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    Help with a Feature article college assignment?

    Hey guys, so today I received a new homework assignment that is due November 28 and it's for Journalism. It's a feature article of our topic choice and I chose to do mine on Videogames being the scapegoat for teen violence, shootings etc.

    I need 3 interviews and a little background history (articles etc)

    I have 1 interview in mind and that's with a gamer from this site, but I'll get everyone's opinion and I will have to quote you in my paper. So, just give me your opinions and I'm sure there will pro and against, but I'll choose only one. The other two interviews is where I'm stuck. I need someone who says that there is no link between videogames and teen violence, shootings with scientific study perhaps and someone who says that there is a link, with their proof. Who should I contact? Jack Thompson? lol.

    Finally, I need some articles on events where teens were charged with murder or another offense, and videogames were blamed because they played FPS titles all day or WoW all night. As well as some articles on people who play all day but prove there is no link...

    I know it's a lot and I do appreciate the time and effort, and in return, one of you will be featured in my article, as well as on my website (in development) when it goes public. Personally, I think there is no link, it all comes down to the kid and parenting, gaming has no influence on violence.


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    Quote Originally Posted by x6Teen View Post
    There is plenty of YouTube videos I watched about this topic.

    There was this one kid who was addicted to Doom and he went in his class room with a gun and shot 6 people in the head with 100% accuracy.

    Can't remember his name though
    Is it by any chance the v-tech massacre? Or is it the Columbine shooting? No, that had two guys but they did blame DOOM as well cause they played it a lot.


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    Check some things that hillary clinton said? I remember druing the 08' election she said some very anti video-game things. I don't have a specific reference but i knew she was full of $#@!. Also might want to check out some "peace study" theories like living vicariously through games/enacting war vicariously. I actually thing peace studies is so much bull$#@!, but its viewpoint is applicable here.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/...in713544.shtml

    http://news.cnet.com/Whats-behind-th...3-5741217.html

    http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articl...-to-be-violent
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    http://www.play.tm/interview/8809/jack-thompson/

    thanks for the links btbam...I also found this

    http://www.play.tm/interview/8809/jack-thompson/ absolutely ignorant the way he responds


    and for the interviews, I wanted to know if this organization is good to contact and get material for my feature article because we must have 3 real sources

    http://www.mavav.org/

    then I need to talk to someone who can say "videogames do not cause violence and here's why" he or she shows scientific proof or case studies etc


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