Thursday, March 8, 2018

When You Thought Things Couldn't get Stranger....

...apparently the 80's are back in a big way.

People trying to make sense of the rise of mass shootings in the U.S. has found a convenient scapegoat:  violent video games.

Just like with the Satanic Panic blaming D&D, Heavy Metal, and other assorted items for the decline in Western Civilization*, some people are blaming violent video games for the steady stream of gun violence in the U.S.

From what I can tell, the list of video game publishers in the President's Summit on Violent Video Games are there just as a punching bag. Unless, of course, Rockstar is hoping to get a boost in sales due to being labeled the "bad boy of the video games industry".

I guess we'll have to defend our hobby from this crap for the foreseeable future.

*Or that goths were to blame for the Columbine shooting in 1999.

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