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(Opposing Views)   Video gamer delights in bloodshed of Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto, remorselessly declaring, "I just love the violence." Fark: She's a 78-year-old grandma   (opposingviews.com) divider line 35
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2013-11-07 04:40:38 PM
Is this the same woman?
 
2013-11-07 04:42:57 PM
What the hell? Fark won't let me link to youtube embedded videos on Fark?

Youtube link
 
2013-11-07 05:12:52 PM

scottydoesntknow: What the hell? Fark won't let me link to youtube embedded videos on Fark?

Youtube link


Fark won't let you do a lot of things like post big pictures of medium sized gifs.
 
2013-11-07 05:44:25 PM
ultra-violent? really?
 
2013-11-07 05:48:35 PM

Best Princess Celestia: ultra-violent? really?


lol, that was my thought, too.

God bless her.  She's an inspiration to all gamers.  May she have 30 more years of blissful gaming.
 
2013-11-07 05:49:32 PM
When my husband and I worked at a computer store we had an 80+ grandma come in and she was looking for a new mouse. He started his normal old people chatter about the weather or something and she piped up "I want to play Call of Duty and my mouse is dead". All three of us employees were almost speechless for a couple minutes! It was awesome!
 
2013-11-07 05:59:23 PM
This lets me know proudly that when I get old, I won't be slowly succumbing to apathy like I've seen my own grandparents go through.  If games, even violent ones, can keep stroke victims intact and with full faculties, it's gonna be fun seeing my generation as a bunch of octogenarians whooping ass on their grandkids online.
 
2013-11-07 06:02:29 PM
This came out a week or so ago, didnt it?
 
2013-11-07 06:16:11 PM

INeedAName: This came out a week or so ago, didnt it?


Yesterday. Daily Mail. Opposing Views just copied and pasted the text, removed all but one of the photos, changed the order of a couple of lines, and likely screwed up at least three facts from the source. (Though the source is Daily Mail, where "facts" are optional)
 
2013-11-07 06:27:56 PM

scottydoesntknow: What the hell? Fark won't let me link to youtube embedded videos on Fark?

Youtube link


Ha! That is great!


I'm actually working on a video game at the moment, and I'm planning on making it extremely bloodthirsty. I think there is a sizable portion of society that does enjoy gruesome violence and is otherwise well adjusted. I think a lot of video game designers are a little bit scared of making games that are too violent because of all the media uproar - or they cop-out in the opposite direction and have over-the-top, comical violence with blood gushing out like a fire hydrant. But there are tons of people who love this kind of stuff and they're not killers or maniacs.

Cool story bro, I know, sorry.
 
2013-11-07 06:35:11 PM
I wonder if playing these games helps her focus after having had a couple of strokes.
 
2013-11-07 06:36:11 PM
ctrl-alt-del please report to the thread
 
2013-11-07 06:47:58 PM

Haplo127x: When my husband and I worked at a computer store we had an 80+ grandma come in and she was looking for a new mouse. He started his normal old people chatter about the weather or something and she piped up "I want to play Call of Duty and my mouse is dead". All three of us employees were almost speechless for a couple minutes! It was awesome!


This is the best story I have heard today.
 
2013-11-07 06:54:19 PM

Zap_Rowsdower: I wonder if playing these games helps her focus after having had a couple of strokes.


The line about strokes only appears once in the non-OpposingViews source article.

/see?
 
2013-11-07 07:25:26 PM

Zap_Rowsdower: I wonder if playing these games helps her focus after having had a couple of strokes.


It always works for me.
 
2013-11-07 07:40:00 PM
As long as she doesn't go on incessantly about much of a "nerd" she is, this is pretty damn cool.
 
2013-11-07 08:03:52 PM
And this is why I'm working to get a Seniors Gaming program going at the Library.  #1, it helps them repair or retain hand-eye coordination.  #2, it will be Tons of Fun for Everyone to see them wipe the floor with the teens in organized competition.
 
2013-11-07 08:18:34 PM
You don't hear much about crying over video game violence anymore, even though they're violent and more realistic as ever. People have calmed down a bit I guess.
 
2013-11-07 08:24:29 PM
A couple strokes and a bunch of video games. Sounds like a typical day for me.

/Wait, what?
 
2013-11-07 08:34:14 PM

baconbeard: As long as she doesn't go on incessantly about much of a "nerd" she is, this is pretty damn cool.


Or a "hardcore gamer." All self-titled hardcore gamers are coonts. FACT. As are PC gamers who don't realise the master race thing is a joke and the ones who call their computer their "rig" and post its exact technical specifications as their sig in forum posts. Complete shower of coonts. I say this as someone who plays most of his games on the PC.
 
2013-11-07 08:34:58 PM

Mugato: You don't hear much about crying over video game violence anymore, even though they're violent and more realistic as ever. People have calmed down a bit I guess.


The 24-hour news cycle has jaded us.  We see real dead people on the news 24/7.
 
2013-11-07 08:39:52 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Mugato: You don't hear much about crying over video game violence anymore, even though they're violent and more realistic as ever. People have calmed down a bit I guess.

The 24-hour news cycle has jaded us.  We see real dead people on the news 24/7.


Maybe. But screaming parents are a constant. Or maybe we're at the generation where today's parents remember their screaming parents and how stupid they were.
 
2013-11-07 08:45:24 PM

Gordon Bennett: baconbeard: As long as she doesn't go on incessantly about much of a "nerd" she is, this is pretty damn cool.

Or a "hardcore gamer." All self-titled hardcore gamers are coonts. FACT. As are PC gamers who don't realise the master race thing is a joke and the ones who call their computer their "rig" and post its exact technical specifications as their sig in forum posts. Complete shower of coonts. I say this as someone who plays most of his games on the PC.


Yeah, exactly. Almost everyone plays video games to some degree. Don't try to make yourself into something "special".
 
2013-11-07 08:47:26 PM

Mugato: Benevolent Misanthrope: Mugato: You don't hear much about crying over video game violence anymore, even though they're violent and more realistic as ever. People have calmed down a bit I guess.

The 24-hour news cycle has jaded us.  We see real dead people on the news 24/7.

Maybe. But screaming parents are a constant. Or maybe we're at the generation where today's parents remember their screaming parents and how stupid they were.


That may be part of it, too.
 
2013-11-07 09:18:13 PM
Aww, I was hoping for a OGHC story.
 
2013-11-07 10:06:37 PM
As for screaming parents, my 13 year old son and I play CoD and GTA5 together. In fact, each time a new game like those come out I usually end up buying two of them so he can play on his 360 and I can play on mine.
 
2013-11-07 10:43:17 PM

baconbeard: Gordon Bennett: baconbeard: As long as she doesn't go on incessantly about much of a "nerd" she is, this is pretty damn cool.

Or a "hardcore gamer." All self-titled hardcore gamers are coonts. FACT. As are PC gamers who don't realise the master race thing is a joke and the ones who call their computer their "rig" and post its exact technical specifications as their sig in forum posts. Complete shower of coonts. I say this as someone who plays most of his games on the PC.

Yeah, exactly. Almost everyone plays video games to some degree. Don't try to make yourself into something "special".


Amen!

PC Gamers aren't special.

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....They're better.  BEHOLD YOUR GLORIOUS PC MASTER RACE!
 
2013-11-07 10:52:30 PM

SamFlagg: baconbeard: Gordon Bennett: baconbeard: As long as she doesn't go on incessantly about much of a "nerd" she is, this is pretty damn cool.

Or a "hardcore gamer." All self-titled hardcore gamers are coonts. FACT. As are PC gamers who don't realise the master race thing is a joke and the ones who call their computer their "rig" and post its exact technical specifications as their sig in forum posts. Complete shower of coonts. I say this as someone who plays most of his games on the PC.

Yeah, exactly. Almost everyone plays video games to some degree. Don't try to make yourself into something "special".

Amen!

PC Gamers aren't special.

.
.
.
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....They're better.  BEHOLD YOUR GLORIOUS PC MASTER RACE!


Fail. You were supposed to post the specs of your rig.
 
2013-11-08 12:06:36 AM
She was last seen screaming, "MOTHERfarkER!!! I WILL farkING shiat DOWN YOUR THROAT IF YOU SPAWN CAMP ME AGAIN!  MOTHERfarkER!!!"
 
2013-11-08 01:23:14 AM

Benevolent Misanthrope: And this is why I'm working to get a Seniors Gaming program going at the Library.  #1, it helps them repair or retain hand-eye coordination.  #2, it will be Tons of Fun for Everyone to see them wipe the floor with the teens in organized competition.


If you're able to get that going, please film the results and upload to YouTube.  I would love to see the rage fits of prepubescent "hardcore" gamers getting pwned by grandma and grandpa. Seriously, though, I think it's a great idea.  My local library is always full of seniors just browsing the web.  I'm sure they'd rather do something where they get to interact with actual, live people.
 
2013-11-08 02:03:48 AM
The didn't we post this story already? What day is it? Who are you? I'm cold. What day is it?
 
2013-11-08 03:08:57 AM

Jesus Farking Christ: She was last seen screaming, "MOTHERfarkER!!! I WILL farkING shiat DOWN YOUR THROAT IF YOU SPAWN CAMP ME AGAIN!  MOTHERfarkER!!!"


I would love to hear that kind of trash talk in a granny voice.
 
2013-11-08 03:54:52 AM

OgreMagi: Jesus Farking Christ: She was last seen screaming, "MOTHERfarkER!!! I WILL farkING shiat DOWN YOUR THROAT IF YOU SPAWN CAMP ME AGAIN!  MOTHERfarkER!!!"

I would love to hear that kind of trash talk in a granny voice.


Too bad her Bluetooth headset won't work with her new PS4.
 
2013-11-08 08:38:49 AM
someone get granny a copy of The Wolf Among Us.

/loving the game, if a bit melodramatic
 
2013-11-08 12:49:43 PM
""I'm not as quick as I used to be. I always shoot the wrong man or point the gun at a tree instead - but I don't mind, I enjoy it anyway," she says, adding that with two strokes she suffered several years ago the games help to keep her mind focused. "

So she's a teamkiller?

I'd vote her off the server.

/nah. :)
 
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