• reach110 - January 4, 2013 2:14 p.m.

    You know at first glance, this program really does seem to shit on games and gamers, but I have to commend them for encouraging parents to actually do some investigating on their own rather than just seeing a gun on the case and going crazy.
  • Elgyem - January 4, 2013 1 p.m.

    And that, my friends, is why it is a good idea to download violent games rather than get physical copies. On a more serious note, this is just a wild goose chase. Suppose they do kill off violent media, then what? Doing stuff like this won't accomplish anything in the long run. People have been violent long before the advent of games. By doing stuff like this, people just get pissed off and American values of freedom of expression are violated severely. Games aren't the root cause of problems in the US, the problem is intolerant people like the imbeciles behind this crazy scheme. The same applies to any other form of media. And perhaps the final nail in the coffin for these idiots is the fact that some of the more violent neighborhoods in this country (and the world) are populated by people who likely can't afford games. Explain that, you scumbag, censor-happy walking suits!
  • Dark-Rev - January 4, 2013 12:45 p.m.

    Way to blame the media and make your town look like Nazi Germany, ya fascist liberals.
  • doominatorx6 - January 4, 2013 10:39 a.m.

    Blame the vieda gaems.
  • tyler-anetrella - January 4, 2013 8:12 a.m.

    they always gotta blame video games theres a reason why the games have ratings i blame bad parenting u have to be 18 to buy most violent games no one knows that though im sick of little kids ruining shit for adults watch spongebob and play outside not call of duty
  • brianofthewoods - January 4, 2013 11:18 a.m.

    thats actually what they seem to be doing, asking the parents to figure out what there kids are doing
  • TheMaxassin - January 7, 2013 7:37 a.m.

    The ratings on the games are only meant to be guidelines, it is up to parents to decide what their children can and can't play. Many children are responsible enough to handle the video games and are able to learn that guns and violence are bad from them. Most shooting games I have played (GTA is a special case, as is PAYDAY: the Heist) has you playing the good guy, and most of those show the good guy winning. Yes, violence is bad, but not letting your child see any violence at all until their 18 is bad as well, as they do not see good or bad in it, and it becomes new, and interesting, that will make them get more involved than if they are able to see it and get used to it.
  • Boonehams - January 4, 2013 6:50 a.m.

    And the world was saved. Good job, everyone. You can all go home now.
  • KA87 - January 4, 2013 6 a.m.

    Before violent video games, movies, and music; violent crime, murder, and war did not exist. No one ever spoke an ill word about another or had premarital relations. The words rape, theft, suicide, starvation, and discrimination were not known. Dogs did not chase cats and they gave out participation medals to all instead of one to just the winner. There was a chicken in every pot and complete racial and gender equality. The world was full of benevolence and completely void of rational self-interest. It was a utopian society that has since been lost thanks to the creation of violent games, movies, and music. If that fabled day had not come to past, one might only wonder about the beauty our society might have held.
  • pin316 - January 3, 2013 9:40 p.m.

    Jesus Christ Monkeyballs I wish that for once a prominent public/political figure would just stand up and say "sorry guys, we've actually fucked this all up - maybe we should actually place responsibility on people for the decisions that they make instead of passing the blame" Did anybody in charge actually ever stop and think that by validating bullshit excuses like this, that they actually encourage people to go out and commit such atrocities as they know the blame will be placed elsewhere Burning media to suppress the freedom of expression - welcome back to the 15th century everybody On a related note - there's a brilliant article by Maddox recently about the nurse that killed herself in the UK that I completely agree's complete and utter crap that people are placing the blame on the DJs that made the prank call. But she is the one that decided that the embarrassment of being in the news was more important to her than bringing up her one else. The DJs aren't to blame for calling, same as the hospital is not to blame for not having trained phone procedure properly, and the frickin princess is not to blame for having a kid in the first place... Place the blame on the people that decide to do fucked up shit - nobody made them do it.
  • Moondoggie1157 - January 4, 2013 11:47 a.m.

    It's scary isn't it? That was a great Maddox article as well.
  • sxh967 - January 7, 2013 11:26 a.m.

    I smelt a rat from the beginning to be honest. It was probably more the hospital's fault than the DJs who played the prank on the late nurse. Doesn't help that she had a history of attempted suicide... If they really stood by her and supported her, as they claim they did, why would she still feel the need to kill herself? Could it be.. there were OTHER reasons as well as the prank call? In which case... there's absolutely no case against the DJs and the whole thing should be put to bed and labelled a tragedy that may have been unpreventable.
  • Darkhawk - January 3, 2013 6:52 p.m.

    Now, hold on a minute here. The timing is bad, the blame game is silly: BUT, if we're all reasonable adults here, there ARE reasons why kids shouldn't be playing M-rated games. It's the same as R-rated movies or Explicit Lyrics. We do in fact have systems in place that are supposed to limit exposure to "adult themes", and if this roots out a bunch of 12 year olds with Gears of War, so much the better.
  • brickman409 - January 3, 2013 7:33 p.m.

    they're also blaming movies and music here too.
  • brianofthewoods - January 4, 2013 11:22 a.m.

    yeah i know right! this is actually the smartest way they could have done this! they're asking parents to figure out what there kids are doing and then decide
  • avantguardian - January 3, 2013 5:20 p.m.

  • Logifanogi - January 4, 2013 1:13 a.m.

    This is utterly retarded. Kids aren't going to think, "Hm, this Modern Warfare 2 airport scene was fun, I'm going to try it in real life!" Our minds don't work that they. I'm pretty sure the kid who did the school shooting wasn't thinking, "I'm going to kill my mom and a while bunch of kids and be like a game character." He was just doing it because...well...he was messed up. I play Left 4 Dead, Modern Warfare 2, Grand Theft Auto 4, and not once have I thought to myself, "Oh, this is so fun! I'm going to do it in real life!"
  • avantguardian - January 4, 2013 4:43 a.m.

    i'm guessing you're not really responding to me. unless your opinions on nazi book burning in ww2 are cleverly (and therefore quite brilliantly) hidden in your otherwise nonsensical response.
  • GraphicRogue - January 4, 2013 9:57 a.m.

    yea, he wasn't a kid. He was 20 and able to legally buy M rated games for awhile...thus policing games on kids makes even less sense.
  • kursedkey - January 3, 2013 4:59 p.m.

    ... I think I just got an aneurysm from the sheer stupidity of this article

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