Videogames under fire, Hollywood lays low after school shooting

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    Videogames under fire, Hollywood lays low after school shooting​


    By Jill Serjeant

    LOS ANGELES | Dec 19, 2012

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The multi-billion-dollar videogame industry came under scrutiny on Wednesday after Hollywood canceled, postponed or played down a slew of movies and TV shows with violent content in the wake of last week's shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.

    In Washington, Senator John Rockefeller called for a national study of the impact of violent videogames on children and a review of the rating system.

    Although investigators in Newtown, Connecticut, have given no motive for Friday's shooting rampage, some U.S. media have reported that the 20-year-old gunman played popular videogame "Call of Duty" - in which players conduct simulated warfare missions - in the basement of his home.

    The gunman, Adam Lanza, killed himself at the scene after gunning down 20 young children, six school employees and his mother.

    Rockefeller said he had long been concerned about the impact of violent games and videos on children.

    "Major corporations, including the video game industry, make billions on marketing and selling violent content to children. They have a responsibility to protect our children," Rockefeller said in a statement.

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    Will people please stop fucking bringing up the videogame subject with weapons?

    It's been proven over and over and over and over that VIDEOGAMES ARE NOT TO BLAME FOR GUN VIOLENCE OR SHOOTINGS IN THE US!.

    NEXT FUCKING TOPIC!
     
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    I wish people would stop pretending that video games have no influence on people. Corporations spend millions of dollars for 30 seconds of advertising because they know it can influence people to buy their products. How can hours upon hours of gaming not have an influence over people?

    Now that's not to say they make people go out and shoot people. That's absurd. But we all need to be aware of what media we taking into our lives. the culture it creates in ourselves and our families and we need to make intelligent decisions as individuals about what we want in our lives.

    Get government away from it all.
     
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