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Hi. My name is Blake. I like games and shit. I study at university... writing and that jazz, though you probably couldn't tell it. Ok, shit you want to know.

Favourite Games: Dark Souls, Resident Evil 4, Timesplitters 2, Silent Hill 2, Ape Escape, Banjo Kazooie.

Favourite Movies: Cabin in the Woods, Shaun of the Dead, Clerks, Fight Club, Machete, Dr Horribles Sing Along Blog.

Favourite TV Shows: Breaking Bad, Community, Arrested Development, Parks And Recreation, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Garth Marenghi's Dark Place, Black Books, The IT Crowd, Battlestar Galactica, Deadwood, South Park etc.

Favourite Bands: Maudlin of the Well, Diablo Swing Orchestra, Clouddead, Dalek, Smashing Pumpkins, Eminem, Cynic, Porcupine Tree, Ne Obliviscaris, Die Antwoord, Opeth.
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Guys, I'm sorry to have to say this, but I'm giving up video games.  
I was wrong.
I was wrong to enjoy this vile, wretched excuse for entertainment.  I was wrong to spend hours of my time virtually murdering people.  And I take back any claims I've made about this "murder, rape, and necrophilia simulator" being capable of providing art and genuinely enriching the lives of people.  I was wrong.
What possible reason could there be for this change of heart, you ask?  This woman.

At roughly the four-minute mark, Jeanine Pirro states that video games and movies are more responsible for terrorism than weapons are.  At the time, thinking I was a sane, rational individual, I questioned this line of reasoning.  I thought something similar to what you readers are probably thinking right now.  How can a form of entertainment be more instrumental in the death of countless hundreds of people than actual instruments of death?  I thought that was like saying "my stove doesn't cook food, Master Chef does."  
How wrong I was.​  You see, I looked into it a bit more, and I found this video about Grand Theft Auto IV, and some of the things that were shown on this video were enough to turn me off video games for good.

Firstly, please ignore the ignorant annotations.  This video was clearly edited by a psychopathic terrorist pedophile.  The first bit of mind-blowing evidence of video games being Criminal-Trainers is that in World War I, soldiers feared pulling the trigger, even under the threat of death.  Compare that to modern society, where almost every thirteen-year-old child on earth has killed at least one person.  Grand Theft Auto came out and the homicide rate around the world multiplied by 600%.  We all know this.

 So, uh, I don't like being this guy, but could you please click on the link if you want to read the rest? I can't get the second video to work on this site (my own inadequacy, nothing against this divine site), and well, our website needs views. So yeah, I know, I hate reading these types of blogs too, but unfortunately, sometimes they need to happen. Anyway, click this link. Please?

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