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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, 2 2018 @ 01:59 AM
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originally posted by: Cassi3l
If, according to Trumpian logique, the game industry is responsable for real-life massacres

Does this mean he'll be having a sit down wth porn industry leaders too, to crack down on sex crimes ?



I say go for it. No porn or video games.

I wonder how long before society would break down...




posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 02:07 AM
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The Socialist want our Guns and our Freedom, Cultural Marxism and PC culture...

and Trump takes away Guns and prohibits Video games





posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 03:55 AM
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originally posted by: RomeByFire
Here we go.

Honestly, at this point, what's next? Movies? Books? It's mind-boggling how this has come to be.


I think, though maybe not next in line, it will be the complete restriction of free forming thoughts and ideas. We are already a long way in. We live in a not so free world. All pieces of the puzzle on the way to the human robot race.

We as whole are being stripped of our free will



posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 05:14 AM
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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>?




They've already done studies that prove games help people destress, and improves some areas of thinking. The government should watch themselves with gamers because they're incredibly smart. Gamers shut down the stupid GamersGate libtard bs pretty quickly, so it'll be interesting to see where this goes.



posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 05:24 AM
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a reply to: RomeByFire

Nobody is taking away your video games. Relax.



posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 05:33 AM
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a reply to: RomeByFire

He SHOULD be meeting with the games industry...

To give them a dressing down for operating gambling mechanics and psychological levers, against gamers... but that would suggest that he gave a damn about the real issues relating to gaming, rather than only even mentioning computer games or gamers like they are part of the mass shooting problem...

Despite the fact that the first mass shooter rose to fame well before the invention of the personal computer.
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posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 05:49 AM
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a reply to: RomeByFire

To be completely frank, i dont think general violence in video games has a direct, statistically signficant correlation with violent behaviors in those who play them.

Ive seen things like increase in general interest in the things that are in video games (like fancy cars in car games, etc) by those who play them.

But i think there is a line that the overwhelming majority of gamers draw in their minds regarding violent behavior. I dont think video games have a significant bearing on gamer's morality with regard to actual violent behavior.

However, I do think that cyber bullying is a problem in the video game world, especially with the hyper competitive, testosterone-laden, PVP (player vs player) games, especially FPS games (first person shooters) or games where people invest literally thousands of hours (im looking at you World of Warcraft).

In those instances...I hate to say it, but ive seen some people lose their #. Those hyper competitive games, especially shooter games, can bring out a dark side in a lot of gamers.

Youll mainly see it in the pre or post game lobbys where all members of each team can talk smack.

Its one thing to joke around...but some guys are on there saying beyond psychopathic stuff. Some even have IP trackers and call out people's address and name, just to scare the # out of them.


Its not okay.


A lot of game developers, publishers and studios have taken steps in the last couple decades to try and mitigate some of this stuff, like Destiny's opting in and out of game chat, as well as the ability to mute people.

I think the early to mid 2000's was when it was at its worst. It made me never want to play PVP based, hyper competitive FPS games for the simple fact that the community back then was lightweight terrible.



posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 05:58 AM
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a reply to: RomeByFire

Japanese video games, manga, and anime are some of the most violent in the world, yet their murder rate is one of the world's lowest. Anyone care to guess why that is?



posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 06:08 AM
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a reply to: Flesh699

And that's the thing the government and most people that aren't gamers don't realize. The majority of gamers aren't kids. The average age for a gamer is 35. If Trump and the GOP start going after games they're going to have a hard time getting reelected.



posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 09:06 AM
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originally posted by: RomeByFire
Here we go.
So it's on the video game industry to see what they can do "on that front," when it comes to gun violence?


oh he means on this sort of front...?: America's ARMY : Proving Grounds (First Person Shooter Army Promotional Video Game)

wait no ... this front.. The Army is using video game technology to simulate school shootings



posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 09:17 AM
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a reply to: prevenge

I won't lie, the first Full Spectrum Warrior was a pretty good game. Never ended up playing the sequel though.



posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 09:18 AM
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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 know right? Someone could use that virtual arm to... *GASP* PK someone!



posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 09:58 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

That's probably what this whole meeting is about. Trump wants to propose a law that will give TKers an automatic death penalty while spawn campers get life. Also, anyone 12 or under that uses the words c***, f***, or wh*** over voice chat is automatically entered in to a government registry for life.

I mean Trump is such a genius he clearly already knows that games are already rated and laws are in place to prevent violent games from being sold to children. So this meeting must be about discussing something that isn't already in place.



posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 10:07 AM
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Next generation of first person gaming - Power Puff Girls against The Smurfs against The Care Bears in a knock down drag out pillow fight. That may too violent as well.

Not good for violent video gaming aficionados. The actions of a few spoil it for everyone. Next it will be the toning down of motion picture violence. I thought GTA V was hilarious.

IMO, its availability and the emotional state of the individuals involved. Clearly a mental health issue which stems from neglectful parenting. Also, anyone that is obsessed with and talks about their firearms all the time clearly has an inferiority complex; a mental state when mixed with firearms has the potential for destructive behavior. Should it be reported?

How much would it cost the US Government to post TSA bag checks, x-ray machines and metal detectors at every school in the country? Not enough resources.

There is clearly a problem at Michigan State with the recent sexual assault allegations against the staff.
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posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 10:26 AM
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Next generation of first person gaming - Power Puff Girls against The Smurfs against The Care Bears in a knock down drag out pillow fight. That may too violent as well.


I would totally play a AAA quality, SSB style brawler from Cartoon Network.



posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 10:35 AM
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originally posted by: Ohanka

originally posted by: Cassi3l
If, according to Trumpian logique, the game industry is responsable for real-life massacres

Does this mean he'll be having a sit down wth porn industry leaders too, to crack down on sex crimes ?



I say go for it. No porn or video games.

I wonder how long before society would break down...


There'd definitely be a lot more mass shootings.



posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 10:45 AM
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If there is to be a censorship campaign by this administration ,interesting how the elephant in the room is ignored. The Florida school shooter is a self hating rascist propped up by convictions coming from supremacy groups.
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posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 10:49 AM
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Does America have an 18+ rating for games? Movies do.

Next better be Hollywood and TV to be consistent, better add TV news to that it's violent.

Trump is an idiot this is really grasping at straws.



posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 11:49 AM
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Illinois teenager banned from playing violent video games after making me a comment about mass shootings.

Linky link

Well, that was much quicker than expected.

Read it and weep.



posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 11:50 AM
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a reply to: JimTSpock

In the US there is the AO rating for games. This can only be purchased by and for people 18+. Much like the NC17 rating for movies. And like that rating almost no retailers will carry it.

The R equivalent for games is M. This can only be purchased by people 17+ but it doesn't matter if they're purchasing it for a child. At the same time though the salesperson is supposed to notify the person as to why it is rated as such.




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