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post #61 of 90
are you kidding me?
they are blaming KOL for this?, please, a short list of its weapons : bubblewrap staff, chopsticks, little paper umbrella, lead yo-yo.
Character Classes : Seal Clubber, Turtle Tamer, Pastamancer, Sauceror, Disco Bandit and Accordion Thief.
at least if you are going to blame games, blame a game with violence and not a turn bases RPG, you might was well be blaming magic cards or pac man for eating things.
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are you kidding me?
they are blaming KOL for this?, please, a short list of its weapons : bubblewrap staff, chopsticks, little paper umbrella, lead yo-yo.
Character Classes : Seal Clubber, Turtle Tamer, Pastamancer, Sauceror, Disco Bandit and Accordion Thief.
at least if you are going to blame games, blame a game with violence and not a turn bases RPG, you might was well be blaming magic cards or pac man for eating things.
Exactly! I beat KoL, the whole game(I was a Disco Bandit) was all about maxing out my Moxy and wearing pants. You might as well blame Neopets for turning people into killers...
    
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THIS JUST IN:
A recent study has shown that all murder cases on record have one thing in common: All of the perpetrators breathe oxygen. New legislation is under review by the government that would, if enacted, begin a chemical process in which all the oxygen on the planet will be reacted with hydrogen to form water by the year 2016.
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Kingdom of Loathing monster:

The ferocious Sabre-Toothed Lime!



I'm going to go kill someone with a lime.
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sounds more like a 4chan member...
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Just because he plays video games does NOT mean that the video games themselves cause his unnatural behavior. For some violent gamers, it's a means of keeping the demons at bay, for others it's merely entertainment. I admit, there were times in my life that I sought out the most gruesome video games I could find in order to get my aggression out rather that punching people or walls. It was a release, not a catalyst. The same could be said for the 2 idiots that did the Columbine High School shooting back in 1999, where it was notably stated that they plaid the well-known video game Doom. You could easily point out that Doom had nothing to do with their behavior, but served as either entertainment or as a release.

Pointing the finger at video games isn't a new concept, and is done so without giving the situation prior thought. Laying the blame on such a thing as video games is an easy way out, making prosecution easier or reinforcing an insanity defense. Video gaming has never been proven to cause people to be violent, and the few cases where video games were directly linked to violence or unnatural behavior was in very young children who shouldn't have had access to these sorts of video games to begin with, and were not severe cases. Case in point, a young male child loved to play a particular vehicle racing video game, and decided to take his Mom's keys and take the mini van for a spin. Nobody was hurt, and the vehicle was not damaged.

Instead of laying blame on a video game, we should look at the parents. How were they raising their children? Was the environment hostile? Abusive? Were the parents neglectful of the child, with no regard to what the child watches or what video games he or she plays? It is the parent's responsibility to watch after and care for their children, and to be perceptive to a child's changing needs. Communication is especially important.

I guarantee you that there were signs early on, possibly years in advance that the child needed special help. Awful drawings, journal entries, things said to people, and possibly animal cruelty. Thought leads to words, words lead to action, action leads to habits, habits become your character. Catching such behavior early is far from difficult, and it is the parent's responsibility to keep an eye out and have a keen ear. Reading between the lines, so to speak.

Such extreme behavior and fantasies about rape, murder, necrophilia, dismemberment, and cannibalism all in the same case leads me to believe that the person that committed the crime was likely sexually abused. I can't give exact statistics, but I guarantee that in most cases, maybe 8/10 of closely-identical cases, the perpetrator him/herself experienced some form of trauma in his/her younger years, likely before puberty or shortly thereafter. Imagine the brain as an array of electrical terminals. One terminal is the action, the other is the outcome. If a wire is placed between 2 terminals, a connection is made, so thought patterns and emotions are directly linked to the action. If a child "learns" early on that sexual abuse is normal or good, then that connection is made and is therefore incorrect in our eyes, but correct to them. Connect physical abuse with the child being at fault or it being a necessary form of punishment, then that is set and hard to redirect. This particular perpetrator obviously has those connections mixed up, by a process of inaccurate learning. Bring on puberty and school, where coping skills are learned and required in order to be successful in school, these incorrect connections are amplified tremendously.

There is no point in blaming video games for a person's behavior. The issue is much deeper, and existed long before the perpetrator found video games.
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If you want respect as a gamer in the political arena then start by spell-checking. No lawyer or person in power is going to give you the time of day if you can't spell his name right on the check.
dude dont correct my grammar. i know i cant spell. and as for spell check ido it as much as possible. so get off my back about it.
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If you want respect as a gamer in the political arena then start by spell-checking. No lawyer or person in power is going to give you the time of day if you can't spell his name right on the check.
Hey, calm down, at least we can understand him as compared to other people on this site.
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dude dont correct my grammar. i know i cant spell. and as for spell check ido it as much as possible. so get off my back about it.
I suggest you use Firefox, built-in spell checker.
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