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    Default If The School Shooting Today Is Blamed or Linked To FPS Games.....

    Kotaku just had a snippet about Fox News linking the shooting to various things including video games.

    The Game Overthinker did a video that touched on a similar story years back. I think its a very good point he brings up. Go to 8:57 to 15:56 about it.


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    People will always look for reasons as to why people do what they do. Video games seem to be the easiest scapegoat reason for the media and parents to attack. Instead of fighting it now, I've learned to accept the ignorance of people.

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    Well, we need to stop the easy scapegoating. Maybe the reason why theyve been such easy targets is because kids and young teens. Im 23 and I want to say I love video gaming without getting weird looks.

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    It was a horrible, evil tragedy. How about we leave it at that and not try to get all defensive.

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    Not a fan of the pre-emptive counter knee-jerk maneuver?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgdgagdae View Post
    It was a horrible, evil tragedy. How about we leave it at that and not try to get all defensive.
    Cause the media is already becoming offensive. I dont say we be defensive, I say we stand up for ourselves, we cant let them use this to paint us in a bad light. The parts of the video I pointed out I thin everyone should watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IHatedSega View Post
    Cause the media is already becoming offensive. I dont say we be defensive, I say we stand up for ourselves, we cant let them use this to paint us in a bad light. The parts of the video I pointed out I thin everyone should watch.
    How do you propose "we" even do that?

    Just like it's wrong for anyone else to latch onto something like this to blame whatever their agenda feels like blaming, it's equally wrong for you to do the same in some lame attempt to justify your hobby. I like video games, you like video games, and we're not killers. I get it. 20 kids were shot to death today, leave it the fuck alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgdgagdae View Post
    How do you propose "we" even do that?

    Just like it's wrong for anyone else to latch onto something like this to blame whatever their agenda feels like blaming, it's equally wrong for you to do the same in some lame attempt to justify your hobby. I like video games, you like video games, and we're not killers. I get it. 20 kids were shot to death today, leave it the fuck alone.
    The media isnt leaving it alone, and people are gonna ask us things. We need to be able to come off as rational people and make sure people dont see us as anything else. You can say Im wrong on this, fine, Im prepared to look bad by saying "hey if people on nationally syndicated news shows say the things we loved caused someone to go out and kill people, we need to make sure those people's claims arent based on reality and make everyone who watches their show understand that." Im saying we shouldnt be grouped together with a mass murderer, and make people see the real issues are his supposed mental health issues that went improperly treated and lax gun laws that allowed him to get a gun to commit his crime.

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    Has anyone even made that argument, though?
    I see it less and less all the time, and it gets shot down pretty fast whenever someone does bring it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kedawa View Post
    Has anyone even made that argument, though?
    I see it less and less all the time, and it gets shot down pretty fast whenever someone does bring it up.
    http://kotaku.com/5968683/mob-blames...rong/gallery/1


    That poor guy up there.

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    Video games are to blame for Connecticut school shooting, claims Jack Thompson

    http://www.examiner.com/article/vide...-jack-thompson
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    Reminds me of a Weather Channel report blaming video games as the #1 cause killing hurricane survivors during the aftermath from CO2 poisoning from running their gasoline generators inside their homes. It's not like they used it for electricity, heat, air condition, preserving food, cooking, boiling water, etc n' you know.....surviving.
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    Horrible tragedy. It seems like it happening more and more. I live in Portland Oregon and someone just lost it in a mall and killed 3 people two days ago.

    While I wouldn't say video games are a direct cause, I would like to see everything on the table. Like; mental health care, gun control, all media (including games) , and so on. I don't think it as easy as blaming video games or banning guns but more of a social / society issue.

    It just a horrible thing to happen.

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    This is worse than the dorks that instantly post about how guns don't kill people as soon as these things happen. Relax. . If "we" want to prove that "we" are rational, we need to act rational. Video games aren't going anywhere. In the end, money speaks louder than any pundit.
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    turns out the shooter ate a bag of oreos before he went on his little spree...time to sell your shares in nabisco boys, shits about to hit the fan


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    Who's to say that gaming didn't somehow contribute? I know nothing of this psycho's background. For all we know, he was only doing what Waluigi told him to do. Anyone trying to find a rational reason why someone kills his mother, takes her guns, and shoots up an elementary school is just wasting his time. I just hope some crazed lunatic doesn't see all the media attention this fucknut is getting and decide on a copycat crime.

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    I guess this was a better video to post


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    Quote Originally Posted by dgdgagdae View Post
    Who's to say that gaming didn't somehow contribute? I know nothing of this psycho's background. For all we know, he was only doing what Waluigi told him to do. Anyone trying to find a rational reason why someone kills his mother, takes her guns, and shoots up an elementary school is just wasting his time. I just hope some crazed lunatic doesn't see all the media attention this fucknut is getting and decide on a copycat crime.
    very true. If theres one thing still uncertain about the human body. Its the mind why do we think the way do. Why do we act out what we do. ect ect ect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IHatedSega View Post
    I guess this was a better video to post]
    One minute in, I decided it wasn't.

    How about you find a way to contact one of the parents of a child who was murdered, and tell them that no matter what they hear, video games aren't at fault. See how much of a shit they give. You don't need to turn this into your personal soapbox, have some respect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldSchoolGamer View Post
    Video games are to blame for Connecticut school shooting, claims Jack Thompson

    http://www.examiner.com/article/vide...-jack-thompson
    I'm more surprised that people still care what that nut bag has to say.


    To be honest, I am not worried about whatever impact on video games this will have, and more concearned with liberals trying to take away my right to bear arms. It is that much closer to a reality ever time some crazy sick fuck does something like this. But Even Obama told the press to "STFU" yesterday about it when asked.

    I am reminded of this quote every time something horrible like this happens and people try to post the blame on something besides the individual themselves. ie(Guns,video games,porn,society-ect.)


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