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Subject: Video Game industry officials summoned to gun-violence summit

This is the way the world ends,
This is the way the world ends,
This is the way the world ends;
Not with a bang but a whimper.

I was reading an article about White House plans to curb gun violence via a variety of restrictions, but that isn't the part that concerns you; the Flood has enough such threads where you can redirect your attention. What interested me as that the article said the following: "Biden has also scheduled a meeting with representatives from the entertainment and video game industries."

So I have two questions. One for the Flood and one for any Bungie employees pursuing the forums. First, why do you guys think they would invite industry officials to such a summit? Now Bungie, were any of you invited?

EDIT-For anyone who is curious This is the original article.

[Edited on 01.08.2013 11:29 AM PST]

  • 01.08.2013 11:26 AM PDT

Its not the gunners fault for pulling Teh trigger its clearly the video games and movies. On a serious note, if more restrictions are put on games I still doubt anyone would follow them.

[Edited on 01.08.2013 11:28 AM PST]

  • 01.08.2013 11:27 AM PDT
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Let the butthurt flow through them all.

  • 01.08.2013 11:28 AM PDT
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It's parents responsibility not to buy their kids "M" rated games. Not the video game developers.
/summit

  • 01.08.2013 11:30 AM PDT

Posted by: xXIHAYD0IXx
One for the Flood and one for any Bungie employees pursuing the forums. First, why do you guys think they would invite industry officials to such a summit? Now Bungie, were any of you invited?
Lol.

Random Bungie Employees visiting the forums rarely even comment on the games that they make, they definitely aren't going to take an official stance on this, not to mention that they are unlikely to know if anyone from Bungie got invited. They just make games.

  • 01.08.2013 11:32 AM PDT

This is the way the world ends,
This is the way the world ends,
This is the way the world ends;
Not with a bang but a whimper.

Hey, it never hurts to ask.

  • 01.08.2013 11:33 AM PDT

-blam!- Was that actually blammed out? Or did I just type it? You'll never know.

Who would be video game industry officials?

  • 01.08.2013 11:34 AM PDT

Posted by: dahuterschuter
Who would be video game industry officials?
Folks who run the ESRB and such.

  • 01.08.2013 11:35 AM PDT
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100's of millions of people play video games and yet a few idiots in America shoot up a school and some how video games cause shootings.

Why don't we just ban every piece of violent media and leave us with comedy shows/books/films and romance, I would include adventure but that has violence in it.

It's just 1 gigantic form of censorship.

  • 01.08.2013 11:35 AM PDT
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Posted by: nightspark
It's parents responsibility not to buy their kids "M" rated games. Not the video game developers.
/summit

  • 01.08.2013 11:35 AM PDT

<(-_-)> Teh mokey is not amused

I'm very curious why movies and books, despite often being just as violent, never get as much flak as video games do.

  • 01.08.2013 11:36 AM PDT
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Foman is my favorite moderator. <3


Posted by: dahuterschuter
Who would be video game industry officials?

John Riccitiello? CEO of EA.

Who coincidentally doesn't even play the top games his company produces.

  • 01.08.2013 11:36 AM PDT


Posted by: Android Spartan
100's of millions of people play video games and yet a few idiots in America shoot up a school and some how video games cause shootings.

Why don't we just ban every piece of violent media and leave us with comedy shows/books/films and romance, I would include adventure but that has violence in it.

It's just 1 gigantic form of censorship.
Oi, you can't allow romantic stuff to exist, a lot of it includes nudity or nasty words. No way that our kids can be allowed to hear/see that kind of stuff.

/America

  • 01.08.2013 11:37 AM PDT
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Posted by: SubtleSpartan
I'm very curious why movies and books, despite often being just as violent, never get as much flak as video games do.
Because people are stupid.

I guess they ignored the movie that annoyed the muslims.

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Posted by: SubtleSpartan
I'm very curious why movies and books, despite often being just as violent, never get as much flak as video games do.
Because video games are interactive. Books and movies are not.

  • 01.08.2013 11:38 AM PDT
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Posted by: Leader AleX

Posted by: Android Spartan
100's of millions of people play video games and yet a few idiots in America shoot up a school and some how video games cause shootings.

Why don't we just ban every piece of violent media and leave us with comedy shows/books/films and romance, I would include adventure but that has violence in it.

It's just 1 gigantic form of censorship.
Oi, you can't allow romantic stuff to exist, a lot of it includes nudity or nasty words. No way that our kids can be allowed to hear/see that kind of stuff.

/America
So we are stuck with comedy....But that has bad words and dark humour.

Guess we should just ban everything to do with entertainment.

  • 01.08.2013 11:38 AM PDT

<(-_-)> Teh mokey is not amused

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Posted by: SubtleSpartan
I'm very curious why movies and books, despite often being just as violent, never get as much flak as video games do.
Because video games are interactive. Books and movies are not.

Remember that dark knight rises shooting a while back? The guy responsible called himself "the joker, batmans arch nemesis." I didn't see everyone hating on DC comics and Chris Nolan for weeks afterwards.

  • 01.08.2013 11:40 AM PDT

Be sure to tell everyone how cool you are. If you don't tell them, they won't know.

Just another step in the government plan to take guns away from civilians and leave us defenseless when the time comes.

  • 01.08.2013 11:41 AM PDT

Please do not send me group invites.

It's not the gamers fault; it's the game.

But as soon as it comes to guns: it's not the gun's fault, it's the shooter's.

Pick a side, people.

  • 01.08.2013 11:45 AM PDT


Posted by: MadMax888
It's not the gamers fault; it's the game.

But as soon as it comes to guns: it's not the gun's fault, it's the shooter's.

Pick a side, people.


You expect consistency?

  • 01.08.2013 11:48 AM PDT

Remember those times when we all had something better to be doing, but didn't do it? Those were good times. Gooood times

Ugh... hope nothing bad happens.

  • 01.08.2013 11:50 AM PDT

The Spartan Special Ops - Now with more LOLgasms!

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Posted by: MadMax888
It's not the gamers fault; it's the game.

But as soon as it comes to guns: it's not the gun's fault, it's the shooter's.

Pick a side, people.



I will always and forever blame the murderer and the murderer alone. It's his fault he he killed those kids. Not the guns, not video games, but his fault.


We need to be looking for ways to better improve how we identify and threat mental health conditions, and no that does not mean shoving more pills down their throats. We need actual treatment and actual help for these people.

  • 01.08.2013 11:50 AM PDT