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That this House is deeply concerned about the recently released video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, in which players engage in gratuitous acts of violence against members of the public; notes in particular the harrowing scenes in which a London Underground train is bombed by terrorists, bearing a remarkable resemblance to the tragic events of 7 July 2005; further notes that there is increasing evidence of a link between perpetrators of violent crime and violent video games users; and calls on the British Board of Film Classification to take further precautions when allowing a game to be sold.

Apparently, this guy is incredibly powerful in England and used to getting his way.
The direct quote from the UK'S Parliament, 9 people have already signed on it. eek.gif

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/11/23/ban-call-of-duty-3-cries-keith-vaz/
Edited by frickfrock999 - 11/23/11 at 11:06am
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Its a video game people doh.gif

Why people flame video game scenes, while Law&Order:SVU is on its 13th season? A particular show regarding pedophiles and the victims therein?
 
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I never understood this mentality. If anything, I play violent games because I'm already mad and need a way to vent it and being able to go and chainsaw someone and put several bullets in their pixelated face rather than actually going outside and beatin the crap out of a real person...or is he implying that we all need to put down the controllers and just go actually vent our anger and hate on REAL people? rolleyes.gif
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I never understood this mentality. If anything, I play violent games because I'm already mad and need a way to vent it and being able to go and chainsaw someone and put several bullets in their pixelated face rather than actually going outside and beatin the crap out of a real person...or is he implying that we all need to put down the controllers and just go actually vent our anger and hate on REAL people? rolleyes.gif

99% of these "activists" are grossly misinformed about the topic at hand. They most likely led sheltered lives and are weak willed themselves, which is why they assume everybody around them is equally weak.

It's a sad and pathetic state of affairs.
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"that there is increasing evidence of a link between perpetrators of violent crime and violent video games users"

This episode of Penn and Teller really put that "link" to rest for good, imo.
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I'm OK with that decision as long as it is COD.
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meh, its just cod. if it is banned then all the fanboys will finally be forced to find a new game.

at least they didnt ban bf!
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The problem are the politicians against gaming were part of a generation that never played video games. They just don't understand. In the future, these politicians will be replaced by a younger generation who are not afraid of video games
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It's so true I was playing GTA and then I thought hey why not go out and steal a couple of cars... Some people are so stupid and detached from reality I wonder how on earth they get into positions of power.
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meh, its just cod. if it is banned then all the fanboys will finally be forced to find a new game.
at least they didnt ban bf!

If the ban goes through, it'll set a precedent. Resulting in Battlefield getting banned as well.
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