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Dave Grossman: First-Person Shooter Videogames Should be Banned
January 4 | Katechon

Posted on 01/04/2013 5:43:51 PM PST by Katechon

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To: Repeat Offender; Norm Lenhart

I’m off too. I don’t know yet what to think of it, but what’s sure is that Repeat Offender is right in that the bureaucracy is expansive and it could be very dangerous to add more laws banning products; and that Norm is right in that more data are needed to back up the thesis that FPS vidgames train kids to become potential killers, if not actual ones.

I’m sorry for all my typos! And thank you for your generous and relevant feedbacks. I shall read more of Grossman, and will get back to you if I find very relevant data.


301 posted on 01/04/2013 11:36:09 PM PST by Katechon
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To: Bryanw92

” feed us all bread and water”

Can’t do that. The Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Plants (founded by George Carlin) would protest. And the Society to ban dihydrogen monoxide (founded by Neal Boortz) would have banned water.


302 posted on 01/05/2013 6:36:54 AM PST by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
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To: Katechon

Is it only first person shooters that have this remarkable ability to blur the lines of fantasy and reality for anyone who happens to play one? If this were to be true for FPS’s, wouldn’t it stand to reason that other first person types of games would have a similar impact on those who played them?

So we could expect youth who played Need for Speed to be unable to differentiate the experience of the game from the experience of real life driving? There are a lot of crummy drivers on the road, but I recall that there were crummy drivers on the road 25 years ago, and I haven’t noticed a huge spike in serial hit and runs involving youth who are unable to differentiate the effects in a video game from the real life damage that happens when you real cars collide.

Years ago, my daughter had a 3D horse riding game where she had a view as if in the saddle and looked out past the head of the horse and navigated it around barrels, etc in a corral- now it’s totally anecdotal, but that did not do anything to help her learn how to ride. The real horse didn’t have arrow keys...


303 posted on 01/05/2013 8:13:33 AM PST by Slainte
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To: Daveinyork

>>However, Grossman ain’t talking about you as an individual.

It won’t be real bread. It will be ObamaBread. It will contain sawdust and a secret protein additive called “Green Soylent”, which is not to be confused with Soylent Green. That’s just a coincidence Comrade! Your conspiracy theories are counter-revolutionary and have been logged. Please return to your cot for bedcheck.


304 posted on 01/05/2013 9:03:31 AM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Katechon

I’m off to play Call of Duty Black Ops II with my 12 year old son. My daughter is pretty good too...The game is one of my main forms of entertainment for years now.


305 posted on 01/05/2013 9:51:03 AM PST by BreezyDog (Illegitimi non carborundum)
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To: Katechon
Here is another chance for you to respond.

Grossman is a conservative and so am I. I am not the enemy.

You have been shredded on this thread and haven't come close to defending Grossman's ridiculous theory.

I'd like to see you answer the Chicago / Houston conundrum.

306 posted on 01/05/2013 10:29:35 AM PST by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. — Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: Katechon

Can we get G4 TV shut down too, while we’re at it?


307 posted on 01/05/2013 10:30:51 AM PST by x
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