70°
Submitted by Tuxmask55 738d ago | news

Bill to focus on video-game violence

More than a decade ago, the video game Doom became a focal point when police revealed that Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, the teenagers who committed the Columbine High School massacres, played the game. (Culture)

coolbeans  +   738d ago
"'Recent court decisions demonstrate that some people still do not get it. They believe that violent videogames are no more dangerous to young minds than classic literature or Saturday morning cartoons. Parents, pediatricians, and psychologists know better. These court decisions show we need to do more and explore ways Congress can lay additional groundwork on this issue."

-Rockefeller (congressman who purposed the bill)

You shouldn't finish a statement calling for a comprehensive study with a comment that's a foregone conclusion. This action would be defensible if it were in favor of a non-biased analysis on the effects of video games but the framing of the issue brings the nature of the study itself into questioning.

In addition to this, if they want to have a study on video games and violence, they should also look into the effects of other various structures many first-world countries have erected--be it cultural, economical, etc.--and how that may, or may not, have contributed to a society that breeds unnecessary crime and violence.
#1 (Edited 738d ago ) | Agree(8) | Disagree(0) | Report | Reply
rainslacker  +   738d ago
It just boggles my mind that they keep wanting to restudy this same issue over and over, somehow expecting different results than the numerous studies that have come before it.

In response to that quote. If parents know better then why are they letting their kids play violent games? If pediatricians know better why aren't they getting these kids the help they need? If psychologists know better why haven't they published studies that show it's true? It's a hyperbolic statement that plays on our emotions, saying something is unequivocally true in order to push an agenda.

Maybe they should introduce a bill that doesn't waste money on something that's already been studied numerous times, and instead spend that money on a bill that goes about training responsible adults how to notice the warning signs in children so they can get the help they need. Something that was clearly not done in this case.
SilentNegotiator  +   738d ago
The Rockefellers love oppressive, illogical ideas.
BrianC6234  +   738d ago
Good grief, videogames don't kill people. Crazy people do that. All of these killers are nuts. We need to start locking up the loons.
DarkBlood  +   738d ago
lol exactly if that was the case i dont think all of us would be commenting on the website and instead go on a mass killing spree against each other which if it was really the cause the number of people would be hell of alot greater
RuleofOne343  +   738d ago
shity parenting,broken home, shity gun laws that addresses nothing,proud parents that refuse to seek help for their screwed up child. Those are the true reason why shooting at SH,CH,VT happened . Had nothing to do any form Of medium. Their been people organization that killed more people. During time where our medium did not exist.
Lord_Sloth  +   738d ago
Blaming gun laws isn't accurate, neither is a broken home. Every man is responsible for his own actions. I play many of the most violent video games around, I have guns and swords, and have been poor and suffer depression and have for most of my life. You don't see me shooting random people up.

If it isn't a gun, it will be a baseball bat, or a knife, or a bow and arrow, or a club, or hands. Should we outlaw them as well? Rampages happen and nothing can be done to better prepare for it short of beefing up security which then leaves us in a police state which still solves nothing. In the end all you can do is try to make sure you and your family are as safe as possible which still isn't guaranteed.
RustedMan  +   738d ago
One of the best comments I've read on this site.
WeAreLegion  +   738d ago
Who's Bill?
SilentNegotiator  +   738d ago
I really wouldn't need to see your avatar or name to know that, based on your comment, you would like MST3K.
CanadianTurtle  +   738d ago
I'm sorry but what about all the people who play it fair like me, and can actually differentiate between reality and fantasy? What about the people who are over the age of 17 and are enjoying the violent video games for fun? They can't just suck away our fun just because the lowest common denominator decided to commit a horrendous crime.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
20°

DRAMAtical Murder is Cronenberg by way of Lisa Frank, and it's a shame you can't play it

1h ago - Polygon: DRAMAtical Murder is a wound that doesn't heal. The game is Snow Crash with a Lisa Fr... | PC
40°

Best of the rest of 2014: The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth may be my most-played game in 2015

1h ago - Polygon: I'm not shocked that The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth didn't make our staff-wide Games of t... | PC
30°

Jade Empire Retrospective Review | Continue Play

1h ago - Continue Play's Taylor Hidalgo looks back at Bioware's sojourn into Asian myth, Jade Empire. Whil... | Xbox
30°

Opinion – Valve's Wasted Year

1h ago - The beginning of 2014 started well enough for Valve and its initiative to bring Steam fully into... | Industry
Ad

Win a PS4!!

Now - Join us on Filmwatch to find out how you can win a free PS4 this holiday season! | Promoted post
20°

Heimerdinger soloing dragon at level 1 (Pre-Season 5)

1h ago - We all know how important and strong it is taking the first dragon. The first buff from dragon is... | PC