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I was browsing gamepolitics.com when I came across this article. Apparently some moron in the inept Texas crime punishment system is blaming violent games and music for crime. What kind of music? Not heavy metal this time, thank god, but rap, which he hits the nail on the head on, to his credit. He is right about that. But then he goes down  to try to say that playing violent games will make you more likely to commit crime and then attacks various popular games (thank god none of them are actually good games)… I quote:

 

“As the body becomes physiologically accustomed to a little lift from a gateway drug, the person graduates to harder drugs,” Williams said, “I see video games as something where once the thrill of playing a video game is gone, what’s the next step?”

 

He’s basically saying that crime is directly caused by playing violent games. Which is BS, because in the last few years when games were really violent and popular, crime has been dropping.  He is trying to say that gamers become criminals after they get bored of a game. It’s preposterous, stupid, and just a plain fucking lie. There is no way violent games will make you want to commit crime after you get bored of them. I have gotten ‘bored’ of the crappy games I played to death like the ones he mentions, and not once did I want to steal cars for real like I did when I was playing the shitty excuse for a series GTA is. And I don’t know where he gets this info. He has no hard evidence to back up his claim whatsoever here, NONE. And here is proof:

 

“It should be noted that Williams did not cite a single case he had been involved in over the last 28 years where there was a correlation between playing video games and a crime being committed by a juvenile offender.”

 

This is proof that he is pulling BS out of his ass. Like this said there hasn’t been a single cited case where he mentions how a juvenile offender played violent games and then committed a crime. He just says there is but can’t back it up because he’s an anti-gamer asshole.

 

 

“Williams also took the time to list the games “kids are playing today” including Mortal Kombat, Call of Duty, Postal 2, Postal 3, and Grand Theft Auto V. At least he mentioned two games that teens might actually be playing…”

 

He then tries to claim kids are playing these games (GTA, Postal 2/3, Call of Duty and Mortal Kombat). Call of duty he is right about. But the others, not so much. The average age of a gamer today as found out by the ESA is 30. 30! Not a kid. The whole idea that kids play violent games and only kids play them is nonsense that I have debunked on a blog post somewhere in a myths post. It’s nonsense.

 

Notice how he singles out those 5 games and tries to claim all violent games lead to crime? Well I did and this is total bullshit. Games like that are a small percentage of violent games. There are tons of idiots in newspaper articles singling out Postal 2 as an example of what “most violent games are like” to attack the EMA vs Brown Decision. This is no different. It’s blatant stereotyping. There are many shooters/RPG’s/other games that are violent and do NOT push the envelope like GTA or Mortal Kombat does.  GTA and it’s ilk make up less than 10% of total violent games ever made. He is simply using his position, like cops do to try to demean the gaming industry by making it look like these 5 crappy games are good examples of “realistic” violent games (when they are not), and then saying all games cause crime. It’s Bullshit, Don’t believe it. And he’s an ass.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 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.

 

 

Checking Gamepolitics today I learned the truth about Obama’s Violent game’s conference between the ECA and the Senators, hosted by Joe Biden. According to the ECA, the whole thing didn’t go down well and the senators still blindly believe “Video games cause violence”. I quote:

Senators are convinced that there’s a connection between video games and violence. One has even said that a proposed study is simply “laying the groundwork for new regulations on video games.” We know that’s not true – so write to them today.

Yes, even when presented with the facts that violent crimes have decreased since 1980, while video game sales have increased, and that other nations that consume more video games than the United States don’t see the same level of violence, those we talked to pressed forward with the need to legislate video games and waste money to find a connection between games and violence we know doesn’t exist. These Senators believe that playing games leads to real world violence. They have even gone so far to say in private discussions they disagree with the Supreme Court’s decision that video games are free speech.

We’re not going to take these insults and lies. Video games don’t lead to violence and are protected free speech. That’s reality. We need gamers to speak up and tell Congress this.Write to your elected officials and then spread this action everywhere you can.

This year is going to be a rough one. No matter how many facts we present, folks seem to want to stick to their fantasy that we gamers are time bombs waiting to go off. It’s insulting to me, it’s insulting to you, it’s insulting to us and just not true. Take action now.

Keep on gaming,”

 

 

This is, Frankly Disgusting… Number 1) None of these senators even care that people don’t want video games regulated,  As gamers we have to stop this mess NOW. We can do it. We need to mail our Rep’s and Our Senators, but their message refuses to show the real issues, the media fabrications, the nonsense, the real reason behind school shootings.  The Representatives will assume the default message is  just Industry Rhetoric. Why would they listen to it? You must send them a much more detailed message like the one I have put below. One that shows the scapegoating by the media and how violent games have nothing to do with real crime. This is really important.  My message is a lot longer than theirs but covers a lot of stuff that very few people know about but is all true and people simply are not talking about it. If people want to use this message, go ahead. Edit it and choose the parts you agree or disagree with if you want, but make sure to tell them that A) Violent media studies never have proven violent crime is a result,  and that B) Special interest groups in the CDC Study will try to hijack it with hoaxes, for extremist groups did that before at the Supreme Court, quoting the “Doom will Become Reality Hoax”, which was actually not on Harris’s real site but a fake site made after Columbine.

This is really important. This could be like the columbine moral panic on “Doom” times 5 if you don’t act… Seriously.

Title : “Regulating Violent games solves nothing!”

“As your Constituent, I would like you to know that I am not happy about all the scapegoating happening surrounding violent games by the Government, and if you don’t know this already, the scapegoating has been going on for over 10 years (since Paducah!), and it continues without anything to legally stop it.

Most comes from the media who are fueled by right wing extremist groups who are pro censorship such as the The Eagle Forum, the Parents Television Councel and others. For years they have been sending people on to talk shows especially right after school shootings, to make up utter lies about violent games such as the “fact” violent games make kids violent, the “fact” violent games break down the inhibition to kill, and the “fact” that violent games are military training tools. None of these are true.

The truth is that, video games don’t make anyone violent, no study has ever been done even linking video games to violence, the aggression studies have been misquoted by people with anti-video game agendas on talk shows as proof they cause violence, without proving which studies they are talking about. One was a guy who was trying to sell a book. The other guy is a Defense Attorney for Murderers who gets them all to say “Video games made me do it” and is trying to get people to believe it, so he can win as much cases as possible. In fact no study has ever linked video games to Violence at all. Why do we need a study to link them now?

The Link between Adam Lanza and the Video game “Call of Duty” was based on 1 UK Tabloid basically saying “This kid lived in the basement (a video gamer stereotype), and had a computer. He had posters of lots of tanks and old fashioned Military Weapons. Since Call of Duty Players can name a lot of old fashioned weapons, he must be a Call of Duty Fan!”.  This all came from a “plumber” who visited the house. This article doesn’t prove he played call of duty, but then 25 newspapers all Quoted this plumbers words as proof he was obsessed with Call of Duty and some even said Call of Duty made him commit the Massacre. See the nonsense the Media Spreads? Millions of people now believe, that Call of Duty caused Sandy Hook. But it’s not true.

The same thing Happened after Columbine. Some unknown party made a fake Eric Harris Aol Site with a page that said “The fires will go off in the 21’st, Eric harris Hates you all, Doom will become reality!”.  This spread around to people and then the media quoted the “Doom will Become Reality” part and immediately everyone thought Doom Triggered the Massacre. Only Problem is that Harris never wrote these words, the site was made on April 21’st. It was proven by he FBI. But no one listened. One News article verifying that it was a fake Aol Site was taken down to cover it up by someone…. The media makes up bogus claims right and left about violent games. FOX News hired a fake hack psychologist to say “Bulletstorm causes rape because Rape is a violent crime, and since Bulletstorm is a violent game, it has caused rape!”. Millions Believed this.  A preacher recently said at a public function of some sort, that “Pornography releases Endorphins, it’s like a cocaine High, the more you view pornography the more you need that high, till Heterosexual Porn doesn’t satisfy you anymore, you then jump to Homosexual Porn, then to Bestiality or then to Pedophilia. Look at all the Rapists and Child Molesters who said they were addicted to Porn. These Violent Video games are the same way”. He basically said it in a way to make some people think Violent games lead to child molestation.   In the Columbine case, the Hoaxed page was used as evidence in the Supreme court case EMA Vs Brown. It was submitted by a Right wing pro-family Group who is anti-violent games. I fear some similar group will use this or other bogus claims (imagine if they use the Child Molestation one…..), in the upcoming CDC study as evidence… This must not happen. It’s not true and things like this could lead to Regulation when no evidence of a problem exists…

Legislating violent games will not cause Tragic School Shootings to stop. Doom didn’t have anything to even do with Columbine. The CHS Massacre was a revenge crime against the police in Colorado, and according to a freedom of information act request for documents the FBI was keeping secret,

Eric Harris was Raped by the Police in an arrest in 1998. This triggered the revenge crime, Not Doom.

We still don’t know why Adam Lanza killed 26 people. Why jump to conclusions till a real investigation gets done?

Thank you for your time and consideration.”