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Melbourne, Victoria
3404 posts
Political news ain't our bag, we's be all about the games here at AusGamers. The clue is in the name. Anyway, as our friends in America attempt to deal with the latest mass shooting that took place at a school, politicians there have naturally turned away from the piles of decorative NRA gun lobby money in their offices to try and find something less machine-of-deathy to blame.

"Hmm, let's see. Aha! Video game violence!"

This time from the mouth of dearest leader and Twitter scribe President Donald Trump.

“I’m hearing more and more people say the level of violence on video games is really shaping young people’s thoughts,” he said at a meeting on school safety. “And then you go the further step, and that’s the movies.”

“You see these movies, they’re so violent and yet, a kid is able to see the movie if sex isn’t involved,” he went on. “Killing is involved, and maybe they have to put a rating system for that.”

You mean "in" video games. Ahem. Anyway, err (looks at note card) - I hear you. Still, I'm not one to say that violence in media doesn't have an effect on a developing mind. But when the proposed solutions to combat mass shootings are arming teachers, turning schools into fortresses, and blaming Call of Duty - perhaps off-the-rack sales of war weapons with minimal restrictions could also be looked into.
12:37pm 23/02/18 Permalink
12:37pm 23/02/18 Permalink
2836 posts
Its crazy s***, NRA will oppose anything that limits guns in anyway. I wonder how they got the Automatic ban in back in the 80s but perhaps things were not as bad back then.
06:46pm 24/02/18 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
6337 posts
Non Issue. Trump is the world's Village Idiot.
01:49am 27/02/18 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
1119 posts
I agree with Trump.

Some movies contain villains so evil and despicable that the movie companies should be held to task for including them.

There was this one movie that involved repeated acts of attempted homicide or attempted grevious bodily harm and included a terrible villain.

Here's a picture from the movie featuring two of the villains:
08:31am 27/02/18 Permalink
Ballarat, Victoria
4383 posts
There's a way of interpreting the influence correlation being made by politicians that doesn't suppose that it's in line with whatever idea your idea of gaming is. If your conspiracy theory is that it's about the NRA then whatever, that's industry. Food providers and retailers do a similar thing with edible stock because it's a necessity, you still have a wide variety of freedom to chose what you want to eat.

The US Army have had a game since at least the mid 2000's that's a tactical FPS. You may have seen or heard about it, it's called America's Army

Before Steam you could download and play it, just like any other themed FPS like Quake, Tribes or Unreal

With the more creatively developed theme games there's something called styled violence. There are sometimes 18+ ratings on these. If you didn't hear it in the new's, guess Nikolas Cruz's age. (it's 19)

For someone who accepts the gun culture, who can legally purchase an assualt rifle within 12 months of turning 18, maybe play's FPS games obsessively and want's to do terrible s***. It's freedom, responsibility and consequences.
06:57pm 27/02/18 Permalink
Gold Coast, Queensland
26345 posts
geez you wouldn't happen to be selling bitcoin now would you?
07:26pm 29/03/18 Permalink
Brisbane, Queensland
41051 posts
is america the only civilised country in the world with video games?
08:06pm 29/03/18 Permalink
Sydney, New South Wales
969 posts
What he said was not as simple as "arming teachers".

Political news ain't our bag, we's be all about the games here at AusGamers. The clue is in the name.

Also, sensationalised subject.

Trump Calls Out Video Game Violence


Aus = Australia. Not America.

Gamers = Gaming. Not politics.

Your source articles are about the entertainment industry angling for bums on seats with violence. It's the 'anger engagement sphere'.

There are forms of entertainment that sensationalise violence, and there is likely room to kerb some of these cheap wins rather than have it exploited.
11:34am 02/04/18 Permalink
Other International
914 posts
Its crazy s***, NRA will oppose anything that limits guns in anyway. I wonder how they got the Automatic ban in back in the 80s but perhaps things were not as bad back then.

The origins of NRA was essentially a gun club for sports, hunters etc. It was a like scouts but with guns. They ran workshops of survival etc. But at the start of mid 80s they started to change, internal politics shifted heavily and they focused on politics. By the 90s they were in full swing and opposed to the federal assault ban but they were unsuccessful probably because they didn't have such huge support and influence like they do today. Essentially by the turn of the century they were in full swing and became a politic gun advocacy group that did nothing else but push gun rights.
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