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(NPR)   In response to media scrutiny and public outcry about releasing a shooting game for 'ages 4 and up', the NRA has reconsidered their insensitivity and has taken the high road of social responsibility.... by changing the rating to 'ages 12 and up'   (npr.org) divider line 20
    More: Followup, NRA, social responsibility, moral panics, Courage Campaign, Sandy Hook Elementary School, scrutiny  
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HBK
2013-01-16 05:04:06 AM
4 votes:
So now a game where you shoot a gun at targets isn't appropriate for kids under 12?

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America truly is becoming a pissing, whimpering shell of its former self.

/hotlinked
//Will someone please think of the children?!?!
2013-01-16 05:23:27 AM
3 votes:
It's just a target shooting game. Anyone who thinks that it's callous or a violent game is oversensitive. By the same logic, Fruit Ninja or Angry Birds could be considered violent, but you don't see anybody complaining about those games.
2013-01-16 05:12:35 AM
3 votes:
Translation: In response to a bunch of people expressing fake outrage for political purposes the NRA has rolled its eyes and raised the age of a stupid little target shooting ap.

This is even stupider than people throwing a temper tantrum over the fact that the Army made an FPS game. Suddenly every anti-game nut in the world found themselves allied with a bunch of anti-military idiots.

All because somebody they didn't like made... a video game. In the case of the NRA ap the fact that anyone raised any objection at all is just pathetic. No, it's beneath even being pathetic. The people who are "upset" about this have actually managed to drop so low that even PETA is looking pretty damn reasonable compared to them.
2013-01-16 08:13:05 AM
2 votes:
Explain to me how shooting simulated paper targets is violent. If you think this is violent, you're completely off the rails.
HBK
2013-01-16 05:22:20 AM
2 votes:

nulluspixiusdemonica: At some point, someone must surely have thought to themselves that a mentally disturbed person hell-bent on raining down destruction on the innocents is going to do so *regardless* of whether they have access to a firearm or not...

What's next. Banning matches? Kerosene? Bats?

Whining, dramatic, wrist-wringers getting their panties all knotted ceased to be entertaining some time back. I don't see these self-same paragons of human life demanding to know what's being done to detect and treat mental illness *before* it picks up an axe.


Because idiots believe that all people are inherently good. So when one person snaps and kills a bunch of people, those idiots find it easier to blame guns than to admit that a member of their species could be so base.
2013-01-16 12:15:52 AM
2 votes:
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2013-01-16 10:35:46 AM
1 votes:
I wonder if the NRA could make a game about this:
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It would sort of play like Call of Duty where you have a FPS view of various environments. Instead of a gun in your hand, you'd have a Capri-sun you could takes sips out of. (And possibly pick up other flavors dropped by NPC children when they suddenly fall asleep). Then at the end of the level you'd have a boss fight which consisted of a gun laying on the ground. To beat the boss, you back track to the start of the level to find the parent who gave you your juice drink. If you touch the gun, it shows a picture of your parent's face (scanned in with Kinnect or PS Eye) and it melts like in Raider of the Lost Ark.

You could also have multiplayer events like Capture the Flag, but instead you have to capture your parent's attention and bring them to the gun before the other team.
2013-01-16 08:24:13 AM
1 votes:

HBK: So now a game where you shoot a gun at targets isn't appropriate for kids under 12?

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America truly is becoming a pissing, whimpering shell of its former self.

/hotlinked
//Will someone please think of the children?!?!


The point is that this comes after the head of the NRA came out and blamed video games for gun violence so as to deflect from discussing any real problems. This just shows even more what a disengenuous piece of shiat he is.
2013-01-16 08:12:43 AM
1 votes:
Holy crap, people are actually butt hurt about this?
2013-01-16 07:35:40 AM
1 votes:
Gun Nut Circle of Derp:

--Blame "culture of violence".
--Claim NRA kids video game is OK because it's "target shooting" and not "people shooting".
--Insist on need for unrestricted firearms for "home defense", including shooting unarmed people.
--Blame "culture of violence".
2013-01-16 07:32:09 AM
1 votes:
How many of the people whining about this have 7-10 year old's at home playing 4-8 hours of Call of Duty a day?
2013-01-16 06:42:08 AM
1 votes:

towatchoverme: Sigh.

No one is outraged. They are pointing out the NRA's hypocrisy in releasing a violent video game when they claim video games are to blame for Newtown.

I don't know why I have to explain something so obvious.

You dummies owe me 30 seconds of my life back.


Because some people on Fark need to rage and rant about liberals, no matter how retarded they look doing so. Anything about guns lets them crank their idiocy up to eleven and make it through the day, because God forbid they think and act rationally.
2013-01-16 06:36:34 AM
1 votes:

towatchoverme: They are pointing out the NRA's hypocrisy in releasing a violent video game


You're quite right. What are we doing to stem the wholesale slaughter of.... quite generic-looking... targets... on a generic-looking shooting range... with absolutely no blood or gore whatsoever...

THOSE MONSTERS!
2013-01-16 06:35:32 AM
1 votes:
Why does the pope only go out behind bulletproof glass? Why is the president driven around in the equivalent of a land tank?

Nutbags.
2013-01-16 05:55:27 AM
1 votes:
100 guns in the hands of a responsible trained licensed clear thinking individual is not the problem, 1 gun in the hands of a lowlife hoodlum gang banger or mentally unwell person is. Let the cops kill all the scumbag element and the USA will be a nicer safer place to live. Empty out those prions of lifers, too. That b.s. about it being cheaper to warehouse someone for life, i don't buy it. Line them up, shoot them down. We've got homeless hungry vets with no where to go while your tax dollars house and feed Mr. Rapist Murderer and his pals? Fark that.

/ put that in a video game
2013-01-16 05:14:43 AM
1 votes:
At some point, someone must surely have thought to themselves that a mentally disturbed person hell-bent on raining down destruction on the innocents is going to do so *regardless* of whether they have access to a firearm or not...

What's next. Banning matches? Kerosene? Bats?

Whining, dramatic, wrist-wringers getting their panties all knotted ceased to be entertaining some time back. I don't see these self-same paragons of human life demanding to know what's being done to detect and treat mental illness *before* it picks up an axe.
2013-01-16 05:08:31 AM
1 votes:
Oh gimme a break..I thought video games had nothing to do with gun violence? Put the letters NRA anywhere nearby and watch as everyone falls over themselves to condemn.
2013-01-16 05:07:58 AM
1 votes:

Therion: America is The Land of Personal Responsibility.

What's wrong with arming the children and letting them defend themselves?


And what does a video game have to do with real guns? I don't eat mushrooms and stomp on goombas, I don't eat white dots and chase ghosts, and I haven't yet climbed a ladder to take on a Gorilla
2013-01-16 01:15:32 AM
1 votes:
We're not even sure this is from the NRA, right?
2013-01-16 12:15:05 AM
1 votes:
And what are they going to do to ensure nobody under 12 has access to the game? Rely on parental supervision? Because that works.

/Somebody should show them America's Army.
//A government sponsored video game? Unpossible!
 
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