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Discussion in 'Films, TV, Music, Books, Etc.' started by C_nate, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. C_nate

    C_nate Rookie

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    The media never gets tired of this shit.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/prosecuto ... 9ECzrWIUcE

    My favorite line:
    It always goes back to the D&D = satanic cult thing. If it was Angry Birds he was playing 7 hours a day, would it be the same article? Seems like certain games will never lose that stigma.
     
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  2. Mod-Chip

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    It's much easier for the media and prosecutors to identify a singular cause for violent behavior rather than explain the problem as a dynamic multi-variable issue with societal and cultural antecedents,

    -BBK
     
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  3. NickKmet

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    What I find most amusing is that by pointing the finger at video games, they refuse to acknowledge the popularity of games and their widespread use. They make it seem like few people play video games and that they are all going to turn out violent murderers, when in fact, millions of people play video games, and very few are violent murders. It would be easy to claim that because some murderers drive, all drivers are violent people. It's the same logic they seem to be using, and it's very wrong.
     
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  4. intoTheRain

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    This just in, Breivik apparently read books almost daily.. DAILY!

    Books!

    The work of the devil

    Word is he also ate a lot of sandwiches. What is it theyre putting in sandwiches these days.. who knows, but what we do know, is they lead to mass murder.


    This is old news, but it always provides the lolz.

    I want to become a journalist so I can write articles about extremely successful, intelligent, polite, friendly, helpful individuals who love and play video games daily.
     
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  5. De-Ting

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    But World of Warcraft IS to blame for mankind's awful state.

    It's evil!

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  6. MattAY

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    Classic!
     
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  7. WickedLiquid

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    I've never played WOW. I've also never murdered anyone. Coincidence?
     
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  8. cyberjim2000

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    Maybe someone ganked him in WoW and he took it out on 70+ people. Weird how they focused on WoW but briefly mentions Modern Warfare. Coincidence?

    Oh, by the way, did you know in parts of Europe (maybe all, I don't know) call FPS games "ego shooters" instead of "first-person shooters"?
     
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  9. Lien

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    Funny how no one pointed out that his user name was "conservatism". That would be a more logical link there then the fact he's playing wow...

    Crap... there i go again turning another thread into a S*** storm... Oh, you know what? Let's start over, Hi! I'm Lien!
     
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  10. Eyebrowsbv31

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    If you refer to people who like to keep the status quo (leftists), then yes, "conservatives."

    reign of (leftist) terror aside, this is the best the media can come up with now adays.
     
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  11. NickKmet

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    Yeah, except Brevik isn't a communist. He is a fascist. So, leftist, not really.
     
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  12. madster111

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    I played World of Warcraft once.
    Now i sit at home playing with a knife, thinking about killing people.

    These 2 are obviously related.
     
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  13. Eyebrowsbv31

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    anyone can be a facist, left or right.

    Right Che Genevra?
     
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  14. NickKmet

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    Not really. Facism is a separate system or political ideology. You can't pair facism with communism. Fundamentally different systems. This chart is useful:

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  15. WickedLiquid

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    Today I reached level 82. Time to kill people IRL.
     
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  16. Sightless

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    I don't think this article is that bad, apart from calling WoW violent. But that's probably just ignorance about what the game is like (although some people honestly think it is violent). I think the salient thing is that They claim he had difficulty distinguishing between video games and reality. It happens, and it's relevant to the case. I don't think Kreider did too much to perpetuate the notion of evil video games. If someone reads this article and jumps to the conclusion that these games must be responsible for his behaviour, then that's the reader's fault.
     
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  17. GRColin

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    Should've rolled a rogue, used slice and dice, cast vanish. They'd never have caught him. He'd pretty much be a free man right now. The media wouldn't be saying stupid shit. Well, they always say stupid shit.
     
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  18. Bretimus_v2

    Bretimus_v2 Hey kiddo!

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    Wish I knew more about WoW so I could be funny in here.
     
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  19. LinksOcarina

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    The only problem I see with this now is that he didn't get any rare drops...
     
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