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(Kotaku)   "After Newtown, I can no longer play violent video games," writes moron   (kotaku.com) divider line 187
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2012-12-20 07:12:05 PM

TomD9938: I'd think bieng in his mid thirties would be reason enough for this guy to pack away his toys.


YES!!! "That Guy" showed up to the thread.
You know, the one that doesn't realize that a very large video game playing demographic is indeed the over 30 crowd...or he somehow feels it makes them inferior to him because he is far more prodcutive in his free time...such as when he is posting on internet forums.
 
2012-12-20 07:12:20 PM

meat0918: Yeah, I have kids, and I don't play the violent stuff until they are in bed and the door to the computer room is shut.


I didn't have to wait until they were in bed until they were old enough to begin understanding what was happening. Kid is 10 now and I don't turn on the FPS games until he is in bed and has been there for a while.
 
2012-12-20 07:15:06 PM

SquiggsIN: I don't have any reservations about any games played around me. I do, however, criticize some of my in-laws (only to the wife privately) at their lack of concern for letting their 4, 9, and 13 year olds have access to mature titles with graphic nudity and violence. Their 9 year old has been playing Grand Theft Auto for years and the 4 year old has a mouth like a sailor. I'm very glad they aren't my kids.


The 4-year-old cusses? My god. I know I've never unleashed the word fark shiat piss biatch motherfarker cocksucker or coont in my life and I don't want anyone I know to ever use words that mean things. Think of all the harm those poor children are inflicting on each other with those awful taboo words!
 
2012-12-20 07:16:20 PM

Apos: At least this one recognizes that he can no longer distinguish fantasy from reality in time, subby.


Yes, I'm sure his thousands of hours of target practice with a PS3 Sixaxis or a Wii Nunchuck will prepare him for using a Glock without hurting himself with the recoil...
 
2012-12-20 07:19:09 PM
(shrug) I'll be honest - I don't have a problem with the article. Video games are escapism. Sounds like after last Friday they're no longer effective for him. I doubt that's the only reason why, and though I can't really sympathize him him, I'm not gonna write him off as a moron for it.
 
2012-12-20 07:19:42 PM

WhippingBoy: That's the problem beauty with the Internet: Every idiot with an opinion can post it yon and hither for all the world to see.


FTFY

Idiot opinions (mine included) make the world spicy.
 
2012-12-20 07:19:59 PM

noneyourbase: (shrug) I'll be honest - I don't have a problem with the article. Video games are escapism. Sounds like after last Friday they're no longer effective for him. I doubt that's the only reason why, and though I can't really sympathize with him, I'm not gonna write him off as a moron for it.


FTFM
 
2012-12-20 07:20:50 PM
For every violent video game you don't play, I'll play three.
 
2012-12-20 07:22:42 PM
Pokemon taught me the magic that happens when male and female critters are put together in a small space and left alone for a while.
 
2012-12-20 07:24:08 PM
After Aurora, I can no longer watch The Dark Knight. Or maybe that was Bane...
 
2012-12-20 07:24:08 PM

CapnPlaty: But why would anyone need an assault rifle?

And "because the second amendment says I can" is a bullshiat answer. There is personal responsibility true, but also public responsibility.


Why would anyone need violent video games? Why would anyone need any video games? It isn't like society would collapse if they suddenly all disappeared.

And "because the first amendment says I can" is a bullshiat answer. There is personal responsibility true, but also public responsibility. Since they have had a nonzero effect on these shooters they should all be banned.
 
2012-12-20 07:25:05 PM

rnatalie: After Columbine I wasnted to write a FPS game where you could program in the floorplan of your highschool and go blow your classmates away.


There actually was a game written after the Columbine massacre about the Columbine massacre. There's another one out there now if you google "Columbine video game", but the one I'm thinking about doesn't show up with a cursory google search.

Plus, I believe that the Columbine murderers had their own levels of "Doom" at the time as well.

Seriously though, if anyone out there *really* has it in them to go to the sort of effort to make their own levels of a game depicting them killing anyone they know in real life... No one is worth getting that worked up over, especially a bully. By blowing up, you just make yourself the bad guy. Please go get psychiatric help. -Things *can* get better.
 
2012-12-20 07:25:07 PM
after my cat died i couldnt look at my tamogatchi again
 
2012-12-20 07:27:57 PM
I deal with morons and their BS all day... my job, essentially, is to babysit grown-ass men (sometimes women) who are apparently incapable of showing up on time every day or knowing how to do their jobs.

I am also at the bottom of the funnel where shiat flows down from people sitting at desks 100's or 1000's of miles away that have no clue how the world works beyond their cubicle or corner office.

It is my responsibility to double check (and correct) the work of everybody I deal with... whether they be above or below me.

So yeah... spending an hour or two after work blowing up buildings, wasting zombies or mowing down pedestrians helps me blow off some steam.
 
2012-12-20 07:29:49 PM
I discovered that I harbored a serious God complex/evil streak when playing the first black and white. Not only was I really, really evil (who wasn't when playing that game? It was just more fun that way) but I took the one "good" pet, the Cow, named him Bob and taught him how to eat people real early on. And then I made everyone breed. Bob was very, very happy and pretty much wiped out entire villages on a regular basis. Mwhahaha!

/misses Bob the man-eating cow
//no time for video games these days, violent or otherwise *sigh*
 
2012-12-20 07:32:09 PM

noneyourbase: (shrug) I'll be honest - I don't have a problem with the article. Video games are escapism. Sounds like after last Friday they're no longer effective for him. I doubt that's the only reason why, and though I can't really sympathize him him, I'm not gonna write him off as a moron for it.


The problem I have with the article is that it seems to have no point. It is not informative in any way, and the author goes out of his way to not make any sort of point whatsoever. It is the equivalent of a millennial writing a blog about how they are sick of cheese toast and are not going to eat in anymore. There is nothing wrong with that, but it in no way represents the type of journalism Kotaku and the author are trying to represent it as. Seems a little bit like attention whoring.

Its either that or the author is trying to make a connection between violent games and mass shootings without having the balls to come out and actually address the idea in a defensible manner. The way it was written gave me a hint of that as well.
 
2012-12-20 07:33:10 PM
After the Reapers attacked Vancouver I couldn't use Space Magic anymore...
 
2012-12-20 07:34:27 PM

HeartBurnKid: You know what? I'm OK with this guy. He's not calling us all psychos, he's not trying to get violent media banned, he's just saying that it hurts him too badly to play out those images on his screen. He's doing what everybody should do when they see something that offends them: he's turning it off.


I'm glad some people read the entire article.
 
2012-12-20 07:34:43 PM
Now morons in the media like nancy grace will read this buffoon's senseless musings and use it as evidence for their bogey man violent video game argument. What a jerkoff.
 
2012-12-20 07:34:51 PM
Meh. The day I started playing MOH: Allied Assault, I realized it was June 6th. I was bummed out for a bit, but I got over it.
 
2012-12-20 07:35:12 PM
After that day, I went through a period

no kidding
 
2012-12-20 07:38:43 PM
I needed a few weeks of no GTAIV after a nasty car accident.

If the games weren't realistic enough to suspend disbelief, they wouldn't be immersive and we wouldn't enjoy them.
 
2012-12-20 07:40:17 PM
After the Phil Spector trial I couldn't play Ace Attorney:Phoenix Wright again
 
2012-12-20 07:42:19 PM

scottydoesntknow: Sounds a lot like cs_estate


with zombie mod = brilliant
 
2012-12-20 07:42:49 PM
And no, no, I do not train cows to eat humans in real life. I have a respectable job and no violent tendencies other than wishing to throw the occasional paper clip or rubber band and a chatty or singing cube neighbor.
 
2012-12-20 07:43:29 PM

apelk: HeartBurnKid: You know what? I'm OK with this guy. He's not calling us all psychos, he's not trying to get violent media banned, he's just saying that it hurts him too badly to play out those images on his screen. He's doing what everybody should do when they see something that offends them: he's turning it off.

I'm glad some people read the entire article.


Except it is on a game site he is a writer for. So it is just a matter of time before all those nut jobs out there use it to further their agenda that video games make people violent. See!! Professional game journalist denounces violent video games because he is afraid his kids will turn into murdering monsters! How about he just quits his job and spares us the sob story.
 
2012-12-20 07:47:29 PM
fiatopen.rollins.edu

name something a new parent of a young child would write.

/interestingly enough, once they've had a bunch more kids they go back to accepting of the existence of suffering and humor in this world
 
2012-12-20 07:48:31 PM

Cyrus the Mediocre: Violent video games giving me the urge to murder makes as much sense as Civilization giving me the urge to invade Russia.


Dude, the hot women alone should be reason enough to invade Russia! Just make sure to leave them before they get to the babushka phase of their life.
 
2012-12-20 07:49:27 PM
Everyone congratulate me on being named chief operations officer at United Airlines. I knew all that Pocket Planes experience would get me the inside track.
 
2012-12-20 07:52:03 PM

Twitch Boy: Everyone congratulate me on being named chief operations officer at United Airlines. I knew all that Pocket Planes experience would get me the inside track.


To what
 
2012-12-20 07:54:08 PM

Mugato: Who is this and why do we care?


Feelings or something.
 
2012-12-20 07:54:15 PM
You know what I'm sick of the most? The retarded reaction of gamers to the media blaming games.
People are pretty emotional about this and when they're emotional they're not rational. It should be obvious that people are going to look for a scapegoat. This stuff is for people 50+ who have their heads up their arses.
Nobody's going to take away your precious farking video games. It's a multi-billion dollar industry. Nobody thinks you're weird for playing video games anymore. Anybody who does is a cocksucker you can safely ignore.
 
2012-12-20 07:54:55 PM

Agent Nick Fury: Never understood liberals on this point.

Ban cigarette advertising because it make people smoke.


That's the entire POINT of advertising, to make someone do/buy something.

Take Rush Limbaugh off the radio because speech influences people.

Just look at all of the people who say Limbaugh influences their views and shapes their mindsets, as well as get all of their "news" from him. Plus his constant call for the right to wage war against America because half of it doesn't agree with them.

Don't say words like 'Chicago' or 'Food Stamps' because they are dog whistles for racist tendencies to rise up withing people.

Never heard anything about that, but I can see people using it as a way to stereotype people and/or demand ending social service programs.

First shooter video games that have awesome graphics depicting how easy it is to kill and maim for deluded teens and introverted fat boys?

AWWWWEEESSSSOOOOMMMMEEEE


The games aren't telling people to go out and do it for real. And you're making the retarded assumption that all people who play video games are mentally-deficient.
 
2012-12-20 07:56:39 PM

Shostie: Jesus, just play Katamari or something, weirdo.


Love that game.
 
2012-12-20 07:57:27 PM

downstairs: TFA: I don't want to explain to my son why daddy is shooting the guys on the television. Why that's okay, but when it happens in real life, people cry.

Do you watch violent movies with your kids?  No?  Then don't play violent video games in front of them.


Yes, let them do that in secret with their friends.
 
2012-12-20 07:58:41 PM

Rufus Lee King: Grown men and video games. Right. Yes.


Yeah. Grown men are suppossed to play squash, golf, and sit around drinking beer while watching football.
 
2012-12-20 08:01:04 PM

StoPPeRmobile: Rufus Lee King: Grown men and video games. Right. Yes.

Yeah. Grown men are supposed to play squash, golf, and sit around drinking beer while watching football.


So I've been told. Video games are puerile nonsense, but football and golf aren't painfully dull?
 
2012-12-20 08:05:33 PM

scottydoesntknow: I have caused untold destruction on my cities. I have sent hurricanes, unleashed tornados, and controlled conquering alien armies to smite the those citizens who refuse to develop beyond ramshackle houses because of property taxes.

But after 9/11, I threw away my Sim City 3000 disc, hoping never again to cause or witness such carnage.


This is a wonderful post.
 
2012-12-20 08:12:46 PM

Cyrus the Mediocre: Violent video games giving me the urge to murder makes as much sense as Civilization giving me the urge to invade Russia.


You too? Glad I'm not alone. Who ELSE wants to invade Russia? :)
 
2012-12-20 08:14:06 PM

Agent Nick Fury: Never understood liberals on this point.

Ban cigarette advertising because it make people smoke.

Take Rush Limbaugh off the radio because speech influences people.

Don't say words like 'Chicago' or 'Food Stamps' because they are dog whistles for racist tendencies to rise up withing people.

First shooter video games that have awesome graphics depicting how easy it is to kill and maim for deluded teens and introverted fat boys?


upload.wikimedia.org
www.americasarmy.com
Official site from the United States Army. Includes game information and free download
 
2012-12-20 08:14:44 PM

People_are_Idiots: Cyrus the Mediocre: Violent video games giving me the urge to murder makes as much sense as Civilization giving me the urge to invade Russia.

You too? Glad I'm not alone. Who ELSE wants to invade Russia? :)


It's only a matter of time before they war with us.
 
2012-12-20 08:17:16 PM
The fact that he wrote in his article that he doesn't want to explain to his child why killing stuff in video games is ok and killing people in real life is wrong tells me that he's not yet ready to be a parent.
 
2012-12-20 08:17:28 PM
video games: mass murder
as
porn:mass rape
 
2012-12-20 08:17:30 PM
My son doesn't want to play his COD or Black Ops since this either.
 
2012-12-20 08:17:59 PM
Ohh look, Kotaku is doing their linkbait again.
 
2012-12-20 08:20:37 PM

spamdog: Nobody thinks you're weird for playing video games anymore.


You haven't been to central buttfark Wisconsin I take it. If you don't have a lifted truck, some form of gun, preferably a hunting rifle, don't drink a 6 pack of beer per hour, and can't recite Packer stats from at least 15 years ago till present you're weird. Video games are for kids, and you're a weirdo and probably a pedophile living in your parent's basement if you're an adult that enjoys them around here.

/ good ol' Wisconsin, always at least 10 years behind the rest of the farking nation in pretty much everything.
 
2012-12-20 08:21:26 PM

amquelbettamin: video games: mass murder
as
porn:mass rape


Mass turbation.
 
2012-12-20 08:22:02 PM

Insatiable Jesus: My son doesn't want to play his COD or Black Ops since this either.


Get him to play the farking piano then. Don't waste it.
 
2012-12-20 08:23:35 PM

StoPPeRmobile: Insatiable Jesus: My son doesn't want to play his COD or Black Ops since this either.

Get him to play the farking piano then. Don't waste it.


Fruit Ninja and Minecraft.
 
2012-12-20 08:24:08 PM
i1.kym-cdn.com

/can't believe this wasn't here yet
 
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