Connecticut town to burn violent video games as Sandy Hook returns to school

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    Re: Connecticut town to burn violent video games as Sandy Hook returns to school

    Video games are fun , I have been playing them since the 80s in the arcades.

    I was only in my 20s back then. It's strange that I never got the urge to go out and buy assault weapons and shoot people. I have never even held a real gun. Nor do I want to.

    I had lots of fun blowing away robots in Berserk, space aliens in Space Invaders, Galaxian and Galaga. I 've been playing hockey, baseball, football, racing and Navy Seals games for over 10 years. I use the T.V. more for video games than watching Televisin shows ( which are teaching much worse to young kids than video games are).

    Time for people to wise up and stop looking for scapegoats.

    America, we have found the enemy ...and he is us.

    Our society is aggresive , competitive, and disrespectful. It is apparent in every walk of life, from advertising to sports to movies to road rage. We are a society that doesn't get mad, we get even.....we even get even with people who never did anything in the first place. Our history is all about wars, we honor people who shoot guns, we make movies about people who shoot guns. We love NFL when it is violent , we want out hockey hard and nasty, we watch stupid sh*t like UFC fighting. Reality shows are loaded with confrontation, jealousy and shouting. We all know someone who hunts....YOU KNOW, THOSE GUYS WITH SCOPES AND HIGH-POWERED RIFLE WO GO OUT WITH THEIR BIG PICKUPS AND SHOOT WILD, AGGRESSIVE ANIMALS LIKE BUNNIES AND DEER.

    You want to blame somebody  Americans?.....look in the mirror. We are the problem. We love violence.

     
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    Re: Connecticut town to burn violent video games as Sandy Hook returns to school

    Video games are fun , I have been playing them since the 80s in the arcades.

    I was only in my 20s back then. It's strange that I never got the urge to go out and buy assault weapons and shoot people. I have never even held a real gun. Nor do I want to.

    I had lots of fun blowing away robots in Berserk, space aliens in Space Invaders, Galaxian and Galaga. I 've been playing hockey, baseball, football, racing and Navy Seals games for over 10 years. I use the T.V. more for video games than watching Televisin shows ( which are teaching much worse to young kids than video games are).

    Time for people to wise up and stop looking for scapegoats.

    America, we have found the enemy ...and he is us.

    Our society is aggresive , competitive, and disrespectful. It is apparent in every walk of life, from advertising to sports to movies to road rage. We are a society that doesn't get mad, we get even.....we even get even with people who never did anything in the first place. Our history is all about wars, we honor people who shoot guns, we make movies about people who shoot guns. We love NFL when it is violent , we want out hockey hard and nasty, we watch stupid sh*t like UFC fighting. Reality shows are loaded with confrontation, jealousy and shouting. We all know someone who hunts....YOU KNOW, THOSE GUYS WITH SCOPES AND HIGH-POWERED RIFLE WO GO OUT WITH THEIR BIG PICKUPS AND SHOOT WILD, AGGRESSIVE ANIMALS LIKE BUNNIES ND DEER.

    You want to blame somebody  Americans?.....look in the mirror. We are the problem. We love violence.

     
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    Re: Connecticut town to burn violent video games as Sandy Hook returns to school

    Sorry for the double post, computer not acting properly....

    ...if I had a gun , I'd shoot it.

     
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    Re: Connecticut town to burn violent video games as Sandy Hook returns to school

     This stuff really gets me angry. I have been playing video games since I was 5 years old (back then it was Coleco hand-helds).

     If anything, it was the video games that kept me out of jail. They kept me from turning into the guys shooting up schools and movie theaters. I played the shooters and I took my anger out on the game instead of people.

     The games also let you be someone you aren't. If you play GTA or Saints Row or COD, you get to be someone you aren't. How many people, seriously, would consider actually going around town and destroying everything they see? Despite the recent news, the number is a lot lower than most believe. The games let you be the monster without having to do it for real, and if you can do it in the game, you don't need to do it for real.

     

     
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    Re: Connecticut town to burn violent video games as Sandy Hook returns to school

    In response to undead's comment:
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     This stuff really gets me angry. I have been playing video games since I was 5 years old (back then it was Coleco hand-helds).

     If anything, it was the video games that kept me out of jail. They kept me from turning into the guys shooting up schools and movie theaters. I played the shooters and I took my anger out on the game instead of people.

     The games also let you be someone you aren't. If you play GTA or Saints Row or COD, you get to be someone you aren't. How many people, seriously, would consider actually going around town and destroying everything they see? Despite the recent news, the number is a lot lower than most believe. The games let you be the monster without having to do it for real, and if you can do it in the game, you don't need to do it for real.

     

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    I suppose this is how it works for most of us.

    You can be a complete juvenile deliquent ( even if you're in your 50s!!!) in Grand Theft Auto games. I played this game for hours , years ago...eventually I tired of jacking cars, buses, trucks, beating up pedestrians, running from the cops, tossing molatov cocktails, grenades, etc.

    We used to play Battleship, Rock Em Sock Em Robots, and a number of other board games when we were kids. These games ar primitive compared to graphic video games. But we had fun , and we knew they were only games. Hard to imagine that "normal" kids don't realize that video games aren't an example of real life. However, who the heck knows ( besides a psychologist ) , what abnormal brains think at all.

    Just like Heavy Metal music was blamed for a multitude of sins, so are video games. Heavy Metal, Punk rock and video games have occupied much of my spare time over the past 40 years. I am probably one of the least violent people you will ever meet.

     
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