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2012-12-14 05:12:45 PM
Mass effect clearly trained this guy to kill, I warned people about not taking the paragon path...
 
2012-12-14 05:15:33 PM
Well of course Fox blames video games; that's something youngsters do.*

*"Youngsters" = under 60.
 
2012-12-14 05:16:32 PM
Wait...You mean this one's not Obama's fault? I'll be damned...
 
2012-12-14 05:17:30 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: Wait...You mean this one's not Obama's fault? I'll be damned...


Give it time.
 
2012-12-14 05:20:46 PM
Wow. My guess was totally wrong.

I figured they were going to argue that if the kids had been armed, this never would have happened.
 
2012-12-14 05:22:59 PM
Not gonna fly this time. Nobody is going to buy it. That is going to damage them even amongst their base. Nobody is going to believe a video game about fighting aliens trained someone to kill kindergarteners.

Even among the low intellect FOX viewers, this is nonsense.
 
2012-12-14 05:26:37 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: Wait...You mean this one's not Obama's fault? I'll be damned...


Who was president when all THREE Mass Effect games came out? Exactly. Game. Set. Match. Checkmate.
 
2012-12-14 05:29:17 PM
Keith Ablow is a farking hack who's been banned from practicing psychiatry because he's such a farking hack.
 
2012-12-14 05:34:17 PM

Rincewind53: Keith Ablow is a farking hack who's been banned from practicing psychiatry because he's such a farking hack.


"During the 2012 Republican primary, Ablow wrote a column arguing that Newt Gingrich's three marriages actually made him more qualified to be president. He wrote: "When three women want to sign on for life with a man who is now running for president, I worry more about whether we'll be clamoring for a third Gingrich term, not whether we'll want to let him go after one."[19] The column was criticized, with Rod Dreher of The American Conservative commenting thusly: "Oh for frack's sake. At some point, you have to wonder when shamelessness crosses the line from character defect to psychopathology. If only Dr. Leo Spaceman were a Republican, he could have a lucrative career on Fox."[20]"

Lulz.
 
2012-12-14 05:49:13 PM
And reality tv. And Facebook.


BSABSVR: Sin_City_Superhero: Wait...You mean this one's not Obama's fault? I'll be damned...

Who was president when all THREE Mass Effect games came out? Exactly. Game. Set. Match. Checkmate.


First one came out in 2007...,although that was probably your point, so I'll just shut up now.
 
2012-12-14 06:05:29 PM

Diogenes: Wow. My guess was totally wrong.

I figured they were going to argue that if the kids had been armed, this never would have happened.


I believe the NRA is covering that one

/NRA: Not Rational Atall
 
2012-12-14 06:24:41 PM

SilentStrider: And reality tv. And Facebook.


BSABSVR: Sin_City_Superhero: Wait...You mean this one's not Obama's fault? I'll be damned...

Who was president when all THREE Mass Effect games came out? Exactly. Game. Set. Match. Checkmate.

First one came out in 2007...,although that was probably your point, so I'll just shut up now.


Actually I thought it was 2009. Oops. Yay for joke borking.
 
2012-12-14 06:37:21 PM
So we've got

1) Videogames

2) Lack of God in schools

I'm just going to roll those together and blame lack of God in videogames.
 
2012-12-14 06:55:12 PM

fusillade762: So we've got

1) Videogames

2) Lack of God in schools

I'm just going to roll those together and blame lack of God in videogames.


cache.kotaku.com

May I present: Left Behind, the video game.

Where your object is to shoot people...
 
2012-12-14 07:02:48 PM

fusillade762: So we've got

1) Videogames

2) Lack of God in schools

I'm just going to roll those together and blame lack of God in videogames.


Don't forget "if everyone was armed, this wouldn't happen"

/always a frikkin classic
 
2012-12-14 09:54:56 PM
Well, that didn't take long.


Fark you, Faux news. Fark. You.
 
2012-12-14 09:58:06 PM
Back in my day, we blamed this sort of thing on Satanic heavy metal.
 
2012-12-14 10:12:50 PM
Have you ever played a video game backwards? It's all there. Study it up.
 
2012-12-14 10:14:33 PM
For Fox News, there is no such thing as "bottom of the barrel." When they encounter what appears to be the bottom, there is another, even lower bottom for them to hit.
 
2012-12-14 10:16:08 PM
And yet Fox News treats politics as one big video game and doing absolutely everything in their power to help their side win, damn the consequences. Hey guys, how about actually trying to help people instead of scoring points?
 
2012-12-14 10:20:58 PM
Blaming video games is ridiculous. Like blaming guns.
 
2012-12-14 10:31:31 PM
Not because it teaches men to shoot people, but because men get tired of getting beaten at video games by little kids all the time.
 
2012-12-14 10:49:45 PM
Video games, Heavy Metal, and Satan.
 
2012-12-14 10:50:07 PM
I played video games a lot as a kid and now all I do all day is eat shrooms and stomp turtles.
 
2012-12-14 10:50:36 PM
I bet the guy in China was influenced by World of Warcraft.
 
2012-12-14 10:51:10 PM
Just for that, I'm going to spend my entire next vacation in Azeroth. At fifteen bucks for the month, it's probably the cheapest vacation I'll take next year. And I bet I don't shoot even one single eight-year-old the whole time.

/Tamriel's lovely this time of year, too.
//Bring a jacket
 
2012-12-14 10:53:06 PM
Yeah, go ahead an blame video games, because heaven forbid we spent some federal dollars on mental services for nutjobs like this kid apparently was, at least according to some reports I've read this evening.
 
2012-12-14 10:54:04 PM
I'm not sure how to troll correctly this but I will try.

Kids these days need to read more of the bible and turn off the damned idiot box. In my day, we were raised to respect life not to collect points for ending it. I worry about the direction of our country with the glorification of violence.
 
2012-12-14 10:54:50 PM

buzzcut73: Yeah, go ahead an blame video games, because heaven forbid we spent some federal dollars on mental services for nutjobs like this kid apparently was, at least according to some reports I've read this evening.


You get out of here with that rational, well-thought-out conclusion!
 
2012-12-14 10:55:06 PM
I find it apt my iPhone autocorrected "Huckabee" into "huckster."
 
2012-12-14 10:56:04 PM
I always knew the song by that biatch Lana del Rey would set somebody off on a violent tangent.
 
2012-12-14 10:57:04 PM

BravadoGT: Like blaming guns.

Nobody

blames the guns. Plenty have issue with how easily they are to obtain in america. (including those looking from a distance through the LED window in front of them)
 
2012-12-14 10:57:13 PM
how about a culture so accustomed to glorifying violence that within two weeks, unless we were personally involved, this will have as much relevance as all the rest of them?

yet again, show some boobs or two people farking and that's bad and evil

murder good. sex bad.

zardoz!

static.tumblr.com

I've been cringing for awhile every time the 3 year old fakes playing guns and killing things. I just don't like it no more, man, and yes I played guns plenty growing up and even know how to properly handle real ones.
 
2012-12-14 10:57:45 PM

Diogenes: Rincewind53: Keith Ablow is a farking hack who's been banned from practicing psychiatry because he's such a farking hack.

"During the 2012 Republican primary, Ablow wrote a column arguing that Newt Gingrich's three marriages actually made him more qualified to be president. He wrote: "When three women want to sign on for life with a man who is now running for president, I worry more about whether we'll be clamoring for a third Gingrich term, not whether we'll want to let him go after one."[19] The column was criticized, with Rod Dreher of The American Conservative commenting thusly: "Oh for frack's sake. At some point, you have to wonder when shamelessness crosses the line from character defect to psychopathology. If only Dr. Leo Spaceman were a Republican, he could have a lucrative career on Fox."[20]"

Lulz.


Wow. Just......wow.

Wow.
 
2012-12-14 10:59:02 PM
And so Fox bravely ran away from the discussion. Bravo. Also, fark you.
 
2012-12-14 11:00:21 PM

Raharu: Mass effect clearly trained this guy to kill, I warned people about not taking the paragon path...


www.examiner.commedia.moddb.com

That's how I learned to be a psychopathic killer. Old school. Started with the Wolfenstein "gateway drug". Then one day it just didn't do it for me anymore. I moved on to "the hard stuff", even though I had to upgrade my PC.

Hey, why do I fire a pistol left-handed in Doom, yet the shotgun, chainsaw, etc are right-handed??
 
2012-12-14 11:01:30 PM

Outrageous Muff: Video games, Heavy Metal, and Satan


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2012-12-14 11:02:29 PM
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2012-12-14 11:02:55 PM

Rincewind53: Keith Ablow is a farking hack who's been banned from practicing psychiatry because he's such a farking hack.


You're not kidding. I just looked up this idiot and saw this on Wiki:

Dr. Ablow also performs what he terms "Street Therapy" wherein he approaches apparent strangers on the street with a camera crew and engages them in conversations about their personal problems on camera. According to his personal website, his goal is to "go deep" and to "discover what that individual is struggling with."[8]

Because nothing says responsible psychiatry like approaching random people on the street to diagnose - sorry, "go deep" with - them in a few minutes, in front of a camera.
 
2012-12-14 11:03:07 PM
The petty demagoguery I've seen all over fark, claiming there are "sides" and "bases," is astonishing. Some of you really need to disconnect.
 
2012-12-14 11:03:33 PM
They should have blamed Revenge of the Sith.
 
2012-12-14 11:03:50 PM
I blame 24 hour news channels sensationalizing mass shootings.

/Therefore: Satan
//Fox News: #1 News Channel in Pandemonium
 
2012-12-14 11:04:05 PM
I watched Road Runner cartoons when I was a kid. You don't see me running around dropping anvils on peoples heads.
 
2012-12-14 11:06:04 PM
How come nobody is blaming black clothing? That seems to be a characteristic common to these sad, pathetic people.
 
2012-12-14 11:06:24 PM

srhp29: They should have blamed Revenge of the Sith.


tru dat
 
2012-12-14 11:06:49 PM

fusillade762: So we've got

1) Videogames

2) Lack of God in schools

I'm just going to roll those together and blame lack of God in videogames.


Typically if there is a god in a video game you end up killing them.

So you know, we put "God" in video games and forget to mention he's the final boss you kill with pre-martial sex for recreation.
 
2012-12-14 11:08:10 PM
I just played through GTA-Vice City to get to the elusive 100% (yay me?). Now I wanna go kill me some hookers, fat beach-goers, Haitians, Cubans and cops while riding around on a crotch rocket or flying a Blackhawk.

Or not. These idiots have been around almost as long as the Atari 2600 VCS. Back in the day it was the left wings Tipper Gore and Joe Liberman leading the charge on this type of idiotic comparison when Reagan was in office. Now it's some right wing idiot doing the same and I wouldn't be all that surprised to see some of todays left wing idiots joining in.
 
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2012-12-14 11:08:41 PM
Diogenes : I figured they were going to argue that if the kids had been armed, this never would have happened.

Who the hell would arm kids?

Now, teachers... Jackass wouldn't have made it through two rooms. But hey, don't let the possibility of only half as many dead kids slow down the anti-gun hate.
 
2012-12-14 11:09:47 PM
there's no way violent video games desensitize unstable minds. Parents everywhere should get their apserger crotchfruit the latest shoot-em-up game for christmas.
 
ecl
2012-12-14 11:10:12 PM

Oznog: Raharu: Mass effect clearly trained this guy to kill, I warned people about not taking the paragon path...

[www.examiner.com image 470x293][media.moddb.com image 850x637]

That's how I learned to be a psychopathic killer. Old school. Started with the Wolfenstein "gateway drug". Then one day it just didn't do it for me anymore. I moved on to "the hard stuff", even though I had to upgrade my PC.

Hey, why do I fire a pistol left-handed in Doom, yet the shotgun, chainsaw, etc are right-handed??


www.teamteabag.com

static.gamesradar.com

www.3drealms.com

ROTT, Duke3d, and Shadow Warrior too.
 
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