Finally!!! "Two bills target video games following Sandy Hook tragedy "

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    Jan 18, 2013 7:52 AM GMT
    Yup, it's those damn video games again. Turning all our kids into monsters, they are.

    http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/184997/Two_bills_target_video_games_following_Sandy_Hook_tragedy.php#.UPjddCdX1i4
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    Jan 18, 2013 2:02 PM GMT
    You're being sarcastic, right?
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    Jan 18, 2013 5:46 PM GMT
    Diane Franklin, a Republican from the Missouri House of Representatives, seeks to amend existing Missouri tax law with an "emergency clause" that would apply a 1 percent tax on "violent video games"

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    The bill defines "violent video games" as any game that the Entertainment Software Rating Board rates as "Teen," "Mature" and "Adults Only." That includes bloody games such as Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto and Resident Evil, but also games like Zumba Fitness 2, We Sing 80s and Trivial Pursuit: Bet You Know It.



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  • dalwriter

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    Jan 18, 2013 5:49 PM GMT
    Well, Zumba does give you killer abs.
  • Machina

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    Jan 18, 2013 5:50 PM GMT
    Zumba Fitness? Really?

    WTF??!!

    There's a reason that the country is bankrupt and it is because of thousands of other stupid pieces of legislation like this that take time and money and defer attention away from the more pressing issues...

    So stupid.
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    Jan 18, 2013 5:59 PM GMT
    Machina saidZumba Fitness? Really?

    WTF??!!

    There's a reason that the country is bankrupt and it is because of thousands of other stupid pieces of legislation like this that take time and money and defer attention away from the more pressing issues...

    So stupid.

    Never really played video games and don't care much for them, but you are right!
  • SkyMiles

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    Jan 18, 2013 6:11 PM GMT
    Aren't they supposed to be going after music, rap or metal, or is that passe'? icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 18, 2013 6:14 PM GMT
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    Do you think this might have something to do with it instead of video games?
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    Jan 18, 2013 6:17 PM GMT
    Right!!! It's the video games that cause people to kill and take innocent lives at random. It's the VIDEO GAMES! Despite the fact that murder is one of the oldest crimes in the history of the world and video games have been around for maybe half a century but RIGHT, IT'S VIDEO GAMES causing the madness....

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    Edit: I'm also tracking that video games cannot purchase themself. I guess they can be the blame for bad parents purchasing these tools of evils, right?
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    Jan 18, 2013 6:19 PM GMT
    MrWilson2B saidretarded-tour-of-the-web-12-4-(7).jpg

    Do you think this might have something to do with it instead of video games?


    Tacky framed prints are a horrible epidemic.
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    Jan 18, 2013 6:25 PM GMT
    At least it isnt heavy metals fault this time. Remember when the Columbine tragedy was blamed on Marilyn Manson, my eyes rolled twice icon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 18, 2013 6:35 PM GMT
    Claystation saidAt least it isnt heavy metals fault this time. Remember when the Columbine tragedy was blamed on Marilyn Manson, my eyes rolled twice icon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gif


    This was my response to that idiocy...

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    Jan 18, 2013 6:36 PM GMT
    McQueen saidYou're being sarcastic, right?


    I'm thinking yes
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    Jan 18, 2013 6:54 PM GMT
    This will go nowhere. I work in this industry, and I know these bills are dead in the water.

    The NRA is actively lobbying all forms of entertainment. The Obama Admin. is humoring them simply to put more pressure on Congress to pass stricter laws on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
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    Jan 18, 2013 7:52 PM GMT
    It made me laugh when that NRA guy mentioned Mortal Kombat. Get with the program bro! Nobody played that pile of Krap we got Kompletely sick of multicoloured "ninjas" and replacing cs with Ks for no reason years ago!
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    Jan 18, 2013 9:40 PM GMT
    bus9ja2d saidIt made me laugh when that NRA guy mentioned Mortal Kombat. Get with the program bro! Nobody played that pile of Krap we got Kompletely sick of multicoloured "ninjas" and replacing cs with Ks for no reason years ago!


    I'm perplexed as to why LaPierre cited MK. It shows just how out of touch both he and the NRA are. I suppose they're too busy spending the million$ they milk from members each year to keep up with modern pop culture.

    Few play it today, but Mortal Kombat was one of the most successful arcade games in history, and its release on Genesis and Super Nintendo is widely cited as a primary catalyst behind the success of the home video game market. Content drives hardware acquisition, so when MK released for home consoles in '92, sales for both the game and hardware went through the roof.

    While it's no longer favored by gamers, it is still alive (though barely), making it one of the longest living third-party video game properties in history.
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    Jan 18, 2013 9:52 PM GMT
    It's because of all those violent cartoons!

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    Oh wait, didn't they ban those back in the Seventies? Problem solved! icon_biggrin.gif

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    Jan 18, 2013 9:53 PM GMT
    dalwriter saidWell, Zumba does give you killer abs.


    Ha! Ha! Very good! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Jan 19, 2013 12:32 AM GMT
    They better not come after my video games or I'll raise hell worse than the NRA. icon_evil.gif