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    Do you Support President's Obama Plans to do more Research Video Games and Violence?

    http://www.gamespot.com/news/consume...h-bill-6412589

    Gamer advocacy group the Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA) has launched a campaign against a bill that would instruct the National Academy of Sciences to study the relationship between "exposure" to violent games and "harmful effects on children."

    The Violent Content Research Act was introduced in its present form in January by Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) following the schoolhouse massacre in Newtown, Conn. where 20 children and six adults were killed by a reportedly "deranged gamer."

    The bill has garnered bipartisan support, and earlier this week, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation recommended the bill be sent to the floor of the Senate to be voted on.

    The ECA said it has "numerous concerns" about the Violent Content Research Act and believes it is a "distraction to finding the real cause of these events."

    "With all due respect Senator, the highest court of the land has reviewed the scientific research and concluded that video games do not cause violence," the ECA said in a statement. "The non-scientific personal opinion of the Senator should not get to overturn the Supreme Court ruling."

    In a landmark 2011 decision, the Supreme Court sided with the video game industry, ruling that games are protected free speech under the first amendment.

    The Entertainment Software Association (ESA), which represents the gaming industry's interests in Washington, issued a statement on the matter to GamePolitics.

    "ESA has always supported objective scientific research and appreciates the opportunity for an ongoing dialogue with Chairman Rockefeller and members of the Committee," the group said. "Video games are enjoyed by the majority of American families--parents and children alike."

    "Our industry has forged a longstanding partnership with parents by providing them the best information and tools available in order to make informed decisions about what games their children play," the statement goes on. "Indeed, the Federal Trade Commission this year again recognized the ESRB rating system as the best in the entertainment sector. We are building on this leadership with a renewed ratings and parental control awareness and usage campaign, and by continuing to expand the ESRB system to apps and mobile platforms."
    I say go for it. One report or study comes out says no that video games do not influence violence and then another report says yes. We need more research and more evidence.

    If video games truly do not cause violence in any sort of way, whether with children, deranged or mentally ill, or any normal people, then people have nothing to worry about. A bit of research will only confirm what may already be known or what is assumed. Once the research confirms it, this matter will be put to bed for good.

    Do you agree with Obama's plans for more research to be done about video games and violence?

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    There's been zero compelling evidence that there's a connection, despite there being hundreds of independent studies on the subject from various colleges, doctors, and scientists.
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    All this is, is an attempt to draw attention away from important issues.

    Its pathetic, but also, kind of what I have come to expect from Obama.
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    2nd option. This is insulting and utterly stupid. There is no link whatsoever, because if there was a link, then music, film and television would be scapegoats more too.

    Here's a study: Religion and crazy people that do crazy acts of violence in the name of their god. Yeah, that'll never happen.


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    I rarely support anything he does. So a definitely NO here. I'm sure the United States is so well off right now, we need to spend resources and time researching video games. smh




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    Scientists are researching all kinds of nonsense.

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    Compared to thsoe researching video game violence is normal.
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    It's not "a bit of research" anymore. It's beating a dead horse.

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    No. And I rather not get worked up over why I think that.


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    We have the IRS scandal, Benghazi incident, and the Snowden leaks...Yet the only thing this fool have been doing is "If I had a son it would be Trayvon" and now $#@!ING violent video game research? Are u $#@!ing kidding me!

    I guess all the criminals in Chicago play violent videos games. $#@!, WW2 happened because Hitler got a copy of Call of Duty from the future...

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    He is trying to talk about anything and everything but the important issues. 'Benghazi?' "Michelle and the kids are doing fine..."

    Going on TV on Leno and we pay for the air force 1 and missile proof helicoptor, limos, cars and all his security to joke around on TV... this man is a failure glad I didnt vote for him but my grandparents did -_-
    My grandmother got a signed photo of his family sent to her "randomly" and couldnt be prouder... makes me wanna puke.
    IRS scandal? well you know *stuff* happens... let me mention LGBT gay marriage some more. He said "trayvon could have been my son" "trayvon could have been me 35 years ago" SHUT IT!!!

    Why is he trying to start a race/civil war???
    Everyone knows on his last day of office he will pardon all the criminals/terrorists in jail...real hardcore murderers He.Will.Release.Every.One.of.Them. ... Mark my Words. Bookmark this post

    Bill clinton did the same, bush didnt pardon anyone lololol.

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    Video games and violence is such bull. He could spend that money on government psychiatrists and running tests to determine if a person is mentally stable to add a gun.

    Reminds me of porn and rape.
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    Millions dying in the world and everything else evilness happening... And yet he thinks this is the most important thing since well anything else important
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