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#16 Kaze23

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:32

Oh America. Never change.


#17 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:34

I call bullsh*t! games aren't the problem, it's interactivity, look....


#18 Growled

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:00

Not this crap again. Sigh.

#19 1941

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:02

I have played every COD game made plus Battlefield and I have no desire to kill anyone.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:09

I have played every COD game made plus Battlefield and I have no desire to kill anyone.


Except the authors of this stupid report. I would make an exception for them.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:52

Remember when they told us playing this would make us all violent:

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Fun times.

#22 xbamaris

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:58

I killed someone in Black Ops 2, he just respawned. That must be how the real world is!

#23 Torolol

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:05

reminds me of RapeLay fiasco, that game was awesome.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:28

The question was actually "What do you think is a bigger safety threat in America: guns or violent video games?". It doesn't go into detail by asking how big, and what kind, of a threat they believe it actually posses.

Also, they didn't only poll republicans, so it's not just republicans who believe this. In fact looking at the numbers... 86% of those people who describe them selves as "Very Liberal" said chose video games over guns. The other 14% chose not sure (nobody chose guns). But sure we can read into these numbers however we want.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:39

Games are not dangerous, neither are guns. Its the morons who misuse the guns and the idiots who cannot tell real life from fantasy. Games and guns are just a cop out for those who do something wrong, and those who need something to blame.

Remember when they told us playing this would make us all violent:



Fun times.


One of my favs from back in the day. Had all the finishing moves memorized and played it every day after school on my 386sx system. Funny how I didnt turn out a criminal or someone running around ripping people's heads off our hearts out.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:05

The question was actually "What do you think is a bigger safety threat in America: guns or violent video games?". It doesn't go into detail by asking how big, and what kind, of a threat they believe it actually posses.


In what scenario is a video game more dangerous than a gun?

#27 Torolol

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:12

while i totaly doubt that video games more dangerous than guns,
but there already exist paper that seeks to ban video games that mocking/insulting prominent political/religious figure.

The PDF can be downloaded from here: http://news.cnet.com...t-surveillance/

#28 TheExperiment

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 16:14

In what scenario is a video game more dangerous than a gun?

The affect on the mind I believe is what the uneducated would shoot for.

Remember when they said the same things about books? Yeah, me neither. Eventually it'll go away.

#29 threetonesun

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 16:29

In what scenario is a video game more dangerous than a gun?


Assuming you had the game on disc, and you cracked the disc to give it a sharp edge, and the gun was unloaded, the game might be more dangerous. I dunno though, getting pistol whipped would probably still win.

#30 draklin

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 16:36

Oh i totally believe that video games are so much worse. Imagine what the world would be like now if Hitler and Stalin's moms had made them stop playing video games as kids!