Skip to comments.A proposal to study how violent video games may be affecting the minds of youngsters has stalled
Posted on 03/24/2013 9:57:43 AM PDT by dirtboy
WASHINGTON The gun lobby isnt the only group throwing its weight around trying to thwart President Obamas plans to combat gun violence.
Even a modest proposal to study how violent video games might be affecting young minds has quietly run aground, the victim, sources say, of opposition by the burgeoning video game industry a $67 billion colossus with increasing clout in Washington.
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A circa 1982 analysis sticks in my head:
1. A KGB plot to destroy the minds of American youth.
2. A CIA plot to teach American youth to shoot without remorse.
Take your pick.
How much will the study cost? Will it become another boondoggle using lots and lots of public funds keeping a bunch of social “scientists” flush with money for years?
And what will be done if it is “discovered” that violence in video games breeds violence in society?
They’re not going to forbid the production of these games because there is too much money involved. Will they also recommend stopping the production of violent Hollywood movies and TV plays?
The study will be completely useless and will only benefit a bunch of PhDs and keep them off the streets at public expense.
I heard Mao Tse Tung was a huge Grand Theft Auto gamer.
The researchers say that they will get right back on the job once their Halo 3 Team Tourney has been decided.
I don’t play video games, but when I was four years old (1950) neighbor gave me a wooden copy of a Thompson sub machine gun he had made.
I have been ruined ever since!
“...President Obamas plans to combat gun violence”
They are NOT plans to combat gun violence. He KNOWS his plans as proposed will have virtually no affect on it. They are, purely and simply, plans to ultimately disarm the public. Period!
Personally, I’d like to see the video game business SHUT DOWN permanently. I’ve seen too many kids with their lives ruined because of it...they just stay at home, well into their 20s and play all day. Enough is enough, that crap is meth.
(sorry you gamers, but I have kids)
My games must be defective - I’ve been playing for several decades and I haven’t killed anyone.
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And yet, there’s money to study fat lesbians.
How conservative of you.
i don’t play FPS games but i do play warfare simulations. hell i have destroyed entire countries, nuked the world half a dozen times and killed more TIGER tanks than the germans had in ww2.
This one was my favorite.
*grin* I once nuked the East Coast in a game of Harpoon. Good times...
“How conservative of you.”
Just trying to protect my kids. And your excuse?
Then be a good parent and stay out of my business.
“Then be a good parent and stay out of my business.”
Not when people like you let their kids run the lives of my kids.
Sorry...that’s where I take notice.
I don’t have kids.
I spent days lost in Castle Wolfenstein.