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Submitted by halocursed 857d ago | news

Gamers Have to 'Quiet Down' on Debate on Violent Games Says Leland Yee

GR - "State Sen. Leland Yee, the man who tried to ban the sale of violent video games to minors a few years ago, has come forward once again to voice his distaste for not only the games themselves but the people who play them." (Culture, Industry)

pr0t0typeknuckles  +   857d ago
this guy is a complete jack@$$, reading that actually made me a little ticked off,maybe he needs to quiet down and stop talking about stuff he doesnt know about, another stupid politician that doesnt have a clue as of to what hes talking about.
CarlosX360  +   857d ago
As soon as I read the topic title, I said "Shut yo' #@^&ing mouth." Then when I read his comment, I got even more pissed off and said "STFU!"
Yi-Long  +   857d ago
Yes....
.... let's only hear the opinions about gaming from those people who have never played a game in their lives...(!)

Good thinking, Leland(!)

What an idiot.
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Kyosuke_Sanada  +   857d ago
So gamers have to be quiet while we are called serial killers, rapists, and child molesters. Please! From all of this name-calling, I wouldn't be surprised if a gamer ACTUALLY does a violent act from anger of this witch hunt.
Mocat  +   857d ago
Don't forget, games give's people cancer.
TheGameHuntah  +   857d ago
Mr. Senator... you are a joke.

thanks
CarlosX360  +   857d ago
Indeed.

Amen.
elhebbo16  +   857d ago
freedom of speech bitch.
metalgod88  +   857d ago
“Gamers have got to just quiet down. Gamers have no credibility in this argument. This is all about their lust for violence and the industry's lust for money. This is a billion-dollar industry. This is about their self-interest.”

First off, why the hell am I going to listen to a state senator who makes probably 90X what I make and does absolutely nothing the whole year? Second, why does this guy even care? There has to be some sort of motivation behind his comments.

I can somewhat agree about all gamers giving their opinion, but that's a constitutional right man. You can't take that away from us. But the whole, all gamers needing games to fulfill their lust for violence and money...what the hell is that about?

I'm assuming he's talking about violence and money in games and not in reality.... And even then it's still subjective to certain games. I mean..yeah, if you buy GTA, you're going to want to do whatever the game allows you to, which, it allows you to do a whole lot. So wtf does this guy expect?

I bet his father never let him play any games when he was growing up ... =P
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PooEgg  +   857d ago
Apparently gaming companies are not investing enough in political campaigns, so they have become the scapegoat for bad parenting and weak gun control regulations. Sad.
Tonester925  +   857d ago
How about they legalize marijuana and make cigarettes illegal.

Well... because the government makes money from sick people rotting away on their death beds every year.
ApolloTheBoss  +   857d ago
Lord have mercy. He just went full retard.
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Lifebanisher  +   857d ago
games are getting blamed that is causing violence and not the person who acted and committed the crime. games save much more people from doing violence, drugs and alot of sick nasty shit that is out in the world.
Lifebanisher  +   857d ago
1 more thing senator of all the people to piss you piss the young voters good job =)
mwjw696  +   857d ago
This got me so angry that I wrote the Senator myself. What do you think?

"Gamers have got to just quiet down,"

Sir I respectfully decline. My name is (omitted). You speak time and time again about video games that you know nothing about. You don't play them, you don't enjoy them. To you they are nothing more than a violent expression of mankind or worse. You are wrong and and should take your own advice. You where wrong about Grand Theft Auto. You charged forward with out a single clue about game modification, and the amount of effort it takes to unlock hidden items in games. You where wrong about the Global Gaming League. Desensitization is a buzz word with very little meaning behind it, yet you throw it around like fact. You where wrong to try and criminalize "ultra-violent" video games. Who are you or any government agent to judge what is "ultra-violent"? Try spending more time actually helping people that need it, and less time trying to be a mother shaming us all into what you want your world to be like. It might save your failing CA a couple million dollars.

These games do not make you violent, bad parents, bad schools, bad environments, mental illness, and bad people around you make you violent. If not for video games I can not even imagine what my AD-HD would have done to me. Video games where the only thing that could keep me calm for years of my early life. They may have even keeped me away from alcohol like my father, and drugs. I will never know that other life, and neither will any studies that are conducted.

Gamers are everyplace they are everyone, there are more of us than you. Dinosaurs where only around for so long, maybe you should take their example.

Good Day Sir.
mwjw696  +   857d ago
Maybe you want to contact him too.

Senator.Yee@senate.ca.gov

Be respectfull... or try. :D
Tres21  +   857d ago
yea i wanna read the article but i keep gettin mad lookin at the title & readin quotes from it. now we'd be in trouble if it was a gamer who plays games professional or even a game designer who went on a killing spree who has more of direct tie 2 gaming but its always sum1 random who could of been doin many other things 2 contribute 2 what they do but it seems lik ppl just dont get that it can be sumthin other than just the games they might hav used as an outlet heck we dont kno how many ppl hav been saved by games cuz instead of goin crazy in real life the picked up a controller & let it out thru playin. it just gets frustratin 2 hear sum1 bad mouth a hobby u luv when they kno nuthin of it at all,
we hav these games being sold in the millions & 1 person goes crazy & its o it must of been from them playin pac-man so u gonna piss off millions of ppl who u r sayin r unstable & crazy good idea

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