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White House Says Trump Will Meet With 'Members Of The Video Game Industry' Next Week

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posted on Mar, 1 2018 @ 07:01 PM
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Tomb Raider encourages grave robbing.

Lara Croft is nothing more than a petty thief and desecrator of graves. Spread the truth.

She also murders tigers and other endangered animals. What a terrible woman. I wonder how many Safari poachers there are thanks to Miss Croft?
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posted on Mar, 1 2018 @ 07:01 PM
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originally posted by: Abysha

I'm sure there's some combination of real guns, digital people, digital guns, and real people that result in real people being shot by real guns but I just can't figure it out. Video games and the rock and roll must be the cause somehow.


Ideas kill people.

Guns are just a tool.

Video games give people the ideas on how to kill people.

Then, some go out and get real guns to try out these ideas.



posted on Mar, 1 2018 @ 07:04 PM
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originally posted by: Illumimasontruth

originally posted by: Swills

originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: Swills


Trump was right, video games and movies should have some sort of rating system at the least!


I mean, if we have to register our virtual arms, I get it. We need to keep track of them, and I don't know if just anyone should be able to get a fully automatic virtual gun.


I'm totally OKAY with the gubberment doing a complete background investigation on me to ensure I'll be safe with videos games AND firearms.

I just hope they never catch me playing Grand Theft Auto, any one of them.
In real life I rarely even consider plowing my car into a hooker to get my money back.


But I do WISH I had cheat codes in real life.



posted on Mar, 1 2018 @ 07:06 PM
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originally posted by: seeker1963
a reply to: RomeByFire


What if violent video games are a factor in our youth acting out in violent manners? Is it not worth a look see? I mean violence is not ingrained in the consciousness of a weapon, but in the thought process of the human being who decides to use that weapon in their act of violence in their desperation of acting out?

So if we as a society are at a point in our so called "evolution" to seek out the answers as to our so called youth and their acting out in a form of violence that results in death, should we not look into it? Or should we just BLAME GUNS>?


Was there more violence before 3D grand theft auto (80-90's), or after (00-10's)????



posted on Mar, 1 2018 @ 07:07 PM
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originally posted by: Swills

originally posted by: Illumimasontruth

originally posted by: Swills

originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: Swills


Trump was right, video games and movies should have some sort of rating system at the least!


I mean, if we have to register our virtual arms, I get it. We need to keep track of them, and I don't know if just anyone should be able to get a fully automatic virtual gun.


I'm totally OKAY with the gubberment doing a complete background investigation on me to ensure I'll be safe with videos games AND firearms.

I just hope they never catch me playing Grand Theft Auto, any one of them.
In real life I rarely even consider plowing my car into a hooker to get my money back.


But I do WISH I had cheat codes in real life.


You do.

You're just too used to playing by rules. Also, there could be repercussions.



posted on Mar, 1 2018 @ 07:08 PM
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a reply to: Ohanka

Parody porno promotes violence. No? Which Tomb Raider btw?

Wait. What?

...

Damnd!



Can we ban hard nipples as well now?



posted on Mar, 1 2018 @ 07:09 PM
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a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

I cut my teeth on Doom.

I can't wait to go to Mars!



posted on Mar, 1 2018 @ 07:15 PM
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originally posted by: AMPTAH

originally posted by: Abysha

I'm sure there's some combination of real guns, digital people, digital guns, and real people that result in real people being shot by real guns but I just can't figure it out. Video games and the rock and roll must be the cause somehow.


Ideas kill people.

Guns are just a tool.

Video games give people the ideas on how to kill people.

Then, some go out and get real guns to try out these ideas.



Well I've been ripped off.

I've been playing Assassin's Creed since 2007 and I'm still not anywhere near Altair or Ezio....

Thanks, Ubisoft! Your brainwashing and indoctrination doesn't work, damnit!



posted on Mar, 1 2018 @ 07:15 PM
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You know this takes me back to when they wanted to ban Doom, It was mostly Ultra-conservative Christian parent groups I believe, because it psychologically conditioned people to be violent or something

But see I played Doom. All the enemies were Demons. Shouldn't the Ultra Christian types want people conditioned to fight Demons?

Those radical churches should've been handing out free copies of Doom to prepare for the Apocalypse I reckon. Might've got more people into the church...



posted on Mar, 1 2018 @ 07:16 PM
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originally posted by: Swills

originally posted by: Illumimasontruth

originally posted by: Swills

originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: Swills


Trump was right, video games and movies should have some sort of rating system at the least!


I mean, if we have to register our virtual arms, I get it. We need to keep track of them, and I don't know if just anyone should be able to get a fully automatic virtual gun.


I'm totally OKAY with the gubberment doing a complete background investigation on me to ensure I'll be safe with videos games AND firearms.

I just hope they never catch me playing Grand Theft Auto, any one of them.
In real life I rarely even consider plowing my car into a hooker to get my money back.


But I do WISH I had cheat codes in real life.


Are you now or have you ever been in contact with Putin ?



posted on Mar, 1 2018 @ 07:16 PM
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a reply to: RomeByFire

Sigh. Blame everything but the person/culture that is sick.
I"m playing Skyrim tonight and slaughtering people with my bow and arrows.
In no way does this make me aggressive towards actual people in real life.



posted on Mar, 1 2018 @ 07:17 PM
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a reply to: RomeByFire

Hmmm, let me see if I get this straight. The argument is that inanimate products (video games) cause violence, instead of the people who use those inanimate products? And ironically enough, those inanimate products (video games) often depict violence with other inanimate products (guns, including specific brands and models).

So it's not fair to blame guns for violence, but it's fair to blame video games for violence if they depict gun usage. And like you noted, it's ok for teens in some places to buy actual guns before they can buy the video games that depict the usage of those guns.

Am I getting that right?



posted on Mar, 1 2018 @ 07:17 PM
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originally posted by: Ohanka
You know this takes me back to when they wanted to ban Doom, It was mostly Ultra-conservative Christian parent groups I believe, because it psychologically conditioned people to be violent or something

But see I played Doom. All the enemies were Demons. Shouldn't the Ultra Christian types want people conditioned to fight Demons?

Those radical churches should've been handing out free copies of Doom to prepare for the Apocalypse I reckon. Might've got more people into the church...


"You don't kill demons with bullets, you kill them with Jesus."

- Jesus



posted on Mar, 1 2018 @ 07:18 PM
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You deny that kids are exposed to hundreds, if not thousands of hours of murder while playing violent video games throughout their childhood? Kids learn the values they take into the rest of their lives during these formative years.

Do you believe this has no effect on them, doesn't desensitize them to guns, and at worst normalizes gun violence?

You don't think there is anything that could be done "on that front", to lower gun violence?
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posted on Mar, 1 2018 @ 07:24 PM
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a reply to: hombero

I think if you are going to pick on video games you should at least look at Hollywood movies first.
They glorify violence way better than video games do. Video games are "games". Hollywood movies are way more realistic and emotionally involving.



posted on Mar, 1 2018 @ 07:25 PM
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a reply to: RomeByFire

Mental issues are the root of most acts of gun violence. Better to investigate what causes derangement than eliminate all the weapons that people use to kill each other. Common sense.



posted on Mar, 1 2018 @ 07:25 PM
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a reply to: hombero

Yet those same teens are recruited by the military while in high school, can join the military at the age of 17 with parental consent, and can then be sent off to foreign countries to kill complete strangers.

In other words, I highly doubt that adults here care about desensitizing the youth to violence. If anything, pacifism and diplomacy are often seen as signs of weakness here.

ETA: To reinforce my point, here's an article showing 6 different video games that our military uses to train troops (it includes "Full Spectrum Warrior", which was commissioned by the US Army itself).
6 Military Video Games Used to Train Troops on the Battlefield
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posted on Mar, 1 2018 @ 07:26 PM
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originally posted by: hombero
You deny that kids are exposed to hundreds, if not thousands of hours of murder while playing violent video games throughout their childhood? Kids learn the values they take into the rest of their lives during these formative years.

Do you believe this has no effect on them, doesn't desensitize them to guns, and at worst normalizes gun violence?

You don't think there is anything that could be done "on that front", to lower gun violence?


Sounds like piss poor parenting.

Children don't purchase violent video games. That's against the law.

God forbid American parents actually do their job and parent their child - just go buy some M-rated games instead.

Then proceed to complain about it.... lol. There were kids in my grade school who smoked weed and drank alcohol... let's not pretend like all children are delicate and innocent snowflakes who can't handle VIRTUAL violence.

ETA: And no. I don't think it's on a Canadian (GTA) or Swedish (Battlefield) developer to have their freedom of creativity stifled by the American federal government because of mass shootings that happen exclusively in America.

Quite frankly, that's insanity.
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posted on Mar, 1 2018 @ 07:28 PM
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originally posted by: hombero
You deny that kids are exposed to hundreds, if not thousands of hours of murder while playing violent video games throughout their childhood? Kids learn the values they take into the rest of their lives during these formative years.

Do you believe this has no effect on them, doesn't desensitize them to guns, and at worst normalizes gun violence?

You don't think there is anything that could be done "on that front", to lower gun violence?


No. Millions of people play violent video games. Even kids. I played my fair share as a child (due to questionable parenting I will admit) and I have not ever committed a mass killing.

If violent video games had the effect that some types think they do then the world would be in a state of perpetual chaos.



posted on Mar, 1 2018 @ 07:30 PM
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Let's see how the rationalization on this often goes:

1. No one wants to take your video games away! That's absurd.

2. It's not you most people are worried about those kids who will snap. Don't you support common sense content regulation if it means just one kid is kept away from that kind of dangerous content?

3. No one needs an assault simulator game.

4. If it could save just one child ... why do you hate children? You just want children to die!




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