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Initial post: Dec 18, 2012 8:23:07 PM PST
http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2012/12/18/are-video-games-getting-more-violent/

I especially love that the list of violent video games includes Lego LotR

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 8:24:51 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 18, 2012 8:25:07 PM PST
FOGE says:
I don't think video games are violent enough. C'mon devs. I know we can do better.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 8:27:33 PM PST
FOGE says:
The article states 8 out of the ten most popular games from G4TV are violent. Lego LOTR probly didn't make the cut.

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 8:28:18 PM PST
Fox News as usual has their heads up their extremities. Along with the doomtards.

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 8:30:05 PM PST
KrisCo says:
What a well-time-and-placed article.

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 8:30:49 PM PST
Fox blames video games, MSNBC blames guns, and nobody is blaming people.

Does anybody else see a problem here?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 8:32:22 PM PST
FOGE says:
Did you know that people are involved in 100% of all cases of murder? I smell a cover up.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 8:32:32 PM PST
Oh I see what they did there...

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 8:33:25 PM PST
I think honestly a lot of blame ought be placed on the media that pay so much attention to people who commit horrific acts.

Kill a bunch of people in one place in an afternoon, and you're almost instantly famous!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 8:33:53 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 18, 2012 8:34:43 PM PST
Did you know in 99% of cases of murder, the murderer ate within 24 hours prior to the crime? I see probably cause.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 8:34:17 PM PST
KrisCo says:
That's because people fight back.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 8:36:06 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 18, 2012 8:43:28 PM PST
@Christmas Johns:
I certainly do. It's the usual knee jerk reaction the media does when tragedies like this happen.

They seem to ignore the fact that Nancy Lanza (the shooter's mother who also was the owner of the weapons involved) was one of those ignorant morons that think the world will "end" on 12/21/12. The real frightening thing about that is she was a school teacher who possibly spoke her delusional drivel in front of children.

If you want to blame someone/something, look to the fear mongering twits on the History Channel like Brad Meltzer.

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 8:39:18 PM PST
MoultonHawk says:
Halo with wrist rockets and nerf guns, stay tuned.

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 8:39:52 PM PST
aidenraine says:
it's a proven fact that mortality kills 100% of people. I think we should put a ban on mortality.

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 8:43:11 PM PST
K Archer says:
Did you know that everyone who has taken a breath has also died? Oxygen is fatal!

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 8:45:19 PM PST
"That game rewards players for shooting enemies in the buttocks and genitals, earning it the title of 'worst video game in the world.'"

I love how they link to Fox's own article.

"ESRB ratings are very successful at keeping the most violent games out of children's hands."

At least they acknowledge this.

So are games getting more violent? Maybe. That said, this article is not as bad as other Fox ones.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 8:49:12 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 18, 2012 8:55:09 PM PST
@Nate,
Good point and I'm one to give credit where it's due, BUT at the same time they have an "expert" state that violent video games are linked to aggressive behavior and so on.

Go to the Fox News site and check it out. Click "Fresh Debate On Violent Video Games" an op ed by a Brad Bushman who seems real biased on this subject.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 8:53:24 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 18, 2012 8:53:32 PM PST
1#Fetish says:
Oxygen actually is fatal due to how reactive it is.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 8:58:02 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 18, 2012 9:02:09 PM PST
K Archer says:
Well, yeah, but so are a lot of elements (Hydrogen is particularly explosive, yet also necessary for life).

EDIT: Group 1 and 17 are always dangerous when not bonded with anything (while this is an extreme DO NOT TRY AT HOME, look up vids of Francium and water on youtube, and what happens when sodium and chloride are mixed. Ah, chemistry) or when mixed with the right elements. Groups 2 and 16 (Oxygen is part of 16) can still be very dangerous, but are not inherently as much so as 1 and 17

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 8:59:42 PM PST
Ah, I only saw that article since I was on my phone.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 9:02:51 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 9:14:32 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 18, 2012 9:15:16 PM PST
Voice of god says:
Ha! The author didn't even want a byline on that piece of crap.

And yes, I mean author, not reporter. Authors write fiction.

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 11:02:13 PM PST
Nicos says:
Once again Fox News misses the point. I mean clearly this wouldn't have happened if the American public had not re-elected Barack Obama.

Posted on Dec 19, 2012 4:46:33 AM PST
"I mean clearly this wouldn't have happened if the American public had not re-elected Barack Obama. "

I sure hope your kidding.

Reading this article reminds me of 3 things

1. Why I hate Fox News, and in general most news networks
2. Why I hate anyone who thinks violent video games are to blame for... well anything.
3. That the news in general has NO idea about games at all.

They also fail to mention how violent movies can be... again.

Posted on Dec 19, 2012 4:47:50 AM PST
I think Fox News is violent.
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