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14 Dec 2012 10:46 PM   |   6556 clicks   |   Gawker
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Raharu     
Mass effect clearly trained this guy to kill, I warned people about not taking the paragon path...

14 Dec 2012 05:12 PM
St_Francis_P     
Well of course Fox blames video games; that's something youngsters do.*

*"Youngsters" = under 60.

14 Dec 2012 05:15 PM
Sin_City_Superhero    [TotalFark]  
Wait...You mean this one's not Obama's fault? I'll be damned...

14 Dec 2012 05:16 PM
St_Francis_P     

Sin_City_Superhero: Wait...You mean this one's not Obama's fault? I'll be damned...


Give it time.

14 Dec 2012 05:17 PM
Diogenes    [TotalFark]  
Wow. My guess was totally wrong.

I figured they were going to argue that if the kids had been armed, this never would have happened.

14 Dec 2012 05:20 PM
Elandriel     
Not gonna fly this time. Nobody is going to buy it. That is going to damage them even amongst their base. Nobody is going to believe a video game about fighting aliens trained someone to kill kindergarteners.

Even among the low intellect FOX viewers, this is nonsense.

14 Dec 2012 05:22 PM
BSABSVR     

Sin_City_Superhero: Wait...You mean this one's not Obama's fault? I'll be damned...


Who was president when all THREE Mass Effect games came out? Exactly. Game. Set. Match. Checkmate.

14 Dec 2012 05:26 PM
Rincewind53    [TotalFark]  
Keith Ablow is a farking hack who's been banned from practicing psychiatry because he's such a farking hack.

14 Dec 2012 05:29 PM
Diogenes    [TotalFark]  

Rincewind53: Keith Ablow is a farking hack who's been banned from practicing psychiatry because he's such a farking hack.


"During the 2012 Republican primary, Ablow wrote a column arguing that Newt Gingrich's three marriages actually made him more qualified to be president. He wrote: "When three women want to sign on for life with a man who is now running for president, I worry more about whether we'll be clamoring for a third Gingrich term, not whether we'll want to let him go after one."[19] The column was criticized, with Rod Dreher of The American Conservative commenting thusly: "Oh for frack's sake. At some point, you have to wonder when shamelessness crosses the line from character defect to psychopathology. If only Dr. Leo Spaceman were a Republican, he could have a lucrative career on Fox."[20]"

Lulz.

14 Dec 2012 05:34 PM
SilentStrider    [TotalFark]  
And reality tv. And Facebook.


BSABSVR: Sin_City_Superhero: Wait...You mean this one's not Obama's fault? I'll be damned...

Who was president when all THREE Mass Effect games came out? Exactly. Game. Set. Match. Checkmate.


First one came out in 2007...,although that was probably your point, so I'll just shut up now.

14 Dec 2012 05:49 PM
MaudlinMutantMollusk     

Diogenes: Wow. My guess was totally wrong.

I figured they were going to argue that if the kids had been armed, this never would have happened.


I believe the NRA is covering that one

/NRA: Not Rational Atall

14 Dec 2012 06:05 PM
BSABSVR     

SilentStrider: And reality tv. And Facebook.


BSABSVR: Sin_City_Superhero: Wait...You mean this one's not Obama's fault? I'll be damned...

Who was president when all THREE Mass Effect games came out? Exactly. Game. Set. Match. Checkmate.

First one came out in 2007...,although that was probably your point, so I'll just shut up now.


Actually I thought it was 2009. Oops. Yay for joke borking.

14 Dec 2012 06:24 PM
fusillade762     
So we've got

1) Videogames

2) Lack of God in schools

I'm just going to roll those together and blame lack of God in videogames.

14 Dec 2012 06:37 PM
BSABSVR     

fusillade762: So we've got

1) Videogames

2) Lack of God in schools

I'm just going to roll those together and blame lack of God in videogames.


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May I present: Left Behind, the video game.

Where your object is to shoot people...

14 Dec 2012 06:55 PM
MaudlinMutantMollusk     

fusillade762: So we've got

1) Videogames

2) Lack of God in schools

I'm just going to roll those together and blame lack of God in videogames.


Don't forget "if everyone was armed, this wouldn't happen"

/always a frikkin classic

14 Dec 2012 07:02 PM
Apos     
Well, that didn't take long.


Fark you, Faux news. Fark. You.

14 Dec 2012 09:54 PM
L.D. Ablo    [TotalFark]  
Back in my day, we blamed this sort of thing on Satanic heavy metal.

14 Dec 2012 09:58 PM
shanrick    [TotalFark]  
Have you ever played a video game backwards? It's all there. Study it up.

14 Dec 2012 10:12 PM
Coco LaFemme     
For Fox News, there is no such thing as "bottom of the barrel." When they encounter what appears to be the bottom, there is another, even lower bottom for them to hit.

14 Dec 2012 10:14 PM
SnarfVader     
And yet Fox News treats politics as one big video game and doing absolutely everything in their power to help their side win, damn the consequences. Hey guys, how about actually trying to help people instead of scoring points?

14 Dec 2012 10:16 PM
BravadoGT    [TotalFark]  
Blaming video games is ridiculous. Like blaming guns.

14 Dec 2012 10:20 PM
jaylectricity    [TotalFark]  
Not because it teaches men to shoot people, but because men get tired of getting beaten at video games by little kids all the time.

14 Dec 2012 10:31 PM
Outrageous Muff     
Video games, Heavy Metal, and Satan.

14 Dec 2012 10:49 PM
dennysgod     
I played video games a lot as a kid and now all I do all day is eat shrooms and stomp turtles.

14 Dec 2012 10:50 PM
dalverian     
I bet the guy in China was influenced by World of Warcraft.

14 Dec 2012 10:50 PM
peasandcarrots     
Just for that, I'm going to spend my entire next vacation in Azeroth. At fifteen bucks for the month, it's probably the cheapest vacation I'll take next year. And I bet I don't shoot even one single eight-year-old the whole time.

/Tamriel's lovely this time of year, too.
//Bring a jacket

14 Dec 2012 10:51 PM
buzzcut73     
Yeah, go ahead an blame video games, because heaven forbid we spent some federal dollars on mental services for nutjobs like this kid apparently was, at least according to some reports I've read this evening.

14 Dec 2012 10:53 PM
Gergesa     
I'm not sure how to troll correctly this but I will try.

Kids these days need to read more of the bible and turn off the damned idiot box. In my day, we were raised to respect life not to collect points for ending it. I worry about the direction of our country with the glorification of violence.

14 Dec 2012 10:54 PM
TheEdibleSnuggie    [TotalFark]  

buzzcut73: Yeah, go ahead an blame video games, because heaven forbid we spent some federal dollars on mental services for nutjobs like this kid apparently was, at least according to some reports I've read this evening.


You get out of here with that rational, well-thought-out conclusion!

14 Dec 2012 10:54 PM
Wadded Beef     
I find it apt my iPhone autocorrected "Huckabee" into "huckster."

14 Dec 2012 10:55 PM
skinink     
I always knew the song by that biatch Lana del Rey would set somebody off on a violent tangent.

14 Dec 2012 10:56 PM
uttertosh     

BravadoGT: Like blaming guns.

Nobody

blames the guns. Plenty have issue with how easily they are to obtain in america. (including those looking from a distance through the LED window in front of them)

14 Dec 2012 10:57 PM
Omahawg     
how about a culture so accustomed to glorifying violence that within two weeks, unless we were personally involved, this will have as much relevance as all the rest of them?

yet again, show some boobs or two people farking and that's bad and evil

murder good. sex bad.

zardoz!

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I've been cringing for awhile every time the 3 year old fakes playing guns and killing things. I just don't like it no more, man, and yes I played guns plenty growing up and even know how to properly handle real ones.

14 Dec 2012 10:57 PM
trivial use of my dark powers     

Diogenes: Rincewind53: Keith Ablow is a farking hack who's been banned from practicing psychiatry because he's such a farking hack.

"During the 2012 Republican primary, Ablow wrote a column arguing that Newt Gingrich's three marriages actually made him more qualified to be president. He wrote: "When three women want to sign on for life with a man who is now running for president, I worry more about whether we'll be clamoring for a third Gingrich term, not whether we'll want to let him go after one."[19] The column was criticized, with Rod Dreher of The American Conservative commenting thusly: "Oh for frack's sake. At some point, you have to wonder when shamelessness crosses the line from character defect to psychopathology. If only Dr. Leo Spaceman were a Republican, he could have a lucrative career on Fox."[20]"

Lulz.


Wow. Just......wow.

Wow.

14 Dec 2012 10:57 PM
WizardofToast     
And so Fox bravely ran away from the discussion. Bravo. Also, fark you.

14 Dec 2012 10:59 PM
Oznog     

Raharu: Mass effect clearly trained this guy to kill, I warned people about not taking the paragon path...


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That's how I learned to be a psychopathic killer. Old school. Started with the Wolfenstein "gateway drug". Then one day it just didn't do it for me anymore. I moved on to "the hard stuff", even though I had to upgrade my PC.

Hey, why do I fire a pistol left-handed in Doom, yet the shotgun, chainsaw, etc are right-handed??

14 Dec 2012 11:00 PM
vudukungfu    [TotalFark]  

Outrageous Muff: Video games, Heavy Metal, and Satan


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14 Dec 2012 11:01 PM
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14 Dec 2012 11:02 PM
ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha    [TotalFark]  

Rincewind53: Keith Ablow is a farking hack who's been banned from practicing psychiatry because he's such a farking hack.


You're not kidding. I just looked up this idiot and saw this on Wiki:

Dr. Ablow also performs what he terms "Street Therapy" wherein he approaches apparent strangers on the street with a camera crew and engages them in conversations about their personal problems on camera. According to his personal website, his goal is to "go deep" and to "discover what that individual is struggling with."[8]

Because nothing says responsible psychiatry like approaching random people on the street to diagnose - sorry, "go deep" with - them in a few minutes, in front of a camera.

14 Dec 2012 11:02 PM
00batou     
The petty demagoguery I've seen all over fark, claiming there are "sides" and "bases," is astonishing. Some of you really need to disconnect.

14 Dec 2012 11:03 PM
srhp29     
They should have blamed Revenge of the Sith.

14 Dec 2012 11:03 PM
Diogenes Teufelsdrockh     
I blame 24 hour news channels sensationalizing mass shootings.

/Therefore: Satan
//Fox News: #1 News Channel in Pandemonium

14 Dec 2012 11:03 PM
uncleacid     
I watched Road Runner cartoons when I was a kid. You don't see me running around dropping anvils on peoples heads.

14 Dec 2012 11:04 PM
wambu     
How come nobody is blaming black clothing? That seems to be a characteristic common to these sad, pathetic people.

14 Dec 2012 11:06 PM
vudukungfu    [TotalFark]  

srhp29: They should have blamed Revenge of the Sith.


tru dat

14 Dec 2012 11:06 PM
Raw_fishFood     

fusillade762: So we've got

1) Videogames

2) Lack of God in schools

I'm just going to roll those together and blame lack of God in videogames.


Typically if there is a god in a video game you end up killing them.

So you know, we put "God" in video games and forget to mention he's the final boss you kill with pre-martial sex for recreation.

14 Dec 2012 11:06 PM
Radioactive Ass     
I just played through GTA-Vice City to get to the elusive 100% (yay me?). Now I wanna go kill me some hookers, fat beach-goers, Haitians, Cubans and cops while riding around on a crotch rocket or flying a Blackhawk.

Or not. These idiots have been around almost as long as the Atari 2600 VCS. Back in the day it was the left wings Tipper Gore and Joe Liberman leading the charge on this type of idiotic comparison when Reagan was in office. Now it's some right wing idiot doing the same and I wouldn't be all that surprised to see some of todays left wing idiots joining in.

14 Dec 2012 11:08 PM
pla     
Diogenes : I figured they were going to argue that if the kids had been armed, this never would have happened.

Who the hell would arm kids?

Now, teachers... Jackass wouldn't have made it through two rooms. But hey, don't let the possibility of only half as many dead kids slow down the anti-gun hate.

14 Dec 2012 11:08 PM
stirfrybry     
there's no way violent video games desensitize unstable minds. Parents everywhere should get their apserger crotchfruit the latest shoot-em-up game for christmas.

14 Dec 2012 11:09 PM
ecl     

Oznog: Raharu: Mass effect clearly trained this guy to kill, I warned people about not taking the paragon path...

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That's how I learned to be a psychopathic killer. Old school. Started with the Wolfenstein "gateway drug". Then one day it just didn't do it for me anymore. I moved on to "the hard stuff", even though I had to upgrade my PC.

Hey, why do I fire a pistol left-handed in Doom, yet the shotgun, chainsaw, etc are right-handed??


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ROTT, Duke3d, and Shadow Warrior too.

14 Dec 2012 11:10 PM
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