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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
    More: Followup, NRA, social responsibility, moral panics, Courage Campaign, Sandy Hook Elementary School, scrutiny  
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2013-01-16 12:15:52 AM  
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2013-01-16 06:09:33 AM  
2 votes:

HBK: 1. Longwood College, Farmville, Virginia, 23909
2. Longwood College, Farmville, Virginia

It seems that these authors work at a crappy college located in... farmville. So obviously these people are biased. They're probably too busy checking their crops and visiting their friends' farms to do any actual research.


"Support Kelly's thesis by visiting her farm."
"Heather has put up a new sign on her farm 'Tots a doctur nao!!'"
2013-01-16 10:35:46 AM  
1 vote:
I wonder if the NRA could make a game about this:
ci.show-low.az.us

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 08:17:21 AM  
1 vote:

hbk72777: 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


They have, however, turned you into a pretty accomplished racist.
2013-01-16 06:50:41 AM  
1 vote:

cretinbob: Educating kids about guns IS a part of the solution however. TV and movies make it seem like you shoot someone, they get up and are OK. Kids need to know that's not what happens.


Exactly! That's why I make sure my kids practice shooting against real live humans. When they shoot them and see that they don't get back up, they've learned their lesson.
2013-01-16 05:07:58 AM  
1 vote:

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 05:01:56 AM  
1 vote:

cretinbob: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: We're not even sure this is from the NRA, right?

No, it's officially from the NRA.


Educating kids about guns IS a part of the solution however. TV and movies make it seem like you shoot someone, they get up and are OK. Kids need to know that's not what happens.

I think the movies they used to show in driver ed, like "blood on the highway" were pretty damn effective for most. They should make something like that but for guns.


They showed us that corey haim movie where he lies about failing the driver's test. I have no idea why they did that. This was like a dozen years ago, too
 
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