Violence In Videogames, Wankers In The White House (The Jimquisition)

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Violence in videogames, a classic political scapegoat of the 1990s and early 2000s, is back in the spotlight as Trump’s bewildered administration resurrects an old blame game.
And a game is what it is. A rigged circus game designed only to entertain and placate the masses. The “violence in videogames” debate is a vapid waste of time, and the time wasters know it.
FenrisKitsune
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FenrisKitsune

Damn straight. The major unfortunate thing here is that our citrus tyrant wouldn’t even get HALF as much coverage if they started cracking down on news. Since “He” decided that videogames are the only form of media unaffecting “Him,” he has to crack down on that otherwise something might actually get DONE!
Imagine that!
Something done under the Trump Iron Fis– excuse me, I meant “administration.”
What a novelty that would be!

Natalie
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Natalie

I kind of don’t think it’s okay to show that kind of footage, in any media, even to make a point… I had to look away and I was still pretty upset, and I’ve played all the violent videogames, it’s not the same at all… I wouldn’t ask this if I wasn’t serious but do you think you could make an edit to mark a clear start and stop for that segment? And there was some disturbing imagery even after I thought it was over. I mean there was a warning at the start but it was kind of hugely… Read more »

Cyberwulf
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Cyberwulf

It’s absolutely outstanding that politicians are clutching their pearls over fictional violence but not one of them dares to consider just what the hell is going through the mind of someone who buys themselves a military-grade weapon, goes to the gun range, and pumps round after round into HUMAN-SHAPED TARGETS.

Benj
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Benj

In the UK we had a school shooting in a Scottish town called Dunblane where a teacher and 16 kids aged between 5 and 11 were killed by a creepy former scout leader who had a history of sexual abuse towards boys. Within a year, the conservative government passed a bill banning all handguns (apart from .22 calibre guns which were banned by a later bill) That shooting was in 1996 and the UK has NEVER had another school shooting EVER and there’s only been one other mass shooting since then in 2010. Any politician telling you there’s nothing that… Read more »

JuIc3
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JuIc3

Well, you know what they say. “You can’t fix stupid”.

Cobra_IronFang
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Cobra_IronFang

You’d think that if games were to blame for most of these mass shootings then alot of them would be happening at gaming conventions instead of places like schools and such, but has any shooting actually ever happened at a games convention?

R.M.Renfield
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R.M.Renfield

I wonder how many times the word “snowflake” has been used on the youtube comments on this video.

YOU’RE A SNOWLAKE.
NO, YOU’RE A SNOWFLAKE.

Discussion in 2018.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

We could legislate tougher gun control but instead video games are definitely to blame. Nothing to do with assault rifles being available with no waiting period.

Exley97
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Exley97

I’m just curious….where are the GamerGate folks on this? Where is the anti-censorship, Trump is God, feminism is cancer, political correctness is herpes, localization is an affront to humanity, Anita Sarkeesian is tryin’ to take our GAMEZ away, free speech forever crowd?

Also, does the Trump Administration get its own entry on DeepFreeze now, or nah?

Arella Jardin
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Arella Jardin

The White House press release after that meeting stated that Trump, having listened to the “experts”, believed there MAY be a CORRELATION between media violence and real world violence. So, even with half the table spoon feeding Trump everything he wanted to hear, the best they could muster was a big shrug of the shoulders. “Eh, maybe? I don’t know.” I cross checked the top 10 countries with the highest video game revenue, versus those countries murder rate per polulation. The US dwarfs everyone on that list in terms of gun deaths and gun murder (suicide makes up nearly 2/3rds… Read more »

TheDovah
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TheDovah

Shame that you had to put in that warning, Jim. Though, i won’t be surprised if certain folks get upset that YOU dare to use YOUR twitter for PERSONALLLL STUFFFF!? INCLLLUDDDING POOOLITICS!? RRRRROYSTON! Ok, i need to stop trying to be Duke Ameil when trying to make my point but it just amuses me to do Duke. What is there to say that Jim hasn’t said? It’s funny how videogames are so violence yet E3, one of the largest gaming expos of the year takes place in America. I mean, does this mean that the new stance is that E3… Read more »

Terry-Osaurusus Hex XI
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This entire dance can be easily and accurately boiled down to; “HEY, LOOK OVER THERE AT THAT WHILE THE ‘TOTES NOT NRA’ ARE TOTES NOT LOBBYING US FOR ANY DEFLECTION THAT PROTECTS THEIR ASTOUNDING PROFIT MARGINS AT THE COST OF AS MANY HUMAN LIVES AS NECESSARY!”

and that is why this little game is incredibly tiring and depressing. The man’s too big, the man’s too strong.

Sperium
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Sperium

I didn’t blink an eye at the video game violence in this video, but when real people got really shot I shuddered and considered skipping ahead. I play video games since I was 2 and that so called desensitization to violence the evil video games should be doing to me hasn’t even started happening yet.

Greene Scott
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Greene Scott

Very good episode Jim

This whole thing makes me sigh.

Also and I said this on Twitter, I’m kind of disgusted how some gamergaters and gaming fan are using this as an excuse to attack groups like the IGDA calling out Trump so these fans and gamers can promote Gamergate and state “Gamers aren’t sexist!” and taking pot shots at Anita sarkeesian. WTF.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

Jim’s tangent reminded me of an Old South Park where they want to be detectives. Given the task of finding a pie, the main cast locate its tin and relate a horrific (and I mean actually horrific) story in the style of an Information Discovery docudrama about her husband wanting to kill her in order to eat the pie, how he would do it, how he would dispose of the body, and how much he would enjoy doing it but before he could act their dog ate it. Mortified the elderly woman asks what the kids had been watching. “Just… Read more »

Lambizzle
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Lambizzle

This gonna be a good comment section. Popcorn at the ready. Cue the butthurt Trump muppets.