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Rabble rabble rabble! It's the vidya games, and the south park, and the MTV! The kid wasn't criminally insane all by himself, no sir-ee! No mental illness there. Nope. Couldn't be bad parenting, either. Mother likes guns and soap operas. Mother likes guns. Mother kept guns in house with mentally ill kid. That couldn't have contributed to things, either. Nope.

I hate people for this kind of crap. Video games don't make people kill people. Hell, guns don't kill people, to tout the NRA's line-- people kill people. Homicidal, fucked in the head people who have some wires crossed and end up doing stuff like this-- those are the people who kill people.

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Well I've been playing violent video games since MS-DOS 15 years ago. I probably spend about 10 hours a week killing stuff on my PC, be it RTS, RPG or shooters.

But here's the crazy thing - I also spend an equal amount of time reading books, having fun with my mates, going to social activities, and working.

Murders committed by me so far: 0

Now, if someone had been virtually killing things 40 hours a week for 15 years and doing nothing else, you may have some valid concerns about him. But the root problem would still be the person.

90% of people think they are above average.

Statistically Improbable. Psychologically Inevitable.
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I actually find violent video games to be quite therapeutic. After a long frustrating day it's quite calming to put on my copy of Prototype, run up the tallest building in view and hurtle Alex Mercer at breakneck speeds into the unsuspecting pedestrians below watching as they rag-doll into the sky Team Rocket style. Take that arseholes!

I do find it ironic though that the people who typically decry 'violent video games' in the public forum are also the kind of people who have never played a video game in their life.

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Murders committed by me so far: 0
That's what you WANT us to think...


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I don't get it. Some loony, a kid obviously who had problems (socially and suspected mental) goes and commits a brutal cruel act.

But rather than blaming our society's incapability with helping troubled youth/people, we go on and blame everything else, from the weapon to fucking video games. This goes to show that people are too god dam lazy and selfish to help our sick and socially awkward generation and thus blame it on scapegoat items and hobbies instead.

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That's what you WANT us to think...
Sorry, I should amend that.

Murders which I have been publicly connected to: 0


90% of people think they are above average.

Statistically Improbable. Psychologically Inevitable.
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Short answer: Screw those people. The amount of easily remedied ignorance is staggering.

Also, video games are the work of the Devil.

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Seriously, the media are absolutely fucking retarded.



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