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    Jack Thompson and violence in video games.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Thompson_(attorney)

    Now this thread is for the general discussion on Jack Thompson (hereby abbreviated J.T.), and his arguments. Don't come in and say "OMG HE"S SUCH TEH DOUCHE BAG" This is for discussion.
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    As far as these forums go, most of us know J.T. for his fight against violent video games, and essentially blaming video games for many tragedies. He also, however, has fought against rap music, and media censorship (Howard Stern to be specific)
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    Most recently J.T. is going around blaming the recent tradgety of the V-tech shooting on video games
    [MEDIA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weG7A4lTGtg[/MEDIA]
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    [MEDIA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yREGBKZggwA[/MEDIA]
    J.T. On Attack Of The Show

    If anyone else had any more videos feel free to post.
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    Now as far as I see it. J.T. is flat out wrong about video games. I woul't sugar coat it. The way I see it is that people are predisposed to violent acts. Some people have within them the genetics and the early developmental cognitive learning that predisposes them to be violent. Early psychological studies show how likely children at a very young age are likely to emulate observed activities. Albert Bandura in a 1963 study showed how an INFANT was likely to model an adults aggressive actions towards an inanimate object were emulated a majority of the time. But the thing is, this modeling and vicarious reinforcement was shown in INFANTS! By time you're old enough to even play video games, you've already learned most of your behavioral patterns. Like in the AOTS clip, Mark was talking about how parents should have to monitor what their children are consuming. And that's exactly it. How can you blame video games when there is a rating on them. If I had a child I wouldn't let them play violent games until they are old enough to understand and separate the difference between the real world and the diegesis created by the video game. But at the age of 23 ( the shooter at the Va-Tech shootings ) the shooter was beyond the point in his life and learning development
    that a video game would give him the idea to do such a terrible act.


    there, I said it. Feel free to debate, but for the sake of the integrity of this thread...please keep it smart, constructive conversation.

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    I think blaming every shooting on GTA is wrong



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    haha 91% said no 9% said yes. i beat all of that 9% of ppl that said yes dont even PLAY video games

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    I think it's disgusting that's he's blaming video games so soon, I mean he was blaming them the day it happened. How on earth does he know what motivated this guy to do what he did.

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    Sorry Tank, but he is a piece of crap. Despite the fact that so far there's no evidence at all video games motivated the Virginia shootings, he couldn't resist jumping straight in and attempting to score points from this tradegy for his pathetic campaign. On the day it happened, no less!

    So far the evidence for video games causing people to be violent has been mixed at best. Yet he continues to simply blame video games, ignoring the fact that there were random violent killings long before Spacewar.

    By trying to ban violent video games outright he is treating adults with contempt. We're capable of deciding for ourselves whether we want to play such games, and if you're concerned about what your kids are playing, the age rating on the box should be enough to help you decide if it's suitable.



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    I bet this guy doesn't care about the people that died all he cares about is his war against video games.

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    On a side note, I bet he hates video games so much because he had no hand-eye coordination. Probably got beat so much that he turned into the game-hating heathen he is today.

    I'm in agreement with everyone here. Video games aren't the cause of all this violence. We've all been gaming for years, and I'm sure never had the urge to just go out and kill people.

    Whenever I get upset or angry at something, video games cool me down, not make me more angry.

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    JT is my hero, when hes not trying to destroy video games, hes tricking the world by tranforming into justin timberlake.

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