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:
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, firstname.lastname@example.org”
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?