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Latest news from the War on Gamers

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:21 pm

Thought it was over? It can never be over.

Right-Wing Hate Groups Are Recruiting Video Gamers (NPR)
John, a father of two in Colorado, had no idea what his 15-year-old son had gotten into, until one night last year when John walked into his home office. We're not using his last name to protect his son's privacy.

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Read the whole thing. Not long.

This story does not pass my sniff test.
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Re: Latest news from the War on Gamers

Post by Grammatron » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:43 pm

Dumb teenagers are, national news at 11.

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Re: Latest news from the War on Gamers

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:46 pm

Don't you get the sense this report is laying it on a little thick?
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Re: Latest news from the War on Gamers

Post by Grammatron » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:47 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
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Don't you get the sense this report is laying it on a little thick?
Whatever do you mean?
It took time, but lately, John says, his son, now 16, seems to have left these ideas behind. He's playing fewer networked shooter games, and on his own, he has started attending church.

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Re: Latest news from the War on Gamers

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:50 pm

Well the bit about the father bursting into tears strains my credibility somewhat.
I suppose it could be true.
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Re: Latest news from the War on Gamers

Post by Grammatron » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:36 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:50 pm
Well the bit about the father bursting into tears strains my credibility somewhat.
I suppose it could be true.
Just another article trying to spin that video games are evil. There are hundreds of articles like this every year going back decades.

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Re: Latest news from the War on Gamers

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:38 pm

It can never be over. 8)
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Re: Latest news from the War on Gamers

Post by Grammatron » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:58 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:38 pm
It can never be over. 8)
The war is over, video games won.

This article is incredibly out of touch with modern online gaming for teenagers. Most play games like Fortnite which run on mobile-phone/tablets.

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Re: Latest news from the War on Gamers

Post by corplinx » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:40 pm

Gamers are really bitter about even the Game media constantly shitting on them.

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Re: Latest news from the War on Gamers

Post by Skeeve » Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:12 pm

corplinx wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:40 pm
Gamers are really bitter about even the Game media constantly shitting on them.
Sargon of Akad weighs in...

Then Skank Of America could start in...