Pitchford: 'Gaming's bullies need to move the f*ck aside'

CVG: Randy shows himself to be a man who cares deeply about your freedom to play his games - and your freedom to be offended by them.

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toaster2739d ago (Edited 2739d ago )

The man speaks truth. If you can't handle the heat get the fuck out the kitchen. Kids can easily buy movies with gratuitous violence or sex, but when it comes to gaming everybody acts like it's the devil. People need to grow up and realize that gaming isn't just for kids anymore.

J-Killer152739d ago

I don't think society's perception about gaming will ever change. People will blame anything on video games, but never the parents. I've been playing violent video games since I was 5 years old, but my parents taught me not to emulate what I see in games, movies, music etc. Censorship can't prevent bad parenting.

The Wood2739d ago

just like everything does. The next generation wont have so many issues and this one has had less than the last. The rise of the internet everywhere has blown many things out of proportion.

BakedGoods2739d ago (Edited 2739d ago )

Ah, this happened with books, rock-n-roll, and TV. Gaming stigma will pass as our generation grows up and gets into positions of power.

I will admit however, that our society's 'class wars' seem to harbour agression and anger which gaming and other mediums seem to release. If we can figure out how to mitigate these problems we'll find the pressure to censor everything is reduced--because we solved the root of the problem rather than it's reflection.

acky12739d ago

I think there will be a time when video games will be accepted by pretty much everyone and will possibly be considered an art form by many too.

You gotta remember video games are still very much in their infancy compared to film, tv and music.

Lou Ferrigno2739d ago

way to go toaster ,good comment,i accually posted it as my FB status lol... koo?.

AcesHigh2912739d ago

He's a badass 'nuff said.

djfullshred2739d ago

I agree with what he says.

But I also think that when he talks about "the line" of what is considered acceptable moving up & down, I think it is important that we don't keep moving that line up for young children. Let children have their time of innocence & learn social skills, and not expose them to a lot of distrubing things when they are too young.

BakedGoods2739d ago

I agree. That's just called parenting though, not censorship.

tacosRcool2739d ago

They shouldn't have to ruin things because the parents don't want to take care of their kids and yet they are the ones complaining about violence in games that children play

djfullshred2739d ago (Edited 2739d ago )

I am not advocating censorship, that's for sure!

I think that information is key - parents need all the info they can get so they know what their kids are playing. Those parents that don't give a damn...well I feel sorry for their kids, but it is not the rest of our jobs to step in and raise their kids for them.

AlienFodder2739d ago

Schwarzenegger is such a hypocrite. It makes me sick... Go, Randy! :)

KillerPwned2739d ago

I was just thinking that YES HE IS!

KillerPwned2739d ago (Edited 2739d ago )

People (not everyone) are so immature anymore and cannot take responsibility for their kids and watch over them. Seriously since i was little my parents taught me right to never do the things i saw in media. This is just the government trying to control yet another thing. Also to parents out their that wont admit they have done wrong and not taken responsibility for their children when they cant take it for themselves because their parents could not get off their ass and teach them right from wrong.

I stand behind this 100% i pray that this does not go through still a lot of people are gonna do their best to give anyone hell that wants this bill passed its gonna be a hell of a fight.

This country is kinda back and forth on sex and violence one is badder then that other its like they sit down and pick the baddest of the week. But then also you got politicians that a lot of them are religious and they will denie it over and over but i would not doubt they are putting their religion into the hole matter to. When this has nothing to do with religion at hand its the right that we have as Americans to choose what we want to watch, play, and listen to.

If anything in this world is bad its the Internet its the gateway to everything.

OSU_Gamer2739d ago (Edited 2739d ago )


"Also to parents out their that wont admit they have done wrong and not taken responsibility for their children when they cant take it for themselves because their parents could not get off their ass and teach them right from wrong."

If my kid ever did something violent or wrong after seeing it on a video game, I would be embarrased as a parent. I wouldn't be looking to place blame on the media that I was irresponsible enough not to explain to them isn't real. Or irresponsible for letting them view it in the first place.

Thats where I think the major problem is. You all said it...bad parenting. And I think that bad parenting stems from the growing liberlism in the US today. You can't spank, or even touch a kid without someone else taking offense to it.

I'm sorry If this sounds dumb, but because my parents physically punished me (nothing more than spanking), I learned a lot of lessons. Now kids don't take their parents seriously.

There are definitely ways you can punish a kid without spanking, but that was probably the sole reason I stayed out of trouble when I was a kid.

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