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Default  09.19.07, 08:22:21
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The website below has some great articles concerning the debate between games and society:

GamePolitics.com

Gordon Brown steps into the debate regarding Manhunt 2 not being allowed in the UK, a few killers blame games as a contributory factor and of course the obligatory asian man dies after gaming session binge.




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We could have Virtual War instead of actual War!
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Please... all wars will be settle via a game of Tetris.
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But poekmanz would be way moar fun.


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Tetris is classic, though. And it involves more skill than Pokemon. No one could argue with the results if you whooped them at Tetris.
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Psssh, Tetris is for old people
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Ooo sick burn!...xD

To be honest, i never found Tetris addictive..xD Maybe only played it once or twice!

Wonder if Tetris has been blamed for violence in society...xD
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Yeah, they actually encouraged gangsters to start shooting each other.
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I just got pwned
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See...even Kionae gets corrupted by a videogame- Tetris no less- has turned her violent.
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Violence is good .

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Some news from Gamepolitics regarding another Thompson wannabe called Kym Worthy, a top prosecutor apparently

In her infinite wisdom she has done a list of top ten games for parents to avoid buying for Xmas holiday for their children. This is her third annual list.

As Gamepolitics point out, most of the games are already available in shops, being over a year old- She should have done her homework better:

1. Grand Theft Auto (last released on consoles 2004; PSP, 2006)
2. Manhunt (2004, we assume they mean 2007’s Manhunt 2)
3. Scarface (2006)
4. 50 Cent Bulletproof (2005)
5. 300 (Feb, 2007)
6. The Godfather (PS3 - March, 2007; other versions, 2006)
7. Killer-7 (2005)
8. Resident Evil 4 (Wii, PC 2007; other versions 2005)
9. God of War (2005; we assume they mean 2007’s GoW2)
10. Hitman Blood Money (2006)

GamePolitics.com » Blog Archive » Detroit Prosecutor Issues (outdated) List of 10 Violent Games to Avoid For the Holidays
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I'm actually laughing like a maniac at this nonsense.. God.. it's things like this that change the world... not...

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The ironic thing is is that their intentions are in the right place- obviously underaged kids shouldnt play games that they arent old enough to play. However instead of blaming the game companies, more should be done to educate parents and also shops selling games to underage kids as well.
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Oh this is just quality:

A columnist for Canada’s conservative National Post writes that games are electronic crack - and doesn’t stop there.

Father Raymond J. de Souza (left) who also teaches and serves as chaplain at Queen’s University, opens by copping to a Tetris addiction during his college days:

"I learned the truth about video games the hard way, and so this is the lesson I offer for free: Don’t play video games. Don’t own them. And for the sake of all that is good and holy, don’t buy them for your children…

Since [deleting Tetris] I have never played another video game. It’s too dangerous. Video games take what is most precious — time and thought. And they are making kids fat.

Video games are like a black hole into which time disappears…They are the crack cocaine of the electronic world…

Did I mention that far too many video games celebrate graphic violence, multifarious delinquency and borderline pornography? I don’t have to. Tetris had none of that, and it was deadly enough"

GamePolitics.com » Blog Archive » Columnist: Games are Crack Cocaine of Electronic World
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This is his view based on him having played Tetris as a child and no other game.....
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Mass Effect has been in the news recently. Fox has been blasted by gamers for its news report about EXPLICIT SEX SCENES it said were in the game- without actually seeing it..xD

Anyway, the professional they had on has recently come out and said she was briefed as what to say beforehand!

See the news articles in the link to get up to speed on the hot topic:
GamePolitics.com » Mass Effect
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Some more violence surrounding the videogame world. This time a man has has been convicted of third degree murder and endangering the welfare of his 17 month old child because she accidentally knocked over his xbox360 while he was playing a game. He faces 47 years in prison:

Man beats child to death over Xbox 360 :: DESTRUCTOID - Hardcore Gamer Community :: Video Games PC PlayStation 2 Xbox 360 Wii PS3 GameCube PSP DS GBA PS2 PlayStation 3
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A young boy of 17 in the US was killed by a truck as he was fleeing from attackers trying to steal his PSP. CVG report:

Two teens have been arrested on charges of murder and strong-arm robbery in the US after a 17 year-old kid was killed running away from his attackers who were after his PSP.

A report in the Miami Herald says, "Walking from the library during Christmas vacation, James Felton-Maitland, 17, was fatally attacked by two teens bent on stealing his Sony PlayStation Portable."

The cause of death was described as: "Escaping his attackers' blows, James ran into traffic and was hit by a truck."

Under state law, someone who commits a violent felony that ends in a death can be charged with murder.

PSP News: Killed for a PSP... - ComputerAndVideoGames.com
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