Senator (Rockefeller): Let’s study violent video games—again

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Doc91678, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. Doc91678
    Offline

    Doc91678 BANNED

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2012
    Messages:
    753
    Thanks Received:
    99
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Binghamton
    Ratings:
    +99
    Senator (Rockefeller): Let’s study violent video games—again​


    December 20, 2012 -- Don Reisinger



    Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) has introduced legislation that calls for an investigation into violent video games and their impact on children in the wake of last week’s horrific Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

    In a statement released yesterday, Rockefeller said that his legislation enlists the National Academy of Sciences to “investigate the impact of violent video games and other content on children’s well-being.” If the organization is given the green light, it will present its findings within 18 months to Congress, the FTC and the FCC. …

    The impact of violent video games on youthful behaviors has been debated for years. However, the topic took center stage last week after Adam Lanza, a reportedly avid gamer, killed 20 innocent children, his mother, and school officials, in one of the worst school shootings in American history. Rockefeller said he will call on the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission to “expand their work in this area.” …


    (Excerpt)

    Read more at:
    Senator: Let's study violent video games -- again | Tech Culture - CNET News
     
  2. RoadVirus
    Offline

    RoadVirus <insert pithy title here>

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2008
    Messages:
    5,277
    Thanks Received:
    574
    Trophy Points:
    88
    Location:
    Illinois
    Ratings:
    +583
    Yeah..let's look at video games and not the lack of mental health help access.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  3. Grampa Murked U
    Offline

    Grampa Murked U Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2011
    Messages:
    47,527
    Thanks Received:
    8,775
    Trophy Points:
    2,055
    Location:
    Kansas City
    Ratings:
    +23,768
    Violent video games are rated M for mature and thus are forbidden to be sold to minors. Realizing that FACT tells me that that senator is a fucking idiot.

    Why the fuck isn't he investigating BAD PARENTS who give mature rated content to children?
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 2
  4. Kiki Cannoli
    Offline

    Kiki Cannoli Have you met my shadow?

    Joined:
    May 27, 2011
    Messages:
    3,047
    Thanks Received:
    839
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Really south of the border
    Ratings:
    +839
    And Elvis gyrating caused premarital sex.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 2
  5. Grampa Murked U
    Offline

    Grampa Murked U Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2011
    Messages:
    47,527
    Thanks Received:
    8,775
    Trophy Points:
    2,055
    Location:
    Kansas City
    Ratings:
    +23,768
    And listening to Ozzy makes you worship the devil....
     
  6. ogibillm
    Offline

    ogibillm Gold Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Messages:
    14,029
    Thanks Received:
    1,617
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Ratings:
    +4,570
    i play violent video games, but i'm an adult.

    and let's not kid ourselves - the violence in a game like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is not the same as the violence in Mortal Kombat on the Sega Genesis - which led to the forming of the ESRB.

    as the medium evolves it might not be the worst thing in the world to study it a bit.
     
  7. Grampa Murked U
    Offline

    Grampa Murked U Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2011
    Messages:
    47,527
    Thanks Received:
    8,775
    Trophy Points:
    2,055
    Location:
    Kansas City
    Ratings:
    +23,768
    I can see it coming now.

    If you want to buy the next COD you're gonna have to goto a shady street corner store where video games are stored BEHIND the porno section.
     
  8. Lumpy 1
    Offline

    Lumpy 1 Diamond Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2009
    Messages:
    33,131
    Thanks Received:
    8,538
    Trophy Points:
    1,370
    Ratings:
    +14,846
    I suppose You could list many an influence that corrupt the morals, social judgement and causes a hardening of society. Personally, I'm not big on the government being given or taking that responsibility.

    In other worlds, just face the fact that were stuck on this course until the pendulum of life swings back to a caring society, if ever.

    Sooo in the mean time accept it, piss n moan or pray I suppose...:dunno:
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2012
  9. ogibillm
    Offline

    ogibillm Gold Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Messages:
    14,029
    Thanks Received:
    1,617
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Ratings:
    +4,570
    i'm definitely not for that - but a porn and video game store doesn't sound like a bad idea...

    i just think it might be worth taking a look at - seeing what impact realistic video game violence might have on a child's development.
     
  10. Stephanie
    Offline

    Stephanie Diamond Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2004
    Messages:
    70,236
    Thanks Received:
    10,817
    Trophy Points:
    2,040
    Ratings:
    +27,359
    This isn't the first time this has been mentioned, tippy Gore did way back when

    the only uproar over it now is it came from the Nra..

    I don't agree with it really, but video games does make it sort of glamorous and fun for kids to shoot and kill people..but if we get into this then we have to go after Hollywood and their movies..and we know they wouldn't even dare touch that one..they only want to come after the legal honest gun owners and video games
     

Share This Page