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Lessons on taking games just seriously enough

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GTA IV isn't helping anime with Princess Robot Bubblegum

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attempting a modern-day book burning by having people bring in their violent videogames and toss them into the garbage. The Action Alliance believes that videogames are the root of all violent acts and it will all magically go away by having these evil games thrown away.

The game dumping event took place this past Saturday and a total of three games and one CD were tossed into the garbage. One was Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for the PS2, one was (what looks like) Battlefield and the third game was Small Soldiers for the Game Boy. 

The video above is a news report about the event and dramatically shows a couple of kids tossing said games into the dumpster. Here's another news report that features more exaggerations. Someone also recorded the whole dumping of the games and you can see the cameraman making the kids throw the games in a few times. Here's another video of all the games for laughs. 

As you can see, this event was a huge failure. As some of you noted in the original story, this group was organized by parents of the kids that were killed in a shooting in the same city. The shooter was a fan of Counter-Strike and this, to the parents, automatically meant that there's a link between violent games and violent behavior.

These parents are grieving, but this is not the way to go about it. Getting people to toss their games that they bought with their hard earned money (games in Germany are ridiculously priced) and creating a big show about it won't work. Educating your kids, being involved in their lives and teaching them the difference between right and wrong, that's how you make sure your kids don't end up as giant f**k ups. 

[via IroN1c's C Blog]

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attempting a modern-day book burning by having people bring in their violent videogames and toss them into the garbage. The Action Alliance believes that videogames are the root of all violent acts and it will all magically go away by having these evil games thrown away.

The game dumping event took place this past Saturday and a total of three games and one CD were tossed into the garbage. One was Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for the PS2, one was (what looks like) Battlefield and the third game was Small Soldiers for the Game Boy. 

The video above is a news report about the event and dramatically shows a couple of kids tossing said games into the dumpster. Here's another news report that features more exaggerations. Someone also recorded the whole dumping of the games and you can see the cameraman making the kids throw the games in a few times. Here's another video of all the games for laughs. 

As you can see, this event was a huge failure. As some of you noted in the original story, this group was organized by parents of the kids that were killed in a shooting in the same city. The shooter was a fan of Counter-Strike and this, to the parents, automatically meant that there's a link between violent games and violent behavior.

These parents are grieving, but this is not the way to go about it. Getting people to toss their games that they bought with their hard earned money (games in Germany are ridiculously priced) and creating a big show about it won't work. Educating your kids, being involved in their lives and teaching them the difference between right and wrong, that's how you make sure your kids don't end up as giant f**k ups. 

[via IroN1c's C Blog]

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Last week, we told you about the German group attempting a modern-day book burning by having people bring in their violent videogames and toss them into the garbage. The Action Alliance believes that videogames are the root of all violent a...   read

 
 
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'Immersion' is a nonsense buzzword

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My friends, we are now in the bright age of the "retro-revival" but I am sorry to say that I am not very pleased with what I see

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Mortal Kombat 2: Completely offensive

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Mortal Kombat 1: Playing on the defense.

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Addendum: Nintendo of America needs to STFU... AJPG

Sunday before last, Jim rocked the internet with a post called "Nintendo of America needs to STFU." After reading it, I was immediately hit with the urge to follow it with my own thoughts (and it looks like I'm not alone on that, ...   read

 
 
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Stop making sense: A tribute to videogame gibberish

Here's something that a lot of people don't get: videogames shouldn't always talk. There is a variety of reasons for this, but I'll just touch on a few. For one, videogame characters are most often made out of hand-drawn sprites and/or poly...   read

 
 
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To the vast majority of Michael Pachter haters: No, you STFU

[Editor's note: Leave Michael Pachter alone! -- CTZ] I am always surprised at the amount of hate and venom that is directed at Michael Pachter. He generally seems like a nice friendly guy and he has on many occasions spoken on behalf of ga...   read

 
 
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Opinion: Not talking about Final Fantasy XIV

There's been a lot of news swimming around concerning Final Fantasy XIV, the MMO successor to Final Fantasy XI that was announced at E3. This is news I've looked at, but have absolutely zero intention of talking about. I'm not going to ment...   read

 
 
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What's missing from King of Fighters XII

[Editor's note: BulletMagnet has a lot to say about King of Fighters XII. -- CTZ] By now I think it’s safe to say that the “dump on KoF” phase around these parts (if there ever really was one) has largely fizzled out, and...   read

 
 
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Jaffe Rant: shut the f*ck up, Anthony

It's a surprising thing to post a ranting video one morning and then find your inbox flooded with emails (in this case, six emails constitutes a "flood") a few hours later. It's even more surprising to find that several of those e...   read

 
 
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Rev Rant: Character Empathy

What makes a virtual character sympathetic?Probably a thousand things, actually, but I chose to only focus on one or two in this week's Rev Rant.  And one of those things involves Jack Bauer, for some reason. I also decided to wear a ...   read

 
 
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Five ways that RE5: Wii Edition could justify its existence

Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop, Capcom's first attempt at remaking a HD game on the Wii, was butchered by the gaming press before it was even released. To take a game that has already established a sizable fan-base amongst the "hardco...   read

 
 
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Why putting co-op in BioShock 2 is a positively terrible idea

All the way back when the original BioShock was selling at retail, the murmurs of the lack of co-op were already surfacing. Not a surprise, considering the current trend to pack co-op play into absolutely everything. I'm not personally agai...   read

 
 
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HD Remix designer has beef with Street Fighter IV

You can't say anything bad about Street Fighter IV in this day and age. Believe me, I've tried. It's almost as bad as saying how rich you are and how many cars and houses you have in the middle of this economic downturn. Hell, it's worse to...   read

 
 
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Despite constant attacks, Dead Rising Chop Till You Drop zombies stand tall

By "tall" I mean over ten feet tall, in what looks like one of Dead Rising: Chop Til You Drop's many side quests. Other such quests include taking on three chainsaw wielding killer clowns at once, killing an unspecified amount of zombies wi...   read

 
 
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How Sony is screwing Player Two on the PlayStation 3

It sounds great in theory, but having a significant other who is also a gamer isn't always as great as you'd think.Sure, it's helpful that my wife understands my job, my hobby, and my obsession. When work (or pleasure) calls for me to lose ...   read

 
 
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Capcom USA on Dead Rising Wii: 'The TGS build was mostly just a tech demo'

Have you read any the hands-on impressions of upcoming 360 to Wii port of Dead Rising? If so, you know that things are looking pretty grim. It doesn't matter if you are generally Wii-skeptical like our Editor-in-Chief Nick Chester (who awar...   read

 
 
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Five easy ways Nintendo of America can start making up with their core audience

The "big news" from this year's E3 wasn't the announcement of any new exciting game. It wasn't the first sightings of any new, up-and-coming console. It was the news that Nintendo, or more specifically, Nintendo of America, had co...   read

 
 
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Give me in-game retries, or give me death

This will likely sound completely random and irrelevant, but something occurred to me today as I was playing Galaga Legions (a proper review is coming soon) that I thought might be somewhat common amongst the shmup fan community. That, or ...   read

 
 
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The three big WUTs of Nintendo Power's Castlevania Judgment announcement

Last Thursday, our own Brad Nicholson broke the rumor that a new Castlevania fighting game titled Castlevania Judgment was announced in the latest issue of Nintendo Power, with pics to prove it courtesy of JeuxFrance. This morning, I manage...   read

 
 
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Jaffe responds to NoE's 'geeks and otaku' claim

Yesterday, many Destructoid readers were upset to hear Nintendo of Europe's Laurent Fischer (that's a dude!) thoughts on the Wii storage limit problem, as he feels that only "geeks and otaku" desire additional memory for their lit...   read

 
 
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Rockstar wants to f**k casual gaming right in its ear

Rockstar Games' Vice President of creativity and Grand Theft Auto writer Dan Houser has very vocally attacked the "casual gaming" craze currently gripping the games industry. He didn't feel the need to be particularly eloquent abo...   read

 
 
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