Blogs

TGWTG's Community Blogs.

  • Home
    Home This is where you can find all the blog posts throughout the site.
  • Categories
    Categories Displays a list of categories from this blog.
  • Bloggers
    Bloggers Search for your favorite blogger from this site.
  • Login

Gamers: Don't Let the Suits Get to You!

Posted by on in Video Games
  • Font size: Larger Smaller
  • Hits: 562
  • 1 Comment

Over the weekend, I have seen other gamer on my social networks complying because the media is making video games their post-shooting punching bag (again). There is even one gamer calling for everyone not to play shooting games on for one day. *Shakes head*

Please do not get me wrong, I am not happy about what happened in Newton, and I want to see something done to prevent stuff like this from happening. But I know that there is no quick fix to the problem, no matter what pundits and politicians try to sell us. Video games is the thing to blame these days so we hear Fox News, CNN, NBC, CBS, etc. try to hint that the less people who play violent games, the less shooting we would have. It’s no different than calling for stronger gun laws, weaker gun laws, a nationwide conversion to one religion, and so forth. It happens after every tragedy like Sandy Hook and, sadly, it will happen after the next tragedy, and the next, and the next.

And this call for gamers to go a day without playing shooting games for 24 hours?  It’s just twenty-four hours of exactly WHAT THE MEDIA, POLITICIANS, AND THE JACK THOMPSONS WANT US TO DO! I can almost guarantee you that you will not see firing ranges closing for one day, nor will you see gun shops close for one day. Gamers would be the only ones doing this “ceasefire” and The Man will point and say, “See! They stopped playing the violent games! The gun owners went on with the normal business but gamers stopped playing their shooters! That means they feel guilty! Now we got them!”

And down will come the VG laws that had a snowball’s chance in Hell of sticking anywhere before get magical surge of support. And we will continue to pay our cable bill that supports the news people that bash our pastime and vote for the pols who want to take our games from us.

Again, I feel just as bad as anyone about what happened in CT, but that doesn’t mean we should start letting suits stop us from playing a certain game. The best thing we can do as gamers this weekend is to play whatever you want and ignore the news. Live your life and do what you would do any other weekend, because that is what everyone else will be doing.

This article was originally posted on RoyalLance.Wordpress.com, and has been re-posted here by the original author.

Follow Lance on Google Plus, Twitter, and Facebook.

0

Comments

  • TheReapersDragon
    TheReapersDragon Wednesday, 19 December 2012

    I really hate when people think that violence is caused by video games. Because everything was perfectly peaceful before there were video games. I was bein sarcastic in case you couldn't tell.

  • Please login first in order for you to submit comments

Latest Videos

Nash: Hookerween 2014

Watch Video

Accursed Farms: The Last Stand

Watch Video

BB: Live at the Knott House

Watch Video

SJwaC: California Adventure

Watch Video

CJ: Trick R Treat

Watch Video

Shaun: Monstrous October Finale

Watch Video

Lotus: Silent Hill Arcade

Watch Video

Dena: Silent Hill Revelation

Watch Video

LOTD: Zombies vs Robots

Watch Video

Todd: Maniac by Michael Sembello

Watch Video

Leon: RC - Psycho

Watch Video

iRawss: Pray 2

Watch Video

FB: Nightcrawler & Babadook

Watch Video

ChaosD1: Fear Online

Watch Video

Larry: Lost Thundercats VGs

Watch Video

TNChick: Pump 10 Goodpumpkins

Watch Video

Drmmr5: Business 4K

Watch Video

LOTD: Psycho #1-3

Watch Video

Shark Movies: Jurassic Shark

Watch Video

Brad: Halloween 2

Watch Video

MikeJ: Hellraiser Bloodline

Watch Video

Horror Guru: Deadly Spawn

Watch Video

Phelous: HW - Decorations

Watch Video

Mud2MMO: Halloween Ep

Watch Video

RC: Top 6 Best ICP Songs

Watch Video

SJ: Our Fave Halloween Eps

Watch Video

Rerez: 1st Video Game Console

Watch Video

LOTD: Creepshow

Watch Video

NC: Is Sleepy Hollow Brilliant?

Watch Video

Sage: AA - 100th Episode!

Watch Video

Yomarz: Tom and Jerry

Watch Video

Rantasmo: Spook: The Hole

Watch Video

MikeJ: Revenge of the Infomercial

Watch Video

TNchick: Pumpk 9 - Shiver Me Pumpk

Watch Video

Lupa: Radu - Turtle Tunes

Watch Video

Shaun: Monstrous October 25-27

Watch Video

LOTD: Witching Hour 2 &

Watch Video

Linkara: Trial of Peter Parker

Watch Video

Animerica: S1E7 Tenjho Tenge

Watch Video

Blog Categories

What's Up? (144)
Sports (264)
News (284)
Book Reviews (567)
Funny (592)
Top # Lists (784)
Animation (984)
Wrestling (1013)
Movies (1139)
Anime (1161)
Thoughts (1200)
Comics (1288)
Misc Reviews (1344)
Music (1520)
Video Reviews (2016)
Film Review (2826)
Uncategorized (4074)
Video Games (5394)
Old Blogs (15309)