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News Byron: Games aren't the problem

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 31 Mar 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    woah, someone in the public eye talking sense about games, parenting and electronic communications in general, for once?

    pinch me.
     
  3. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    The real test is whether or not she sticks to that opinion when the 'politically correct brigade' get their "games are evil" caps on and leap on their soapboxes.

    It doesn't surprise me that an independent report commissioned by the Government says something sensible... but if the Government actually pay attention to it? That's another matter entirely.
     
  4. 1st time modder

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    hopefully this common sense she speaks of regarding games actually gets some serious media attention, and as always games are a form of entertainment.... nothing more so should be taken as much, just be sure to tell your kids anything that is possible in GTA should NEVER be done in real life.
     
  5. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    now we can just hope that the government actually listens to her...
     
  6. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    She is like the perfect woman, sexy and not a games hater :D
     
  7. Mister_X

    Mister_X Chaotic Neutral

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    Its common sense, but nice to hear someone with a "Dr" infront of their name say it.

    Won't stop the parents of little snowflake blaming the games they bought for him when he turns out to be a tw*t.
     
  8. Nictron

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    I have always agreed with the statement that a healthy mature individual out of a happy and balanced home will find it very hard to hurt someone else in society even if they do play Manhunt, but then I do not play Manhunt because I find it degrading and do not like to drop to that level even if I know it is just a game.

    That is just the way I was brought up by my parents :)
     
  9. VictorianBloke

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    Yeah, had to do a double take on the date, April 1st is tomorrow right.
     
  10. FR34K

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    Doc Byron is mah hero!!:thumb:
    heh, and I'm not even a big gamer, but all my friends are

    keep it up Byron!:D
     
  11. Nexxo

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    Clinical psychologists: explaining the obvious to the idiot masses since 1896. :D

    I'll probably get in trouble for saying this... :worried:
     
  12. shigllgetcha

    shigllgetcha Come at me bro

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    lol could you not say verifying instead :)
     
  13. AcidJiles

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    The truth is always hard for people to stomach.
     
  14. AcidJiles

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    Same here, whats the quote "I dont agree with what your saying but I will fight for your right to say it". same applies here in my opinion, I dont want to play the game and would never suggest its to anyone but I believe they have the right to make it.
     
  15. Grasshopper

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    Halleluia! I was about time some one notice this.
     
  16. freedom810

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    Atleast she isnt bashing it.
     
  17. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    That was surprisingly sensible, good on her! Lets hope people listen.
     
  18. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    Nope. The Mail/Express will still continue to cite computer games as being responsible for the downfall of society as a whole, regardless of the amount of evidence to the contrary.

    Wild accusations on the front page sells papers (which is why the McCann's charity fund is now considerably richer).

    It's surprising that the Express hasn't tried to link the scourge of computer games to Princess Diana's death yet.
     
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    if you reeeaalllly want to know more about spree killings, the psychology and background behind them, and not CNN's media ********, I suggest the bookGoing Postal.

    excellent book.
     
  20. MrMonroe

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    Well, DUUH.

    Now, if you're finished with her, would you kindly send her across the Atlantic so she can smack some sense into our politicians for a little while?
     
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