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(The Raw Story)   "The moral panic du jour for my lifetime has been video games, and that panic has been just as stupid and fact-deprived as the rest of them. It started with pinball arcades and, boy, does it offer some perspective on the current panics"   (rawstory.com) divider line 123
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2014-05-10 01:31:44 PM
I played D&D as a kid.  I've murdered hardly anyone.
 
2014-05-10 01:32:56 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-05-10 01:33:22 PM
I was always thankful that video games took away from my time to murder people...
 
2014-05-10 01:34:36 PM
I played a couple of very nice, fairly vintage Williams machines up in Georgetown the other night. Still not as awesome as:

www.arcade-museum.com
 
2014-05-10 01:35:50 PM
I've smoked tons of weed and have not axe murdered anyone.
 
2014-05-10 01:37:10 PM
Arcades have helped me quit talkin' and start chalkin' and they can help you too.
 
2014-05-10 01:37:29 PM

JasonOfOrillia: I played D&D as a kid.  I've murdered hardly anyone.


The great 1980s Dungeons & Dragons panic
 
2014-05-10 01:37:34 PM
I've been playing video games and pinball very close to all my life and they haven't found the bodies...
 
2014-05-10 01:37:42 PM

JasonOfOrillia: I played D&D as a kid.  I've murdered hardly anyone.


The dangers of D&D
 
2014-05-10 01:38:16 PM
On a Saturday night and that's trouble,
Yes you got lots and lots of trouble.
I'm thinkin' of the kids in the knickerbockers, 
Shirt-tail young ones, peekin' in the pool 
Hall window after school, ya got trouble, folks! 
Right here in River City. 
Trouble with a capital "T"
And that rhymes with "P" and that stands for pool!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI_Oe-jtgdI
 
2014-05-10 01:38:51 PM
Just imagine how bad the panic would be if Lieberman was VP. Course we probably wouldn't have had the Iraq War but AT LEAST WE WOULD HAVE THOUGHT OF THE CHILDREN!
 
2014-05-10 01:39:13 PM
I blame the shill who goes by David Grossman.dnrtfa
 
2014-05-10 01:39:37 PM
I was not allowed to go to video arcades as a kid because "drugs were sold there".

My reply was,"so what, they're sold in school, too".

Parents do not like the truth.
 
2014-05-10 01:40:55 PM
Funny that Gary Gygax was christian.
 
2014-05-10 01:42:14 PM
the current panic is "spice" (and other forms of potporri that have been sprayed with some sketchy research chemical).

Not saying the stuff is particularly SAFE, but hearing the shiat they are saying about it on the news is goddamned ridiculous.  More powerful than LSD, one hit gives you a stroke, all the money is funding Islamic terror groups, more addictive than crack, ect.  They are in total "cause a panic" mode on this stuff, and it is mostly straight up lies.

cracks me up, because it sounds EXACTLY like the metal panic of the 80's and the video game panic (that is mostly over, since EVERYONE is playing video games these days).
 
2014-05-10 01:42:22 PM
Merely reading about video games makes me homicidal.
 
2014-05-10 01:42:27 PM

Yakk: JasonOfOrillia: I played D&D as a kid.  I've murdered hardly anyone.

The dangers of D&D


I'm getting a Mountain Dew, does anybody want one, Hey Graham I'm not in the room right?
 
2014-05-10 01:43:39 PM

Jake Havechek: I was not allowed to go to video arcades as a kid because "drugs were sold there".

My reply was,"so what, they're sold in school, too".

Parents do not like the truth.


The arcade at the mall was OK but the arcade at the bowling alley was off limits, for me.
 
2014-05-10 01:44:55 PM

Tom_Slick: bowling alley


man, those bowling alleys were ALWAYS sketchy.
 
2014-05-10 01:46:42 PM

Tom_Slick: Jake Havechek: I was not allowed to go to video arcades as a kid because "drugs were sold there".

My reply was,"so what, they're sold in school, too".

Parents do not like the truth.

The arcade at the mall was OK but the arcade at the bowling alley was off limits, for me.


I just stayed in my room and played Nintendo, then later sega genesis, followed by PS1

No wonder I'm an introvert.
 
2014-05-10 01:48:05 PM
Oh, Dungeons and Dragons. Somewhere, floating around, I have a completely valid playable dragon character; that also turns into a drow elf when inside. You may bask in my radiance.
 
2014-05-10 01:48:14 PM

frepnog: Tom_Slick: bowling alley

man, those bowling alleys were ALWAYS sketchy.


I my parents defense it was a Candle Pin Bowling Alley Satan's preferred style of bowling.
 
2014-05-10 01:49:04 PM
"Folks, we got trouble; right here in River City!  With a capital T and that rhymes with P and that stands for pool!"
 
2014-05-10 01:50:07 PM

gingerjet: JasonOfOrillia: I played D&D as a kid.  I've murdered hardly anyone.

The great 1980s Dungeons & Dragons panic


I can see why churches hate D&D, no business likes competition.
 
2014-05-10 01:50:22 PM
I played quite a lot of Tempest in the Arcade as a wee Dibbley and even today I have a strange urge to destroy bow ties with a bent staple.
 
2014-05-10 01:56:06 PM
The only thing D&D did to me as a kid was delay the loss of my virginity. My parents should have loved it!
 
2014-05-10 01:56:11 PM
I played a lot of Polybius in the arcades back in the day.  I turned out just fine.  Aside from being a sleeper agent for the CIA, anyway.
 
2014-05-10 01:58:26 PM
Is this another one of those shiatty sites Fark loves so much, the ones that like to only write a single paragraph and then re-link to the actual article?

Or is one of my AdBlockers killing the article body?
 
2014-05-10 01:58:27 PM
www.adweek.com
 
2014-05-10 02:00:26 PM
I'll kick anyone's ass at Pengo.
 
2014-05-10 02:01:38 PM

JasonOfOrillia: I played D&D as a kid.  I've murdered hardly anyone.


I remember when my parents got me Final Fantasy 3 (6) for the NES for Christmas.  I think I was 11 or 12 and distinctly remember my dad telling me "If that game tells you to kill your parents, you can't play it."
 
2014-05-10 02:02:11 PM
Playing Zelda made me stab skeletons
 
2014-05-10 02:12:55 PM

star_topology: JasonOfOrillia: I played D&D as a kid.  I've murdered hardly anyone.

I remember when my parents got me Final Fantasy 3 (6) for the NES for Christmas.  I think I was 11 or 12 and distinctly remember my dad telling me "If that game tells you to kill your parents, you can't play it."


Jokes on them, you did anyway!
 
2014-05-10 02:15:58 PM
"du jour for my lifetime"?
 
2014-05-10 02:16:50 PM
Eighty years ago it was Reefer Madness.
Sixty years ago it was comic books (cf. Seduction of the Innocent) and pinball
Thirty years ago it was Dungeons and Dragons
Today it's video games.

There's always a moral panic
 
2014-05-10 02:18:44 PM
The only people video games might make into killers were already predisposed to be killers. Some damaged people can't separate their fantasy world from reality.

We should be using video games as a one of several tools to identify people with this issue before they harm someone.

If anything for me, they prevented my from murdering the fark out of some people.
 
2014-05-10 02:19:25 PM

star_topology: remember when my parents got me Final Fantasy 3 (6)


oh just stop it.  as a kid you had no idea that FF3 was actually FF6 in japan.

and I'd bet you never finished it.  Hell, I'd bet you didn't put more than 5 hours into it.
 
2014-05-10 02:21:51 PM
Minor people problems.
 
2014-05-10 02:21:57 PM

GirlScoutSniper: On a Saturday night and that's trouble,
Yes you got lots and lots of trouble.
I'm thinkin' of the kids in the knickerbockers, 
Shirt-tail young ones, peekin' in the pool 
Hall window after school, ya got trouble, folks! 
Right here in River City. 
Trouble with a capital "T"
And that rhymes with "P" and that stands for pool!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI_Oe-jtgdI


Came for this. Leaving satisfied.

See you at Aladdin's Castle.
 
2014-05-10 02:22:05 PM

Boudyro: If anything for me, they prevented me from murdering the fark out of some people.


yep.
 
2014-05-10 02:22:20 PM
FTFH: ...now-accepted pagan holidays...

You mean like Christmas?
 
2014-05-10 02:23:17 PM
frepnog:  ... metal panic of the 80's .........

That used to crack me up so bad. It was the same thing in late 80's and early 90's. "YOU'RE NOT LISTENING TO [insert crappy arena rock/hair metal band here] ARE YOU!?!?!?!?!?  I SAW A SPECIAL ABOUT THEM!!!  THERE'S SUBLIMINAL MESSAGES ON THEIR ALBUMS TELLING YOU TO KILL YOURSELF!!!"

"No, Mom.  I don't listen to them."

Then get in the car and blast Alters of Madness and Legion on the way to my summer job.
 
2014-05-10 02:24:13 PM

frepnog: star_topology: remember when my parents got me Final Fantasy 3 (6)

oh just stop it.  as a kid you had no idea that FF3 was actually FF6 in japan.

and I'd bet you never finished it.  Hell, I'd bet you didn't put more than 5 hours into it.


I think he's saying that so that folks don't get confused, since it is MOSTLY known as FF6 these days. (But when he was a kid, he knew it it as FF 3).

I don't know how you read (I KNEW IT WAS FF6 WHEN I WAS A KID) into his statement: He was telling the story of what he recieved, and added (FF6) as a clarification, since that is what it is now more widey known as.

You son of a submariner.

/You sound like chapters from a self-help booklet!
 
2014-05-10 02:24:38 PM

Tom_Slick: Yakk: JasonOfOrillia: I played D&D as a kid.  I've murdered hardly anyone.

The dangers of D&D

I'm getting a Mountain Dew, does anybody want one, Hey Graham I'm not in the room right?


I cast , magic missile at the darkness!!
 
2014-05-10 02:28:35 PM
There have been a disturbing lack of dragons for me to kill lately. Hmm...
 
2014-05-10 02:29:00 PM

rjakobi: Just imagine how bad the panic would be if Lieberman was VP. Course we probably wouldn't have had the Iraq War but AT LEAST WE WOULD HAVE THOUGHT OF THE CHILDREN!


When I saw the VP pick, I immediately wondered, are they trying to lose?
 
2014-05-10 02:29:03 PM
If all the hours spent by competent people playing video games in the past 20 years had spent spent in endeavors beneficial to humanity we would have 90% less problems we have today, would have people on Mars, people on the Moon, and advancements beyond our comprehension. The amount of progress we lose in the name of fun is incalculable and apparently completely acceptable.
 
2014-05-10 02:29:58 PM

Don't Troll Me Bro!: That used to crack me up so bad


as a die hard metal head and child of the 80's it didn't crack me up.  It pissed me off, to the point that to this day I can't bring myself to vote for a democrat.
 
2014-05-10 02:31:39 PM

DubtodaIll: all the hours spent by competent people playing video games in the past 20 years had spent spent in endeavors beneficial to humanity we would have 90% less problems we have today


mankind needs leisure.  if all the time spend watching tv or farking was spend on scientific endeavors maybe we could have eradicated religion by now, but people love them some Frasier and farking.
 
2014-05-10 02:31:57 PM

frepnog: Don't Troll Me Bro!: That used to crack me up so bad

as a die hard metal head and child of the 80's it didn't crack me up.  It pissed me off, to the point that to this day I can't bring myself to vote for a democrat.


Well, that's dumb.
 
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