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A Half Dozen People Petition White House to Round Up All Copies of Skyrim, Outlaw and Burn Them

A Tennessee man kicked off a White House petition on Thanksgiving urging the President of the United States to ban The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for "the safety of America's youths."

Update:

Turns out the petition was indeed created by the Christwire folks.
It's a fake.

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egidem1702d ago (Edited 1702d ago )

It just makes me wonder...what is seriously going on with people's heads?

Edit: This is a video game. Why do people go to such crazy lengths to do such things? Proof that once again people who don't fully understand the meaning of video games should just shut up and mind their business.

Just because you suddenly think that a video game is not good for you or your children doesn't mean that your decisions should mess with my entertainment. Learn to shut up.

And then the arrogance of their demands:

1) To enact an immediate ban on the videogame known as "SkyRim" produced by Blizzard Entertainment.

2) To seize and destroy all copies already in public hands and erase its presence on the internet. (Seriously?)

3) To prosecute the players of "SkyRim" to the fullest extent of the law. (SERIOUSLY???)

4) To create a national database of videogame avatars and "screen names" so that teenagers can be better monitored. (SERIOUSLY????!??)

What was going through this guy's head when he thought through this (which he probably should have)?

Bull5hifT1702d ago

yeah and Alien Dinosaur Zombie's took over my Braaiiinnnnzzzzz

Corepred41702d ago

Why do I have a feeling he's either insane, retarded or a Jesus freak. lmao

Kenshin_BATT0USAI1702d ago

That petition breaks a few laws in itself. Kinda ironic.

Feldman90001702d ago

"Proof that once again people who don't fully understand the meaning of video games should just shut up and mind their business."

Um people should do this for all things. Also yeah he's a jesus freak b/c the other two descriptions combined already entail the same thing.

damnyouretall1702d ago

i dont play skyrim around my 5 year old. its up to me to protect my child from some videogames. dont blame the developer that wants to entertain adults, its not their fault. no run of the mill m17 game should ever be banned though.

Celeras1702d ago (Edited 1702d ago )

This is hilarious. Scratch that, pathetic.

Christwire is a satire site, like The Onion. You're all replying to a fake petition from a fake news site, because Kotaku is too stupid to recognize it... which surprises nobody.

rumplstilts1702d ago

It is obviously a joke. if you believe people are really this ignorant I have no idea how you can sleep at night thinking people are so dumb.

guitarded771702d ago

This has to be fake... it's completely unconstitutional what they list.

Dee_911702d ago

me and my 3 friends just signed a petition to the white house to make angelina jolie give us naked napdances everryday at 7pm est.

SilentNegotiator1702d ago

6 people protesting a video game. Let's all cry. /s

upallnightgamer1702d ago

He didn't even get the right publisher. It's Bethesda, not Blizzard. It really does show his ignorance and how little he researched his grievance before making everyone at the White House laugh by posting this garbage.

AntBoogy901702d ago

Yeah, what IS going on with people's heads?

It's either that..

Or someone is trolling the hell out of everyone with this.

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snipes1011702d ago

Pfffff HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA ...

*wipes tears from eyes, checks to make sure he read it right*

...

*realizes he read it right*

HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA...woooo good one.

NEW-AGE1702d ago (Edited 1702d ago )

Starts Up W.O.W "FAP fap FFap" Takes a Bite of his Chalupa, Fap fap'..... .. Licks Creamy Fingers.. Happy Thanksgiving

SuperNerd1696d ago

Damn cant the news , politicians , and crazy people just stay away from vedio games

MariaHelFutura1702d ago (Edited 1702d ago )

I bet they're Xtians.... They just cant handle people are attracted (naturally) to anything. People love these pleasures (of the flesh) get over it. You guys had your chance, its our time now.

:)

Death1702d ago

Don't pin this on Christians. Contrary to popular belief, we do not condone or endorse blatant stupidity like this. This has to be one of your people. :)

-Death

MariaHelFutura1702d ago

Nope, my people make the games.

O_-

RankFTW1702d ago (Edited 1702d ago )

I'm a christian and I like nothing better than popping a few heads off in Battlefield/CoD, and ofc I'm always a homosexual in Fable heh. They are only games.

slayorofgods1702d ago (Edited 1702d ago )

its radical thinking; unfortunately, and ironically, sometimes people doped up on religion bring out the absolute worst of humanity. A few steps away from this "Jesus freak" mentality is the mentality of AL-quida.

....It is also unfortunate for the moderate christains who use religion for basic morals and established tradition to be made to look the fool because of these scary jokers.

awi59511702d ago

Im from the south yes they do condone this.

Sharingan_no_Kakashi1702d ago

*Rolls eyes*

Oh brother. Here we go with more anti-Christian babble. Ya know for people who always bash Christians for intolerance you people seem to be in violation of that rule a lot...

And this is obviously a joke for the people who didn't get it. Now quit cluttering the website with this garbage and go back to listening to your heathen music and worshiping your pagan gods like Lady Gaga and Justin Beiber (again sarcasm for the people with anti Christian poles up their butts).

Tuxedo_Mask1702d ago

You say "you guys" and "my people", and Death says "your people", but aren't we all human beings? Assuming you are typing these responses and reading the statements of others it would seem so.

Rather than separate yourself from others due to a difference in beliefs, why don't you accept that some people will think and believe differently than you will. The man who started this petition isn't doing that, and by separating yourselves from the rest of humanity because "they're Christians" or "they're 'stupid'" you're guilty of the same sentiments as the man you're condemning.

slayorofgods1702d ago (Edited 1702d ago )

@ExgamerLegends

I'm not sure where you were directing that talk.... But my comment certainly wasn't anti-chritian, I read this article and it reeked of radical intolerance from Christian fundamentalism. I also stated that it is unfortunate for normal Christians. Sure atheists can be radical fundamentalists too, I tried to incorporate another religion to show I wasn't discriminating just didn't use athiesm in my example. I do have Christian friends afteral.... But I can't stand this cult like thinking that I see in the article I am commenting on. Buildings being leveled in my city and my favorite games being banned affect me.

Should I also be tolerant of al-quida's beliefs?

mynameisEvil1702d ago

Sometimes, people who love their opinion so much just look like idiots because they think they're correct about nothing at all. You are sadly one of those people.

I'm a Christian and I'll sit forever telling why I am one, and I'm also a Libertarian with Conservative leanings. Both, according to seemingly most gamers, think that we just think games are the devil.

NOPE! I am seriously one of the biggest gamers you'll ever find. This dude apparently loves Jesus so much that he fails to interpret His teachings that well.

And he apparently can't read the Constitution. I hope that this dude is joking or he is really one uber-dumbass.

But, back to my point, stop walking around with that view of yours. It's been proven false time and time again, yet you carry it around like it was your precious child. Think for yourself, please.

upallnightgamer1702d ago

Rather, don't lump all of us Christians in with the morons that we see on the news. Just like the Muslims don't want to be lumped in with the extremist nimrods of their faith.

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MsclMexican1702d ago

This is what I don't get..

TO PROSECUTE THE PLAYERS OF SkyRim TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW...

What I do get is this simple equation

REDNECK+TEXAN+CHRISTIAN= EPIC LULZ

QuodEratDemonstrandm1702d ago

@MsclMexican....
that's not the right equation. It goes like this.
Redneck+(Christian-Reason)=EP IC LULZ squared.

upallnightgamer1702d ago

Unfortunately, that's where most of it comes from. We never hear this kind of crap from New England or Idaho. It's always Tennessee or Texas or some Southern state.

MsclMexican1702d ago

Im imagining what would happen if this goes down

FBI: GET YOUR HAND'S IN THE AIR..... YOU ARE UNDER ARREST FOR THE CREATION OF SkyRim

BLIZZARD: WAIT.... WTF?

bloodybutcher1702d ago

actually skyrim was created while recent law allows it...then they can´t get arrested if the law gets changed.law is like ps3 now, without bc.heh.

Hozi1702d ago

Blizzard? you mean Bethesda right?

mynameisEvil1702d ago

*sigh* Hozi, the Tennessee man was the one who said it was "SkyRim" (not Skyrim, for whatever reason) , a game developed and published by BLIZZARD ENTERFRIGGINGTAINMENT.

Damn, the dude can't even do some basic Wikipedia searching.

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zeal0us1702d ago (Edited 1702d ago )

Lol Majin-vegeta(added bubble and agree btw), I was thinking the same thing when I saw the headline. Know what? Im not even going to bother reading the article.

QuodEratDemonstrandm1702d ago

Censorship is telling you that you're not allowed to eat steak because a baby can't chew it.

lelo2play1702d ago

Let's make another petition ... that allows everyone to beat the crap out of the guy that made this petition.

JLeVRT1702d ago

and this hasnt been done for Call of Duty, yet??

turgore1701d ago

Because shooting non americans is ok - both in real life and games.

Hozi1702d ago

Then let us(All people who love Videogames, and TES:SKYRIM) start a petition against this guys petition. I'm sure there are more than 26000 TES fans right?

DeadlyFire1702d ago

Umm... You guys do know that this has been done a million times. Just because its skyrim it doesn't make a difference. ESA and our voice will always protect our rights.

andron6661702d ago (Edited 1702d ago )

Check the alternative link from Eurogamer. The story is not true, it was a satirical article from Christwire...

http://christwire.org/2011/...

turgore1701d ago

It is a sarcastic petition created by a sarcastic website.

" to destroy the Christian foundations on which this nation was built"
- not really. America was founded on the basis of the separation of church and state and freedom of religion

And skyrim wasn't made by Blizzard.

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Oldman1001702d ago

Don't worry guys they're talking about SkyRim made by Blizzard entertainment, not the Skyrim made by Bethesda. XD

BattleTorn1702d ago (Edited 1702d ago )

"A Tennessee man kicked off a White House petition on Thanksgiving urging the President of the United States to ban The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for "the safety of America's youths."

It says Elder Scrolls V then Blizzard's SkyRim, the article contradicts itsself????

What the hell is SkyRim from Blizzard anyways?

egidem1702d ago

LoL...quick, nobody tell this n00b what the proper spelling of the game is...he might get all signatures (doubt that) but even if he does, it will be for a totally different game. :D

Hazmat131702d ago

ya cause MW3 is much safer or BF3 or GTA or SR ya elder scrolls just takes it too far.

mynameisEvil1702d ago

Cause, you know, Skyrim does all the things other games don't, right? I mean, it uses the f-bomb frequently, involves some very disturbing executions, lets the player pull off every one of a NPC's limbs, includes guns, modern political struggles of real-world parties, a TON OF SEXY-SMEXY "FUDGING" (Read: FU**ING), and urges players to be just the biggest dick in the USA of A, right? Cause, you know, you can even fly your car into crowds of people!

Wait... Skyrim does NONE of those things. Ah, whatever. TO THE STAKE WITH THE GAME!

If case you didn't figure it out, the first part was all sarcasm.

Detoxx1702d ago

Wtf is SkyRim made by Blizzard???

LordLaguz1702d ago

Blizzard is trying to sell car parts now:

BlueEye1702d ago

I'mma guess like 30k signatures from stupid religious redecks will be met by millions of signatures of another petition to not do this.