Comments on: A video game called ‘School Shooting,’ backing the video gaming industry, and a qualified lawyer on hold http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2013/12/03/a-video-game-called-school-shooting-backing-the-video-gaming-industry-and-a-qualified-lawyer-on-hold/ Steven Brill Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:30:28 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: umkomazi http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2013/12/03/a-video-game-called-school-shooting-backing-the-video-gaming-industry-and-a-qualified-lawyer-on-hold/comment-page-1/#comment-494 Sun, 08 Dec 2013 16:03:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=1253#comment-494 I grew up watching the original Tom & Jerry cartoons – and I seem to have missed out on a life-time of animal cruelty – after all according to the thinking of some I should have been running around hitting my cat with a frying pan, putting her in the oven, making her run into ironing boards….but nope!

Its all down to the way some kids are brought up….oh there weren’t swarms of gibbering do-gooders bleating about the despicable violence being portrayed in said cartoons.

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By: Calfri http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2013/12/03/a-video-game-called-school-shooting-backing-the-video-gaming-industry-and-a-qualified-lawyer-on-hold/comment-page-1/#comment-493 Sun, 08 Dec 2013 00:47:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=1253#comment-493 Benny27

I hear that same old argument time and again. All it shows is that violent video games, in and of themselves, are not the sole cause of violence. Nor is the ubiquity of guns, in and of itself, the sole cause of violence. But that doesn’t mean violent video games do not shape the minds of children and young people or erode empathy in children.

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By: Slammy http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2013/12/03/a-video-game-called-school-shooting-backing-the-video-gaming-industry-and-a-qualified-lawyer-on-hold/comment-page-1/#comment-492 Fri, 06 Dec 2013 22:41:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=1253#comment-492 I think it is beyond dispute that video games give kids ideas they may not otherwise come up with. After Grand Theft Auto Three was released you began hearing reports of teens trying to carjack and run over people. Did the games give kids the idea that it would be fun, cool or just something they can get away with, most likely. However, books, tv, comics, music and any other form of artistic impression has similar evils. It is just a matter of where someone learns the idea and if they are nuts enough to imitate. Remember back in the 80’s Heavy Metal was the ultimate evil and cause of corruption in young? You do not hear Ozzy or Judas Priest being blamed for bad behavior anymore. Also, I can not remember this new Knock Out game ever being placed in a video game or anywhere else. So original ideas do happen.
However, in the case of Sandy Hook, I think that boy was very disturbed and games or not he was eventually going to do something violent and harmful.

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By: Samrch http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2013/12/03/a-video-game-called-school-shooting-backing-the-video-gaming-industry-and-a-qualified-lawyer-on-hold/comment-page-1/#comment-491 Thu, 05 Dec 2013 11:51:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=1253#comment-491 People tend to do the type of things that on their minds. If a type of crime is on every ones minds the people it appeals to are more likely to do it. That is why fiction is dangerous. In a democracy people must know about happens but the dry facts not a taste of some odd satisfaction for odd, dangerous minds. Fiction does not aim at giving facts it aims giving a taste forbidden satisfaction to individuals who may get pleasure out of it (including torture and murder). In fact fiction usually distorts the facts.

The media should be limited to what has a likelihood of being what happened or is happening. Exact, complete facts of criminal or other hidden events are never available.

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By: JL4 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2013/12/03/a-video-game-called-school-shooting-backing-the-video-gaming-industry-and-a-qualified-lawyer-on-hold/comment-page-1/#comment-490 Thu, 05 Dec 2013 00:14:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=1253#comment-490 Whenever someone mentions the Sandy Hook massacres, I think of my six year old grandson’s face in one of those classroom desks, and my heart breaks all over again for the parents and families of those children who were murdered. I can barely stand it.

Do we blame video games? Not exactly. But we do have a cultural underbelly in America today that says “kewl” to blood and guts which I can’t see as healthy in any way. However, I have to ask this: Chainsaw massacre movies were/are wildly popular, but we don’t have many chainsaw massacres in the U.S. today. I grew up on cartoons that were relentlessly violent…You saw it, too, the one where the cat gets smashed to bloody bits by an oversized sledgehammer, but immediately bounces back to fight the mouse in the next scene (I never thought that was funny). We don’t have many sledgehammer massacres either.

It’s our youth. The problem is with our American youth. I don’t have a suggestion of what the root problem is, but I can tell you this: I look into my six year old grandson’s eyes and hope he is not a victim, and that I and his parents can teach him to be a kind, ethical, generous human being, and I hope that lots of other parents are trying to teach their kids the same thing.

I don’t think it’s the video games. I think it’s the way we’re raising our children.

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By: BillGa http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2013/12/03/a-video-game-called-school-shooting-backing-the-video-gaming-industry-and-a-qualified-lawyer-on-hold/comment-page-1/#comment-489 Tue, 03 Dec 2013 20:29:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=1253#comment-489 Apparently the video game is Counter-Strike. It’s described in this article: http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/4145-sch ool-shooting-video-game-sparks-outrage-p hoto/

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By: Benny27 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2013/12/03/a-video-game-called-school-shooting-backing-the-video-gaming-industry-and-a-qualified-lawyer-on-hold/comment-page-1/#comment-488 Tue, 03 Dec 2013 19:40:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=1253#comment-488 If violent video games were in any way responsible for murders, Japan would have the highest murder rate in the world. Do they?

No, quite the opposite

So give it a rest

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By: BidnisMan http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/2013/12/03/a-video-game-called-school-shooting-backing-the-video-gaming-industry-and-a-qualified-lawyer-on-hold/comment-page-1/#comment-487 Tue, 03 Dec 2013 16:16:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/stories-id-like-to-see/?p=1253#comment-487 Irony: America’s view on violent video games.

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