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Submitted by JoelT 1117d ago | news

Obama: “Congress Should Fund Research on the Effect Violent Videogames Have On Young Minds”

Joel Taveras writes, "In the wake of the violence that shook the town of Newtown, Connecticut only 33 days ago, President Barack Obama took the podium today to unveil White House proposals on gun control. Today, the President will be outlining “23 executive actions” that he and Vice President Joe Biden believe will help to create real gun control reform throughout the country." (Industry)

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Grlpants  +   1117d ago
wow.
Cyrax4  +   1117d ago
Wow is right. The writing in this "article" is utter garbage.

1. Effect not affect.

2. He capitalized "on" once but not the second time.

3. It should be "were brought up" not "was brought up."

Crap like this is why it's hard to take games journalism seriously. 90% of the articles posted to N4G are written by people who don't even have a college education.
Grlpants  +   1117d ago
You went through the trouble of creating a account to troll a article?

Troll much?

Edited: One could also argue that you can't take a high percentage of people on N4G seriously because they troll. Instead of criticizing breaking news stories, how about you concern yourself with how Video Games are under a microscope and we need to, as a community, band together to prove to the naysayers that we're not serial killers/mass murderers in the making.

Have an awesome day.
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Sheikah  +   1117d ago
He also, in continuation of that statement, states that research should go into the effects of said games and that we (you) do not benefit from NOT knowing how games affect the psyche.

But I can see how this, out of context, sounds like a fist shaken at the game industry. The statement should be read in context.

In my opinion, this article is flamebait.. and research, like the kind Obama mentioned, could absolutely help relieve the stigmatisation of videogames. I do not believe that games grow serial killers - but I am in no way naive enough as to assume that all media forms are stripped of any cognitive influence.
kevnb  +   1117d ago
if thats true, what a waste of money.
mynameisEvil  +   1117d ago
Ugh, you stupid prick, here's an idea: Fix the friggin' debt before spending more money we don't have on a study that will go against your agenda, anyway.

How did this guy get reelected, again?
MidnytRain  +   1117d ago
Because the other guy was worse...
mynameisEvil  +   1115d ago
"The other guy" had a good record, whereas Obama has nothing but golf and shitty healthcare on his. Just sayin'.
Jsynn7  +   1117d ago
Where's the research linking bad parenting to violence? I'm sure they'll find something there.

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