Joe Biden calls game developers "little creeps" who make titles that "teach you how to...

Akachi

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For God's sake Rob:

"And at one point, one of the little creeps sitting around that table, who was a multi- close to a billionaire - who told me HE was an artist because HE was able to come up with games to teach you how to kill people.”


Biden quoting someone who said "he can make games that teach people how to kill" and "Biden saying games teach people how to kill" is kinda a big difference there Rob, you clickbaiter.
 
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KiznaOh

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And so many want this guy to lead the US. Yet another run of the mill ***** ignoring facts to appease his equally dull constituents.

To hell with studies, RCAs, and those pesky things we call facts.

Edit: m0r0n is censored? Oh come on now.
Still a better choice than the current leader of the US.

And as someone pointed out: Biden wasn't calling all game developers creeps. Just the people present. Which seem to have been the very very high ups of the Industrie. And if one of them comes up to me, and claims to be an artist because he comes up with games where he claims people would learn how to kill... then I would call them creeps as well.
 
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Rayneofpayne

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How about before he starts discussing the arrogance of others he takes a look in the mirror, the most arrogant a$$holes that exist are politicians, their words have killed more people than the AK47, getting fat off tax dollars and living a life of luxury when 90% of them were handed life on a silver platter never having to earn anything, these Boomers taught their kids what led to the downfall of America. Don't complain about X,Y, or Z when you made the generations what they are, and ran away from your responsibilities, the Sword of Damocles will forever hold above the heads of the morons that run away from it. Sir you are part of the greatest problem this country has ever known, itself...... And simply point fingers at everyone and everything but yourself.
 

ClanPsi

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And yet he supports the people making small projectile-firing machines that actually kill people. Sweet Sweet hypocrisy.
 

Jules Mark II

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Biden might just open Pandora's box...

This might not end well... But still he seems like a better overall person than his opponent.
 

EClyde

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Games don't teach people how to kill. The violence in games is fake. Thing is there should be more real violence shown daily...that would help combat the problem
 

lonewolf73sc

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Is creepy uncle joe not using his head he already has little chance of beating Trump but saying crap like this is going to gurantee it.come on now it's been proven time and time again violent video games dont make you violent human nature does if your a psycho your a psycho you dont need some game to help your already there
 

PEnnn

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A large percentage of US politicians blame gun violence and mass shootings on video games, because they have no answer or just want the issue to be someone else's problem.

And by the way, the NRA blames video games a lot, almost every time there are mass shootings.
But I doubt anyone here will say a nasty word about the NRA....

PS: I am a gun owner, but not an NRA member and don't care for Biden.
 
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treetops

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Yeah that part of mw2 when you kill civilians in airport was the only time I felt a game went overboard. At least he can form a coherent sentence. I like Bernie. OMG another election year, must... add... political names to my adblock filter...
 

quadibloc

TS Addict
The good thing, though, is that measures that would harm the tech sector have to be passed by legislators in Congress, so even as President, his power to repeal Section 320 and damage the video game industry would be limited.
 

Evernessince

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Guns should not be blamed for what is a human violence problem either.
I'd say the issue is a lot more complicated then simple human violence. All humans have the innate ability to be violent no matter the country. There are some key factors into how that violence is actually portrayed. These are: Culture, Stability, and Laws.

Having a culture that prizes guns is not a bad thing assuming the culture prioritizes proper safety and gun ownership. Switzerland is a good example of this, where they have high gun ownership per capita but very low gun deaths. Military service is mandatory there, gun laws are strict, and you are required to periodically show that you are competent at using the weapon and follow proper safety protocols.

Compare that to America, where gun laws are very lax and there is little respect for properly using the weapon. The NRA used to stand for gun safety, now America's 1# gun lobby. Banning guns certainly wouldn't fix the underlying issues that grip Americans today (like the fact that kids do not get enough parental time as many parents both work full time jobs; a result of massive income inequality) but it is very obvious that these are preventable deaths by enacting common sense gun legislation like the Swiss. All I want to see are politicians who actually care and will do something instead of throwing vitriol. That is not America.
 
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toooooot

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Hypocrisy is what makes people disagree with him. As for the video and the violence in this vid, I do not approve it, but I far it far from the top problems with the USA and the government.
 

Angga B

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So, yesterday he told 'little creeps', those workers in the coal industry, to learn to code only to bash them later for creating "howto kill for dummies" products?

Do I need to insult now?

Relating to guns. Did he realized that in FPS game the player could always opt to kill the enemies using bare hands, or knives, or clubs, even shovels? Which translate to real world: killing is not gun's exclusive purpose of existence.
 

cliffordcooley

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Relating to guns. Did he realized that in FPS game the player could always opt to kill the enemies using bare hands, or knives, or clubs, even shovels?
In context of this topic, I don't think the weapon of choice is relevant. You just unintentionally strengthened his position with a variety of methods to kill someone.
 

badbob

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A large percentage of US politicians blame gun violence and mass shootings on video games, because they have no answer or just want the issue to be someone else's problem.

And by the way, the NRA blames video games a lot, almost every time there are mass shootings.
But I doubt anyone here will say a nasty word about the NRA....

PS: I am a gun owner, but not an NRA member and don't care for Biden.
If you want the common denominator to all these mass shootings don't expect any politician to tell you. But I'm not a politician. The pharmaceutical industry is the biggest lobbyist in DC, spending 6 times that of number two. In EVERY school shooting back as far as the mid 50's the shooter was prescribed drugs to cure a chemical imbalance. There is close to 200 of these poisons taken by 100 million people world wide. Each poison makes an average profit of $7.5 million a day which gives this industry enough to grease hands at both the federal and state level.



Prozac's main ingredient is Florida. In WWII Nazis used it to make their victims go mad. Mercury is another poison used in a lot of these drugs. The FDA every member has financial ties to this industry. They are approving these drugs in half the time and twice as many. It's getting to the point they first come up with the poison then think of a chemical imbalance for it to cure. I'm also a gun owner and what ever these criminal in power want to ban they say it's this or that fault but not once has any said a word on the pharmaceutical industry connection to these shootings. It's the fault of a piece of steel or a video game. What it shows no matter the party they are all criminals that chose profit over children's lives.

By the way. did I tell you no one on Earth knows what a chemical imbalance is.
 

rlam777

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This from the guy that bragged to a bunch of kids about getting in a violent altercation holding a chain against a knife wielding gang member named Corn Pop.
 

Krausladen

TS Rookie
There is a very, very small degree of learning about how to kill people from a game such as battlefield, however, 99.99% of humans treat this as junk logic, because we're not psychotic.

For those who are psychotic, it takes more than a video game to actually get you all f*d up in the head. There are so many other factors. Poor parenting, abusive parenting, no parenting at all, abusive superiors of anykind, that is the sort of stuff that rips the soul from a child and turns them into a killer.

You know how to fix the problem? Pay your taxes, incentivize the role of social workers in your community, and we can finally start getting some of this s*** out of our society. Bank rupting health and human services is whats wrong with this country, not video games.
 
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brucek

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Did he say the phrase "one of the little creeps sitting around that table" or not? That's what this article quoted him as saying, that's what the headline reflects, and although the software development I do is not video games, if that's how he talks about those CEOs it's probably what he'd say about me and my industry too.

Screw him. I got bullied enough for being into computers into high school, I don't need to take it from a politician asking for my vote too. If he thinks he can get elected without the votes of anyone who has enjoyed playing a video game, good luck to him.
 

Peter Farkas

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I watched Tom&Jerry my whole childhood. It basically taught me how to slice, hammer, drill, smash and annihilate my best friends into pieces. I still don't get what's wrong with that? :)