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Postby robometal cowboy » 17 Jan 2013 18:10

Actor Rob Lowe blames 'first shooter' games for real-world violence
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Postby Cassidy » 17 Jan 2013 18:12

And now to watch his career sink like a rock.
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Postby MoldyClay » 17 Jan 2013 18:14

First shooter? So he blames Doom and Quake? Or Galaga?

I agree.

Shooting aliens and demons from hell on a screen inspire me to kill people in real life. Because really, they're all aliens and demons from hell.
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Postby slider64 » 17 Jan 2013 18:16

that's just because Noah's Arcade is a sponsor
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Postby PokemasterHills » 17 Jan 2013 18:16

Everyone has to blame something for all the problems in the world. /sigh/
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Postby archer9234 » 17 Jan 2013 18:19

Might as well blame "Cowboys and Indians" kids play with toy guns.
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Postby XCWarrior » 17 Jan 2013 18:19

I blame Rob Lowe for making bad movies which makes me angry that people spent money to see them which then makes me violent.

There we go, same level of logic.
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Postby BigLord » 17 Jan 2013 18:34

That second amendment is the cause of all this uproar, IMO. Someone should go back in time and slap the people responsible for writing that :V
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Postby TheBitBlock » 17 Jan 2013 18:37

What he says wasn't bad at all. He just points out that kids shouldn't be playing such violent games in such a casual manner. Calm down gamers. Caaaalllm down gamers.
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Postby ZS » 17 Jan 2013 18:38

No Chris Traeger, no. :(
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Postby TheBitBlock » 17 Jan 2013 18:38

@archer9234

Saying "bang bang! pow!" is hardly the same thing as playing call of duty and being exposed to realistic murdering and violence.
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Postby GeneticRepoMan » 17 Jan 2013 18:39

He was making sense until he brought up video games.

Come on Rob Lowe, I like your work!
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Postby kdognumba1 » 17 Jan 2013 18:40

Somebody who doesn't know what they're talking about blames something they know little about for things they don't understand. Gotcha.
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Postby TruPCNspace » 17 Jan 2013 18:42

slider64 wrote:that's just because Noah's Arcade is a sponsor


Nice. I got that Wayne's World reference. I forgot he played the producer in the movie.
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Postby slider64 » 17 Jan 2013 18:48

TruPCNspace wrote:
slider64 wrote:that's just because Noah's Arcade is a sponsor


Nice. I got that Wayne's World reference. I forgot he played the producer in the movie.



Glad someone got it, was a little obscure
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Postby radracerx » 17 Jan 2013 18:49

You guys, he isn't saying video games are to blame for violence. He simply says "kids probably shouldn't play these games because they are violent." Which, honestly, is probably true! I wouldn't let my daughter play call of duty when I still consider her a kid. Once she is mature enough to understand things better, then sure. we can watch friday the 13th together and co-op through Call of Duty: More Modern Warfare 12. If you really listen to what he says, he says the real blame is with parenting and mental health help.
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Postby Hawk » 17 Jan 2013 18:57

@slider64

Awesome, man! :D
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Postby MaggotCakes » 17 Jan 2013 19:00

TheBitBlock wrote:@archer9234

Saying "bang bang! pow!" is hardly the same thing as playing call of duty and being exposed to realistic murdering and violence.



THIS... Slit throats much in cowboys and indians? ... drop the F bomb every sentance much while playing coyboys and indians? ... I especially love when we used to act the massive ammounts of blood and brains that splattered all over the wall as a bullet went through the skull ...

That's not the same playing cowboys and indians ... don't be rediculous
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Postby joshb1983 » 17 Jan 2013 19:05

Says the man that played freaking JESSE JAMES!



BigLord wrote:That second amendment is the cause of all this uproar, IMO. Someone should go back in time and slap the people responsible for writing that :V


This makes me wonder: How many people even know WHY we have the second ammendment?
It was so we could fight back against a tyrannical government if necessary.
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Postby MrPofVania » 17 Jan 2013 19:07

There would have been bonus points had the interviewer said, "You know--I know nothing about video games, but I found what you just said fascinating" before patting Rob on the head and quickly leaving the room.
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Postby joshb1983 » 17 Jan 2013 19:12

MaggotCakes wrote:
TheBitBlock wrote:@archer9234

Saying "bang bang! pow!" is hardly the same thing as playing call of duty and being exposed to realistic murdering and violence.



THIS... Slit throats much in cowboys and indians? ... drop the F bomb every sentance much while playing coyboys and indians? ... I especially love when we used to act the massive ammounts of blood and brains that splattered all over the wall as a bullet went through the skull ...

That's not the same playing cowboys and indians ... don't be rediculous
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Postby TheBitBlock » 17 Jan 2013 19:45

@joshb1983

Sounds like you played it a hell of a lot differently and more graphics than the rest of us. Video games probably did that to you.
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Postby Scrubelicious » 17 Jan 2013 19:48

why not, a study shows the following:
tertainment. These effects take several forms.
Children who see a lot of violence are more likely to view violence as an effective way of settling conflicts. Children exposed to violence are more likely to assume that acts of violence are acceptable behavior.
Viewing violence can lead to emotional desensitization towards violence in real life. It can decrease the likelihood that one will take action on behalf of a victim when violence occurs.
Entertainment violence feeds a perception that the world is a violent and mean place. Viewing violence increases fear of becoming a victim of violence, with a resultant increase in self-protective behaviors and a mistrust of others.
Viewing violence may lead to real life violence. Children exposed to violent programming at a young age have a higher tendency for violent and aggressive behavior later in life than children who are not so exposed.

He could be right but I don't blame the games more the parents that let there children access them. you know like them little kids that act all big and bad on call of duty... you know who I am talking about! lol
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Postby GiriOni » 17 Jan 2013 19:49

I personally never would relate real life violence to first-person shooters, despite the fact that I dislike pretty much every first person shooter, exceptions being ones that are not rated M.

Rather the blame in some cases should go towards direction of letting kids shoot guns for fun. I don't know about you, but if someone can't drink until they're 21 why is it okay for children to use highly lethal weapons? Shouldn't we prevent kids from being able to use these weapons before we even mention violent video games?
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Postby Scrubelicious » 17 Jan 2013 19:54

good one GiriOni! Yes you are right!
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