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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." (PC, PS3, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Xbox 360)

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

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Majin-vegeta  +   1538d ago
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egidem  +   1538d 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)?
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Bull5hifT  +   1538d ago
yeah and Alien Dinosaur Zombie's took over my Braaiiinnnnzzzzz
Corepred4  +   1538d ago
Why do I have a feeling he's either insane, retarded or a Jesus freak. lmao
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   1538d ago
That petition breaks a few laws in itself. Kinda ironic.
Feldman9000  +   1538d 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.
damnyouretall  +   1538d 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.
Celeras  +   1538d 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.
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rumplstilts  +   1538d 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.
guitarded77  +   1538d ago
This has to be fake... it's completely unconstitutional what they list.
Dee_91  +   1538d 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.
SilentNegotiator  +   1538d ago
6 people protesting a video game. Let's all cry. /s
upallnightgamer  +   1537d 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.
AntBoogy90  +   1537d 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.
snipes101  +   1538d ago

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


*realizes he read it right*

HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA...woooo good one.
NEW-AGE  +   1538d ago
Starts Up W.O.W "FAP fap FFap" Takes a Bite of his Chalupa, Fap fap'..... .. Licks Creamy Fingers.. Happy Thanksgiving
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SuperNerd  +   1532d ago
Damn cant the news , politicians , and crazy people just stay away from vedio games
MariaHelFutura  +   1538d 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.

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Death  +   1538d 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. :)

MariaHelFutura  +   1538d ago
Nope, my people make the games.

RankFTW  +   1538d 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.
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slayorofgods  +   1538d 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.
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awi5951  +   1538d ago
Im from the south yes they do condone this.
Sharingan_no_Kakashi  +   1538d 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_Mask  +   1538d 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.
slayorofgods  +   1538d ago

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?
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mynameisEvil  +   1538d 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.
upallnightgamer  +   1537d 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.
Maddens Raiders  +   1538d ago
Stopped reading -
after, "A Tennessee man..."
MsclMexican  +   1538d ago
This is what I don't get..


What I do get is this simple equation

QuodEratDemonstrandm  +   1538d ago
that's not the right equation. It goes like this.
Redneck+(Christian-Reason)=EP IC LULZ squared.
upallnightgamer  +   1537d 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.
MsclMexican  +   1538d ago | Funny
Im imagining what would happen if this goes down


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bloodybutcher  +   1538d ago
actually skyrim was created while recent law allows it...then they can´t get arrested if the law gets is like ps3 now, without bc.heh.
Hozi  +   1538d ago
Blizzard? you mean Bethesda right?
mynameisEvil  +   1538d 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.
zeal0us  +   1538d 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.
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QuodEratDemonstrandm  +   1538d ago
Censorship is telling you that you're not allowed to eat steak because a baby can't chew it.
lelo2play  +   1538d ago
Let's make another petition ... that allows everyone to beat the crap out of the guy that made this petition.
JLeVRT  +   1538d ago
and this hasnt been done for Call of Duty, yet??
turgore  +   1537d ago
Because shooting non americans is ok - both in real life and games.
Hozi  +   1538d 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?
DeadlyFire  +   1537d 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.
andron666  +   1537d ago
Check the alternative link from Eurogamer. The story is not true, it was a satirical article from Christwire...
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HardCover  +   1537d ago
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turgore  +   1537d 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.
SuperNerd  +   1532d ago
Oldman100  +   1538d ago
Don't worry guys they're talking about SkyRim made by Blizzard entertainment, not the Skyrim made by Bethesda. XD
BattleTorn  +   1538d 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?
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egidem  +   1538d 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
Muffins1223  +   1538d ago
Yea,title misleading :\
Hazmat13  +   1538d ago
ya cause MW3 is much safer or BF3 or GTA or SR ya elder scrolls just takes it too far.
mynameisEvil  +   1538d 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.
Detoxx  +   1538d ago
Wtf is SkyRim made by Blizzard???
LordLaguz  +   1538d ago
Blizzard is trying to sell car parts now:

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BlueEye  +   1538d 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.
Vgameman  +   1538d ago
Grow up, morons.

Seriously, give me a break.
OcularVision  +   1538d ago
Only in America!
xtremexx  +   1538d ago
SkyRim lol, made by Blizzard.

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ZBlacktt  +   1538d ago
Must be other game dev's in action, lol. Trying to take down the GOTY.

They might as well go after Hollywood next.
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HurstDarkStar  +   1538d ago
Did my eyes read that right cuase I keep wiping them expecting a different result and it's not working D:
FlashXIII  +   1538d ago
Religious retards like this guy are far more dangerous to today's youth than any game. The only real reason he lists is because it allows for gay marriage.. like really, why do people like this guy feel the need to hide their own intolerance towards homosexuality by using religion as an excuse? Fucking religous bigots.
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-Gespenst-  +   1538d ago
I want to smack some sense into this guy. Not because of violent videogames, but because HE'S an idiot.
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LordLaguz  +   1538d ago
[ 3) To prosecute the players of "SkyRim" to the fullest extent of the law.]

Quick! hide your game before the imperial guard hunt us down.

...or did they get banned too?
egidem  +   1538d ago
Nah, they were on their way and got distracted by another side quest...currently sitting on their Miscellaneous list. XD
voodoopickle  +   1538d ago
they came for my copy but i told them i was part of the thief's guild and bribed them
KaBaW  +   1538d ago
They came for my copy, but I learned from Skyrim, and slaughtered them all.
SwampCroc  +   1538d ago
he probably got pissed because the Draugr resembles his family members.

Tennessee backwoods trash!
Kakihara  +   1538d ago
They can take my copy when they pry it from my cold dead hands. To be fair though, Skyrim is absolutely evil. Before I got my copy I was a successful handsome young Billionare Rocket scientist. Now I look like Gollum and spend all day curled up naked in my attic playing it.
bozebo  +   1538d ago
"the Christian foundations on which this nation was built"
lololol. Near-opposite from the truth.

Troll petition tbh :P
Lord_Sloth  +   1538d ago
I do indeed believe this nation was built for freedom FROM the church since England forced a single religion at the time. Correct me if I'm wrong. Never was a history buff.
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KaBaW  +   1538d ago
Was founded for the Freedom of Religion; which is similar to what you said.
Of course, America was founded for other reasons, but that was a priority.
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urwifeminder  +   1538d ago
The amount of articles on the skyrim and mw3 i wish they would burn both, they mean nothing to me sick of hearing about rim its harry potter grown up basicly lol.
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FlashXIII  +   1538d ago
Harry Potter grown up? you trolling? Seriously I usually hate single player games but Skyrim hasn't left my console for two weeks and I've already logged around 60 hours of play.
AliTheBrit420  +   1538d ago
United States of America

Also brought you such things as:

Fundamentalist batshit crazy Christians trying to ban Harry Potter because of witch-craft

A man attempting to sue God, and it only stopping because technically the court needed an address to send God's summons

I shit you not..
Parapraxis  +   1538d ago
I think it's obvious where most of the Darwin Awards nominees/winners hail from.
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bloodybutcher  +   1538d ago
and people who sue cigarette companies for losing health because they use said comp.products.even though beeing aware of risk.or suing mcdonalds because they get fat.
Kran  +   1538d ago
Let's hope Obama plays Skyrim ;P
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360ICE  +   1538d ago
I want to kill all these people who say videogames cause aggressive behaviour.
Hold me back... HOLD ME BACK!
EminemAt3AM  +   1538d ago
I AGREE! these 17 year olds are still babies. Next we're gonna give them the right to legally drive, enlist in the military, gamble, have abortions, and smoke....oh wait.
SSKILLZ  +   1538d ago
"Stupid people " setting the bar High on stupidity every year.

happy holidays
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Jacobite  +   1537d ago
Everybody is stupid at some point in there lives, good thing is they can grow out of it : )
happy holidays, what holidays ? do you mean Merry Christmas when it comes : P lol
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duplissi  +   1538d ago
get em while theyre hot!
Legionaire2005  +   1538d ago
This nation is founded upon Christians!!!! Yeah right how do you truly know that? Here is the truth the founding fathers where all Freemasons which merge itself with Christianity(which also explain the confusion). This is enough for some research if those are interested. but yeah this guy is stupid. Skyrim is not as violent as many of the movies or games before it.
360ICE  +   1538d ago
Dude I may be dumb, but I'm smart enough to take what's likely instead of going with the wild theories that explain some of the parts wrong with the otherwise likely, more sensible theories. Freemasons are a bunch of seniors who like to drink coffee (and the occasional templar role play) anyway so it wouldn't make any difference. 'sides, if anything they were atheists or had different beliefs. (and the nation is indeed founded upon christian moral and rules anyway so yeah. The dollar bill reads "in God we trust".
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Ethereal  +   1538d ago
lol. If only people put this much effort into reforming our government...
brettyd  +   1538d ago
SITH  +   1538d ago
Jacobite  +   1537d ago
nothing funnier than folks lol
Getowned  +   1537d ago
LOL whaaa
kesvalk  +   1538d ago
y'know, there is a little difference between christians and crazy ppl, of course some crazy ppl are christian, but not the other way around...

religion don't make this guy any more or less stupid though, that is, if any of this is really real...
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