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Weekend Flashback

The recent lawsuit over the long-happened Columbine shooting seems to have brought back that old, stinky debate (the one about violence in videogames making one more violent). So since you all seem to be so pissed about the amount of blame that games take for people's actions, allow me to set the record straight and confirm what Liebermann and Co. have been saying all along:

Violent entertainment makes you violent.

Let's take a look at, say, me for example. I'm a calm, quiet individual with a nice, normal life that, after growing up on bloody, gory FPSes, loud, obnoxious metal music, and plenty of violent TV and movies to boot, has regular urges to kill people, break things, and generally be a violent individual.

So given the inevitable fact that I'm going to eventually go on a killing spree, I've made up a list of people I've had the urge to shoot all along. Let's roll it:

- Senators who claim that violent media makes you more violent. Sure, I'm an example that proves their point, but I'm a violent psycho-idiot, so I don't realize this.

- Preachers who claim that violent media makes you more violent. Sure, I'm an example that proves their point, but I'm a violent psycho-idiot, so I don't realize this.

- Concerned parents who claim that violent media makes you more violent. Sure, I'm an example that proves their point, but I'm a violent psycho-idiot, so I don't realize this.

- IRHP on the forums. Y`know, just because.

And before you ask, yes, I'm repeating myself several times, but like I said,
I'm a violent psycho-idiot and don't realize this.

And don't ask where the weekend flashback was last week. It might push me off the deep end.


Winner(s):

Microsoft: Acquired Ensemble. Granted, they'd still have published all their games, but still...


Loser(s):

Imagine Media: They killed off Daily Radar, literally eliminating their internet gaming presence. Although a lot of people seem to be happy with their demise, we'll miss those bastards.


Quote(s) of the Week:

"One of the big action sequences involves a battle between two vast armies, which stretch as far as computer generated graphics can see. One army is human, the other is made of countless creatures named Anubis that look like giant savage dogs that stand upright and run on their hind legs. These armies clash in bloody swordplay. Each dog-creature, as it is killed, reverts to the desert sand from which is sprang. Finally, all the creatures are destroyed, and we see the victors standing around feeling victorious and wishing that high fives had never been invented. And we notice that not one single member of the victorious army is dead or even wounded. Pathetic, that thousands of years of ancient curses and spells could engender such an incompetent army of dog-sand creatures" --Roger Ebert, reviewing The Mummy Returns

"Forget Metroid! The gore level in Kid Icarus was just out of control!"

"If you take out MK 1, 3, 4, Mythologies, Trilogy, and Special Forces, it is one of the best fighting series ever!"


Link(s) of the Week:

McDonalds and Burger King prank calls. Most of you have probably heard these before, but they're still pretty funny.
(Editor: Unfortunately, those two links are now broken, as we no longer have the mp3s)



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Marty Weisenburger is an insane psycho-idiot who doesn't realize what he just wrote.


 





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