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Submitted by armycore 647d ago | news

Conspiracy nut Alex Jones says the Pentagon created FPS games

Original-Gamer.com: "Radio show host, and general conspiracy nutjob, Alex Jones has been making the rounds talking about the current gun control debate. Most notably, he made an appearance on Piers Morgan Tonight where the discussion over the right to bear arms became a bit more "passionate" than one would expect. On the Opie and Anthony Show, Jones explains the origins of FPS games, and no, he doesn't believe it was John Caramack and John Romero who came up with it." (Culture, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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trickman888  +   647d ago
this man can make a conspiracy out of anything.
He maybe part nut but some of what he says seems very true.
NeverEnding1989  +   647d ago
No...he's a nutjob.

When Rush Limbaugh criticizes you for your conservative beliefs...you're definitely a nutjob.

Watch him on Piers Morgan. He's a raging idiot.
kneon  +   647d ago
Sure, he takes a grain of truth and spins it into some overblown spectacle of imbecility that only a moron could believe.

I wouldn't trust this idiot with a butter knife let alone a gun.
TheGamerDood  +   647d ago
Another carnival barker cashing in on the popular freakshow currently going on.

Today I learned that COD is a simulator.
Linsolv  +   646d ago
As someone who was fairly involved in the "conspiracy nutjob" community for a while through a few friends, I can honestly say that most conspiracy theorist types think Alex Jones is a joke and a wacko whose only "redeeming" feature, if it can be called that, was his ability to get on television.
BattleAxe  +   646d ago | Well said
Alex Jones has alot of great guests on his show, and he does a ton of research into these "conspiracy theories" which ends up exposing the truth in many cases. Infowars.com is a far better news source than CNN, MSNBC and FOX News IMO.

His only problem is that he gets too worked up at times, but I have alot of respect for the guy. Before he came along, I had no idea about certain groups like the Bilderberg Group, Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations, and I had never heard of the Bohemian Grove.
nunley33  +   646d ago
Yeah i agree with you alot of what he says can be proven absolute fact. I would hear him as a guest on the overnight radioshow "coast to coast am" sometimes and he always had great info and didn't come off as crazy. I've never listened to his show but his infowars.com is good and he also has prisonplanet.com too.
Nexgensensation  +   645d ago
If you don't believe in the constitution
Your not American
-Alpha  +   647d ago
"this man can make a conspiracy out of anything."

Like most conspiracy believers, then.
Redrum059  +   646d ago
Dmc/devilmaycry and assassins creed do have a hint of the antichrist plot melded into the games story.
doctorstrange  +   646d ago
Cause both those franchises were created by US companies.

Oh.
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akaakaaka  +   646d ago
obviously few the stuff he say are full of bs and few are real but what you call conspiracy in most cases are true and easy to prove and only sheep's can see the true. Some don't like the truth and rather live naive of it, sadly.

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use google to translate if you need to and be aware of few stuff if you are interested you will be please and more human.
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Redrum059  +   646d ago
It's useless my friend, most ppl here on n4g are quick to call a conspiracy believer a nut job without doing any research on the matter. Not agreeing with Alex Jones but the all forms of media are tools to influence the masses.
DragonKnight  +   646d ago
So are the two of you some of those types that think Hollywood (specifically Batman Dark Knight Rises), in conjunction with the U.S. government staged Sandy Hook to take away guns?
ATi_Elite  +   646d ago
Pentagon makes original FPS....
Pentagon....NO

DARPA.....Maybe

DARPA does a lot of cool secret stuff way before civilian use so DARPA could of made a FPS simulator for troops or CIA or whoever but as far as we know MAZE WAR was the first FPS
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lfclee  +   646d ago
The guy knows what he is doing , making a shed load of money ! We are the dull ones listening to him and buying his books , well not me i think he is a nut .
chukamachine  +   646d ago
The only thing he's ever been right about is that NASA never landed on the moon with.

Faked in studio, some filmed in Norway.

And obviously 911 was a coverup, explosions going off in the basement,heard by police,firemen,workers.

I mean americans will give money willingly to Microsoft for shoddy hardware time and again, and pay to pay online for a game they just bought. That's why they are regarded as sheeple.
Hercules189  +   646d ago
So because I enjoy playing halo and gears i am some sheep, and americans like supporting american companies, get used to it.
Blaze929  +   646d ago
If the government created FPS games then, hey - they did something great for once.
GreenRanger  +   647d ago
You'd better hide, Alex, the Illuminati are gonna getcha!
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Zodiac  +   647d ago
Don't joke about that! lol. They wouldn't get him over this.

It's fun to make jokes about it, but some people don't know that they actually exist. The Bavarian Illuminati formed on May 1, 1776 under Adam Weishaupt. They do have a history.

Not here to start an argument, but i would like to get word in because a majority of people completely dismiss that this secret society ever existed or currently exists.
Liquid_Ocelot  +   647d ago
Finally! Somebody with some knowledge. Jesus Christ, N4G is filled with people who rather look to the other side than realizing what's in front of them -_-
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Redrum059  +   646d ago
Alex Jones is still alive because he's now been baught . He was spreading truth back when he exposed the Bohemian grove but since then I believe he's now a tool for disinformation and false conspiracy theories.
Zodiac  +   646d ago
@Redrum. I have never been more terrified of owls since Bohemian grove.
Linsolv  +   646d ago
But you're forgetting that the Bavarian Illuminati were concerned about the preservation of knowledge, and the organization died out hundreds of years ago. In fact, the later secret societies of the 19th century (Freemasons, Rosy Cross, Golden Dawn, etc) were largely an attempt to recreate the Illuminati. Well, that an an attempt by Aleister Crowley, once he got his hands on them, to get laid and have orgies.
FlameBaitGod  +   647d ago
Actually.... if you look up information of the Illuminati you would see that in almost every movie there's a symbol on the background. I didn't believe at first and I know not everything can be true but man... Look up vids on you tube and you'll see how the majority of movies have Illuminati symbols hidden in them.

Btw people, don't believe everything the media says, just by doing a little bit of research on the internet, you will see how all the media in the US is owned by a few people.
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ApolloTheBoss  +   647d ago
Not only that. Look up a bunch of music videos of rap artists and pop stars like Jay-Z and Lady Gaga and there are LOT of subliminal messages. Don't mean to scare anyone but accept the truth, people. The Illuminati are very real.
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BitbyDeath  +   646d ago
Ha, i remember when 'No Church in the Wild' released and everyone was going crazy over that video stating it was the work of the illuminati.
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Canary  +   647d ago
I believe this guy.

I'm one of those "old" gamers. I remember the early days of FPS games. I played Daikatana. I cannot conceive of a universe where John Romero knows how to make a good game.

And yes: I am still bitter about it. Daikatana really was /that/ bad.

Kids these days... they don't know even what a bad game is.
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Linsolv  +   646d ago
John Romero helped make Wolf3D, Doom, and Doom 2. I'd credit most of the success to John Carmack, but you can't say he never made a good game.
Canary  +   646d ago
He may have been present.

But its quite clear his input was negligible at best.

Didn't you ever do any group projects in school? There's always -one- person who takes credit without doing any work. Johrn Romero is that person.
OhReginald  +   647d ago
Alex Jones is cool and all, he does provide facts and evidence most of the time, but famn when he says shit like this, no wonder people dont take him seriously.
GribbleGrunger  +   647d ago
I'm with you on that. When watching Alex Jones, you have to use your own filtering because he tends to make links everywhere. But at the heart of some of the things he says, there is some truth. I'm not sure about this particular case, but generally speaking he is right a lot of the time. It's getting tougher finding verification on the web (especially Youtube). Alternative views are very important in a shrink-wrapped world.
Hydralysk  +   646d ago
There's a big difference between a simply alternative view and an extremist one.

When he's yelling about the revolution that's coming if they try to enact ANY gun laws, and telling Brits they are living in a giant police state so bad he accuses Piers Morgan of 'escaping' to America he's not presenting a credible alternative.

It's pretty much impossible to have a debate when you are foaming at the mouth enraged and yelling over, interrupting, or dismissing/ignoring everything your opponent is saying.

We all know there are reasonable gun owners out there, but it's hard to convince people they are reasonable when the most vocal among them are the crazed paranoid gun nuts yelling about the coming revolution.
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HarryMasonHerpderp  +   647d ago
Alex Jones is a paranoid, racist moron.
Mutant-Spud  +   647d ago
How is he "racist", I've never heard anyone accuse him of that, from listening to his show I've come to the conclusion that he's a staunch Anti Racist. He's not "paranoid" either, you're just saying that because he's just jumping onto the bandwagon by badmouthing FPS games, which we all know have no relationship to gun crime. Alex Jones is a snake oil salesman but he's not a nut and for what it's worth Piers Morgan really is a scumbag who has no business lecturing anyone on anything.
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HarryMasonHerpderp  +   647d ago
I really don't like Piers Morgan.
Calling him a "red coat" though is racist.
N4G isn't really the place to have a debate about Alex Jones lol.
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doctorstrange  +   647d ago
He is pretty racist to us British.

Obviously, no one alive now had anything to do with the occupation of America, so using it as an insult now is simply a defamatory slur that only serves to try and belittle the person he's arguing with, rather than bring up any valid facts that could further the discussion.
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MrDead  +   647d ago
I hate this man for making me side with Piers Morgan.
iamgoatman  +   647d ago
This.
whiteyjuice  +   647d ago
Say it to his face! I dare any of you to call his show and challenge him on his facts. You all are a bunch of soft, spoiled trendies without a brain cell to call your own.

The earliest two documented first-person shooter video games are Maze War and Spasim. Maze War features on-foot gameplay that evokes modern first-person shooter games. Development of the game began in 1973 and its exact date of completion is unknown. Spasim had a documented debut at the University of Illinois in 1974. The game was a rudimentary space flight simulator, which featured a first-person perspective.[4] They were distinct from modern first-person shooters, involving simple tile-based movement where the player could only move from square to square and turn in 90-degree increments.[31] Spasim led to more detailed combat flight simulators and eventually to a tank simulator, developed for the U.S. army, in the later 1970s

What do you know? One minute of research and I already confirmed what he claimed. Hmmmmm.......
Nate-Dog  +   647d ago
Yeah, because nothing on the internet is made up.
Mutant-Spud  +   647d ago
He's harmless, he's just a big, loud, masculine guy and Libtards hate that, a lot of the things he says are silly but in the end he's just a guy from Texas with the gift of the gab who makes a living promoting freeze dried dinners and water filters.
armycore  +   647d ago
The government using technology already developed is nothing new. But saying that the Pentagon developed FPS games, when clearly the first FPS games were made by people at MIT in the 70s and developers like John Caramack shows that Alex Jones is full of shit. What you're doing, like him, is grasping at straws and trying to link them together.
MadMax  +   647d ago
Gotta admit, he has been right about some things! Take everything with a grain of salt people, and whatever you do, please do not buy into the leftist mainstream media!
JonnyBigBoss  +   647d ago
I agree. Alex Jones has been right about a lot of things, and stands for some great beliefs such as protecting our freedom.

This one is a little off the rocker to me, though.
aliengmr  +   647d ago
Fox is leftist now? could have fooled me. Unless you consider the network with the largest viewership in the US the little guy.

Right and left both have extremes and both have their conspiracies. Doesn't make them valid.

Conspiracies are generally made up of facts tied together with fantasy.
Belking  +   647d ago
Another right wing nut.
MadMax  +   647d ago
Hes actually not right wing nor is he leftist. Hes went after quite a few republicans as well as dems. Just because someone doesnt agree with leftist views or dislikes the annointed one Obama, does not make them right wing, Its not good to assume.

Get your facts straight next time, so you dont make yourself look like such a misinformed idiot. There are many of us that do not like this government and are not republicans nor dems. Dont be such a media sheep and stop assuming! This is typical of most leftwingers to make that kind of braindead statement!
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Belking  +   647d ago
"Hes actually not right wing"

Yea, and Lance Armstrong never used PE.

you must be insane in the membrane. This guy has right wing written all over him. He is conservative no matter how much he tries to deny it. He belongs to the republican party and is a right wing conspiracy theorist. I don't care if he went after dems, repubs, or Jesus himself. He is what he is. You sound like one of his delusional listeners.Don't be such a Naive Ned. I know a right wing nut when I see one. You need to get your facts straight little max. Some of you righties are delusional. Can't see whats right in front of your face. You are probably one of those people who actually thought Romney was gonna win or the President is from Kenya....lol You can't blame the government for the stupidity of people.
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Monolith  +   647d ago
Belking

"I know a right wing nut when I see one. You need to get your facts straight little Max."

You make no sense! Your saying he's a right wing nut and telling MadMax to get his facts straight, but you yourself have issued zero proof of him being a right wing nut. Your all about listening to your master government and bending over eating up CNN shit. Then regurgitating it in to other mindless sheep such as yourself. Let me guess! You voted for obezzy. The sale of the country we all can believe in!

Some of you delusional fascists can't see what's right in front of your face!
aliengmr  +   647d ago
If I had a nickle for every time someone claimed the extremest (left or right) they listen to was wasn't left or right, I could retire.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   647d ago
Is there anyone in the world who takes this guy seriously?

He's just selling conspiracy and fear like a product.
Ultr  +   647d ago
totaly with you. but look at the disagrees in the comments. looks like there are a lot of Fkin STUPID people out there. sorry but this is nothing rational. THIS IS JUST STUPID!
RIGHT BEEIN STUPID F YA! what the hell is this?
FunAndGun  +   646d ago
I thought that is what our own government is doing.

Hello!! A whole war against TERROR!!!
thebudgetgamer  +   647d ago
This is his gimmick, Ithink he's full of it but getting angry at him is the same as being angry at C.M. Punk for being a heel.
Godmars290  +   647d ago
Nevermind this Jones guy - who listens to Opie and Anthony?
e-p-ayeaH  +   647d ago
I think he´s the guy that inspired the ammu-nation commercials in the GTA games.
Sarobi  +   647d ago
If we look hard enough, we may find a conspiracy inside this conspiracy.
kagon01  +   647d ago
He is an instigating clown without its make out, always saying that the skrulls are real, what a fool, mixing reality with fiction. Guys like him will cause divide and chaos, then martial law will be applied. Racism,Nationalism,Sexism, etc its all the same to me, the cycle of hatred will never end with fools like him...
N0S3LFESTEEM  +   646d ago
I've been frequenting infowars.com for a couple months now... his radio show is starting to become repetitive now with all the gun grab talk but he always has proof to back up what he says and even gives out links to articles and documents. Sure he's over the top most of the time but that's how you get attention... I personally believe some of the things he's brought up. Mainly Chem-trails... which I've been seeing more frequently the past couple of years. As far as his single comment on the FPS genre I'd tell you to just get over it... he doesn't actively pursue banning or demonizing them but he does point out from time to time that it desensitizes us to the violence and keeps us glued to our TV's (Darpa flicker boxes XD) lowering our IQ's and keeping us from being active in our communities. You guys really need to go in with a open mind rather than criticize someone that speaks openly no matter how absurd he comes out at first. The Peirs Morgan conversation is a bad introduction but it had a build up and even I will admit he handled it poorly on national TV.
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aliengmr  +   646d ago
OHHH the irony. Talking about lowering our IQ's with TV because someone told you... on the internet. Don't listen to the leftist media, listen to this guy cuz...he agrees with me.

There's truth in the Bible, doesn't make the Earth 10 thousand years old.

Conspiracies exist because on some deep level certain people want/need them. Its a fear reaction. Fear of government, of phenomena we don't understand, even a black guy in the White House.

Media goes after games... because? See?

Sometimes what is, just...is. Nothing more. Oswald got lucky, UFOs are just lights, contrails are just water vapor, and video games are just entertainment.

For some its very hard to accept that they don't know or the there was someone capable of shooting a bunch of children at a school. For them it simply cannot be that simple.

Well it is that simple. And Mr. Jones doesn't do this for charity. Neither does Beck, Limbaugh, or any extremist that preys on your fears. Left or right, same thing. They do it to make money, not for you to be informed.
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N0S3LFESTEEM  +   646d ago
Well irregardless you'd better start getting prepped for war... even mainstream media is touting that. Feels like something crazy is going to happen in the future no matter who's saying what.
XabiDaChosenOne  +   646d ago
In retrospect I think people like you are afraid of the fact that everything might not be as it appears. Since that would mean all of the Dogmas that have been indoctrinated to you throughout your whole life might be....false.
aliengmr  +   646d ago
@N0S3LFESTEEM

Something is going to happen...in the future? Get right out of town.

Seriously if pundits and extremists could foretell future we'd all be dead by now.

The mainstream media wants money and people with extreme views provide that.

If history shows us anything its that humans are notoriously bad at predicting the future. You can prep for a war someone told you is coming or you can think for yourself.

Its no surprise the all conspiracies are generally the same. Its just a process of filling in the blanks and making it sound good. Then add a dash of Government and voila, homemade conspiracy.

It all happens because people like yourself have a deep distrust of government in general. Then you are presented with someone's "conclusion" which they then begin to cherry pick "evidence" that supports their conclusion. It all seems legit, until one realizes the conclusion itself was flawed.

Conspiracy theories are an illusion. You are so busy fitting all the links together that you completely miss that the conclusion was BS from the start. Example: The government would hide the existence of aliens. This is almost always goes without saying. But is it actually true?

I used to believe in conspiracies, then I grew up. I stopped being afraid of what I don't understand and found that learning the boring truth was far more interesting.
N0S3LFESTEEM  +   646d ago
I've seen a UFO cluster before so I don't know my stance on the whole UFO/Alien existence thing... There are plenty of real video's coming out from across the world showing exactly what I saw and here's a link to one.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

It's easy to be skeptical over this but I have personally witnessed whatever it is in that video myself. I'm not a tin foil wearing conspiracy theorist so I also know that they resemble ballons but the way they were moving (not in that particular video) when I saw them resembled the way fish move when they're being schooled together by Dolphins or sharks.

As for everyone else picking at my last post... you really need to inform yourself. The world is on the verge of collapse... conspiracy or not. I'm not actively trying to convince people that "THE END IS NIGH"... and in all honesty I don't want to see it come down to that but it'll be us or our kids that will be the ones fighting the next BIG war... I mean the proxy wars going on in the middle east right now should be enough to be concerned about.
Riderz1337  +   646d ago
Naa not the Pentagon, someone worse...Activision.
phantomexe  +   646d ago
Alex aka modern day jim jones presents fear and speculations. Theres little truth to what he says but he makes alot of money doing it. Feel free to call me a sheep but remember i wasn't the tool of alex aka jim jones. There are no lies on the internet......right
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turgore  +   646d ago
Idiots shouldn't get air time.
tachy0n  +   646d ago
tell that to the people at FOX....
Qrphe  +   646d ago
Well, they already kicked Glenn Beck out, that's a good start right?
Hydralysk  +   646d ago
Well it's a step in the right direction, too bad we're still kilometers away from FOX being considered intelligent in any way, shape or form.
XabiDaChosenOne  +   646d ago
I'm not really sure about this one but I think the Illuminati purposely puts conspiracy theorist like Alex Jones in the light to further the idea that conspiracy theorist are "looney". Also, lol at the close minded drones in the comments section, I pity the fools that put their trust in mass media.
Deku-Johnny  +   646d ago
Piers Morgan seems to be quite big in America at the moment. Can you guys do me a favour and keep him?
arbitor365  +   646d ago
man. this comment section is a opulent banquet of tinfoil-hattery.

all these conspiracy theorists make me laugh. people believe this stuff because they WANT to believe it. they think it makes them special. They like to pretend they have some greater insight into the workings of the world, because they listen to cynical, duplicitous hacks like Alex Jones. its truly pathetic, really, but also quite humorous
Dape  +   646d ago
People need to realize that governments aren't in charge of anything! If you cant acknowledge that,then I feel sorry for you. Money = Control! How can paper have so much value? Same stuff we use to clean our nose. Think outside the box. @ Arbitor don't say others are pathetic just because you don't share the same beliefs as them. You probably just another sheep that believes in everything your government says, even though there's plenty of evidence that there's is a force pulling the strings in behind the scenes. I give you a hint: Rockefeller Family research and dig from there.
SirBradders  +   646d ago
Someone talking sense finally. All the goverment are there to do is a false sense of leadership security if that makes sense, why do the banks keep getting these big payouts why aint they being prosecuted for neglegence on all accounts. In my line of work if i get done for negligence i can go jail so why are they any different, simple they control the world. Not just the bankers but all these rich and powerfull families who have been here for many many years slowly developing the world like its sims game.
ajax17  +   646d ago
Oh Alex Jones, always good for a laugh!
Nodoze  +   646d ago
If you both side with Piers Morgan, then YOU are both grade A morons. You are being played like a fiddle.

Tell me what exactly is an assault weapon? The answer for folks like Piers and the lamestream is one that and I quote 'looks scary'. Diane Feinstein and her jew friends went through a weapons catalog and circled the 'scary looking' guns to be banned.

Wake up people.

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