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Fox Asks “Do You Believe Video Games Cause Murder?” 98% Say No; Data Supports

FOX POLL Violence vs Video Games

The FOX News public has spoken. In response to a poll put forth by FOX, 423,556 votes have been cast. 98% of these voters have said that they do not believe video games can be to blame for mass murders. Only 1% said yes while the remaining 1% were not sure. This should be no surprise since any fair amount of logic applied tells you that underlying mental issues and bad parenting are to cause for mass homicide incidents. Violent film, books, and video games are consumed by hundreds of millions of Americans and yet the murder rate continues to go lower and lower over time according to the FBI’s publicly released records.

In fact, if you do the research the release of PlayStation 2 marked a major crime rate drop which was dropped even lower once Grand Theft Auto 3 released for the system. Both of those events can be seen correlated with the FBI’s own data in the graphs shown below. Next time somebody tries to tell you that there are studies or facts to support this absurd claim, link to them to this post so they can get some factual data on the situation.

Violence vs Video Games - Part 2

Violent Crime Decreases When GTA Releases

Violence vs Video Games - Part 1

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VOTE NOW: Fox News and The Violent Video Games Poll

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Is there a link between violent video games and the mass killings that occur in the world? Some researchers claim there is, while others dispute it. The media seems to rally behind those that believe so, with Fox news leading the charge. Now they have released a poll on their website titled “Do you believe violent video games are to blame for inciting mass murders, as some researchers say?” After placing my vote, the results stood at Yes: 43%, No: 43% and Not sure with 14%. Please my fellow gamers, spread the word and place your votes. Let your voices be heard. CLICK HERE to access it now.

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Fox News Jumps on DICE for Attention from Anti-Gun Crowd, Ignores Blatant Statistics

In a deceptively “bloggish” looking post from Fox News yesterday the mainstream public was made aware of the decision for EA and DICE’s upcoming title Battlefield 4 to forgo using real world gun licensing for rifles such as the AK-47 and MP5 (among many, many others). This practice of licensing real world guns to enhance realism in missions saving the world from terrorists, demons, or just plain old evil and corruption overall (as with any hollywood film of similar nature) has been an industry staple for well over half of gaming’s legitimized existence.

In their report (found here), Fox News somehow manages to make it sound as if Battlefield 4’s removal of real life gun licenses is somehow a political conspiracy against anti- pro-gun lobbyist groups such as the NRA. Unsurprisingly, EA Games has stated that this has nothing to do with the decision, much like choosing whether or not to use NFL licenses has nothing to do with a strike or ban on football debate, but rather is a business decision in an overarching economic fiscal planning as EA’s many investors will surely demand.

I for one would like to know what kind of country this is turning into when gunmakers and game developers are under fire more than the individuals harvesting hate when there isn’t any causing negative environments in which kids are killing kids instead of acting like the other 99.999% of “normal” people in society and playing video games to escape reality, not interpret it.

A recent response from the gaming community including a female gaming commentator, who normally is a great speaker, in this case ended up blurting out knee-jerk reactions to certain media outlets that turned on gaming and could have been better spoken through hard hitting evidence such as the FBI’s statistics proving once and for all that violent crimes decrease during major video game events such as PlayStation 2’s release as well as open-world crime shooter Grand Theft Auto III. Perhaps her passion got the best of her, and we all know how that can feel, after all this is not the first time gamers have had to defend their favorite Art Medium from being stripped of its First Amendment Rights (shouts out to ECA for fighting to keep games 1st Amendment Free Speech).

If gaming causes violence without any statistical representation of any kind then I guess it’s not so far fetched for us to believe FBI data provided on their website and reported by past gaming sites that correlate a decrease in violence with open-world crime game series GTA’s non-yearly release as well as major industry events like PlayStation 2’s release. If one would like to put this argument for the test once and for all we do have two open-world crime shooters releasing this year (Saints Row IV and Grand Theft Auto V) as well as two new gaming platforms (Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4) signifying the major industry event of Sony and Microsoft entering the next generation.

At the end of the day this kind of correlation can neither be proven nor denied at such basic parameters, and would need to include many many more factors before games should even be applied to the conversation at all. But if videogames are going to be considered then the argument for and counter-argument against their respective final-blow conclusion as blame holders will be over before it starts.

The statistics speak for themselves at this time and defend what is obviously an inanimate object and art medium of expression protected by the constitution just as much as any major film of equal production value and nature. Instead of taking a media offensive against video games the law enforcement and government agencies need to get their nose out of our 1st Amendment Protected Free Speech media and concentrate on learning why psychological situations are leading to needless killings. Stop the killer, don’t punish the billions of non-killers living amongst them.

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Hacker News: Anonymous + LulzSec Vs FBI: Global Arrests, Snitch Named

Today LulzSec hacks responsible for breach of security and/or DDOS attacks on Nintendo, Bethesda, Sony and other large corporations/organizations including 20th Century Fox were addressed in open court as the LulzSec Ringleader Hector Xavier Monsegur (known as Sabu) was revealed to have been working with law enforcement agencies such as the FBI in order to cut a deal for less jail time on about 10 different counts Sabu has pleaded guilty to according to breaking reports from major media outlets.

The hacker group has been connected to everything from the PlayStation Network hacks to Central Intelligence Agency breaches of Homeland Security and the hacking of Nintendo, Bethesda, EVE Online, and many others that will possibly go unnamed for time immemorial.

While in New York City Hector “Sabu” Monsegur was working against the people he had stood up for with such risque hashtags as “#F***FBIFridays” trending worldwide on Twitter (until being “moderated” A.K.A. censored), a branch of UK LulzSec members were also rounded up and pled guilty to all of their charges. The group will include names Ryan “Kayla” Ackroyd, Mustafa “Tflow” Al-Bassam, Jake “Topiary” Davis, and Ryan Cleary who will all be sentenced on May 14, 2013.

For the tech world this news comes at the cost of heroes  villains, geniuses, and perhaps hackers who will find themselves more involved with their destiny than ever before if given the chance to use their skills again. For more information on this topic be sure to give a read to some of the reports online today as the story is receiving updates around the globe hourly:

[Sources: FoxNews, MaximumPCCIA, and WikiLeaks via TheGuardianAnalogAddiction, and Gizmodo]

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