As ex-Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher becomes the latest celebrity to denounce the evils of videogames, Den of Geek examines whether the medium really is the root cause of all society’s ills.
I've played video games my whole life. Got Twisted Metal when I was young, not once have I tried to attach a gun to my car and blow people up. I've had GTA since it first hit PlayStation, not once have I stole a single thing or killed anybody. FACT the media blew this out of proportion and now kids see an escape route because of it. You get busted, blame GTA, get some media attention and an easier sentence. To be honest if people were not so rude, idiotic, and mean then we wouldn't have so many issues. And guess what, thats the media (news networks) themselves creating this issue, not video games. I was watching a comedy bit on Youtube where they simply went out and acted like goofballs on the beach, every person that walked by was a douche. Combine that with a GOOD majority of internet comments and you get the jist of how messed up people are. If this article gets popular enough you might even see it here.
I blame Video Games for..... The Big Bang theory Adam and Eve eating Apples The Extinction of Dinosaurs The Fall of the Roman Empire The Bubonic Plague The High cost of gas That Tunguska event The Earthquake during the 1989 world Series Dale Earnhardt Jr's. not winning a race in 3 years World War II The Great Depression The Extinction of Unicorns Noah and the Flood Jupiter not being a solid planet The creation of the Tea Party and a bunch of other crap
I accidently disagreed...:( sorry
It's like Kevin Bacon connections all over again. You can connect 9/11 to the release of the original iPod or JFK being shot to the release of Avatar the movie if you try hard enough. Just pull some Dan Brown and connect some random dots. This is what has become of modern journalism.
but the article was defending video games, the title is pure sarcasm. edit: this reply was actually meant for Istanbull
These kind of articles are really boring, why? Because as mrsatan says, random connections are nothing new. This is what has become of modern videogame journalism.
Psh Games arent the root cause of depravity. Before the video game era ppl were still messed up. But thats not say they play a completely innocent role. Any form of media can be used negatively.
Its because some people (mainly journalists, people that don't play games etc) can't think of anything else to blame so they just blame it on games.
Playing..... Pac-man leads to popping pills Super Mario Bros leads to animal abuse GTA leads to getting STD's from dirty Hookers along with over indulgence of talk radio Resident Evil leads to working for Fox News Civilization V leads to Deforestation Mass Effect leads to Alien Racism Metal Gear Solid leads to breaking and entering World of Warcraft has lead to 12 million people vanishing Eve Online leads to wanting to be a U.S. Senator or Congressman (now how screwed up is that) Uncharted leads to illegal immigration and any sports game leads to Divorce and or Rape!! so yeah video games are bad!
I've never felt the urge to be violent as a result of playing video games. On the other hand oasis just came on in my car radio and I did feel the most peculiar urge to sweep the pavement killing as many people as possible and myself. And now Noel Gallagher has just opened his mouth and, once more, all I want to do is punch him in the fucking face.
This crud again, shouldn't articles like these be shunned from N4G and sent to the Fox newsroom where this crap belongs....
I blame videogames for obama being president and the economic collapse.
Noel Gallaghar is one of the most famous nutjobs in English history,so anything he says or thinks that isn't related to music than you should dismiss it automatically.
The ex-oasis singer has always been an ego maniac, sounds like his "clever" way of getting his name out there again...
I wanna know what video games Hitler was playing.
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