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"I think video games is a bigger problem than guns, because video games affect people," the senator from Tennessee told MSNBC in response to a question about proposed gun control legislation that would require universal background checks.
Words fail me.
Failing the ability to live in a world where viewpoints like this weren't part of the political mainstream, I'd settle for a world where people like Senator Alexander had legitimate, good-faith discussions with folks like Adam Sessler instead of grandstanding about how (to uncharitably paraphrase the Senator) guns don't kill people, video games kill people.
Yeah, like yesterday, my Madden NFL 13 game shot my bro with a gun.
Another politic to talk smack then regret his words later if he apologizes I'm not going to take his apology then, political people who truly haven't played video games are the biggest noobs than gamers who don't honestly know the rules or game series.
This guy makes me love politicians even more.
I just ran over a pedestrian ten minutes ago 'cause, hey, I enjoyed Carmageddon so much.
There is fantasy and reality, I'd say video games affect a person just as much as books or movies do; that is to say, on a superficial level. Just because one becomes more real-looking or intense or thought provoking or whatever the factor may be; we, as gamers, know (or ought to by now) that reality and fantasy do not cross over. Just because I shoot someone in a video game does not make me a murderer nor does it make me want to murder anyone else. It is simply a fantastical interaction which places a player (knowingly) into a role which they most likely wouldn't otherwise be able to be in. Kids have been playing war games with sticks and plastic guns for centuries; but as adults, they understand that that wasn't a reality and it didn't really affect them becoming criminals or leaders. It affected them to the point where they were simply enjoying the fantasy before returning to the real world. I really hope that people in politics will stop looking at fantasy and trying to link it to reality. Yes, guns are an issue. It's a very hot issue right now and a lot of politicians are using it to create steam for support and reelections. But they are trying to destroy an innocent industry who has a hard enough time creating quality products and experiences without government coming in and telling them what to do and how to produce. That's my two cents. Peace.
Oh really now senator? a bullet to the head is gonna effect a person a lot more then playing some grand theft auto.
ive played videogames since the atari 2600 and i have yet to kill anyone with any of my systems or games. this guy is ignorant
The only thing all politicians know about is politics, nothing else. This guy clearly doesn't know what he's talking about.
Yes video games are worse arent they.... cuz they affect people, and guns dont at all. hahahahah what a ***-bag
I give up. No hope left. *Shoots self with video game.
Failing the ability to live in a world where viewpoints like this weren't part of the political mainstream...."
....Not that readers of Game Informer Online would know that, considering that all mentions of the party affiliation of Democrats making similar statements are nowhere to be found in the reporting on this website.
".....I'd settle for a world where people like Senator Alexander had legitimate, good-faith discussions with folks like Adam Sessler instead of grandstanding about how (to uncharitably paraphrase the Senator) guns don't kill people, video games kill people."
I think a good number of people on this site, and the wider gaming community, wouldn't mind settling for their industry reporters deciding to have a good-faith discussion on recent topics as well.
Wow look this game box made me bleed oh ouch!!