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Im tired of this crap. Everytime a teenager does something stupid they always blame it on Video Games http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...112100483.html

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Here we go again, real world violence being blamed on video games. While no specific games were mentioned, German lawmakers are demanding a crackdown on violent games because they believe they influenced the attacks. I am surprised Jack Thompson isn’t already on a plane to Germany.

The young man, identified only as Bastian B., was known to authorities and due in court on Tuesday for weapons violations, local police said. According to German media reports, he had a fondness for war simulation and computer games.
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That's just as retarded as the rock music theory. I can't stand those super conservative types who think things like that. What made that kid do what he did is bad parenting. Blame them, not the games or music.
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Lawl. What a bunch of crap by old people who blame the first thing they lay eyes on. Look at T.V. Not exactly a very good influence either
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Originally Posted by Aqualan View Post
That's just as retarded as the rock music theory. I can't stand those super conservative types who think things like that. What made that kid do what he did is bad parenting. Blame them, not the games or music.
Amen.
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Did he even play games, cause im not even reading that he played games..

And paintball is pretending to kill people? Im sorry but when I play paintball I never thought of it as "pretending to kill someone"

These people are insane, games are proven to help with anger. If i want to beat someone up, I can go play a game instead. And take it out on the game...

And swearing does not make you want to kill someone... It has nothing to do with violence.
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I just played mario a while ago. When i go to school today im gonna start stomping on people:
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Originally Posted by Aqualan View Post
That's just as retarded as the rock music theory. I can't stand those super conservative types who think things like that. What made that kid do what he did is bad parenting. Blame them, not the games or music.
Hells Yeah! What about everything everyone else did to him for the past ten years, he needed to snap sometime and he did. It uses to be that you could just go out "behind the Gym" and settle things, and vent your anger on its source. Now with all this ***** nonviolence ****, i can imagine how he felt.
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Schools need to be blamed for letting bulling happen. Thats the cause.

A game does not turn someone bad... That person becomes bad on there own. And if he was gonna kill people, he woulda done it anyway.

BLAME THE SCHOOLS FOR NOT KEEPING KIDS FROM BULLING!
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Originally Posted by Mr. Popo (Adam Sessler vs. Jack Thompson)
Well, as any other person when someone is irritating me I want to hurt him.
But, there is a thing called self-restraint! no normal person whom is well in his mind will act in a violent way.
I actually love to play a little F.E.A.R at the end of the day in order to relax, I never planned on blowing up someone's head.
If a person is easily influenced, that's a whole other story.
Such a person can also be influenced by T.V, comic and just stories...
I do agree a child should not be exposed to violent in video games, movies or any other way.
But that is not because it might turn a child into a violent person, that is because violent is not appropriate for a child to see (Just like sexual content).
For now any child can go and purchase violent video games, movies etc... So it's up for the parents to keep their child away from all of that.
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Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post
Schools need to be blamed for letting bulling happen. Thats the cause.

A game does not turn someone bad... That person becomes bad on there own. And if he was gonna kill people, he woulda done it anyway.

BLAME THE SCHOOLS FOR NOT KEEPING KIDS FROM BULLING!
I think the parents need to take an active role in their kids' life. TV/school is not the babysitter.
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