First off, late happy New Years. Second, WiWoW is totally going to be done this month. Sorry about delaying it so much.
The following is rant. I'd recommend skipping this if you don't care about video games. Or, you know, freedom of the press and the quintessential sanity of the U.S.
I know I'm just preaching to the choir here, but I'm all riled up again. Who knows, maybe there will be a miracle and people will actually search facts out regarding these things rather than accepting the first thing they hear from the news as fact, and this won't fall into the suffocating pit of 'uninteresting truths' that exists under the crust of solidified retardation that is our culture.
If you happen to read Penny Arcade, keep up on gaming news, or are looking for material for a certain self-righteous flash, you might have stumbled over the budding "documentary" called 'Moral Kombat', which is essentially a collage of unrelated facts and scary sensationalist bull-shit designed to scare the crap out of the gullible and, of course, push various talking heads' diseased agendas.
If you haven't seen it, it's this. [link]
To sum it up, um... Well, to be honest, I don't know what the hell their point is. Flight simulators shouldn't be given to muslums? We should stop patronizing media that can be seen as 'escapist'? Everything sounds better with dramatic music? Old people have stupid hair?
Oh, I think what they're trying to get at is that video games are bad. I'm sorry, I'm a little confused here, as you didn't exactly make a case, or, you know, offer a single fact in that direction.
Well, here's a couple facts to get them started:
The average gamer is thirty-three years old. The average age of people purchasing games is over 40. As well, in some 90% of all cases parents buy the games for their children. To elaborate: Even if you did believe video games did make kids violent - which is wrong, but that's for later - banning violent video game sales to kids does about 95% less than you think it does.
Since the release of DOOM and the birth of the household shoot-em-up, violent video game sales have more than doubled, and youth violence has more than halved. Yes, in the most violent and realistic age of media to date, we are actually experiencing our most peaceful decade ever
. The hordes of wild-eyed children nuking their schools you hear of aren't media distribution centers, they're high schools that are known for their sports teams
Well, taking that all in, I can see why they aren't offering any substance in that preview. There's no substance in the subject
. Now, I could write essays on how corrupt and vitriolic Jack Thompson is, and I might, but this journal is already getting too long.
Yes, youth violence is bad. However, it's a tiny fragment of what the media has made it to be - like a lot of things, but again, tangent. At any rate, the absolute coin-trick these tools are playing for society is destructive, deceptive, and just plain annoying. They're scaring what little wits are left out of the average family just to grab money and power.
What is the real way to help American society? I don't know, but delivering real facts
to the public, realizing education is important, and kicking con-artists off the tee-vee is probably the best start.From whence you came, you shall remain,
Until you are... complete again!
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I really like to get these things and they go straight to college money
Pricing and such shall be dependant on what job you give me. Really simple like 5$ for lineart/concept art and 8-12$ for other things, based on how complicated it is. Ask me for more information
Ummm... what else is there?Club(s)!
Currently singular... plural is for losars anyhow. Um, actually, anyone know of any clubs that I'd be interested in? I still don't even know how to search clubs ^^'