Activision's Call of Duty Endowment

Activision Blizzard announces its Call of Duty Endowment (CODE), a foundation they are forming with a $1 million grant to support groups that assist veterans with their careers, reports Washingtonpost.com. In spite of recruitment ads promising the military leads to great careers, word is: "Other government and private studies show that the percentage of unemployed veterans has been historically higher than the percentage among civilians. Eighteen percent of veterans who left the military in the past one to three years were unemployed, according to a 2008 Department of Veterans Affairs employment survey." The foundation's first donation of $125,000 is to the Paralyzed Veterans of America to help open a vocational rehabilitation center. "The joblessness rate that [veterans] should have should be far less than the national average, not more," says Activision Blizzard chief executive Bobby Kotick. "How do you expect people to actually join the military if when they leave the military they can't integrate back into the free market they're supposed to be protecting?"
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If you're such an adult, then why don't you try having an adult conversation? For example, try explaining why you think committing realistically simulated acts of terrorism and mass murder for fun is perfectly acceptable.

Because I believe everyone's entitled to their own opinion on the subject, and conversations about it traditionally go nowhere except in circles. Part of being an adult is knowing when an opinion is just that, an opinion. There isn't always a right or wrong, especially on this subject.

As a grown adult I'd like to think you wouldn't approve of a game wherein the goal was to graphically rape as many children as possible, even if it was "just a game" or "in the right context." So please explain how this is any different.

There is no known causation between shooting innocent people in a video game, and then going and doing it in the real world. There is, however, a known link between child pornography and actual real life child abuse, so your analogy is a bit off.

If you don't like violent games, that's your opinion and you're welcome to it. But you don't need to spew a bunch of flamebait nonsense with wild rhetoric about putting Jews in gas chambers.


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