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  • bodysnatcher - March 24, 2009 3:50 p.m.

    yeah. excellent article. they're all idiots when it comes to video games i've always thought that. and now there's a highschool girl petitioning against animal cruelty in video games because of the dogs in COD4...
  • Chudfiend - March 24, 2009 2:34 p.m.

    That mass effect video made me want vomit blood onto my computer monitor. The irony is everyone one of those people probably have a dvd collection of dozens of rated R movies are 11 gigafucktons more violent/depraved than the pg-13 scene in mass effect or any mature rated game for that matter. great article. so infuriating.
  • smallberry - March 24, 2009 2:22 p.m.

    Fantastic article. Its really interesting to see what the media in that part of the world is saying regarding video games. Not that India is much better, we're just a little preoccupied with all the shenanigans in Pakistan. Also, I kinda wish you used that - "They're gonna swing on the monkey bars like the Al-Qaeda!" from T-Dar. I loved that.
  • brazmanoqk - March 24, 2009 1:50 p.m.

    The Daily Mail lying about something?! What has the world come to?! I'm surprised they didn't link foreigners to it, after all Niko is. "Coming over here, committing our crime!"
  • MercurysPhoenix - March 24, 2009 1:04 p.m.

    Surely if there's a connection between school shootings and anything, its social ineptitude, not gaming. Every time it happens, the shooter is described nonchalantly as 'a loner'.
  • harsh83 - March 24, 2009 12:59 p.m.

    Jack...Jack...Jack get you fact right before you shout you ill-informed ass off.... the worst school shooting ever was a German guy who played counter strike?? thats odd In Dunbane Scotland Thomas Hamilton Murdered 16 children and 1 adult = 17 in 1996 before games like counter strike were released and this sick man had nothing reported to do with video games he was just screwed up like all these other nutters!!
  • Unoriginal - March 24, 2009 10:14 a.m.

    That author on the left in the Mass Effect video infuriated me. No matter what the Spike.com representative said she always responded with: "Yes, I can see your point but you are wrong and you are an idiot"(slight paraphrasing) Good job Mikel. Now Im a little angry though but that is the point of week of hate, right? Damn media ignorance.
  • MercurysPhoenix - March 24, 2009 9:37 a.m.

    In the UK, I've never seen stories like these in the mainstream news media. The only time there are segments about games are when there's a massive release or when E3 is on and, to be fair on them, they don't do too bad a job of them. Watched the videos in the artice though - some of the points they made were damn moronic. The Mass Effect one has to be the worst. The panel made me laugh. Its plain ignorance.
  • AyJay - March 24, 2009 8:08 a.m.

    why does everyone think gta is a kid's game?????
  • Mittenz - March 24, 2009 6:23 a.m.

    Oh dear, this is just like back in the day where "COMIC BOOKS WILL ROT YOUR CHILDRENS BRAINS!!!", And of course "ROCK AND ROLL COMES FROM THE PITS OF HELL!!!" Oh well, those media forms waited it out, and we shall too. Now watch as my generation is having children and we too find some new media outlet to hate. I certainly hope not.
  • gatorfan122394 - March 24, 2009 4:51 a.m.

    wow i feel like a genius compared to some of these people.....nice article and it pointed out everything i hate about non gamers who don't know what the hell they are talking about. I mean really? Grand theft auto 4 is not about "killing hos" and for that matter no game is. Why do you think there is a big M rating on the esrb section on the cover. if the parents dont think its appropriate then the kid doesnt get it. but when the media tries to slander the good name of video games so it wont be bought well that is bullcrap. jeez i hate the media.....
  • Maddoggmlt93 - March 24, 2009 4:37 a.m.

    One more thing: I hope people read this article and get REALLY ANGRY. And i don't mean just pissed off angry. I mean HULK SMASH angry!
  • ThunderMuffinsMcgee - March 24, 2009 4:36 a.m.

    That mass effect thing really bugs me. I don't care what the research says, that is just jargen for I don't have the skill to move both my thumbs in different direction at the same time so I am going to read what this pretty paper says! Also at the end when the one women askes "Watching this makes me feel so old; whatever happened to pong and Atari?" 35 f'n years, that's what happened. Look at a bloody human body and all the changes it goes through in 35 years. In that time, we went from the Vietnam war being 3 years from over to Windows Vista selling over 1 million copies. (Damn you Vista!) Seriously, if you are going to report, know what you are talking about!
  • Sly_Fox - March 24, 2009 4:34 a.m.

    i really really hate the media what do teens do on the internet these days? download music or train to kill people in RL kill with your heart rate lower? what the fuck?
  • DawgsFan117 - March 24, 2009 4:23 a.m.

    Okay ill admit this even though i dont wanna. Those video clips of the news people talkin bout mass-effect made me really fuckin angry. I mean i played that game for 50+ hours and until reading this article i didnt know it had a sex scene in it. Also these people know you cant buy an M game if your not 17 right? Also beleive me dont worry bout the xbox old people cause the truth is that that virus that killed your interactive pivture box (computor) came from a porn site your 11 year old was on when they said they were doing "homework" and you got drunk and beat your wife" Last point is that has anyone ever looked at the FACT that violence is actually down among teens these days. * lol i said Fuck and i probly learnd it from GTA and not all those R movies.
  • Maddoggmlt93 - March 24, 2009 4:22 a.m.

    Ok first of all, i really like all of the comments made by my fellow commentors and gamers. And to all my comrades i hope you can sympathise with me because this has to be said. If you believe the crap spewed by mainstream media about games in general, NEVER TOUCH ANYTHING THAT EVEN RELATE TO A GAME EVER!!! YOU DO NOT DESERVE TO CALL YOURSELF A GAMER!!! The mainstream media does not know what in the hell they are talking about!! They don't play games!! Listen to sites like Games Radar!! They know what the hell they are talking about!! Games Radar plays games!! Games Radar=GOOD Mainstream Media= STUPID AND MISLEADING!
  • NanoElite666 - March 24, 2009 4:20 a.m.

    @ChulHak San Don't forget about God of War's trademark threesome minigames. If idiots are going to try to rip something for its clearly not-meant-for-kids qualities, you can't leave out one of the most important ones. :P
  • NelosAngelos - March 24, 2009 4:12 a.m.

    God I hate people, especially news reporters with their fake hair, plastic smiles, and brains full of nonsense they think is valid, professional information.
  • TrIp13G - March 24, 2009 3:53 a.m.

    AWESOME damn article, Mikel.
  • batman5273 - March 24, 2009 3:47 a.m.

    I CANT WAIT FOR THE GUY TO TALK ABOUT THIS ON THE PODCAST

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