New commentary on "Video Games were invented by the devil"

Although the general news story has probably already been seen on N4G, there are new arguments to be raised against Marla Jo Fisher's "Video games were invented by the devil."

This article is NOT a duplicate, since this article's analysis and arguments against her go far beyond the average forum post on

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mrv3213599d ago

'I truly believe that video games were created by Satan to turn otherwise normal children into his drooling, glassy-eyed stooges. After my son plays them at his friends’ houses, he comes home irritable and testy for the rest of the day.'

He could just be like that because he realise how over protective his mom is. Just saying.

'Even though his skin is normally mocha-colored, after a day spent in a darkened room with a controller in his hand, he comes home with a sickly pallor.'

SKIN DOESN'T WORK LIKE THAT. AT ALL EVER! Spending 6 hours in a room with a source of light and most of the rest of the day in daylight does not cause pale skin. Not that I've noticed.

'But, with other priorities like a new bike and sewing machine, no Wii got purchased. Plus, Cheetah Boy got a C on his report card,'

Maybe you should have got him that video game console, not having one clearly didn't raise his grade.

'On one horrible afternoon that scarred me for life, I even saw a kid walking out of the public library playing a Nintendo DS.'

OH GOD NO!, a kid in a library being quiet.... THINK OF THE CHILDREN. I hope she relises you can get books on those DS's plus DS GAMES require a lot of reading... pokemon requires a lot.

'We have family friends whose son has a DS he’s allowed to play only in the car. Often, when they come over, he pesters his mom over and over to go out to the car, because apparently there’s not enough fun to be had in our house without this boy and my son sitting in the car playing the DS.'

Did they both go to Nazi camp or have they just got the stupid gene?

'When do kids ever think these days? When do they ever have brains free from electronics long enough to ponder the universe? To think of things that might someday lead them to a cure for cancer?'

You seem you be forgetting one thing. VIDEO GAMES REQUIRE INTELLIGENCE! You know GTA you just listed heres a couple skills one needs for playing

-Team Building(online)
-Reading(You reada surprising amount of well written English in more relevant dialecs)
-Map Reading (yeah really)
-Basic mathematic appilites(With MMO's that's taken to the next level)
-Hand Eye co-ordination
-Route planning
-Choice making
-Recourse managment
-Logic problems

See intelligent though.

'If Sir Isaac Newton had been playing a DS, I’m sure he never would have noticed the apple falling from the tree, so he never would have formulated the theory of gravity.'

Well that was trully dreadful. You used a hypothetical situation to prove a point. If TV was invented would Isaac have noticed the apple? No. LET'S BAN TELEVISION.

Oh and BTW with the computer the thing that plays these video games and such the Nazi's might have one. So yeah.

'I was too weird for most of the other kids to play with, so I spent most of my time reading obsessively, which of course only made me more of a dweeb. The difference is, in all that reading, I was actually learning stuff about the world, in a way that kids today never will.'

One of these books was Mein Kampf and the others you burned? Look freedom is a good thing, a great thing. Video games cause harm only to those who will allready be harmed.

'I was also learning to think creatively, spell and build my vocabulary to the point that I was able to get a job as a professional writer, where people pay me to ride on fire engines, go on ride-alongs with cops and insult the makers of video games.'

YOU READ IN VIDEO GAMES! QUITE A LOT ACTUALLY! I don't suppose you use maps in these books, recourse management, communications and mathematics. So yeah games are better than books. You read tons in pokemon and most games and those are relevant dialecs. And let me tell you something because of video games I became interesed in books and comics like The devine comedy.

'My kids do play games, outdoors in the fresh air, where they’re building their muscles and hopefully a lifetime habit of fitness.'

And buidling some sort of fun machine? Look GIVE your children what they want and let them learn from their mistaes... we all do. Life is not about perfection but inperfection

'What are the kids who play “Grand Theft Auto” learning? How to be carjackers? How to be pursued by police?'

Yeah because in real life you press the 'x' button to break into a car /sarcasm

How to be pursued by police, why do you need to learn to do that. Seems easy enough, break the law. You never learn how to be pursued by police, you learn how to EVADE police.

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Games is a viable form of media, which is still VERY young so don't expect great works in terms of story. How long did it take for the written language to evolve before anything great was written. Games have delt with a wide amount story points very respectfully, I'm not saying games are perfect story mediums hey have a lot to improve before they become respected. Look if you don't like it fine, but don't ban your children from it. How would you feel if your parents banned you from reading my little pony because of the heart of darkness.

Buy him a god damn game, sit down with him as he plays MW2 and talk to him about it. That's the best thing it really is. Don't hide him.

The Nazi's came to power not because they where adored, but rather ignored by many. By ignoring this medium you will never manage a thing he'll still play games the difference is how Britain compares to France.

Britain has long ignored drinking, France has allowed drinking from a young age. But which I country has the worst problem? Britain, ignorance is not bliss.