Attorney General Claims 1-2 of Every 100 Gamers Can't Tell Fantasy from Reality

Game censors make a bold claim about the ability of gamers to separate what goes on their television screen and reality.

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Genesis53621d ago

I thought that's what they said about attorney generals.

Pillage053621d ago (Edited 3621d ago )

and 48 out of a 100 statistics are made up on the spot...

his actual claim basically says 1-2% of gamers will commit horrible acts of violence because of video games.

AKNAA3621d ago

oh just STFU!
If he said this regarding pot heads, sure I'll beleive that... But gamers?!?! come on?!...

Parapraxis3621d ago (Edited 3621d ago )

I'd actually say that about 90% of people can't tell fantasy from reality. =/
But I find it unlikely they'll accept the fact that supernatural stuff isn't real.

ChrisW3621d ago

Did you make that up?

AAACE53621d ago (Edited 3621d ago )

I wish all of these people would just accept the fact that some people are smart and some people are dumb! It is irritating that they always try to place a label and cause for why things happen. Crazy stuff has happened since the dawn of man. No matter how much we would like to believe we are civilized... we are only that way because we were trained to be that way! In all of our hearts lies an animal. Provided the right situation, that beast will come out! What videogame was Adolf Hitler playing? What rock n roll music was he listening to? This is all BS!

Don't believe me? If someone was trying to hurt someone very close to you, would you roll over and let them, or would you try to kick the s... out of them? I know some of you will probably say roll over, but then again, you are probably the type who doesn't stand up for yourself in the first place. When you have kids, you will understand what I mean!

ChrisW3621d ago (Edited 3621d ago )

How about those who can't tell reality from fantasy are more than likely on drugs?

[and the 1 disagree that I currently have is from a person on drugs! Lay off the crack pipe!]

Rumor3621d ago (Edited 3621d ago )

my principle told me the same thing when i slayed this ogre that was giving out knives to 29 other mini-ogres.

he told me that the ogre was my teacher and that the mini ogres were my other classmates and the knives were pencils. HA! seems to me like HE was the misinterpreted one....

Christopher3621d ago

1 out of every 1 Attorney General likes to pull craptastic statistics out of his arse.

sikbeta3621d ago

Congratulation Sir, you rise the bar on stupidity

This by far is the most stupid comment in the Year, poor soul

I don't why but a huge amount of Dinosaurs tend to think that way, they have a Shield-mind closed to anything new, they can't understand that gaming is a way of entertainment like black and white TVs were in the Mesozoic Era XD

SilentNegotiator3621d ago (Edited 3621d ago )

I'm going to PWN him with mah lvl 70!

"This is a question of a small number of very zealous gamers trying to impose their will on society, and I think harm society"
We should show up at his front door in game T-shirts. I'll bet he would crap his pants and maybe run inside and shoot himself, fearing the worst.

zoks3103621d ago

1-2 sounds pretty normal.

mal_tez923621d ago

He censors adults right to enjoy mature content such as violence and sex. He can't trust adults to think for themselves and thinks that he needs to control what they can play.

bacon133621d ago

I have no respect or patience for these white, old fart bureaucrats of Washington that have never even picked up a video game let alone play it but still pass judgement as if they know what they are talking about. 1-2 of every gamer can't tell fantasy from reality? Well seeing as many of hour highly esteemed senators and lawmakers don't believe in evolution or thinking outside their tiny box, then 35-50 out of every 100 Washington bureaucrats can't tell fantasy from reality. Video gamers win, Washington old farts lose.

rockleex3621d ago (Edited 3621d ago )

Good thing no one knew about the Javelin glitch back then. >_<

Btw, this guy made me forget that other dude's name... I know his initials were JT.

MagicAccent3621d ago

Omg! Not true! Im gonna kill him and all his famlily for lying!
And then Im going to run over some hookers, jump on a few mushroom people and pee on dogs on my way home! Then Im gonna go and drink some old unflushed raidiated toliet water, yum.


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Darkfiber3621d ago

This guy clearly has never touched a game in his life and never will. I can't wait till these old f*cks die off. That's a HUGE claim to make. Fantasy from reality? Really? That's like 1-2 people out of every 100 million. Ridiculous claim. People who know nothing about a subject should have no right to say anything about it. Sadly, they do, and because they have such a high and mighty authority, their word is taken as gospel by similar clueless morons.

The Great Melon3621d ago (Edited 3621d ago )

Don't worry, their time is receding. In 30 years it will be hard for anyone to say that they haven't played a game sometime in their life.

ChrisW3621d ago

No, it's not really that low of a statistic. You have to understand there are hundreds of millions of people out there who believe in extraterrestrials, Global Warming, all animals need ethical treatment, that Iraq still has WMDs, that the world is going to suddenly blow up in 2012, and that Jesus Christ was the Son of God and not as a naturally influential "human being".

And the list goes on... and on... So, yes. 1 or 2 in 100 is actually a very accurate number, in terms of the world population.

Parapraxis3621d ago (Edited 3621d ago )

ChrisW ... Half the things you list have evidence for them or are ethically/morally right, Global Warming is an issue, man-made or not, animals should be treated well, we also need them to survive (PETA are nuts, but beating a dog isn't right is it? Don't need lunatics like PETA who burn down labs to know that), Iraq may have tried to acquire WMDs, but more likely there ARE other nations who are moving forward to and it is also a serious issue.
I wish I could say Religion wasn't serious, but it's one of the biggest threats to humanity on the planet.

I hope you yourself can tell the difference between fiction and reality.
You easily lumped legitimate real causes for concern in with BS like alien visitors and 2012.

Not everything is a conspiracy.
Believing that is something only wack jobs do.

Rumor3621d ago

didnt know Patcher's brother was into politics

Proxy3621d ago (Edited 3621d ago )

Believing is all there is.

How was anything ever proven without first BELIEVING it could be proven. And what good is proof if nobody BELIEVES it.

When has any conscious ever performed anything without BELIEVING? A belief may torn out to be false, but everyone believes in something.

Parapraxis3621d ago (Edited 3621d ago )

Not everything relies on belief for it to be true.

Many people believed the world was flat, until it was proved otherwise.

We know there is gravity and can see all of it's effects, yet what exactly causes it is unknown, yet gravity isn't a belief, it's a fact.
Science is founded on disproving theories, not coming up with far fetched ideas and trying to prove them, otherwise you'd have people trying to prove they can fly by jumping off of buildings and crossing their fingers.

A scientific hypothesis or belief and a supposed or un-informed belief are very different things as one is subjecting itself to questioning and scrutiny and the other is propping itself up with often nothing more than a gut feeling.

I believe the evidence for global warming makes a good case.
Isn't quite the same as saying:
I believe my first cat who passed away is doing quite well in kitty-heaven.

There is a very distinct line between something that is believed based on evidence and a belief based on a lack of evidence.

"And what good is proof if nobody BELIEVES it. "
BTW If there is empirical, testable and observable evidence for something aka: "proof", it has to be accepted by science until it can be proved otherwise. It's not a question of preference.

Proxy3621d ago (Edited 3621d ago )

I'm only contending your comment that "believing that is something only wack jobs do."

All I'm saying is the knowledge of man quickly runs out and we soon enter into the realm of belief.

Like the child constantly asking why.

How do you know? How do you know that you know? How do you know that you know that you know?

You soon have nothing but belief.

How many scientists claim "energy cannot be created or destroyed." Then laugh at a believer in God. Then claim that all time, space, matter, and energy spawned from nothing in a "Big Bang."

We should all understand there are ideas, and beliefs, and remember that our own beliefs may not always turn out to be correct, and we should respect the beliefs of others especially when we have no evidence to the contrary.

A person believes in God. You have no evidence to the contrary. Why not show some respect? And they should respect your belief, whatever it may be.

lightningsax3621d ago

No, Proxy, you soon only have chaos. Didn't you listen to Kratos?

But seriously, about the actual story, I'm wondering about the news report- he "cited" that statistic. Was that from research? Why can't they tell that part of the story?

Parapraxis3621d ago (Edited 3621d ago )

I'm not sure I get your meaning.

But I'll just say, in order for anybody to believe that everything is a conspiracy, such as global warming, 911, 2012, etc, They could only do so with a lack of evidence. (or in the case of treating animals kindly, a lack of knowing what is ethical).

The problem is we have now, is that legitimate issues are getting muddled up with fiction.

By having actual issues like 911, which was a terrible religiously motivated attack turned into some silly conspiracy, it takes the focus off of the issue at the heart of it. Fanatical religion caused the attacks, not some "inside-job".

Same for global warming, it's an absolutely relevant issue, and we need to start telling our politicians we want them to reduce emissions, and make us more eco-friendly cars (and make them not cost an arm and a leg...also think of a less annoying term than eco-friendly or green) Whether or not global warming is man-made, it does seem it's happening and I think were better off playing "better safe than sorry" with this one.

People who like to come up with silly notions which have poor evidence (or in most cases none, or straight up lies) can go on and create as many conspiracy theories as they like about UFOs and Mayan calendars and ghosts, I could care less. But leave the real (factual, evident, verifiable) issues out of it.

Truth be told, I've subjected myself to too many hours disproving conspiracy theories. As most don't even merit anybody's time. But for some reason I am still compelled to. If my one comment can shed some common sense on an issue for one person than at least I feel a little better.

"How do you know? How do you know that you know? How do you know that you know that you know? "
I think I'd see that as a great time to teach the notion of critical thinking as that is exactly what a child asking those questions is doing!.
They are being critical.
And I'm happy to say I'd sit there all day and answer their questions.
And maybe hand them over a few science books ;)
If a child can make you that unfounded in your own beliefs or assertion that you know what you know, maybe you have your own doubts?
I base my beliefs in things that are quite easily proved, so for me it's easy to show children "why" I think it's true, but for people who have no REAL evidence for why the believe things I guess I could see why that question would seem loaded.

"How many scientists claim "energy cannot be created or destroyed." Then laugh at a believer in God. Then claim that all time, space, matter, and energy spawned from nothing in a "Big Bang.""
Interesting story about that.. they are still laughing (as am I), and it has to do with dark matter and dark energy. Watch and enjoy this mind bender,
'A Universe From Nothing' by Lawrence Krauss, AAI 2009:

"A person believes in God. You have no evidence to the contrary."
You cannot disprove a negative. It's like me claiming that there are invisible elves making the earth rotate...prove me wrong.

geoholyhart3621d ago

@Great Melon: Totally true, these technophobes are just afraid of the future and there inability to adapt with the changing times.

ChrisW3621d ago (Edited 3621d ago )


I find the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals to be a terrorist supporting organization, if not terrorists themselves.

In reference to what I stated, "All Animals" I was mostly referring to livestock which is a main part of all countries staple diet. And it isn't the mistreatment of them, it's the "slaughtering for food" part that I disagree with PeTA on.

In other words: it's not okay to beat a cow, but it's okay to kill it for food.

And as for Global Warming...

I believe that it's a worthy cause to advocate for stricter anti-pollution regulations world-wide. For example, China, which is currently the world's largest emitter of CO2. However the US no better. The US produces only approximately 10% less than China does. In addition, better measures need to be taken to reduce and ultimately prevent illegal toxic waste dumping.

But is all of this contributing to Global Warming? Not directly... or to the extent most people would want us to believe. Earth has gone through numerous warm and cold cycles over thousands of years, which is a fact many believe... unless they are ones to believe the world was created in 7-days and only a couple thousand years ago.

Basically, I believe that Earth is a heck of a lot more resilient than Global Warming Doomsday Sayers are giving it credit. BUT regardless of its resilience, we still need to reduce pollution to keep plants and animals from becoming endangered and to [more importantly] keep our planet clean.

As for all of the other conspiracies, what-nots, and in addition to the aforementioned, I will end with this:

Lawrence Krauss, "What you take from it depends on your metaphysical and religious beliefs..."

Meaning there's always someone who will agree with you. Someone who simply has different points of view. And someone who, regardless if there is empirical, testable and observable evidence for something aka: "proof", will subject it to nihilism.

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mrv3213621d ago (Edited 3621d ago )

100/100 people can't tell the difference between the attorney general and someone who needs to look at the real world and do some research on the subject in hand before shouting their load, hate spewing mouths.

I am sick and tired of people focusing on the bad in gaming and not the facts, gamers are intelligent well manored people that deserve far more respect than society grants them.

Picnic3621d ago

Have 1-2 out of 100 politicians played enough videogames to get anywhere close to making an informed statement on the matter?

Anyway, I think at least 1-2 out of 100 of the population have done REALLY stupid things anyway so why concentrate on videogames in that respect?

Akagi3621d ago

In other news, 9 times out of 10, an old man will take a pop at the video game industry.