MyGaming's Jeremy Proome writes: "In the continuing attempt to prove that video games are the source of all violence and evil in the world, Fox News are linking the Aurora, Colorado, shootings to World of Warcraft."
Is it okay if I try to link Fox News to Ignorance as a whole?
... they're a joke. A pretty poor sad joke. With sad employees pretending to be 'journalists', yet it's just ignorant right-wingpropaganda aimed at idiots who can't use common sense. "Hey, let's not talk about 'gun-control', cause that would be 'insensitive' and 'inapropriate' and 'disrespectful' to the victims. Let's talk about banning costumes and videogames!!! Surely THAT would stop people with mental problems from shooting up innocent people!" WTF!? It's just beyond ridiculous, the way these people supposedly think.
Fox is late. CNN was making this link a week ago. But what's really ridiculous is this sensationalist puff piece. Here is the source story: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2... Its only natural that news outlets are going to publish what James Holmes' psychiatrist, Dr. Lynne Fenton, wrote about him. And the story doesn't actually blame games for anything. It merely mentions that Fenton gave a talk relating WoW to uses of archetypes in psychotherapy, noting that Holmes' played WoW. In other words, Fenton may have used Holmes' playing habits to analyze his behavior. Sheesh, people see "Fox" and they suddenly lose the ability to think rationally.
Yeh but dude..... Tide goes in, tide goes out. YOU CAN'T EXPLAIN THAT!!!! when one of their reporters thinks "what controls the tides" and the first thing that pops into his head is "GOD" and not "I'll find out with the Internet" you know the reporters are dumb.
will FOX also try to link what Hitler have done with Richard Wagner classical music?
DK286K, how about news outlets that focus on facts and actual news instead of editorials and human interest pieces. CNN and Fox are both jokes, but Fox asks for it when they constantly throw the slogan "Fair and Balanced" in their viewers face 24/7.
F**K Fox News. Its ignorant to blame videogames when films have more violence in them. However that being said any sort of entertainment cant be used as a scapegoat. Every individual functions differently. I love violence when its portrayed on screen but that doesn't mean that I'm planning a massive massacre just because I think its cool when I see it in video games or movies. It's a right from wrong decision.
haha look at the pic of the guy and add the words NOT SURE IF SERIOUS it matches perfectly. its like he is saying that to fox news
if America didn't make gun access so easy then this kind of thing wouldn't happen half as much, when will America learn guns are deadly weapons, if you are going to hand them out like candy of course you are going to have trouble! and im sick of people blaming games for there actions, its not like anyone says "oh hes such a nice guy! must be from all that viva pinata!"
Except if Fox was smart they could blame movies because this guy apparently talks like batman and did so on the phone when he tried to join a gun club. Fox news has caused deaths btw. Many shootings have happened where people have said "the guy on fox news told me to". Guess we should ban fox news right?
Let me ask you a question: Do you REALLY think that if the US made gun control really tight that this wouldn't have happened? Of course it would've because people who really want guns to can them. And then what? Then normal people who aren't criminals would have nothing to defend themselves, their property or, most importantly, their family with. Or were you thinking that EVERY state should have a background check attached to gun sales? Okay, but that wouldn't have prevented the massacre since, aside from a speeding ticket, he had no criminal record. Oh, and I don't know if you've noticed, but our Constitution claims the right to bear arms. What, like Americans aren't going to buy guns when they can do so without going against the law? @Pekolie I'm no FOX News lover, but... FOX News didn't "cause deaths". People cause deaths, not a right-wing news network. It's like blaming murders on 50 Shades of Gray. That is to say, it's ridiculous.
"if America didn't make gun access so easy then this kind of thing wouldn't happen half as much" Norway has strict gun laws and that didn't stop Anders Breivik from killing 77 people. My point is that when some nut wants to kill people he will find a way to do it. Laws won't stop him.
VVerdugoz, if this guy had the same weapons as Anders Brevik he would hit alot less people/ Brevik was more intelligent about his psycho attitude/ Better location/more time etc
I'll never understand the US's reluctance to put tighter regulations on guns. You even mention it and people get their backs all up. "You ain't takn ma guuns!" No one is trying to take your guns, but you'd think a little common sense would prevail. Do citizens really need to be able to purchase assault rifles or extended magazines? Is it really a bad idea to make it mandatory to sell guns with a gun lock? Are waiting periods and background checks for everyone potential gun owners such a bad idea? Also, what possible use could you have for armour piercing rounds? I live in Canada and at almost 40 years of age I have still yet to see a handgun that wasn't holstered to the side of a police officer. I've never known anyone that's owned a handgun and all I've ever seen is rifles out on the farm and yet there's no gun bans to speak of. We have more guns per capita than the US and yet when you look at our homicide by gun rates every year it's usually between 150-200 in a country of 34 million. This isn't meant as a criticism of the US or a "look at how much better it is here" or anything like that. I love the US. I think you guys are great. I just wish the issue wasn't so politicized so you guys could put in some restrictions that just might save a few of your lives. I just can't imagine living in a place where I was worried about if the other guy across from me is armed half the time. I really can't. I remember one father from the US told me "I question the love a man has for his family if he doesn't have the means to protect them," and all I could think was "Protect them from what? What is it you're living in constant fear of?" I just don't understand and hopefully I never will. I sincerely hope you guys get a handle on it one day.
@ Every1 here Most guns used for crimes are acquired illegally. If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns! I live pretty close to a little town called Kennesaw. In Kennesaw murder is ridiculously rare. Every house is required by law to have a gun. Sweeden has insanely low crime rates. Every man in Sweden is trained to use a gun and owns a gun. And it's a freaking automatic weapon! So don't tell me guns are to blame for this! It's people! Stop making excuses for stupid people by trying to take our means of defense against the same weaponry the badguys have!
And im sick of people blaming guns for there actions, guns dont kill people, people kill people, ive had a gun just about all my life i havnt shot anyone that i know of.
@DK286K I liked what you said about people wanting drugs legalized but guns restricted. The thing is conservatives want the opposite so they believe the same thing. I personally think guns and drugs should be legal. So many Americans are killed by guns because there is something wrong with us. Hate to say it but there is. Like Darkride said, Canada has as many guns but nowhere near the gun crime. Same for drugs. We consume 50% of the worlds cocaine with 5% of the population. We have terrible problems with alcohol too. Name a vice and we seem to suffer as much or more than anyone else. Amsterdam decriminalized drugs and most of their drug addicts are foreigners. Mostly Americans. There is something about our culture that makes us do the most self destructive things. Part of it may be our huge national ego that doesn't even allow us to acknowledge that we have a problem. Just look at the hypocrisy in our foreign policy.
it amazes me how some of you say its your right to own a gun and it should be legal so you have the same things as the bad guys.... here in NZ it is only legal to own a gun for hunting, sure that doesn't mean you arnt going to use it for murder, but its highly regulated, and in suburban areas pretty much nobody owns a gun, the only way America will ever make peace is if it drops all this crazy BS about having to protect yourself, America made the mess its in by giving everyone guns, the bad guys soot the good guys so the good guys buy more guns...its mental here the police just raid properties that are reported to own firearms, and seize them, and even when there is an armed robbery in NZ the gun is usually just for show and pretty much never gets used, hell most of out shootings are due to idiot hunters shooting people by accident. no way in hell would i ever feel safe in America!
Hitler was one of the world's biggest mass murderer, and the games he played was chess. And you know what i think, if you are strategic with chess then i think you could be world's worst the world has ever known....by their logic.
Idiots, they should blame the individual involved and not the media he uses, Comics, Music, Films and games have nothing to do with someone becoming a Mass murderer.
Is anyone honestly surprised by this?
It's become so predictable it just looks like a lazy way to cause controversy. Thing is though people have wised up to this videogames equal violence fiasco and can think for themselves and have realised these statements from FOX are complete bull. Even my parents roll their eyes when they hear about these videogames are the cause of mass murder.
I was surprised to see it took this long for Fox to suggest this "game=violence" link.
Though this event is very tragic & sad my sympathies to the families,but the Worst part it happen during an election year. meaning the A-hoes at Fox News & politician are going to ride this topic all the way to the polls.
Seems some conversations will never stop :(
World of Warcraft???? Puzzled
Man fox is retarded they have nothing better to do so lets just blame video games but all the horror movies and slasher movies are ok right?
They tend to blame horror movies and slasher movies, too. Maybe you should watch television every once in awhile.
LOL FOX NEWS Thats all that needs to be said.
Why don't you people hate CBS, NBC, ABC, and CNN just as much as FOX. They are just as bad, but on the other side. Every news source is a joke, except for maybe The Onion.
Played WoW. Kills innocents. Yup. It all matches up. GIVE ME A BREAK. That freak is insane. Go to your corner, FOX.
Why don't American people want to get rid of the second amendment of their constitution? What's so important about it? Did it do anything good since its creation? I really can't get why people always want to blame video games or movies or music or books. None of those activities gives you a weapon. They only give you freedom for your imagination.
We have the 2nd amendment to keep the government in check. Imagine if there was no 2nd amendment. Our society would be a totalitarian society and the people would have even less say than they do now. A healthy dose of fear keeps the powerful in check. Besides, I have never heard of a gun killing people. As far as I know gun deaths are always caused by the user, even if it's an accident.
I don't think you can say America would be totalitarian if the 2nd amendment was scrapped or never existed. I can't remember the last time there was a massive shootout on capitol hill? But I always hear that the government is trying to take away people's civil liberties so clearly guns aren't keeping the government in check. It doesn't take guns to strike fear into the government and affect change. Just takes people. Loads of democratic countries have banned guns and unions still exist and protest still take place.
Egyptian people didn't have the Second Amendments or guns when they asked for a government change last year. All they need is the assurance that they are doing the right thing and they have solid backup for their cause.
Fox needs to go die in a ditch...
... of a perfectly fine ditch.
Oh! I see what you did there!
World of Warcraft? LMAO! Good one Fox. Oh... you're... serious? Oh.... *facedesk*
Did he train on Super Mario?
World of Warcraft inspired him to become a mass murderer by shooting...? Oh, sure, let's not blame gun-control or everything. That's so illogical.
I dont see how they are linking it to be honest..
Yeah. Looks like somebody just hates FOX news.
Could Fox News get it over with and hire Alan Titchmarsh as a VG presenter.
Fox News would try and link The American Civil War with videogames...
I'm rather disappointed they haven't done so already. "BREAKING NEWS: Civil war breaks out after President Lincoln plays Spec Ops: The Line video game."
Too soon... I require 3 centuries of grieving time.
I love how media has to have an explaination for something so tragic. So they link the horrific incident to video games. When the truth is they don't really know why the killer did it so to try to get a conclusion to there story they have to give a reson so they GUESS! And we all know there are a shi_ load of ignorant people who will agree. I have one thing to say to fox, Get a life and stop assuming.
They are a joke they are the same people that said 50 years ago or so that comics were to blame for violence
Dont forget D and D as well.....
Of the hundreds of millions of us that play video games and never do anything stupid, as soon as it's said that a murderer played a video game before the events of the crime, suddenly video games are evil things that cause everyone that plays them to suddenly become insane and go on a killing spree. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the logical conclusion of Fox and the non-gamer public in general. What a fine world we live in. It's like the Breivik crap all over again.
Unfortunately, a few rotten eggs make people think the entire carton is putrid. There are some extremely violent games out there, and they have taught me one thing: I'm sure as hell never trying something I see in a video game in real life.
It's a shame that news companies have so much power and influence. Fox has more viewers than the other cable news networks and has a lot of the dumber viewers. The first reports that tried to make a video game connection said that he only played Guitar Hero. Considering the new channels are more about selling hype than telling the truth we should have all expected this to eventually turn into a video game thing since video game makers don't have lobbyist. The funny thing is that there seem to be able to blame violence on games, movies and music. But why is it they never get credit for good things. TV and movies have long been blamed for bad behavior. But while you hear about the number of times a violent act takes place on TV an hour, they never mention the times a kind act takes place. Or an educational situation. If you look through the TV listing the shows on would contain ten times more loving and caring acts than violent. More honorable things than dishonorable. So why is it they don't believe that should have a positive influence? I think the simple answer is that it doesn't sell commercials time or newspapers. I'm not a religious person. But when the bible says that love of money is the root of all evil. It got that one right.
Faux news just needs to shut the hell up already. Guns don't jump in your hand and take over your mind and pull the trigger for you. Neither does liquor pull down your chin and open your throat and force itself in your body then you having a wreck killing people. Cigarretts don't light themselves and make you smoke them for years giving you cancer. Movies, music and video games don't make you pick up a weapon and go HAM on some people. YOU do those things. So sick of watching these idiots point fingers at stuff mainly video games. So you ban video games, movies and music, tobacco, alcohol then they will come up with some other reason instead of just calling it what it is.
You guys are going to disregard that CNN, NBC, ABC, and CBS also tried to link it to video games? It's like the media has brainwashed you into thinking FOX is the only corrupt news source. They are all equally terrible.
I wouldn't say they are equally terrible. Fox is like a raging alcoholic. The rest are just enablers. Fox makes up complete nonsense and covers for the worst offenders in the world. Big oil, Wall Street, illegal wars. The rest don't make a real attempt to inform and educate the public. They only say enough to perpetuate the idea that there are two different parties in the US.
And everything fox new says, the masses follow and listen like good sheep...
Funny someone like you should say that. Seems like you are the one here, that believes whatever an editor or any mainstream media fills your empty head with. This killer was a liberal! Bet you didnt know that one! You seem like the misinformed one here. Maybe next time you should actually listen to what was said first before you just go on someones word in a game site! Lol, what a moron!
The sheep are the people who think there is a difference between liberals and conservatives. Neither group realizes a few people are dividing them so that they can take advantage of them all. Congress goes on and on about issues that would benefit the general public. Nothing ever gets done and if, by some miracle it does, they then spend years arguing about repealing it. But watch how quickly Congress can come to an agreement when it's for a corporation's benefit. Look at how fast they wrote and passed a law when Tony Braxton got out of her unfair record deal. It took weeks. Look how fast they re-wrote SOPA and tried to sneak it through. Both groups are idiot sheep.
An asteroid hit Earth today, Call of Duty is being blamed...
I believe that this is a religon and Ethics problem , its the only way to stop these things , if religon cleared these things and applied to the one who commit it they will get efficted in there Ethics and get afraid or understand the purpose of life and they wonnt do it , so either fear or knowledge will make these kind of people not doing it They will either get afraid of the punishment or fear from going to hell or fear to not enter heaven and if he is smart he will fear GOD and obey him so thats the knowledge ... Sorry for bad english , im in hurry ....
wat This has nothing to do with religion. Holmes is most likely a psychopath: a person whose areas of the brain that control empathy and self-control are mostly inactive. He sees no reason to not do what he wants, and sees no reason to take pity on those whom are affected by his decisions. He would gladly shoot a young child in face with an automatic weapon and still sleep soundly the next night. Religious punishment (wrath of God, being sent to Hell) will not have an effect on him in any way, shape or form, much like the way he doesn't care if he gets locked away for life. You could do that, but psychopaths would likely scoff at any form of consequence for their actions; be it religious (Hell), legal (prison), or otherwise. Trust me, people that *are* all right in the head would fear God, if they so believed in such a thing. Others would fear being put in prison for life/capital punishment, regardless of philosophical views. Sorry, it just irks me when people throw religion in as if it's supposed to suddenly change human nature. inb4 downvote/downbubble/personal attack because of irreligious views
Thats what i said :) Punishment , in my religon , if someone killed he die too , if someone steal we cut his hand ( not all hand , it depend on something) ...etc He wasnt afraid of killing because he knew that if he killed he will just go to prison which is the wrong punishment ... I disagree with you on not relate it to religon , because alots of people there lifes is all about religon , the reason to live is religon to them , even if someone want to do something bad religon stop him , he will feel bad for not obeying GOD , or afraid to go to hell , or afraid to not go to heaven , which makes him even if he did something bad he may stop for the sake of his life after death , GOD can forgive him if he want , so he know there is hope if he stop Its hard to explain in english what i want , its about something in the believes , in the heart , its like a feeling that makes us not doing these bad things or stop doing them
In response to your more recent reply, I have similar views on punishment. Eye for an eye. However, like I said before: No amount of "you're gonna go to Hell" is going to affect him. Psychopaths don't care about consequences. If God exists and such people are confronted by him, they would likely laugh in his face, regardless of whether or not he's an all-powerful deity. Anyway, that's the point I was trying to make. And thanks for not snapping at me. Usually when I try to explain something to someone they think it's fair to start calling me an idiot because I have different views than them. This is the internet, after all.
I never act mad on what people think , each have his thoughts , we just need to search for the right ones , all people mistake .. Keep talking like that , i know sometimes it feels wrong either because no one talk like that or dont like what you say , just find the truth so you could live a life without complicated things that makes you go to the wrong turns , live a life that doesnt effict you in a bad way , knowledge provides that even if you dont have any money or have huge problems , it will keep hope for you and makes you know that these things that happened to you even if you choosed it is meant to happen and you have to make the right decision and survive :) ( dont have to read this but i would be glad if you did :) ) I guess you are right on the religon thing in the people you saw , but in mu country , even if you opened the door of the house at midnight noone will steal because we all believe in GOD ( well only the catslol ) we get efficted on that so no one do these bad things only few who are soo weak in his believe so religon in here is the reason that makes us smart/respect everyone / live real life / peacefull / kind to others or even clean lol ..etc its everything to us because it provide every answer and reason of life , the problem we have here is that we have a dictator so we cant prograss in anything thats why no one hear about us or know the truth about us Note : this year and last year the only people that steal/kill/humiliate/torture.. .etc is the police and army themselfs because they are not real citizens so my talk doesnt count them ....
desensitized generation. although video games and movies dont mess you up to go shooting, others with a ill mind will.
Seriously? This blowhard editor is your typical far left lying loon, and this was NOT what was said! Its a twist of words and yet another attack on the right! Also find it amusing that there is no mention here that the person that said games are irresponsible, was straight from a libs mouth on FOX. It was on a panel debate, as well as CNN. Why isnt the mainstream media mentioning that this psychopath killer was an Obama supporter and a liberal? If he was a supporter of the right, every lib would be spewing their hatred and blame game on the right! The double standard in this country, and amount of misinformed sheep in here spewing stupidity about all this, is mindblowing!!! Open your eyes people! Lots of unintelligent and ignorant people in here.