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News Virginia Tech: "No link to violent games"

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 31 Aug 2007.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Javerh

    Javerh Topiary Golem

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    I think we should just burn all the books so kids wouldn't know what a gun is.
     
  3. cjoyce1980

    cjoyce1980 New Member

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    DAMN! I guess if sonic the hedgehog can cause a kid to go crazy, imagine what mario galaxy is going to do to the kids! its gonna be choas!!!! LOL!
     
  4. bilbothebaggins

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    Certainly good to see they seem to have done some thorough investigation into this issue. And certainly nice to see at least one shooting seemingly not linked to computergames at all ...
     
  5. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    then we must ban basketball, collecting figurines and playing with remote controlled cars because they make you shoot people.... and also sonic the hedgehog.
     
  6. TheVoice

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    Jack Thompson is a very odd man. Strange how he manages to change the playing of a game into 'trained on'. Yes, because 'training' on Doom definitely prepares you for real-life violence.

    Moron.
     
  7. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    Thats it. Ban the consoles!
     
  8. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    Better burn all guns and let the kids read books....
     
  9. Almightyrastus

    Almightyrastus Rule #9

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    At least this is a step towards realising that games don't make people violent, being nuts makes people violent. We will never know 100% why he did it or why any of them do it, just be thankful for those that survive and remember those who didn't.
     
  10. Breach

    Breach Modding in Exile

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    Did it really take this long to figure out the guy had life long untreated mental problems...

    Im curious what scapegoat for violence was used before games and TV were invented.
     
  11. Nexxo

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    My theory, for what it's worth, is here.

    Comic books. Movies. Alcohol. Not attending church...
     
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  12. righteous_slave

    righteous_slave I know what a bloody Dremel is

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    Anyone want to lay odds as to when a retraction is heard from Mr. Thompson?

    The only step to realizing rastus' point is the use of common sense instead of seeking out scapegoats and screen time.
     
  13. yuusou

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    I'm gonna kill you all MUAHAHAHAHA *plays some True Combat: Elite*
     
  14. wewe

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    *hides behind computer*
     
  15. Kipman725

    Kipman725 When did I get a custom title!?!

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    he spent alot of time righting so I'm pretty sure he explained why he killed everyone if you got of hold of what he wrote. To me that would seem a more logical aproch before blaming games.
     
  16. Nexxo

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    Naah, that would be way too sensible. :D
     
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