A British newspaper is trying to pay people hundreds of pounds to say that computer games made them turn to a life of crime. This is just an outrageous and ridiculous attempt to stitch us up once again.
This story has now been sent out as a newsflash by the trade newspaper MCV http://www.mcvuk.com/news/3...
Any Idea which newspaper it is?
I wish I was surprised by this but I really am not. Doesn't stop it from being any less shocking and a disgraceful abuse of journalistic freedom. It is a slap in the face to all those brave souls throughout British history who have fought to carve Fleet Street as being the home of quality unbiased investigative journalism. I never thought I would agree with a politician, let alone a Labour one but maybe Margaret Hodge was right about what she said last year. The news press will keep after games, not because they think they are dangerous as a medium but because they are a new competition for peoples time that is growing fast. While you are gaming, you aint reading your copy of The Sun are you! Shame on you and I hate to generalise but this is almost certain to be the hypocritical Murdoch press.
"Ever since I started playing and loving videogames, like Mario and Sonic, among other games, I suddenly felt the need, when I turned 15-16, to smoke pot, drink alcohol, skip school, and just hang around on the streets a bit, waiting for a new high. Occasionally, a videogame came out that I wanted, and with education being a mess and jobs very hard to find for someone like me who dropped out of school, I occasionally had to rob someone in order to pay for my alcohol addiction and videogame-habbit. Obviously, Mario and Sonic are at the root of all my problems!" -sigh- Hey, you know what else messes kids up really badly!? Divorcing and cheating parents. Should we ban that as well!? How about the crappy educationsystem? What about bullying? What about not having a nice place to play outside after school? What about too much stress? What about a lack of jobs? What about a lying corrupt goverment? What about a hypocrite media? What about The Bible, Koran, religion? What about added sugars and cancerous crap in daily food? etc etc etc... Stop the scapegoating and start taking responsibility. Useless parents and politicians :(
are nothing short of gutter snipes who will sell their own kids and grandmothers to get a story, the whole lot of them need kicking in, i live in England and i see this sort of "jounalism" everyday
i live in the uk, and it sucks. i dont like it here, its raisn everyday and want to move to Japan or America
this is disgusting. are these are the same newspapers that review new films and games, to keep young people reading them?
and im 29,and have only read a paper about twice in my life,and only a couple of pages at that,our media has to be one of the most underhand businesses in the media world ,even all our regional tv news is crap, infact the only news i will watch is bbc news 24,and thats only sometimes,my point is that most of us in the uk class most of the british press as nothing but scum myself included,and this article is further proof of why, also because we have to live here listining to this crap on a daily basis,i say bring more laws into effect pertaining to the crap these papers print,thus restricting the way they operate the process of getting their news,because the way they are, and the underhand way they play is borderline criminal and should not be allowed.peace out.....
but it'll never happen, reason being too many of these 'news' (and I use the word very loosely) papers are in certain political parties back pockets. Why would a political party ban stuff that is giving them a positive (although misleading) reputation.
couldnt agree with you more,this country like many others is corrupt as hell,the fat cats at the top are nothing more than over payed liars and thieves,with their fingers in many illegal pies,and the worst thing of all is its us the working class that have to fund these corrupt schemes,i tell ya livin in the uk everything is taxed to death[badly]sh-t soon they ll be taxing the air we breath.peace out.......
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