• ParagonT - March 21, 2012 9:34 a.m.

    There is in fact studies that do show video games do have a part in violence and aggression, it's just not the only variable that makes one become violent. Usually a bad home, insufferable social skills, and trust issues play more of a part that others. I'm not going to act like video games are pure, they're not, but there are so many things in this world that increase aggression in much large increments than video games. Also, this seems pretty trivial since it's not going to stop people from buying it. It's one thing to label it, but it's another thing to have the masses believe in it. Watch out guys! EA sports Tiger Woods, Kinect Rush: Disney, and Zumba Fitness are going to cause increased agression! (Okay, Zumba might be guilty, but still!) Also, the increased aggression is not long term, it's short term.
  • ultimatepunchrod - March 21, 2012 9:31 a.m.

    I'm a psychology major, and there is evidence that video games can lead to more aggressive behavior. However, these studies have only tested the aggression in situations directly following video game sessions. There have been no conclusive studies to my knowledge that say that the aggression persists for any long term period. The way I thought about this evidence as a gamer was how pissed you get when you can't beat a boss/level and you turn off the system in frustration, and you may end up snapping at a friend or family member/just be in a bad mood directly following that session. Then you calm down and stop acting stupid and get back to your same old self. Also, I think (and have not tested)the aggression results from not getting a conclusion to the action that you are participating in. Think about watching the common scene in the movie where the villain has seemingly won over the hero. This is the time where the villain seems to have beaten everything the hero has attempted to thwart the villain, and just before the big revelation that the hero has one last trick up his sleeve, someone cuts the movie off and doesn't let you turn it back on or forces you to keep watching the demoralizing of the hero again and again. That would get frustrating and they may show aggression there as well. More emotional response: if stuff like Saw can get an 'R' rating and no other warning label, then Sly Cooper (an E10) game should NOT have a warning label on it. The ESRB is in place so that those labels don't have to exist. This is ridiculous.
  • therawski - March 21, 2012 9:09 a.m.

    This just goes to show how uninformed and brainless government officials prove themselves to be. Last year, when this got thrown out of court, these guys were probably getting votes from homophobes and gun nuts.
  • FOZ - March 21, 2012 8:57 a.m.

    Video game companies have a responsibility to warn parents of "dangerous" products, as opposed to parents knowing anything? There are sparks coming out of my brain.
  • A9entOfChaos - March 21, 2012 8:43 a.m.

    Obama and the progressive liberals (democrats) are systematically ruining this country and the only thing they can do is to introduce this frivolous new bill? Really? The Republican that c0-signed on it too is a dumb ass. What is wrong with our politicians! Rome is burning and all they can do is propose this crap! WAKE UP AMERICA! WE DO NOT NEED GOVERNMENT FOR OVER 95% of our lives! We need to get this country back and running efficiently. no deficits, no welfare spending, no more middle east wars (unless we are specifically attacked) no more big government big brother policies interferring with our lives. enoug is enough!
  • ParagonT - March 21, 2012 9:22 a.m.

    I don't feel that it's right to have government control over some area's in our lives, but I believe its necessary for many businesses and corporations to have regulations on them. People are too greedy, but the problem is that most bills are not directed at the right problems, but instead insignificant ones. Also, I have to say in all honesty America is doing quite well as it is, and sometimes I think that people are a little to up in arms over the fact that they can't afford their 72 inch television's but instead have to settle for a 60 inch. I understand that some people are not doing well in the states, but that's less of a "spending" problem, but more of a regulation problems on corporations that are not giving a living wage or benefits to it's employee's. America is doing pretty well, more so that many other countries so I'm just grateful for that. It's a balancing act, just because the government has more "spending" money does not necessarily mean things will get better, you have to find out why people are not being employed as much and making enough.
  • A9entOfChaos - March 21, 2012 10:05 a.m.

    ParagonT, I respect your opinion but you are just wrong. This has nothing to do with corporations being too greedy or "not providing" a wage for their employees. This is a free country if somebody does not like what they are getting paid they can do somewhere else. Companies KNOW they have to retain their competetive edge with their employees and if they dont pay them enough they will go somewhere else. You probably subscribe to the old saying "to each their needs instead of their abilities". That sir, is communism, socialism or whatver you want to call it. America is dire straights right now. OUR debt is over 100% GDP. Obama has now spend more money in three years then bush did in 8 years fighting two wars. Obama has spend 4.9999 trillion and bush spend 4.7 trillion in 8 YEARS! Quit blaming corporations and the 1% it is not their fault. If you were to tax every single one of Apple's massive profits (for example they have 100 billion in cash reserves) it would pay for .006% of our debt. IT is the government over spending and not tax related issues. What pisses me off is we have major problems, our economy, social security is oging bank rupt, medicaid, medicare is going bankrupt. And this is what they put forth. Its utterly ridiculous.
  • Nephilim - March 21, 2012 10:14 a.m.

    Completely agree with you. I think politicians focus on non-issues like this because they have no idea how to fix the economy, whilst also keeping everyone happy. America needs to stop tax-cuts, raise taxes, cut spending dramatically, repeal Obama's health care, end the war in Afghanistan, etc. Any way that America can cut spending, it needs to do, no matter what.
  • Fox_Mulder - March 21, 2012 4 p.m.

    I laughed when you said: "I respect your opinion, but you are just wrong." If that's respect, I have no idea what disrespect is. Also, it is NOT a free country. When the head of my community's board uses our homeowner's fees to sue another resident because they recently added a little awning to their deck and said awning "Decreases the value of the entire neighborhood as a whole", you know something is f***ed up around here. Even on such a small scale, we are getting boned by corrupt men in positions of power. And how can you defend corporations? When every CEO of the top-ten most profiting corps. in America make more than over 30% (estimate) of Americans how is it not their fault? Out government needs to regulate how much these people make or at least tax them as much as middle/low class americans. Warren Buffet, one of the richest men in America, pays less in taxes (percentage-wise) than his secretary does, and he thinks it and outrage. At least some people have their heads on straight. I hate this whole survival of the most fortunate, the whole mentality of "I'll look out for myself, by any means necessary, if some people get shit on along the way, screw 'em, at least I'm doing MORE than okay for myself." That's not how things need to be in this country. And everyone who's bashing Obama can only come up with one solution: "I don't know what we need to do, but it's the opposite of what the president is doing." Got any more ideas out there? Didn't think so. This concludes my little rant here.
  • ParagonT - March 21, 2012 9:51 p.m.

    Fox_Mulder, thank God you said something, I thought everyone was ignorant on the matter! Least some people know what their talking about.
  • ParagonT - March 21, 2012 11:14 p.m.

    "This has nothing to do with corporations being too greedy or "not providing" a wage for their employees." Yes, because when full time employee's are being paid under sixteen thousand dollars annually and not able to afford medical care, retirement, or ANYTHING (not including children), its definitely not their wages. Also, if it's not about your wage and income, then what the hell are you complaining about? If everyone was making enough, then obviously there wouldn't be any problems. "This is a free country if somebody does not like what they are getting paid they can do somewhere else." Because it's so easy to get a job ANYWHERE you know? Right now I bet you would have enough money to be able to move from your home, paying your mortgage, able to pay for transporting costs, without any worries whatsoever. OBVIOUSLY you dont know how hard it is to get a job is, let alone a new one, how hard it is to move with a low paying job, and selling your house is a cinch, Etc.. "Companies KNOW they have to retain their competetive edge with their employees and if they dont pay them enough they will go somewhere else." Competitive edge is not a factor when there is capable people to replace you. There is still a decent unemployment rate and plenty of people wanting a job. Sometimes just having a job is a blessing, you don't have a choice. "You probably subscribe to the old saying "to each their needs instead of their abilities". That sir, is communism, socialism or whatver you want to call it." You lost me here, but you sound like a gun-ho hillbilly. "America is dire straights right now." Because we are so unfortunate! We have all these government funded programs for poverty, we all can afford internet, TV, cell phones, gaming consoles (had to throw it in there), all these jobs you claim are out there, and everything! We are so poor! Obviously there are people in poverty in America, but our sense of poverty is very different from most of the world. Yeah right, get over yourself. It's not that were in deep shit like you assume, it's just that were not able to keep up the American lifestyle. Why else would people be complaining? I like being able to afford a new car as well, but don't act like America is in the worst state it could be. We'll be fine. "Obama has spend 4.9999 trillion and bush spend 4.7 trillion in 8 YEARS! Quit blaming corporations and the 1% it is not their fault." Obama is not the only politician in office that is running your country good sir, go back to kindergarten when they teach you this. In the end, I never said corporations are what causes our deficit, but they could be. If corporations were able to give better wages, then more people would be able to start their small business, create jobs, and etc.. Also by giving people better wages, there could be more cuts to more programs, because many programs are for the impoverished. But that is just a theory. Anyway, you clearly misread my statements. "If you were to tax every single one of Apple's massive profits (for example they have 100 billion in cash reserves) it would pay for .006% of our debt." No shit, you only accounted for apple, and the debt is not going to be paid off in one bulk sum, it will be paid off over a long tedious process. "IT is the government over spending and not tax related issues." Thats only partially true, you have to think systematically where most money actually goes in the country or out of the country. It's obvious although, large corporate heads. They have a tenancy to hoard currency and not circulate it. The government may tax corporate heads, but that obviously does not account for all the currency they make, therefor there is hoarding of cash and they hand their fortune down. Also the same can be said for stockholders, although they put no labor into anything but only there capital investment, they receive a return. Thus this means that the labor is coming from another source. To correct this, companies give lower wages to their employee's, in order to pay for the investors returns. Also, America has a large problem with currency going out of country. We buy most of our products from other countries, and less of them are even made here. Also many material and oil exports are from other countries. See where I'm getting at? Spending is a problem, I never denied that, I just stated that it's more about finding out why spending is necessary. Why do people need medical cheaper? Why is there less jobs being created? Why must we have S.N.A.P. (food stamps)? Obviously most of these are because things are too expensive, or were not being paid enough to afford them. Jobs are more difficult to create when people don't have enough incentives or capital to start small businesses. Also it's more difficult when production is held by machines. I'm done, I'm tired, these are just some thoughts. Good luck reading my article.
  • ParagonT - March 22, 2012 7:07 a.m.

    Dear God... It's now morning and I'm wondering why the hell I typed this thing at 2-3am earlier this morning.
  • somthing42 - March 22, 2012 12:22 a.m.

    cool story, bro.
  • Cwf2008 - March 21, 2012 1:32 p.m.

    Do you Fox News people just have a copy and paste template? By the way, this is a video game website. Go spew your misinformed political views over the Fox forums
  • Darkhawk - March 21, 2012 8:29 a.m.

    "Then again, maybe Baca and Wolf just need a hobby." I hear there's these new-fangled electro whatchamacallits that kids are playing these days.
  • Sy87 - March 21, 2012 8:19 a.m.

    Good news government is too busy fixing false issues instead of the real issues. I wish they just drop it or go to countries where they can censor the citizen.
  • ObliqueZombie - March 21, 2012 8:11 a.m.

    "Empirical data disproving our notion? Hardly any support ours? COMMON SENSE in parentals?! We should hide all this and just put a warning label on the games, since I don't play them and never will." Politics. You can never, ever win.
  • Nephilim - March 21, 2012 8:05 a.m.

    They should stick a label on Dexter saying "This show may make the idea of serial murder appealing and badass"
  • JMAN1156 - March 21, 2012 8:05 a.m.

    If video games make you violent, does monopoly make you a millionaire?
  • ShortFuse - March 21, 2012 8:40 a.m.

    This sir is brilliant anti-logic. Nicely done!

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