by the victims would be good .. .hit them in the pocketbook .. make them defend their sick game.”

Another moron daring to claim that Parents should file a class action lawsuit against the makers of this “sick game”, not even stating what “sick game” it is!!!! It could be any fucking game this moron finds “sick”…. Any!!! Any!!! Another Litigational loser..

Out of 144 stupid comments attacking violent games, only 3 tried to link them to the Boston Bombings, but about 17 more spread bullshit about Gamers, Gaming Companies, and Violent games.. Complete bullshit like this fuels censorship… It’s disgusting.. But what is even more disgusting, is we have “Lowlifes” so paranoid that they must find a scapegoat for a TERRORIST ACT that has a Suspect  in Custody with Charges filed against him, but that isn’t good enough for them.. “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! It’s  the violent gamer child molesting Satanic Toaster Terrorists!!!” (Gamers)…. It’s our fault… More bullshit from assholes on the internet. People should NOT BE SCAPEGOATGING games AND Gamers for something they did not do. WE are NOT terrorists, we should NOT be put on “Terror” watch lists… It’s all bullshit…

So I was looking through info on possible scapegoating of Violent games after the Boston Bombings… I searched for “Violent Games” + “Boston Marathon” and came up with nothing… But when I changed “Violent Games” to “Violent Gamers”, something I’ve been doing in recent searches to see if anyone is daring to call all gamers violent, I came up with a link to this lovely site, written by a “crime researcher” quack, who is attempting to link violent games to sandy hook AGAIN!!! But what’s even worse is that this moron is trying to stereotype all gamers as “baby Killers”.  Here is the link to the site, which is text linked.

http://killingkillers.blogspot.com/2012_12_01_archive.html

I quote:

The obsessive video-gamer showed up at the school just as morning classes were commencing dressed as a character from Call of Duty, a single-shooter game that features that same rifle.

Games like Call of Duty are developed and used by the U.S. military as well as many other armed forces for conditioning soldiers to kill. 

Investigators report that baby killer Adam Lanza played these kind of violent videogames “for hours everyday” in a windowless basement of his home, to the apparent exclusion of any other activity.”

Notice how he paints Lanza as An Obsessive video gamer and refuses to even mention mental illness once in this quote. NOT ONCE. He then tries to say that Investigators claimed that the “baby Killer” lanza “Adam Lanza played these kind of violent videogames “for hours everyday” in a windowless basement of his home, to the apparent exclusion of any other activity.”

Where did he get this BS from? He pulled it out from his ass, because this basement claim (which is BS) came from an article which A) Claimed the same thing and B) Quoted the Tabloid article that made up the claim in the first place, that I mentioned above.

Number 2 : “Games like Call of Duty are developed and used by the U.S. military as well as many other armed forces for conditioning soldiers to kill.”


This is complete bullshit.


The military has only made 1 series of games out of over 600, America’s Army. Most are made by gaming studios like Epic, ID, Valve, etc, not Military contractors!! This link disproves the claim he makes that games like this are used by the Armed forces to break down the inhibition to kill. It’s a blog, not written by another “Gamer babykiller”, but by a US Marine Corps Soldier who served time in IRAQ. I quote:


Let me give you some background. I am coming out of a four-year stint in the United States Marine Corps. I spent six months in Afghanistan and two months in Iraq (crossing the Line of Departure a mere 72 hours after the word was given by the President).

While not in a combat unit, every Marine’s primary job is basic rifleman. We are all considered trained enough to put steel on target when the lawful order is given.

Video games are poor training tools. For anything, really. I think the last games I learned from were Sticky Bear Math and Number Munchers.

I’m not aware of any military unit that uses video games to break down the inhibition to kill.

In fact, this breakdown really only occurs in one place: Boot camp.

Boot camp doesn’t even specifically concentrate on the inhibition to kill. Rather, they follow the CIA training manual for brainwashing almost point by point, in order to instill in recruits ‘instant and willing obedience to lawful orders’ – that is what they do. The assumption, of course, is that these orders may be to kill; But they could be to drag a wounded child to safety, or set up a bunker in 100 degree weather, or pull night watch after being up for a 36-hour convoy.

The inhibition to kill can only be broken down by, wait for it . . . killing.

When we were parked on the outskirts of Fallujah and watched as night fell and the Iraqis came out onto the streets, even though our orders were much more liberal than the current Rules of Engagement, there was still hesitation. And this after our convoy had turned around after taking fire at the front.”

Now to ruthlessly BS Filter the rest of the BS this moron types:

With this year’s announcement by U.S. military officials that they plan on redesigning their simulated killer programs to now include “female suicide bombers” in them, and the billion-dollar gaming industry’s morbid penchant for imitation, public attention is also shifting to the role such popular sims play in the recent spate of massacres against unarmed civilians.

Those who’ve studied the negative impact graphicly violent games have on habitual players fear that adding female shooting targets in them will greatly increase the likelihood of more mass gunman targeting women and children. Perhaps even in teams, since these unstable types tend to copycat and are always competing for top scores.

This upcoming Friday has been designated as an international day of mourning and memorium for the Sandy Hook victims. In a self-conscious move this week, major spokesmen for the Gaming community have publicly appealed for a virtual ceasefire in honor of that day.

Researchers note that besides dangerously elevating aggression in participants, these violent videogames are also psychologically addicting, so it’s not known if any  gamers will be able to abide by their leaders’ request, even if they wanted to.”

Number 1, the whole “Scores” thing is BS…. There is a claiming going around that the perpetrators of School shootings, particularly Columbine and Sandy hook killed kids to get a higher score. But here’s the thing. Very Few “Violent” FPS games EVEN HAVE SCORES IN THEM AT ALL. Since doom, the whole concept of “Score” has been rarely used at all, because it takes away from the survival aspect of FPS games… Since then only, the later COD games and Serious Sam have even had Score as a Stat in the games. But even if that weren’t true, the BS claim that the psychotic killers Lanza/Harris/Klebold/etc weren’t killing kids for the “highest” score. In every school shooting, there is always another reason, most of the time swept under the rug or covered up by the FBI. 

In columbine’s case, no one knew the REAL reason till 2012! A freedom of information act revealed that the FBI had been withholding evidence that Harris was raped by the Colorado Sherriffs in an 1998 arrest for bomb making materials, and whole massacre was a botched terrorist attack planned to kill as many kids as possible to get the police to storm the place so they could kill as many cops as they could before going out in a suicidal blaze….. Absolutely nowhere in harris’s writings does he say, directly, or indirectly “Doom is great. Let’s go out and kill kids in CHS to make it more real.” or something like that. All the evidence the media  keeps on bringing out is merely based on internet hoaxes proven by me to be hoaxes in these articles. Article 1 written by me, mentions the “Doom will become reality on april 20’th” hoax virally spread after the Shooting by the media and how it’s based on a Fake Eric Harris Site. There was also a claim that Harris modified Doom to make it into a “School shooting sim” which is BS because the articles spreading this claim claim he was able to do things Doom could have not done in 1999, such as infinite weapons, Friendly AI, etc… I debunked that in article 2.  


The other thing is the BS claim that Women in violent  games will lead to more “baby-killing” gamers killing women and children. This is complete BS, and is backed up by NOT 1 SINGLE FACT…. Number 1, the only “Baby killing Gamer” in History, is…. DRUMROLL… ADAM LANZA. THATS IT. No other gamer has killed young children. There are millions of gamers world wide, only 1 has killed little children. 

The whole claim that little children will get killed by  “baby killing gamers” is just bs to start a moral panic that involves locking up gamers or “treating them” (no doubt by military disciple/electroshock therapy/harassment/sexual abuse) which is being recommended already to “violent” and “nonviolent” mental illness victims, like people with aspbergers. Already BS is being spread about how violent games cause mental illnesses, and if Military discipline and Army boot camp like treatment are being recommended for Aspbergers, then it’s wise to assume it will be used to “treat” the “baby killing” gamers that haven’t committed a crime in their life, nevermind killed a kid. The real issue is that this is being possibly recommended to stop a tiny, less than 1% percentage of gamers from killing babies. 

Another thing. Adam Lanza didn’t even kill babies. Babies = less than 2 years old. He killed pre-schoolers. NONE OF THEM WERE BABIES. They were toddlers. This is scapegoating to make us all look like “baby killers” nothing more. Here is the % of gamers who have killed toddlers. 0.3%. % of Gamers who have Killed babies = 0.001%, based on all the cases I’ve read. The sandy hook shooting doesn’t count. No babies were killed in that. Just toddlers. 

 

More bullshit from the article:

 

In addition, Obama has publicly vowed to open a “meaningful” dialog now about guns and violence, particularly as it pertains to the rising crime wave among the young and these now-commonplace mass assaults.

Discussing discussions is a good start, of course, but advocates for gun control will be the first to say that it’s also a long overdue move, with too many dead having piled up during an inordinate and unjustified delay.

What’s more, if these proposed talks fail to address the role of violent videogames in this surge of violence, and if the billion-dollar gaming industry itself is not also forced to come to the table, this will all be for naught.

Remember, Klebold and Harris, Jared Loughner, James Holmes, Adam Lanza…all these young mass murderers and many, many more just like them were violent video-gamers. All of these dangerous psychopaths methodically trained as expert marksmen via simulated single-shooter programs and a “harmless” little joystick.

Number 1, Klebold and Harris = Psychotic Terrorists. made psychotic by POLICE RAPE covered up by the FBI and the government and BS spread about Doom influencing them was the only proof found. This BS was put on fake websites and other places and has been debunked…

Jared Loughner = A psycho. NO MENTION of violent games mentioned on the Wikipedia page mentioning him…

James Holms = Militant Terrorist type. Played Fucking Guitar Hero. A guitar game. NONVIOLENT.

Adam Lanza = Psycho who killed young children.

And for the claim that “many other mass killers” played violent games, this is BS too. Only one other did, and he was an Anti-Islam Extremist Hate mongerer from Norway. Which do you think triggered his rampage, Hate mongering, or playing World of Warcraft… HMMM, There are no others!!!! Even if there were it would be less than 10% of the millions of gamers who are killers.. That means 90-95% ARE NOT KILLERS and this claim therefore is BULLSHIT.

This is the problem I’ve been keeping on talking about, Ad Nauseum. There is too much stereotyping of Gamers as killers, School Shooters, etc. But this is much worse then that… This takes it to a new level. We’re now Baby Killers. That’s right…. Fucking “Baby” Killers. Even Though Adam Lanza didn’t even kill one baby. Just a bunch of pre-schoolers. What have we done to deserve this title? 99% of the gaming population has done NOTHING to deserve this. This moron writes his own books and keeps on stereotyping us as the problem. We’re not.

 

 

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ESRB “Mature 17+” rating symbol, displayed on the packaging of computer and video games appropriate for audiences over the age of 17. Part of the ESRB Video Game Rating System. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So I thought this Moral Panic on  violent entertainment causing Sandy Hook was done. Apparently not… Lo and Behold, Senator Grassley, a Repooplican from Iowa starts ranting on how the Gaming Industry’s Voluntary Rating system isn’t good enough, how it “lets these violent games get to kids”. What violent  games are these, “ones that glorify killing of innocent people”. Sure… I quote:

“There are too many video games that celebrate the mass killing of innocent people — games that despite attempts at industry self-regulation find their way into the hands of children,” 

 

Talk about a moronic claim…. Number 1, the “attempts at industry self-regulation” (like they are a complete failure, despite the FTC study that says that the ESRB ratings are better than the MPAA ones, enforcement wise), have nothing to do with why these “violent games that glorify the mass killing of innocents” fall into the hands of children. Number 1, the Industry itself isn’t to blame if the Stores refuse to card the people buying the games, or the 2/3’s of parents who refuse to read the ESRB ratings in the first place, right? Apparently to this moron, the parents aren’t to blame and somehow the industry made the parents not read the ratings or the stores are being all run by the industry and purposely start selling GTA games to kids…. This whole claim is bunk, and he knows NOTHING about violent games, the industry or the “attempts at industry self-regulation”. He just blindly believes all the nonsense being spread that violent games are marketed to kids because “oh noes, the kids can buy games…” BLAH BLAH BLAH

To make things worse his claim of how their are too many games that “celebrate the mass killing of innocent people” is a bogus claim too. I regularly debunk crap like this. It’s just a blanket statement, used to demean the industry based on shitty games, ones that do allow the “mass killing of innocent people”, which are few and far between. Using a list of all released FPS games on wikipedia, I calculated that the sheer lack of “uber violent games” is astounding, despite what scaremongering is being said by people like Grassley.

This list spans all the way back to the 1970’s with Sega titles such as “Jet Rocket”, long before the dawn of PC gaming, so it does count everything…. No picking and choosing, no editing of the total data to show a point, pure unadulterated Facts…. Something anti-gamers almost never provide, it’s almost always rhetoric, false data, or misinterpretation.

When You look at the spreadsheet, look at the column “gms kill inno”. This is how many games out of 650 allow you to kill “innocent civilians”, where innocent civilians are defined as characters who can’t fight back. I have 2 rows, one with all 650 games in the FPS category, and another with all FPS games + Postal + all GTA games.  That one is the second row, the lower one with 658 total games. The top row with 650 games is just FPS games. “gms rwd inno” is how many games that reward killing of innocent people.  “gms nrwd ino” are games that punish killing innocent civilian characters. Look at the % with and without GTA and Postal applied, tiny %, less than 10 in each case…  There have only been 19 FPS games EVER released that allow the killing of innocent characters. Only 4 of these reward it. Tiny numbers when you factor in the 650 total FPS games ever made. 8 Punish the killing of innocents.  IF you count in GTA  games and Postal 1 you get 27 total games in this list that allow the player to kill innocent characters, and only 8 reward it. 15 Punish the killing of innocents!!! You see a pattern, equal amount of FPS games punish the killing of innocents, and in the case when you add in GTA, more punish than reward. Apparently Grassley can’t stand the fact that there are 8 games since 1970(!) (when the list started) that reward killing innocents. But he mentioned mass slaughter of innocents!!!

Grassley’s complaint about “too many games that celebrate the mass killing of the innocent” is a nonsense claim. Because this suggests that there are games where you are rewarded for mowing down big rooms of innocent civilians in such a game. Here’s the thing. No ESRB Game like this Exists! In any game with civilians, that reward it, it’s never been huge numbers killed at once. People might say “GTA!” but GTA, despite the nonsense claim about it, does NOT reward  the killing of innocent civilians. It punishes it. You get the police after you for doing stuff like this, get arrested, etc… That’s punishment, not rewarding. The last game to reward mass killing of innocents, the only one was before the ESRB, so the esrb has nothing to do with it, that was Carmageddon! In 1997! The only game I know where it :”rewards” the mass killing of innocents….. Under the ESRB, the “voluntary rating system” there have been 0 games that “glorify the mass killing of innocents!!!”. NONE! Zip! Zero!! Zilch!!! Grassley is a liar… Surprise!!

So Grassley is making up crap, just like a lot of morons who attack games do. It’s stupid. It has to stop. He is also hinting at regulation of the industry by the government and using biased claims and utter lies to support it??? I thought this country was beyond it. IF they do decide to regulate the games like this, what’s to stop them from setting up a system where they purposely rate any game that is only slightly violent or above, to their equivalent of Adult Only, so the stores won’t sell them.. Hmmm… Because thats what I think people like this want, just to get rid of all the violent games so no one can buy them, no adults can too, no gaming companies can sell them so the industry just goes out of business. These people shouldn’t be in office if they use nonsense like this to fuel censorship, and make no difference it is. The gaming industry does not need to be regulated!! Just the Congress!!! Seriously…

Recently, I did some editorials on youtube, attacking the nonsense spread after Sandy Hook singling Out violent games, and debunking nonsense that was mentioned, and other related topics.   These videos are a sequel set to my Violent Game BS Set of videos which have been given new names.   Here are the videos: Check them out…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Even though I spent quite a lot of time recording these videos, I still haven’t got a lot of video views…. Anyone who is interested in video game violence nonsense debunking should check this out…. They cover a lot of stuff, From the problems of Taxing and Banning Violent game (why  they don’t solve anything), Trolls who blindly believe games cause violence and think gamers are scum, comments attacking games and how a lot spread nonsense, The Fabricated link between Child Pornography and Violent Games, and how the Media made up crap to scapegoat Doom after Columbine.

A long time ago a time magazine article about columbine claimed a modified version of doom was found on Eric Harris’s Aol Site, with several dubious features, all which have been debunked by me. The features include a “second shooter”, “infinite ammo and extra weapons for both shooters” and the ability for the shooter who ran out of ammo first, to be killed upon this happening. I debunked these claims many, many times, because frankly, I am disgusted by news articles making up bogus crap to cause moral panics like this.  But I will again…

The “second shooter” would require friendly AI, and in 1999 only one sourceport could even do this, MBF (Marine’s best friend). But here is the issue, the ability to make any enemy in a modified dehacked patch (what Harris would need to do for this to work) requires documentation that didn’t come out till 2000. Now to debunk the “infinite ammo and extra weapons for both shooters”.  Number 1, infinite ammo is possible, but the extra weapons for both shooters is a complete nonsense claim. In 1999 adding new weapons without replacing existing ones was not possible, period. Dehacked was the only way to mod back then and it simply wouldn’t allow you to do this because it was a simple EXE editor to change simple variables. The extra weapons for the second shooter, is the second worst claim in this article, it requires the ability to script an entity to do this, to create a completely new enemy that has the ability to use all weapons the player does, plus the impossible “Extra” weapons, this would require Zdoom, which didn’t have the decorate language built into it necessary to do this till the mid 2000’s.

Now you get the most impossible feature of them all, the ability for the “shooter who ran out ammo first” to die. This is frankly, not even doable without both Hexen format levels that allow you to “tag” any entity to keep track of it so the next part the scripting language to kill them apon running out ammo (also scripted), and the scripted language itself (ACS). This wasn’t even possible till 2001 or later. The article is a bunch of bogus nonsense claims and inflammatory claims such as “They were playing their game in God Mode” and similar. But none of this stopped the writers to spread this nonsense to new articles featuring even more fake claims!!!! The Real stupid thing is that this claim of running out of ammo kills you is IMPOSSIBLE with the “unlimited” mentioned before in the same article!!! This writer got away with this nonsense and almost no one complained? WTF!

Lo and behold, an article by the Rocky Mountain News, mentioned how the same hate site tracking group that supposedly found this impossible to make in 1999 version of doom. But they only mentioned the infinite ammo, extra weapons, and second shooter claim, not the shooter who runs out of ammo dying first. They added their own dubious claim, Begging students that cried a phrase “`Lord, why is this happening to me?”.   This  article would be eventually mirrored on super columbine Massacre RPG’s Site (a sick RPG based on the School Shooting) but eventually was deleted…  But here comes the weird thing. APA (The American Psychological Association started citing the false articles (one of them) in a paper proving “video game aggression” (misquoted as proving video games cause real life violence by many “Experts” on Talk shows or news station reports from 1997 to 2006).  This made it’s way to an essay about the “effects” of violent video games and this is how I traced everything in reverse from the essay, to the APA paper, to the Rocky mountain news, and back to the Times article that made it up, and without me finding the Times and Rocky Mountain News Article I would never be able to debunk this…

Later on A Denverpost Article mentioned the begging students that cried the phrase but the phrase was now “shouted” and changed to “” ‘My Lord, why did you do this to me?’ “.  So which is it? This or the older quote. Neither. It’s fudged, made up, fabricated because they couldn’t even get  the way it was said or the quote right! The Denverpost article also fails to even mention any of the modified doom features besides this so no one would know it’s fake, and mentions that Harris made a Columbine High School Doom level, a known hoax, debunked by Snopes, and supposedly “proven” not to be a hoax by a pro-columbine-conspiracy journalist with no sense of the truth, quoting a report from a student saying Harris Did make the level, but the report in question he mentions most likely was based on the fake news article from the Conneticut Journalist who said the same exact same thing, “A Student friend of Harris said he made the School in Doom” but later own admitted he made the whole claim up. Lovely example of spinning the truth by idiots in Colorado, Isn’t it?

But it’s more than that… The 2 articles for Colorado Newspapers (the Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News ones) are the only ones to mention the very Dubious “begging students” claims that can’t even get the quote screamed by these begging students right, or how the quote was even said… Right after Columbine you got a ridiculously paranoid witch hunt for Video games and their players that was worst in Colorado. People started fanatically believing that violent games and Doom Caused the Massacre, and that there was no other factor, whatsoever. It was a 20’th century Witch Mob! They also thought that  players of such games were sicko sociopaths with no heart, like Eric Harris. This was happening all over Colorado and it lead to ban violent games legislation, and lawsuits. But what triggered it? I have a theory, these articles, indirectly or intentionally triggered it using the people’ preconceptions of violent games as a base.

The “hack Psychologists” who went on talk shows during the 1997 school shooting in Paducah came back in force in 1999 with claims of nonsense, such as how the Military uses games like this to break down the Inhibition to killl, even though a blogger from the Military disproved this here. But the claims that violent games desensitize people to real life violence were starting to be believed and these hack psychologists kept repeating this and the break down the inhibition to kill quote ad-nauseum.  One even wrote a completely fabricated book claiming it was true and hires internet trolls to cite this book in comments attacking violent games in articles in newspaper sites attacking violent games. So what would a person who refuses to question anything they hear and believes it all, and has no gaming and doom modding experience think when they read the denverpost article?, they would assume Harris could easily, in 5 seconds, with a menu in the game, make the supposed mod, and this leads them to believe that “Doom Caused Columbine”. Why? They already believe that violent games make kids desensitized to real violence, which is just another way of saying that the kids playing such games, who before they played the games could tell the difference between reality and fantasy, loose that ability after obsessively playing them. Now combine that with the belief from the article that Harris was able with a click of a button turn doom into a school shooting sim, and you get people who think that this modified version of doom is responsible. Now comes the people wanting to sue id for allowing the game to be easily modified through a menu to make it a school shooting simulator. More backlash happens. Then you get paranoid people who are still trying to mourn the victims of the massacre, and not thinking straight as a result, assume that Doom had the school shooting simulator somewhere in it and it would have to if only “one click of a button” was needed to mod it like that. So in that case “doom” made harris want to kill the kids now, technically. Some people don’t understand games at all, and don’t even know what a Mod is, and they assume the original game is also a school shooting simulator. No where in any of these articles is it even made clear that the modded version required a lot of work with “third party” software and ID has nothing to do with this at all. That didn’t help any… None of the people are non-gamers who read that article understand how doom. They just assume it’s a violent game and they “assume” Doom is a school shooting Simulator. This lead to the BS claim “Doom Caused Columbine” after millions read and misinterpreted this article.