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Illinois Judge Bans Teen From Playing Violent Video Games

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posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 04:27 PM
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Ban the banners!

How bout them virtual apples?




posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 04:56 PM
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originally posted by: seagull
a reply to: Lysergic

Who is this person y'all seem so down on?

I'm totally out at sea about the whole gaming thing. My last console was a sega.


she's a leftwing nut extremist feminist with a keyboard and mouse and internet ; aka the smartest person on the planet



posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 05:00 PM
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a reply to: seagull

She's a third wave feminist who decided to go on a crusade against games, and basically every single game is problematic.

Although she is intellectually dishonest in how she would come to the conclusions.

Agent 47 for example, she said the main purpose of the game is strangler strippers, thus promoting violence against women blah blah blah right?

Well, in Agent 47, and on that stage which is at a strip club, you aren't suppose to kill any innocents ever, in fact you are penalized for doing so, but this is from some who claims to be a big gamer yadda yadda..

More bs on her part, she got hella crowdfunding and was promised to delivery videos with the money, yet never finished anything that I know of, I lost interest and her name stop trending, who knows wtf she does these days.

It's like she wanted to do research, without doing any research, just say everything is problematic, and nobody is allowed to enjoy fantasy in a god damn video game.

The Legacy of Turd Waves.



posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 05:05 PM
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a reply to: seagull

Lookup #Gamergate... this dumb little girl was the irritant that precipitated that entire fiasco.



posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 05:07 PM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6

Actually it started w Zoe Quinn but soon switched over.

I'm sure you've all played Depression Quest.


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In 2014, a blog post by her ex-boyfriend sparked the Gamergate controversy,

edit on 2-3-2018 by Lysergic because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 05:10 PM
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originally posted by: Lysergic
a reply to: burdman30ott6

Actually it started w Zoe Quinn but soon switched over.

I'm sure you've all played Depression Quest.


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I play a modded variant in which the player actually is depression and the goal is to ensure as many other PVP players as possible experience maximum depression.



posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 05:11 PM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6

Sounds like me playing ARK.



posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 05:14 PM
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originally posted by: Lysergic
In 2014, a blog post by her ex-boyfriend sparked the Gamergate controversy,


Like flies to a pile of doodoo, Sarkeesian was soon there and claiming center stage.



posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 06:04 PM
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a reply to: Xcalibur254

This kid sounds like he has a problem.

Second, I do not believe video games cause these shootings. I'm not saying that they don't play some role, but hardly worth mentioning. It's not about the game, it's about the kid. I'd keep firearms away from this child for now.

If not playing video games was part of his probation, I have no problem with that. You do not have to accept probation, a person can just serve the time. If you choose to not do ALL of your time, you may have to prove you can CONTROL yourself. Jail or not playing some video game? Which to choose? If that's a tough choice, then it's time to get out of the basement.



posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 06:06 PM
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Huh.

Less than impressed by most of her reasoning, if it can be called that...

It seems to me, as cursory as my looksee was, that the reaction to her was more than a bit overboard, which comes as no real surprise.

She over plays it, and so, too, did the ones reacting to her.

My impressions may be wrong, as I'm most assuredly not a part, even slightly, of the on-line gamer community. WoW is it, and I quit playing that when folks kept gangin' up on the noobs (is that still a thing?), and killin' me. Got old, fast.



posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 06:17 PM
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originally posted by: seagull
I quit playing that when folks kept gangin' up on the noobs (is that still a thing?)


No, not at all. In fact, I highly recommend you start playing again (I suggest Halo for the friendliest groups) and make sure you tell everyone "I'm not an experienced player with a new account, I am a noob." You'll find much has changed and you'll now be treated like a king by most players.



posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 06:35 PM
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originally posted by: neo96
How bout them virtual apples?

They taste like they came from Aldi.



posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 06:36 PM
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originally posted by: Blue Shift

originally posted by: neo96
How bout them virtual apples?

They taste like they came from Aldi.


Wouldn't know.

Never shopped there.



posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 07:43 PM
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originally posted by: kurthall
a reply to: Xcalibur254You comparing COD, Hitman, GTA, to Rayman, is crazy. I agree this kid should not play M rated games till he is older. A rule his parents should have already had in place. If you were a gamer (I am and also 46) and seen some of the things I have in video games, maybe you would feel differently.

I'm older than you and have been gaming since the Pong console came out. There are things on TV, including the news, movies, and the internet at large that are far more violent than video games. I played Doom back when it first came out. That game was crazy in the violence.

Never turned me into a raving mass murderer.

My kids play pretty much anything that looks interesting to them, including GTA. They're perfectly normal kids who don't take the violence as anything but fake/fantasy.

Do you remember what it was that caused the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley Jr? He wanted to gain the attention of actress Jodie Foster and thought killing a president would gain him that.

How about the murder of John Lennon? Mark David Chapman was obsessed with the book The Catcher in the Rye and the life of John Lennon himself.

No video games were involved and yet, people died.

Anyone with an obsession that leads to someone else dying would do what they do regardless of what started said obsession. Many of these school shootings are claimed by the shooters to be rooted in being heavily bullied. So some of them apparently played violent video games? Well, so do many, many other perfectly normal and non-homicidal kids. Any person who is unhinged, for whatever reason, will find a break point. They'll find something to obsess over. Games are just one thing among thousands in this world.

You can't just blanket ban anything that might, maybe, possibly trigger someone into violent action. I bet that if you went back and examined long and hard enough, you'd find that many people who murder aren't driven by any of the things people are trying to demonize right now: movies, TV, books, video games.

Frankly, I want them to start looking far harder at the medical professionals that are putting today's kids on heavy and damaging brain altering drugs. Want to find blame? Start there. Ask why kids need these when their brains are still developing.



posted on Mar, 2 2018 @ 07:53 PM
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originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
Its like the mid 80's all over again.

Bad music on the radio

kids wearing charm bracelets and the california roll on their jeans

i swear i've seen stonewash, too

There is a Christian revival underway across Americas heartland, with Satanists getting to play the bad guy once again

Ozzy is back in court for his song suicide solution. Ok, that last one isn't exactly true. But it looks like we are back to that kind of thinking again.

ETA: I think people are PINING for it, actually.

Cold War with Russia heating up, and people actually wanted to compare Trump to Reagan (2 turds of a different color, IMO). I think my half sarcastic joke may just be true.


Ha! Seen the same all over Atlanta.

I do have to say that I think a lot depends on how young a kid starts in on violent games. Sure, as a 41 year old there weren't any when I was growing up. I played pitfall Harry on Atari.

There are developmental stages kids go through and with very realistic violent games I could see them influencing some.

It's kinda like not letting children watch porn....it can influence their behavior.

Anywho...I blame bad parenting for most issues....or I guess non parenting as is the case nowadays....give the kids an iPad and a Xbox and it's their babysitter....not like when I grew up and all I had was the creek and the woods to run around in and use imagination.

/soapbox




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