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Budhisten 01-13-2013 10:56 AM

Gaming Industry Execs to meet with Biden - Topic: Gun violence
 
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Today, American Vice President Joe Biden -- along with administration cabinet members Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and Attorney General Eric Holder -- met with gaming industry executives to begin a dialogue about gun violence in the United States following the tragic shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.

The Wall Street Journal confirms that executives from Activision Blizzard, Electronic Arts, Take-Two Interactive, Epic Games and ZeniMax Media were present. Researchers from Texas A&M and the University of Wisconsin were also present.

WSJ spoke with Christopher Ferguson, a researcher at the meeting, who said he was “cautiously optimistic” about the meeting’s ultimate outcome. The report notes that Ferguson “felt Biden had done his best to avoid turning the meetings with game industry leaders into ‘a witch hunt’.”

“I couldn’t say that the vice president had his arms around the industry and was saying how wonderful it was on the one hand,” Ferguson told the Wall Street Journal. “But on the other hand, I didn’t detect that instantaneous rush to judgment and say the most negative thing either. I think he’s in a sort of neutral or agnostic position, which is probably quite reasonable with where they’re at right now.”

Biden is reported as saying that he knows “that there is no silver bullet” to curing violence in America. “I come to this meeting with no judgment. You all know the judgment other people have made,” Biden said.

The ball still very much appears in the air in terms of what the ultimate outcome of Biden‘s meetings with the gaming industry, other entertainment industries and several other interest groups will be. “When asked if he thought there was a ‘coarsening of our culture’ at work in violent entertainment,” the Wall Street Journal reports, “Biden said, ‘I do not know the answer to that question.’”
Source: IGN.com

Sigh, this has been done to death. Find another scapegoat please :(

Bonnar426 01-23-2013 12:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Budhisten (Post 1681314)
Source: IGN.com

Sigh, this has been done to death. Find another scapegoat please :(

I have a scapegoat and it has nothing to do with video games. It has to do with the politicians and the media milking this tragedy for everything its worth. People like that asshole who shot all those kids did it for the infamy and the media is all too happy to oblige them. Politicians act like they are fixing the problem when in reality they are contributing to it by making it a media sensation and encouraging other psychopaths to follow in the pricks footsteps.
If I call FOX News do you think they will let me say that on the air?:thumb02:

Dr Gonzo 01-23-2013 12:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Bonnar426 (Post 1720097)
I have a scapegoat and it has nothing to do with video games. It has to do with the politicians and the media milking this tragedy for everything its worth. People like that asshole who shot all those kids did it for the infamy and the media is all too happy to oblige them. Politicians act like they are fixing the problem when in reality they are contributing to it by making it a media sensation and encouraging other psychopaths to follow in the pricks footsteps.
If I call FOX News do you think they will let me say that on the air?:thumb02:

Couldn't have said it better myself. :thumbsup:

LL 01-23-2013 01:13 PM

I wish they'd shove this bullshit up their ass.

HitOrGetHit 01-23-2013 07:20 PM

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Originally Posted by TheLyotoLegion (Post 1720313)
I wish they'd shove this bullshit up their ass.

You and me both.


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