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Old 10-05-2009, 11:44 PM
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CARACAS, Venezuela - Shouts of "Kill him! Kill him!" ring out as the preteens train their virtual assault rifles on the last remaining terrorist and spray him with bullets. Blood splatters. The enemy collapses. And they cheerfully wrap up another game of "Counter-Strike."

The most popular video games among kids often imitate life outside this Internet cafe in San Augustin one of the many crime-ridden slums in Venezuela's capital, where residents say too many of the young players easily trade joysticks for guns.

In a bid to curb that trend, Venezuela's National Assembly is on track to prohibit violent video games and toys. The proposed legislation, which received initial approval in September, is expected to get a final vote in the coming weeks.
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Old 10-05-2009, 11:50 PM
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Another situation I get to literally 'lol' over. This is just ridiculous imo. Why is it that video games are always the # 1 form of media to be portrayed as the cause of criminal behavior? Do any of the people who come up with BS like this actually sit down and question the parenting? Or possibly the fact that it's quite a heavily "crime-ridden slum" in Venezuela? There are so many factors that play into the roll of what creates violent tendencies. I've been playing violent video games since I was 5 years old, and I've never had even the slightest thought of emulating the actions in real life.

If anything, I see violent video games has a great stress reducer. Call me crazy, but when I'm upset, I always find it fun to blow some zombies heads off, or run some innocent pedestrians down in my game. Why? Because I can. I don't need to murder somebody in real life in order to feel better on the inside. Someone always has to put the blame elsewhere, and unfortunately in another unjust case, it's video games yet again.

Have these people ever heard of Jack Thompson? They should intake what went down with him while they're contemplating making idiotic decisions like these.
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Old 10-06-2009, 12:17 PM
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Yea I always find whem this kind of thing pops up people just stupidly focus on games. Forget the music/tv/culture, just blame the video games There are much more important things for a government to consider imo.
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Relevant Bullshit episode:

http://www.megavideo.com/?v=1R2Y7O0V

Interesting episode IMO.
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Old 10-07-2009, 03:22 PM
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Relevant Bullshit episode:

http://www.megavideo.com/?v=1R2Y7O0V

Interesting episode IMO.
Thanks! I have been looking for this one for a while now.
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