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(BattleNet)   Those kids playing violent video games in their mothers' basements just donated over $2.3 million dollars to Superstorm Sandy victims. It's getting dusty down here   (us.battle.net) divider line 76
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2013-01-12 11:51:47 AM
They probably raised it by beating up and stealing from old ladies who would have protected themselves had they been allowed to carry fully automatic AR-15s with extended mag clips, armor piercing bullets, and ACOG scopes
 
2013-01-12 12:15:29 PM
WoW? That's a soccer mom game now. Still, 2.3m for a bunch of digital kittens is quite a haul.
 
2013-01-12 01:19:16 PM

ajgeek: WoW? That's a soccer mom game now. Still, 2.3m for a bunch of digital kittens is quite a haul.


Indeed. WoW is more of a social network grafted into a 3D world, where players can chat while playing "Plants vs. Zombies", "Farmville" and "Pokemon", than it is anything resembling a 'violent video game' anymore. It is built to entertain children and parents without being offensive.

Also, Pandas.
 
2013-01-12 02:03:04 PM
But those guys in Congress say helping Sandy victims is un-American.
 
2013-01-12 02:25:57 PM
And then there's Child's Play, which has just kind of gotten insane in its ability to garner donations.
 
2013-01-12 02:31:29 PM
Yeah go play for 10 minutes in an Xbox Call of Duty match. You will weep for the coming generation.
 
2013-01-12 02:34:58 PM
WoW is anything but violent dumbmitter.
 
2013-01-12 02:35:21 PM
I've seen a lot of gaming for charity events, but never anywhere close to 2.3 million raised. That's incredible. Mind you, it's essentially a game add-on.

I think the second Rockstar Games does anything like this, it'll be a good knife-in-the-heart of the whole "games cause mass-murders" thing.
 
2013-01-12 02:35:38 PM

GreenAdder: But those guys in Congress say helping Sandy victims is un-American.


"There is no virtue in compulsory government charity, and there is no virtue in advocating it. A politician who portrays himself as caring and sensitive because he wants to expand the government's charitable programs is merely saying that he is willing to do good with other people's money. Well, who isn't? And a voter who takes pride in supporting such programs is telling us that he will do good with his own money - if a gun is held to his head."
 
2013-01-12 02:39:02 PM

hasty ambush: GreenAdder: But those guys in Congress say helping Sandy victims is un-American.

"There is no virtue in compulsory government charity, and there is no virtue in advocating it. A politician who portrays himself as caring and sensitive because he wants to expand the government's charitable programs is merely saying that he is willing to do good with other people's money. Well, who isn't? And a voter who takes pride in supporting such programs is telling us that he will do good with his own money - if a gun is held to his head."


Because rebuilding one of the largest commercial and cultural hubs of not only the country but the world is charity and not within the best interest of the nation.
 
2013-01-12 02:42:05 PM
Submitter sits and cries because someone donated some money.

What a moron.
 
2013-01-12 02:43:36 PM
Awesome Games Done Quick 2013 is going on right now. They're going to raise 400K today alone...
http://www.twitch.tv/speeddemosarchivesda
 
2013-01-12 02:47:09 PM
That kitten is so cute I almost want to renew my subscription just to buy it.

/not really
 
2013-01-12 02:49:26 PM

Aar1012: fully automatic AR-15s with extended mag clips


What the hell are you even talking about? What's a "mag clip"?
 
2013-01-12 02:50:51 PM
This almost pays some of the Red Cross executives salaries.
 
2013-01-12 02:53:02 PM
I wonder how many people did not know that the money was going to charity? Still, it does not matter as this is a great move on the part of Blizzard Entertainment. And the irony is so fantastic!
 
2013-01-12 02:53:40 PM
too bad the fat farks in congress who make that for doing nothing cant seem to agree on how to send money....
 
2013-01-12 02:53:42 PM
$10 of that is mine, though I'm not big on the pet battles stuff. Got enough other stuff to do.
 
Rat
2013-01-12 02:54:42 PM
They went all Leeroooooooy Jenkins on Sandy!

©
 
2013-01-12 02:57:36 PM

Frank N Stein: Aar1012: fully automatic AR-15s with extended mag clips

What the hell are you even talking about? What's a "mag clip"?


Really? You have never heard of the extended mag clips? It is an excessory that you attach to your gun. It is basically a long harness with binder clips on it. It is used to attach different magazines, such as National Geographic, Vouge, Sports Illustrated, etc. to your firearm. It is for those shooters who visit busy gun ranges and often have to wait their turn before shooting. This allows them to easily and conveniently carry reading material with them. You really should try to keep up with the latest accessories.
 
2013-01-12 02:58:45 PM
Violent video games don't kill people, people kill people.
 
2013-01-12 02:58:47 PM

Raptor_1.4G: This almost pays some of the Red Cross executives salaries.


Red Cross is right up there with United Way as far as I'm concerned.
 
2013-01-12 03:00:04 PM

Frank N Stein: Aar1012: fully automatic AR-15s with extended mag clips

What the hell are you even talking about? What's a "mag clip"?


Bahahhha terminology fail.

It would probably be extree super dee duper dedlee if it were real.

My bushmaster takes magazines. Maybe it's broken, is the Mag clip addition expensive? I want one.
 
2013-01-12 03:00:30 PM

Mock26: Frank N Stein: Aar1012: fully automatic AR-15s with extended mag clips

What the hell are you even talking about? What's a "mag clip"?

Really? You have never heard of the extended mag clips? It is an excessory that you attach to your gun. It is basically a long harness with binder clips on it. It is used to attach different magazines, such as National Geographic, Vouge, Sports Illustrated, etc. to your firearm. It is for those shooters who visit busy gun ranges and often have to wait their turn before shooting. This allows them to easily and conveniently carry reading material with them. You really should try to keep up with the latest accessories.


I like you.
 
2013-01-12 03:04:13 PM
I donated 87,000 bottle caps and a some Fancy Lad snack cakes.
 
2013-01-12 03:04:34 PM
except that it went to the Red Cross, not Sandy victims...
Occupy Sandy can't be that hard to find
 
2013-01-12 03:08:34 PM

Alphax: $10 of that is mine, though I'm not big on the pet battles stuff. Got enough other stuff to do.


Ive been taking my time this expac, finally almost done w/ all the rep uh... ive played since BC, i cant really call them grinds anymore, just got operation shieldwall left. Was off yesterday, decided to start running heroics finally and do some pet battles in between since i have a pretty substantial collection... i got sucked in bad, 12 farking hours on and off, think i ran 2 dungeons, but i now have 6 level 13 pets. I cant remember the last time i got sucked in like that.

fark my cricket though, squishy bastard seems to die after 2 hits but when he doesnt he crits and kills any rare pet im trying to capture...


EkimProx: I've seen a lot of gaming for charity events, but never anywhere close to 2.3 million raised.


Childs Play has done more than that the last three years IIRC.
 
2013-01-12 03:12:24 PM

Cyno01: Alphax: $10 of that is mine, though I'm not big on the pet battles stuff. Got enough other stuff to do.

Ive been taking my time this expac, finally almost done w/ all the rep uh... ive played since BC, i cant really call them grinds anymore, just got operation shieldwall left. Was off yesterday, decided to start running heroics finally and do some pet battles in between since i have a pretty substantial collection... i got sucked in bad, 12 farking hours on and off, think i ran 2 dungeons, but i now have 6 level 13 pets. I cant remember the last time i got sucked in like that.

fark my cricket though, squishy bastard seems to die after 2 hits but when he doesnt he crits and kills any rare pet im trying to capture...


EkimProx: I've seen a lot of gaming for charity events, but never anywhere close to 2.3 million raised.

Childs Play has done more than that the last three years IIRC.


I let my 66 year old father play on my account, and he's doing most of the pet battles. Me, I've got 27 characters, not counting his 3, so I have a few to 90, but I haven't finished the Dread Wastes yet.
 
2013-01-12 03:15:58 PM

Cyno01: Alphax: $10 of that is mine, though I'm not big on the pet battles stuff. Got enough other stuff to do.

Ive been taking my time this expac, finally almost done w/ all the rep uh... ive played since BC, i cant really call them grinds anymore, just got operation shieldwall left. Was off yesterday, decided to start running heroics finally and do some pet battles in between since i have a pretty substantial collection... i got sucked in bad, 12 farking hours on and off, think i ran 2 dungeons, but i now have 6 level 13 pets. I cant remember the last time i got sucked in like that.

fark my cricket though, squishy bastard seems to die after 2 hits but when he doesnt he crits and kills any rare pet im trying to capture...


EkimProx: I've seen a lot of gaming for charity events, but never anywhere close to 2.3 million raised.

Childs Play has done more than that the last three years IIRC.


What is this I don't even
 
2013-01-12 03:16:04 PM

Summoner101: hasty ambush: GreenAdder: But those guys in Congress say helping Sandy victims is un-American.

"There is no virtue in compulsory government charity, and there is no virtue in advocating it. A politician who portrays himself as caring and sensitive because he wants to expand the government's charitable programs is merely saying that he is willing to do good with other people's money. Well, who isn't? And a voter who takes pride in supporting such programs is telling us that he will do good with his own money - if a gun is held to his head."

Because rebuilding one of the largest commercial and cultural hubs of not only the country but the world is charity and not within the best interest of the nation.


Then define it as that not some act of compassion for those invovled and proclaim how anybody against it lacks that same compassion. It is not compassion if you are using other people's money. Let us also make sure that the moeny spent goes for thso things in the nation's interest and not rebuilding somebody's vacation beach house.

"I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution, which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents." James Madison 1792

"Congress has not unlimited powers to provide for the general welfare, but only those specifically enumerated." - Thomas Jefferson, 1798

"I will not go into an argument to prove that Congress has no power to appropriate this money as an act of charity. Every member upon this floor knows it. We have the right, as individuals, to give away as much of our own money as we please in charity; but as members of Congress we have no right to so appropriate a dollar of the public money."
Congressman Davy Crockett, the poorest man in Congress
 
2013-01-12 03:17:05 PM


EkimProx: I've seen a lot of gaming for charity events, but never anywhere close to 2.3 million raised.

Childs Play has done more than that the last three years IIRC./i>

Yes, but through a single campaign is another story.
 
2013-01-12 03:17:46 PM

hasty ambush: GreenAdder: But those guys in Congress say helping Sandy victims is un-American.

"There is no virtue in compulsory government charity, and there is no virtue in advocating it. A politician who portrays himself as caring and sensitive because he wants to expand the government's charitable programs is merely saying that he is willing to do good with other people's money. Well, who isn't? And a voter who takes pride in supporting such programs is telling us that he will do good with his own money - if a gun is held to his head."


And an idiot who thinks that society operates by guns and not mutual agreement is telling us the only way he can be counted on to do the right thing is with a gun held to his head.
 
2013-01-12 03:18:49 PM

computerguyUT: Frank N Stein: Aar1012: fully automatic AR-15s with extended mag clips

What the hell are you even talking about? What's a "mag clip"?

Bahahhha terminology fail.

No points for Aar1012. Trolling gun nuts is like shooting fish in a barrel.
 
2013-01-12 03:19:17 PM

Frank N Stein: Aar1012: fully automatic AR-15s with extended mag clips

What the hell are you even talking about? What's a "mag clip"?


I'm confused, why are you bashing this guy? I know nothing at all about guns and their parts, but Remington does. They sell magazine clips.
 
2013-01-12 03:20:45 PM
That's cute. Better than what I got donating to the Tohoku Earthquake Relief Fund.

www.playonline.com
 
2013-01-12 03:21:51 PM

Dragonflew: but Remington does


Apparently not.
 
2013-01-12 03:25:12 PM

EkimProx: EkimProx: I've seen a lot of gaming for charity events, but never anywhere close to 2.3 million raised.

Childs Play has done more than that the last three years IIRC./i>

Yes, but through a single campaign is another story.


Last one like this did $1.9 mil. I think a few were for make a wish also, but i dont remember which.
 
2013-01-12 03:25:48 PM
I only came in here to say that I farking HATE the "dusty in here" meme with the heat of a thousand suns.


/its very annoying
//there's other ways to say a story moved you emotionally.
 
2013-01-12 03:26:53 PM

Frank N Stein: Mock26: Frank N Stein: Aar1012: fully automatic AR-15s with extended mag clips

What the hell are you even talking about? What's a "mag clip"?

Really? You have never heard of the extended mag clips? It is an excessory that you attach to your gun. It is basically a long harness with binder clips on it. It is used to attach different magazines, such as National Geographic, Vouge, Sports Illustrated, etc. to your firearm. It is for those shooters who visit busy gun ranges and often have to wait their turn before shooting. This allows them to easily and conveniently carry reading material with them. You really should try to keep up with the latest accessories.

I like you.


I like me, too!

:-D
 
2013-01-12 03:27:50 PM

Madbassist1: I only came in here to say that I farking HATE the "dusty in here" meme with the heat of a thousand suns.


/its very annoying
//there's other ways to say a story moved you emotionally.


Really? I challenge you to name 5,814 other ways. Go on, name them!

:-D
 
2013-01-12 03:28:56 PM

Frank N Stein: Dragonflew: but Remington does

Apparently not.


Maybe you should let Remington know that they are clueless about guns.
 
2013-01-12 03:32:00 PM
I hope they get this money, seems some of it keeps getting lost
 
2013-01-12 03:33:06 PM

Madbassist1: I only came in here to say that I farking HATE the "dusty in here" meme with the heat of a thousand suns.


/its very annoying
//there's other ways to say a story moved you emotionally.


How about "I came."
 
2013-01-12 03:33:07 PM

Mock26: Frank N Stein: Aar1012: fully automatic AR-15s with extended mag clips

What the hell are you even talking about? What's a "mag clip"?

Really? You have never heard of the extended mag clips? It is an excessory that you attach to your gun. It is basically a long harness with binder clips on it. It is used to attach different magazines, such as National Geographic, Vouge, Sports Illustrated, etc. to your firearm. It is for those shooters who visit busy gun ranges and often have to wait their turn before shooting. This allows them to easily and conveniently carry reading material with them. You really should try to keep up with the latest accessories.


Welcome to my favorites list. You owe me a new keyboard--mine is now covered in coffee. :D
 
2013-01-12 03:42:41 PM

Cyno01: Alphax: $10 of that is mine, though I'm not big on the pet battles stuff. Got enough other stuff to do.

Ive been taking my time this expac, finally almost done w/ all the rep uh... ive played since BC, i cant really call them grinds anymore, just got operation shieldwall left. Was off yesterday, decided to start running heroics finally and do some pet battles in between since i have a pretty substantial collection... i got sucked in bad, 12 farking hours on and off, think i ran 2 dungeons, but i now have 6 level 13 pets. I cant remember the last time i got sucked in like that.

fark my cricket though, squishy bastard seems to die after 2 hits but when he doesnt he crits and kills any rare pet im trying to capture...


EkimProx: I've seen a lot of gaming for charity events, but never anywhere close to 2.3 million raised.

Childs Play has done more than that the last three years IIRC.


So the video game industry gets gamers to buy more video games for kids in hospitals? How self-serving of them.
 
2013-01-12 03:44:38 PM
too bad WOW sucks now. damn shame.
 
2013-01-12 03:46:07 PM

Eatin' Queer Fetuses for Jesus: Cyno01: Alphax: $10 of that is mine, though I'm not big on the pet battles stuff. Got enough other stuff to do.

Ive been taking my time this expac, finally almost done w/ all the rep uh... ive played since BC, i cant really call them grinds anymore, just got operation shieldwall left. Was off yesterday, decided to start running heroics finally and do some pet battles in between since i have a pretty substantial collection... i got sucked in bad, 12 farking hours on and off, think i ran 2 dungeons, but i now have 6 level 13 pets. I cant remember the last time i got sucked in like that.

fark my cricket though, squishy bastard seems to die after 2 hits but when he doesnt he crits and kills any rare pet im trying to capture...


EkimProx: I've seen a lot of gaming for charity events, but never anywhere close to 2.3 million raised.

Childs Play has done more than that the last three years IIRC.

So the video game industry gets gamers to buy more video games for kids in hospitals? How self-serving of them.


No, some webcomic artists get gamers to give money, so they can buy entertainment (often video games and systems, but not always) for kids stuck in children's hospitals. Yes, the video game industry takes part in this, but it is mostly fueled by gamers and fans of Penny Arcade.
 
2013-01-12 03:52:11 PM

Mock26: Frank N Stein: Mock26: Frank N Stein: Aar1012: fully automatic AR-15s with extended mag clips

What the hell are you even talking about? What's a "mag clip"?

Really? You have never heard of the extended mag clips? It is an excessory that you attach to your gun. It is basically a long harness with binder clips on it. It is used to attach different magazines, such as National Geographic, Vouge, Sports Illustrated, etc. to your firearm. It is for those shooters who visit busy gun ranges and often have to wait their turn before shooting. This allows them to easily and conveniently carry reading material with them. You really should try to keep up with the latest accessories.

I like you.

I like me, too!

:-D


I'd give you my tolling points, but I didn't get any.

+1 anyway
 
2013-01-12 03:52:31 PM

Felgraf: And then there's Child's Play, which has just kind of gotten insane in its ability to garner donations.


This is now my office's charity because of me. They don't know anything about gaming, he'll they're against it. It is just such a good cause.
 
2013-01-12 03:53:22 PM

hasty ambush: Summoner101: hasty ambush: GreenAdder: But those guys in Congress say helping Sandy victims is un-American.

"There is no virtue in compulsory government charity, and there is no virtue in advocating it. A politician who portrays himself as caring and sensitive because he wants to expand the government's charitable programs is merely saying that he is willing to do good with other people's money. Well, who isn't? And a voter who takes pride in supporting such programs is telling us that he will do good with his own money - if a gun is held to his head."

Because rebuilding one of the largest commercial and cultural hubs of not only the country but the world is charity and not within the best interest of the nation.

Then define it as that not some act of compassion for those invovled and proclaim how anybody against it lacks that same compassion. It is not compassion if you are using other people's money. Let us also make sure that the moeny spent goes for thso things in the nation's interest and not rebuilding somebody's vacation beach house.

"I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution, which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents." James Madison 1792

"Congress has not unlimited powers to provide for the general welfare, but only those specifically enumerated." - Thomas Jefferson, 1798

"I will not go into an argument to prove that Congress has no power to appropriate this money as an act of charity. Every member upon this floor knows it. We have the right, as individuals, to give away as much of our own money as we please in charity; but as members of Congress we have no right to so appropriate a dollar of the public money."
Congressman Davy Crockett, the poorest man in Congress


The next time Texas is on fire or new Orleans is under water they can STFU about getting aid. Agreed?
 
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