Submitted by hellosnoooopy 721d ago | opinion piece

Hitler would have been influenced by violent video games say researchers

Adolf Hitler, maniacal dictator of Nazi Germany and murderer of millions, would almost certainly have been influenced by violent video games had they existed, it has emerged.

In yet another blow for the much-maligned industry, researchers at the University of Cambridge, England, have confirmed that had controversial video games such as Grand Theft Auto 4, Saints Row: The Third and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 been available in the 1930s, Hitler’s reign of terror would have been significantly more brutal. (Culture, Industry)

Hellsvacancy  +   721d ago
I REALLY hope whoever didnt get paid to come up with that, what a moron
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Neckbear  +   721d ago
Oh come on, it was kinda amusing.
vulcanproject  +   721d ago | Funny
Everyone knows Hitler doesn't care about COD or GTA, his fave game is Meincraft.
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Kingofwiiu  +   721d ago
@Vulcan project- You deserve some sort of oscar for your comment.
MmaFan-Qc  +   721d ago
i guess Hitler was inspired by the dangerous and brainwashing evil CLASSICAL MUSIC!!!!

we should ban music and erase all trace of Richard Wagner work to prevent other hate crimes and genocides.

Damn you classical music, DAAAMMMMNNNN YOOOOUUUU!!!!!!!!!

kneon  +   721d ago
It's obvious the Wagner is an evil influence, look what it did to Elmer Fudd

Kill the wabbit, kill the wabbit! :)
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dedicatedtogamers  +   721d ago
Yeah, he probably WOULD have been influenced by videogames....

...and he would have been so desensitized and placated that he would've sat in his Mom's basement playing CoD: Belgium At War and would have never started the Nazi party.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   721d ago
This is satire before people start going crazy lol.
ZombieNinjaPanda  +   721d ago
Terrible article. Why? Because it's blatant sarcasm, to people that are smart. The people who think video games are causing violence aren't smart. Therefore using something as advanced as sarcasm, they won't understand it and they'll just think you're agreeing with them and being serious.
eatcrayons  +   721d ago
Something like Poe's law right? A sufficiently advanced parody is indistinguishable from actual fundamentalist bullshit?
ZombieNinjaPanda  +   721d ago
Correct! But does Poe's law apply to people that are essentially stupid?
rainslacker  +   721d ago
At least we can laugh at them when they use this as proof in the future. You know it's coming.
onyoursistersback  +   721d ago
"and some developers would of been influenced by Hitler"
zerocrossing  +   721d ago
Have you heard of EA? lol I kid... well a little, maybe.
zerocrossing  +   721d ago
Still waiting on that "If Hitler were a gamer he would have played ???" article....
GribbleGrunger  +   721d ago
Good lord, what will they think of next? I'm not beyond discussion on the subject of whether video games do or don't influence 'some' people, but this is absolute nonsense; although it could (and probably is, 'hopefully'), a tongue in cheek jab at the naysayers.
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iamnsuperman  +   721d ago
There is way to much no stated in the article about the study to really past judgement. A source link would be much appreciated
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digitalscrutiny  +   721d ago
I'm pretty certain it is a joke about the way everyone blames videogames for everything.
Smokeeye123  +   721d ago
You are an idiot.
TheFinalEpisode  +   721d ago
Pics or it wouldn't have happened!
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ZeroChaos  +   721d ago
You know people are desperate to discredit games when they have to bring him into the mix.
cyclindk  +   721d ago
It's official... video games caused the Holocaust, yet... we still.. buy them.

Also, if nothing else, (without commenting on the ludicrous claims made by this study) it proves that WITHOUT video games, something like the Holocaust and all the other atrocities of this world have and still occur on a daily basis.
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OhReginald  +   721d ago
He *would* is an assumption. A crazy one at that.

But the fact is he wasn't influenced by video games because video games didn't exist back then. End of Disscussion. Lets eat some cake.
MestreRothN4G  +   721d ago
The joke is on you.
OhReginald  +   721d ago
No Jokes on Hitler.

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manman6  +   721d ago
However he still killed millions without violent games. Maybe games aren't the issue and the real issue is getting push aside to blame just for we could have something to blame.
digitalscrutiny  +   721d ago
Ummm. I think this is the point this satirical opinion article is making.
BlmThug  +   721d ago
Everyone knows Hitler was more of a Rapelay gamer :P With videogames the Holocaust could have been avoided and instead we would have had a basement dwelling pervert
ChipChipperson  +   721d ago
People who are taking the article seriously, how about reading all of it first instead of just the headline.
OcelotRigz  +   721d ago
Hahahahahahahahahah....oh Hitler you old kidder!
dvfaa  +   721d ago
Imagine if Hitler played the Wolfenstein games lol
Smokeeye123  +   721d ago
It's obviously a joke. The guy with glowing eyes didn't give it away?...Seriously the amount of people who have commented that haven't realized this makes me doubt the intelligence of the human race.
Soldierone  +   721d ago
If Hitler had video games, he would have been able to take his frustrations from failures out on a video game character instead of people.....

Instead it proves a point. Video games didn't exist, yet he still hated people and was ruthless, hmm.... It must have been that evil poetry he had huh Fox? Video games don't make people violent, worthless people trying to be negative to others make people violent. Fox 24 hours of "this guy is famous for killing people!" news makes people violent.

You know some stranger said hello to me, then another stranger started talking about comic books to me right after, it made my day. there are a few nice people left in the world.
level 360  +   721d ago
Absolute nonsense!!

Dictators are driven by philosophies that transcend anything and everything.

For sure gaming ( if it had been invented during those times ) is the least of their preoccupation.
zerocrossing  +   721d ago
But apparently he didn't fucking need violent games to become a psychotic murderer bent on world domination and genocide, did he?.

I was going to rant about violent video games not being responsible for psychos and morons committing crimes but we all know this don't we, even the idiots who say otherwise, so instead I'll keep it short.

Unbalanced individuals commit crimes, then the media creates the scapegoat (which just happens to now be games) for ignorant people to focus their misguided hate on.
MizTv  +   721d ago
So true
FightFans  +   721d ago
wow funny article, I'm laughing hahahaha

mochachino  +   721d ago
Maybe if Hitler had a videogame allowing him to slaughter non-arians he wouldn't have done it in real life. Riddle me that mofos.
Fatty  +   721d ago
I'd be influenced too if I had to kill various versions of myself in a game.
Tyre  +   721d ago
If memory serves me well, i recollect that Hitler at the time Hated all the contemporary modern art. He banned all controversial art by law and displayed them in a special gallery so people could see them and spit at them. He only tolerated classical Greek/Roman style statues & Romantic Paintings. Art that depicted voilence & graphical suffering were forbidden. He would have hated games & would have banned them for sure. Goes to show that the Press & Media these days have more in common with Hitler's conquest to ban contemporary art than games will ever have with real-world voilence. The ruling media's/older generation (Who are still not honest about the past) strive to make games the easy scapegoat in the most complicated modern voilence cause & effect affair is a display of fear for the unknown & ignorance...like with all new media/art versus the instated & media/art since the dawn of men.
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2pacalypsenow  +   721d ago
I think I sense sarcasm in this article lol
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Max-Zorin  +   721d ago
The whole world was built on death, destruction, betrayal, chaos, etc. Only a fool would think video games would influence you to turn into a violent psycho.
hazelamy  +   720d ago
well thank god there were no games consoles in the 30s and 40s, the thought of those genetically engineered super nazis with glowing eyes and machine gun arms just gives me the chills.
hazelamy  +   720d ago
seems many people are unaware the Daily Pixel is the gaming equivalent of The Onion.
gazgriff2k12  +   720d ago
he had a time machine played cod then went back in time all war hungy.
3-4-5  +   720d ago
that is just ignorant.
Phantom68  +   720d ago
What a stupid assertion.
Hitler was a disturbed individual and he did not need videogames to influencee his desire for violence.
He managed to more than 1 million jews without the aid of any videogame.

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