If there is one game that is a tad too easy to play, it’s the blame game. With America still in shock after the horrific events of the Sandy Hook shooting which saw scores of children and a few adults tragically murdered, it’s time to tap X and pass the buck. And as usual, video games are on the bonfire.
Self proclaimed crisis help group SouthingtonSOS is scheduling a barbecue for January 12, and they’ve got a hankering for some flame grilled games, as they’re asking people and children especially to volunteer their violent games for a symbolic effigy burning.
But hey, there’s something to be gained from chucking a premium priced extravaganza of digital gore and violence on the barby! Anyone who does so will earn themselves some restaurant coupons in the process.
Friggin’ coupons man!
According to Polygon, the blame-throwing organization says in a politically correct tone that “The group’s action is not intended to be construed as statement declaring that violent video games were the cause of the shocking violence in Newtown on December 14th”, before they then proceeded to shove their heads directly up their rectums with the following tidbit;
Rather, SouthingtonSOS is saying is that there is ample evidence that violent video games, along with violent media of all kinds, including TV and Movies portraying story after story showing a continuous stream of violence and killing, has contributed to increasing aggressiveness, fear, anxiety and is desensitizing our children to acts of violence including bullying.
Social and political commentators, as well as elected officials including the president, are attributing violent crime to many factors including inadequate gun control laws, a culture of violence and a recreational culture of violence.
You totally can have your cake and then proceed to eat it with that kind of rhetoric! While the group has big plans for their own E3 in the form of Electronic Entertainment Embers, they aren’t too concerned for other forms of media, such as movies or PVRed sessions of the news that glorified the absolute waste of organs and disturbed grey matter that comprised the physical being of this murderer.
But hey if you hate something, let it burn, because that’s always solved problems in the past, from Frederic Wertham and his hate-on for comic books, through to our own Apartheid era government not digging who Roger Moore sucked face with in Live and Let Die.
Oh, and witches. Especially if they weigh the same as a duck.
Burn all the video games I say! That’ll show the terrorists and deranged lunatics with easy access to assault rifles that are usually reserved as Christmas presents for John Rambo!
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