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Op Ed

Forbes - Fun with Reductio ad Absurdum, the NRA and Video Games.
Is it because the media is a corruptible influence? Hereís a hint. Itís because we love real life guns so much as a society that violent shooter games are so popular. A society that is inherently fascinated with violence creates violent media, itís not the other way around. And say what you will about this debate, but a kid playing a video game where he shoots a gun is safer than a kid who is shooting an actual gun, even just at inanimate objects. Compare a kid playing Call of Duty five hours a day to one who goes to the shooting range for the same duration. Which one might be better at hitting real world targets? Adam Lanza was a crack shot, and itís more than a little bit likely it was from his time spent with his mom on the shooting range than it was from his hours spent playing Starcraft.

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7. Re: Op Ed Jan 16, 2013, 16:19 Yosemite Sam
 
Society mirroring media mirroring society.

Anybody who has any clue about video games saw that NRA speech for what it was, pure bullshit. To have any credibility at all he would have had to mention Call of Duty... but that sounds way too patriotic doesnt it, not to mention the fact that like the article points out its perfectly inline with the NRAs point of view. Nope couldnt do that, had to dig up the worst 'sounding' games they could find, and in the process made themselves look like the liars they are... well at least to anyone with a clue.

Sure glad Biden is the VP, had Mrs Clinton been in that position it would have been very bad for us gamers. Shes another one of those who care little for facts and are more concerned with which way the wind blows.
 
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