Group Asks Parents to Turn In Violent Video Games

Monizzle14Monizzle14 Posts: 11,312 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited January 2013 in The Arcade
SMH this shit going too far now

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Group-Asks-Parents-to-Turn-In-Violent-Video-Games-Sandy-Hook-Newtown-185481782.html

A Southington group will hold a violent video game return program in the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Southington S.O.S., which stands for Southington Offers Service, is made up of town, school and emergency officials, as well as local business owners and the leaders of youth services programs.

The group is asking parents to hand in violent video games and movies Jan. 12.

"We're concerned about our kids getting desensitized," said John Meyers, executive director of the Southington YMCA. "Desensitized to violence and desensitized to other risky behavior."

Meyers hopes parents talk to their children about the violence portrayed in the video games.

"Ideally what will take place is we'll be encouraging parents to have what we call a courageous conversation with their child," he said.

The return will be held Jan. 12 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Southington Drive-In.

"If we have one violent video game returned, we're going to be applauding," said Dr. Joseph Erardi, Southington's school superintendent. "This isn't about quantity. It's about making a difference, one student, one parent, one family, one community at a time."
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  • 1CK1S1CK1S Posts: 16,723 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @ the end of the day what does doing that solve???

    During Columbine it was music
    During the whole Rutgers nappy headed hoes fiasco it was hip hop/rap music
    Now with this it's video games

    It's strange how when something tragic in the United States happens media & groups (mostly white people)(no racism) always wanna put the blame on music, video games, & etc. instead of something for some reason they always seem to ignore & that's teaching & education there own children!!!
    The RecipeRXMaskedunspoken_respect
  • Monizzle14Monizzle14 Posts: 11,312 ✭✭✭✭✭
    its funny because we wonder why we can't prevent more tragidies in this country but at the same time adults that reason like those collecting video games are the season were not smart enough to educate kids before they go crazy and preforms acts like this.

    this tragedy didnt happen because of video games it lierally happened because the mom took her son to the shooting range and had a stockpile of assult weapon in her house not with a few clips but over 100 rounds of ammo smh.
    joshuaboyVulcanRavenunspoken_respect
  • funkdocdamcfunkdocdamc Posts: 3,590 ✭✭✭✭✭
    joshuaboy wrote: »
    At $ 25 each ......... that's a better deal than trading them into to Gamestop

    LOL @ me thinking the same thing. Niggas bout to cash in, fuck the cause.

    What constitutes as violence tho. My least violent game is Madden 13 followed by NFS Hot Pursuit & Most Wanted. Other than that, somebody is either getting shot (shooters), getting killed (hack-n-slash games) or getting their asses whooped (fighters). I guess I'm bound to go on shooting spree any day now.
  • scoop1215scoop1215 Posts: 302 ✭✭✭
    i had to goat this less squeakers online is a good start lol heres hoping it spreads to every state
  • dontdiedontkillanyondontdiedontkillanyon Show me some love, you losers. Posts: 6,506 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2013
    How about instead of handing in violent video games or films you hand in guns and ammo so people aren't shooting each other to begin with? No? I thought not.

    You stay classy, America.
    VulcanRaveniron man1
  • Monizzle14Monizzle14 Posts: 11,312 ✭✭✭✭✭
    How about instead of handing in violent video games or films you hand in guns and ammo so people aren't shooting each other to begin with? No? I thought not.

    You stay classy, America.

    they have those they are actually call gun buy backs and they go on all the time. the only problem is most people don't hand in guns at the buy back they resell them on black market type system and make more that way. gun buybacks are dumb as hell because the people that will commit crimes arent going to willfully return their guns for some money they will just sell it for more to convicted felons or anyone who will pay good.
  • VulcanRavenVulcanRaven Rise from the ashes MarylandPosts: 14,710 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Me and the people I grew up with played tons of violent games, listened to tons of violent music, and watched tons of violent movies. None of us have even been to jail let along shot anyone.
    joshuaboySo ILLunspoken_respect
  • funkdocdamcfunkdocdamc Posts: 3,590 ✭✭✭✭✭
    How about instead of handing in violent video games or films you hand in guns and ammo so people aren't shooting each other to begin with? No? I thought not.

    You stay classy, America.

    They had one in Baltimore like two weeks ago. They were giving away $100 credit for some food market, no cash. The police were talking about "Everybody gotta eat"....fuck outta here lol.
    VulcanRavenunspoken_respect
  • Supreme_GentlemanSupreme_Gentleman #RapeCulture Posts: 19,978 ✭✭✭✭✭
    How about instead of handing in violent video games or films you hand in guns and ammo so people aren't shooting each other to begin with? No? I thought not.

    You stay classy, America.

    Wasn't this an episode of the simpsons?
  • Monizzle14Monizzle14 Posts: 11,312 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Mad Jack wrote: »
    Me and the people I grew up with played tons of violent games, listened to tons of violent music, and watched tons of violent movies. None of us have even been to jail let along shot anyone.

    because call of duty doesnt fucking teach you how to fire an assult rifle a fucking dumb ass mom who takes their mentally ill child to the gun range does. and a killer doesn't just wake up and automatically use a GTA 3 cheat code and get unlimited ammo. A dumb ass mom who has a doomsday arsenal downstairs allows a their nutty kid access to that.
    joshuaboyunspoken_respect
  • earth two supermanearth two superman ladies please dont fight. E2S is here all night! Posts: 16,484 Regulator
    duke nukem is 5 bucks someplaces. im about to make some profit
    joshuaboytha bause
  • Aristo_V300Aristo_V300 Posts: 5,994 ✭✭✭✭✭
    joshuaboy wrote: »
    At $ 25 each ......... that's a better deal than trading them into to Gamestop

    Goddamn can a nigga mail some games in?
    So ILL
  • Monizzle14Monizzle14 Posts: 11,312 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Q45T wrote: »
    joshuaboy wrote: »
    At $ 25 each ......... that's a better deal than trading them into to Gamestop

    Goddamn can a nigga mail some games in?

    i mean i live 30 mins from the drop off lol
  • So ILLSo ILL Posts: 10,500 ✭✭✭✭✭
    People need to just raise their kids right. I've played, watched and listened to all types of violent shit growing up and I have never shot up anything or been to jail....

    People are trying to point fingers as usual..
    joshuaboyunspoken_respect
  • Karl.Karl. Posts: 4,800 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Fuck that group.

    All the video game related deaths are just collateral damage to all the fun we're having.

    Someone has to pay.
    joshuaboy
  • Karl.Karl. Posts: 4,800 ✭✭✭✭✭
    $25!!??


    I'm about to send these fucks Alan Wake.


    The store offered me £1 for it.
    1CK1S
  • Black_SamsonBlack_Samson I drive a fast car... Posts: 46,902 Regulator
    im an attentive parent...
    aint none of this, you want the game save your money and go buy it shit...

    you want that game then you better be old enough for it, or else the answer is no.

    they put these rating on the games and yet shit is still a fucking problem...

    i say we hold stores accountable for letting youngins walk out with a copy of CoD, MoH, MK, etc...

    start fining these stores for not following the original fucking gameplan set forth by the ESRB.
    unspoken_respect
  • themadlionsfanthemadlionsfan Posts: 7,651 ✭✭✭✭✭
    im an attentive parent...
    aint none of this, you want the game save your money and go buy it shit...

    you want that game then you better be old enough for it, or else the answer is no.

    they put these rating on the games and yet shit is still a fucking problem...

    i say we hold stores accountable for letting youngins walk out with a copy of CoD, MoH, MK, etc...

    start fining these stores for not following the original fucking gameplan set forth by the ESRB.

    i dontknow where you buy games from.....but to buy an M rated game at best buy you have to show ID
  • earth two supermanearth two superman ladies please dont fight. E2S is here all night! Posts: 16,484 Regulator
    young ins arent buying these games alone. dumbass parents go to the store and buy it for them.
    unspoken_respectBlack_Samsonjoshuaboy
  • unspoken_respectunspoken_respect I smell tittys Posts: 8,983 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I know, maybe they should spend some damn time with those lunatic kids to know where their head is.

    Parents are never ready or willing to look at themselves as the problem.
    Black_Samsonjoshuaboy
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