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Initial post: Jan 25, 2013 10:43:31 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 25, 2013 10:53:57 AM PST
http://www.gamespot.com/news/gamers-need-to-quiet-down-says-ca-senator-6402953

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California senator Leland Yee, whose much-publicized violent game law was struck down by the Supreme Court in 2011, has offered a new message to gamers: quiet down. Speaking to The San Francisco Chronicle in the wake of last month's schoolhouse massacre in Newtown, Conn., Yee criticized gamers and the industry at large.

"Gamers have got to just quiet down," Yee said. "Gamers have no credibility in this argument. This is all about their lust for violence and the industry's lust for money. This is a billion-dollar industry. This is about their self-interest."

Yee is not the only politician taking aim at the game industry following December's deadly shooting. Politicians in Washington, D.C., as well as President Obama himself, have put forth legislation and orders aimed at examining violent entertainment and what role it may play in real-world violence.

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Hello Yee. Right, because you really know video games, right?

So many things wrong with this.

Any one who feels like they somehow can't make a difference, here you go:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSm-UzWzO2E

Posted on Jan 25, 2013 10:44:51 AM PST
MrFoxhound says:
TL;dr

"Stop using your free speech, dammit!"

Posted on Jan 25, 2013 10:44:54 AM PST
Yes, people, do not make your opinions and voices heard! That's how democracy works! Shut up and take it!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2013 10:45:13 AM PST
We totally need to quiet down and listen to these senators that have never even played games.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2013 10:45:38 AM PST
Pretty much what I was thinking. I mean, has the dolt every played Portal?

Posted on Jan 25, 2013 10:45:55 AM PST
Oskar2525 says:
He is telling gamers to quiet down? Does he want to start a riot?

Posted on Jan 25, 2013 10:46:13 AM PST
Let me try!

"Gun owners have got to just quiet down,"

"Gun owners have no credibility in this argument. This is all about their lust for violence and the industry's lust for money. This is a billion-dollar industry. This is about their self-interest."

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2013 10:46:27 AM PST
MrFoxhound says:
A quiet riot?

Posted on Jan 25, 2013 10:46:40 AM PST
This stuff cracks me up. If all games were like Mario, Sound Shapes and Little big Planet there would be no mass shootings? yea right.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2013 10:46:48 AM PST
Ice King says:
And I guess some hack politician bringing out a tired scapegoat isn't just doing what he does for self interest?
People like him need to "quiet down".
The worst of us have far more credibility on this issue than some clueless senator ever will.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2013 10:47:16 AM PST
klopas says:
Politicians need to quiet down.... and so on.

Posted on Jan 25, 2013 10:47:37 AM PST
Ice King says:
I really hope Anonymous takes notice.

Posted on Jan 25, 2013 10:48:47 AM PST
Ah we should be quiet because we have a differing opinion and keep hindering you from pushing your personal agenda huh?

Posted on Jan 25, 2013 10:49:13 AM PST
Fidel Amaya says:
Guys its because before Video Games and Violent Movies the world was a happy place with 0 Violence and Crime.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2013 10:51:01 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 25, 2013 10:53:13 AM PST
Senaters have got to just quite down. They have no credibility in this argument. This is all about their lust for garnering public approval and the governments lust to blame something for the recent tragedies. This is all about self interest.

Posted on Jan 25, 2013 10:52:14 AM PST
Soulshine says:
You crazy gamers with your lusty violence.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2013 10:54:21 AM PST
That's a good one. How about:

"The Catholic Church ha(s) got to just quiet down,"

"The Catholic Church ha(s) no credibility in this argument. This is all about their lust for violence and the industry's lust for money. This is a billion-dollar industry. This is about their self-interest."

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2013 11:13:49 AM PST
Mrs. User says:
Ugh, my goodness. Ignorance at its finest.

Posted on Jan 25, 2013 11:19:42 AM PST
Home Fried says:
Another senator that crosses real physical guns of his list of "The Guilty Ones".

Posted on Jan 25, 2013 11:22:12 AM PST
K Archer says:
So, why do these idiots keep getting elected year after year? Can we please get rid of them?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2013 11:27:27 AM PST
Uncle Ulty says:
I hope you really don't think the solution is to shift the blame. If so you are no better than the Senator.

Posted on Jan 25, 2013 11:27:36 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 25, 2013 11:28:10 AM PST
Dear Senator,

We the gamers will "quiet" down when you and your "Congress" start doing your jobs in a timely manner. So in other words, probably never.

Thanks in advance!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2013 11:31:30 AM PST
Yes, because THAT'LL help us out...

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 25, 2013 11:32:14 AM PST
Heh, I second this.

Posted on Jan 25, 2013 11:53:50 AM PST
Some of our state senators up in Sacramento are just very special snowflakes.
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