Rush Limbaugh Discounts Game Violence Angle in VA Tech Rampage

April 18, 2007 -
Conservative pundit Rush Limbaugh downplayed the video game violence angle while discussing the Virginia Tech tragedy with his radio audience yesterday.

The discussion began when a caller to Limbaugh's program said:
I'll bet my last dollar in my pocket, that this shooter will be found to have been a compulsive video gamer, and when people are living that kind of lifestyle - and college students do this a lot.

Limbaugh, however, nixed that idea at some length in his response and subsequent comments:
Not every video gamer goes out and murders 33 people on the college campus though.  There's more to this than that... it may desensitize people, but it doesn't turn everybody into mass murderers...

People have a tough time accepting a relatively simple explanation for something of this scale.  But how many people are playing video games out there? How many millions of people play video games, and how many millions of people have guns? 

If you start blaming the video games, you may as well demand video game control because it's the same thing when you start trying to blame guns for this.  You have here a sick individual, an evil individual who committed a random act.  But if you want to start blaming the video games, this guy was this or that, weeeeell, then you've gotta maybe talk about banning them because that's the same tack that's taken with guns. 

Full transcript here.

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[...] With that being said, this video of Chris Matthews giving Jacko the Hardball treatment is definitely worth watching. Not only is it fun to watch all of Wacky Jack’s arguments dissolve like wet tissue paper - it may be the first instance of serious and lengthy skepticism of the anti-video game crusade by a talking head so far. (Although I must admit I have to give props to Rush Limbaugh as well. I feel dirty typing that sentence) [...]

I would just like to point out the so called red flags I keep reading isnt so easy to detect in real life. I bet everyone on here, including me, has a bunch of red flags. There we all should be locked up. But of course that is not possible.

I do remember my psychology professor saying something about a psych test where every person they tested was abnormal except for one, who turned out to be a murder.

We all can qualify for a personality disorder.

It is so easy to go back and say there are red flags, but in reality it isnt.

@Yoshiko

To further support your argument, I'd like to point out that the VT campus was a so-called "gun-free zone". Meaning it was illegal for an ordinary citizen to have a firearm at all. Cho broke this law, obviously, because someone with the intent of committing a violent crime is not going to be deterred by gun control laws. If existing gun bans cannot stop this sort of thing from happenning, why pass more?

The reality is that shall-issue concealed carry laws, which allow for the average citizen to carry a concealed weapon, appear to have the effect of reducing violent crime. Or in other words, more guns will lead to less crime, despite the arguments by those who are pro-gun control.

@Brokenscope

".. Why am I even replying to some of these comments. Half of them are one shot idiots who drive by spew a comment then never comeback."

Because you're a rational person who feels the need to get his point across, even if the person he's explaining things to has an IQ of 32 and won't understand 3/4s of the words you say.

Something I see written over and over here that seems to be blatantly ignored is that whether guns, or any type of weapon, are banned people who are persistent and driven enough to cause harm will FIND A WAY to cause harm. When you take away means of protection, such as firearms, you take away any chance a civilian has against a criminal. What if a security guard was allowed a gun on VT's campus? Why, he just might have been able to save 32 people's lives, give or take a few depending on reaction time.

Weapons are a double-edge sword, pardon the pun. They can be used to cause harm, or for protection. It all depends on the wielder. Therefore proving the "guns don't kill people, people kill people" saying.

Please, one of you left-wing extremists tell me what the real outcome would be by banning guns? What would you do when a CRIMINAL (you know, those guys who break the LAW) points a banned gun at you and threatens your life?

Well, shit, that would have been a good time to have a gun on you, wouldn't it? But wait, you're a law-abiding citizen who's gun was taken away from the government because of the ban. Now you're in a corner, your back to the wall and a 200lbs man in front of you with the barrel of a glock 19 pointed at your head about 6 feet away.

You're also a 105lbs female. You can't take him down with physical strength. You don't have a sword, and even if you did you don't have the physical strength or training to wield one. If only they made a weapon you could use to protect yourself with that was easy to use, light, and required minimal training to use effectively?

OH WAIT THEY DO. BUT THEY'RE BANNED NOW.

Just to let you know, this scenario ends with you getting raped by the 200lbs man, tossed around a few times to his buddies, then shot in the mouth.

Yeah, guys, let's ban guns.

[...] [GAMES] Rush Limbaugh Discounts Game Violence Angle in VA Tech Rampage [...]

Rush wouldn't be a problem if he didn't manufacture lies against the otherside like he does 99% of the time and tow the republican party lie.

@Hayabusa

Why do I have the image of a faceless teenager, with a "Hi my name is Daniel" sticker ,beating his keyboard in impotent rage?

@Begone

Please bother to read the above posts. Please try to understand how medical records are handled in a legal setting. I can claim no insight into how doctor patient privilege works in Europe. In the US however unless you are declared some kind of dangerous crazy in a legal setting, I do not believe that your private medical records can be brought up except in a criminal prosecution. In a civil court setting I think they can be brought into it if volunteered.

However the US legal system treats all criminal with mental conditions that can be controlled or alleviated by medication the same way they would treat any other criminal, even if they were not on their medication at the time the crime was committed. The assumption is that they know the consequences of not taking their medicine. If they choose to stop taking their medication in their "normalized" state then commit a crime, they are fully culpable for their actions and can be punished to the fullest extent the law allows.

If we charge someone with a "mental issue" to the fullest extent of the law then we must also allow someone with a mental issue who gets treatment and is normalized to exercise every right that we give normal people.
We give them the same rights and the same responsibilities.

Oh shit. Once again a culture/mindset issue.

We charge people for crimes committed in an altered mental state across the board if they made a conscious decision to enter the altered mental state while in a "normal" mental state. Someone off his meds is treated the way a DUI is treated. From what little I know of the overall European judicial system, a person off his medication would not be subjected to the same penalties as a normal person would.

I could be wrong please feel free to correct my misconceptions about the European system.


About the US legal system. Yes I know this is not always the case, I'm speaking from a layman's perspective. Yes, our legal system does screw up,I am well aware of that, so please don't try to jump down my throat on that.

.. Why am I even replying to some of these comments. Half of them are one shot idiots who drive by spew a comment then never comeback.

Guns did cause this but the loose gun laws are what made this possible.
The fact that this guy bought a gun LEGALLY even with his documented mental issues shows that gun laws are far to loose in this country. YES GUNS ARE THE PROBLEM!

@ Vanja

True, but there are many people in the anti-2nd ammendment crowd who believe that guns turn otherwise normal people into killers. That is the part of the arguement that echos videogame regulation.

@Vanja
Weapons free society, that is a laughable concept. Thats like saying a shiv free prison. One of the most controlled environments possible and you still have people using weapons on each other. Hell, they don't even need a shiv, they will just beat the hell out of each other.

Whether we like it or not, CRIMINALS WILL FIND WEAPONS. The ones that can't will still use knives, bats, crowbars, ect ect ect. In a "weapons free society" a criminal won't fear have anything to fear from his victims, that will only embolden them.

Criminals don't want a fair fight. Highly restrictive gun control gives criminals one thing less to worry about.


Let me put this differently. The Genocide in Rwanda was committed mostly by people with machetes, not guns. They took people from their homes and cut them to pieces with a very common bladed instrument. The government there had guns, and they just watched.

We only have 2 choices. Give people no option but to be victimized or allow people a chance to protect themselves. Neither is a perfect system. Someone will always fuck up both of them. However a little self determination goes a long way.

Damn EDIT FUNCTION!!!!

Parts of the this post do not apply unless you are European.

@Vanja

saying that guns kill people and video games dont is pointless too my friend. videogames are controlled by the user, what you play them FOR is up to you. guns are controlled by the user, what you use the FOR is up to you too. see where im going with this?

[...] Though, in general, much of the reporting has focused on Cho as a disturbed loner who liked writing and basketball, and from a generally normal family (parents own a dry cleaner, sister graduated from Stanford, etc). Turns out Cho didn’t even own games, or play them in recent history (despite comments that he was a Counter-Strike fan). Meanwhile, others who are much more articulate and with personal context go largely unnoticed. Though, gotta say it was surprising to see Limbaugh rush to defend games… [...]

Out of all the possible allies videogames could've ever had. Rush Limbaugh was the second last one I was expecting...

Isn't trade diplomats a little excessive? Trade is for business, not state.

Making the point that "video games don't kill people" equavalent with the point that "Guns dont kill people" is totally pointless.

The fact is that Guns DO kill people, no matter what everyone says it is much easer to commit violent crimes with readily available weapons than in a gun (or even weapon) free society.

I am getting sick and tired of video games being blamed for anything but entertainment. Those that kill, either willingly or with medical imbalances, will do so without the help of an outside source like video games. Getting together and banning violent video games because they think it is a "cause" for this behavior is rediculous. If Cho had read Shakespeare over and over, and killed all the VT people with daggers and poison, Dr. Phil and JT would not be rallying for a book burning. We need to step back and search for the true reasoning of these killers, if there is any, instead of throwing video games under the bus because it is convenient.

@jakethe8lf

conservative in the sense of resticting government spending and power, yes, although you get divisions even inside libertarian circles as to the best way to guarantee individual liberties. One example would be the split on the issue of foreign policy. Traditionally libertarianism in general and the Libertarian Party in particular has been not just anti-war on general principles but has pretty much advocated strict Isolationism: minimal diplomatic contacts necessary to keep free trade going, and leave it at that. On the other hand you have groups like the one some have taken to calling "Neolibertarians" who think that Interventionist foreign policy may be necessary in extreme cases, both to preserve domestic individual liberty from external threat and to foster individual liberty in places where diplomatic and/or commercial avenues cannot.

@Brokenscope & Yoshiko:

Maybe Dennis finally put the 'ol "BANNED" stamp on his forehead and none of us knew about it. To be honest, some of it was fun, but most of it wasn't. For a while I felt like I was no longer logging in to read the news, I was checking to see what crazy thing he was going to say next.

It was such a major distraction; I'm glad things are back to what amounts for normalcy around here.

I ever thought I'd see the day Rush Limbaugh says something somewhat logical. The end truly tis here!

@Budget
Only because I'm using Iron sights. Goodness knows jokes about my inability to sight a scope correctly never get old.

@Yoshiko

That is one of many questions code monkeys don't hear very often.

I sometimes wonder what happened to Daniel. He was such an.... inspiring presence?

Oh, Brokenscope, I miss the days of us driving Daniel off-the-wall crazy together.

Have my sweet, intelligent, hypocrisy-free, reasonable, logical, schizo-free children?

Makes sense to me. Conservative =/= Socially Conservative. Libertarianism is a conservative viewpoint, no?

@Brer:

I know, and I've acknowledged that in my posts. However, from how I read the transcript, it seemed like Rush was saying that there needs to be no other explanation than that the guy was evil. When a caller suggested that the killer had a mental disorder, he dismissed that idea. I can't go back and check it again because it seems like the transcript is now reserved for members of the site only? Oh well.

Neurological science has yet to find figure out what makes a Sociopath or a Psychopath. It is believed to be a mixture of both nature and nurture, no one is really sure yet.

I listen to Limbaugh every chance I get, He is an incredibly intelligent man.

It's good to here him showing the true reason behind this tragedy, a sick, evil, twisted person, not video games.

@Brokenscope

You should change your name, because your comments are right on target. The notion of dredging through someone's personal life, medical records, etc. tramples all over civil rights. I'm a little shocked that people touting a fairly liberal idea (let's regulate guns differently) can't see that as clearly as you do.

It's also a little shocking to hear people who think it's wrong to point the finger at video games as a scapegoat in the very next breath blaming guns in exactly the same way. Some are couching it in some absurd ("let's scan peoples' thoughts to see if they deserve a gun") or weasel-worded way ("I'm not saying guns should be banned, just nearly prohibited by very strict laws!") to make it seem like they are reasonable. Call it short-sightedness or hypocrisy, but either way it's disappointing.

Let's put guns and video games aside for a moment, and really look at what I think the core of Rush's argument is. There are no simple answers, and therefore no simple solutions when something like this happens. It's natural for people to look for one, but that's a weakness. Other people have already mentioned this, but the message is that people need to be responsible for themselves. That's a simple thing to say, but it's an almost unrealistically difficult thing to put into practice. It may be why we'll never be able to fully prevent this sort of tragedy from happening, and still maintain a free society with all the liberties we enjoy. But that's a price I'm not willing to pay, and I don't think many Americans are either.

@Vladimir

The problem with your example is that you're talking about "normal" criminals as opposed to the mentally ill. Spree killers like the ones we're talking about (as well as serial killers) are mentally defective, due in large part to integral physical and chemical differences between their brains and the "normal", fully functional human brain.

Quite simply, it's not a matter of external influence. It's a matter of internal physical and neurochemical pathology.

This thread is highly entertaining. It's disappointing how often people don't take the time to evaluate things first hand but, instead base it upon internet or tv sound-bites out of context, yet still assuming that their opinion is unconditionally flawless. One example in recent history was the Military Commissions Act which spurred nationwide walkouts and protests. However, reading it myself, it merely re-worded a discrepency where the previous language for military tribunal code classified lawful and unlawful enemy combatants (under the Geneva Convention) by national affiliation. The change just set rules for distinguishing the same for individuals without an official national allegiance or employ, but rather linked to a multi-national organization.

The first true sign of wisdom is to acknowledge that we actually know very little. Does that make it wrong to form an opinion? No, but it takes strong moral character to take yourself with a grain of salt. It's ok to say "I have no interest in listening to Rush (or NPR) because, from what I've heard of 'em, I don't think I'd enjoy the show."

It is entirely ignorant to hold a unilaterally disapproving view of everything someone does, when you are admittedly basing your "expertise" of that person upon almost pure hearsay.

This applies to Rush, George Bush, Nancy Pelosi, Jack Thompson, and even the VT shooter equally.

A couple points I'd like to pick out of all the comments so far, not to pick on anyone persay, but just to make people think for themselves a little more:

First... is checking yourself into a clinic because you were worried about suicidial depression a clear sign of insanity? Isn't that exactly what a sane person would do? Get help for a problem? Wouldn't a truly crazy person just lock themselves in a dark room for days on end giggling about purple fairies? There really is no public record of that kind of behavior that can be "checked." Mentally unfit is not black and white, it's a sliding scale, and the government is unfortunately always in the position that they have to take care not to "discriminate" against what would qualify as a handicap or disability in their attempt to weed out the potentialy homicidal. Really, criminal records are a good way to do it. I would MUCH rather sell a gun to someone who was bipolar but never had an overdue library book than someone who was perfectly sane but was convicted of assault a dozen times. In my opinion, the former has demonstrated that they have the personal responsibility to cope with whatever mental condition they are suffering from.

Republicans, in my opinion, are not in the pocket of Christian Conservatives, which I find to be a common misperception. Do they make up a significant portion of the voters? Absolutely, but think about the actual decision makers of the Republican party and how many of them have actually challenged Roe vs Wade in the past 6 1/2 years. What significant legislation has been passed that panders to the rights of Christians at the exlusion of other religions? While true that a lot of Republican candidates use "strong Christian morals" to appeal to voters, consider also that a lot of this started back in the 1960's when Southern Democrats, disillusioned with the "equal rights" being given to blacks by their northern counterparts left the party en-masse in protest. The black vote had always been a significant base for Republicans ever since Lincoln up until that point, but how often were blacks really pandered to in terms of Republican agendas?

Consider your own opinion if moral values are important to you in a politician you vote for. One the one hand, we want them to make non-evil decisions, but on the other hand morality often makes one feel "superior" to those with different, though not necessarily "wrong" values, which is not exactly a fair and equal system. Can someone who is, for example Jewish, segregate thier views on politics and religion enough to support a candidate with christian moral values? What about a Buddhist? Should they or shouldn't they do so when voting? Why or why not?

I do not believe that religious morals influencing politicians is a completley good idea, nor do I believe that it is entirely worthless, even if my own religious views vary wildly from the politician in question.

Republicans are not in the pocket of big businesses. Political parties ARE big businesses, and that goes for Democrats and Libertarians as well. Making blanket statements about how one party does this and another party does that is silly... parties are made of individuals with wildly varying opinions, which change all the time. Party constituents are equally likely to have same amount of values in common with another member of their own party as with a member of the "opposing party". e.g. a Republican who supports abortion has values in common with a Democrat who supports gun rights who has values in common with a Libertarian who opposes legalization of marijuana who has values in common with that same Republican. The values have never been clearly divided, and never will be... people align themselves to parties only based on the few values that are MOST important to them.

And also, think about why one would consider "big business" to be a bad thing? For example Haliburton is constantly criticized for being huge-and-therefore-evil, but really ask yourself, what EXACTLY has Haliburton done that I disapprove of personally, not what I read on a political blog somewhere? I'm not trying to lead anyone towards liking or disliking them... again, just asking people to form their own opinions and acknowledge the the worth (or lack thereof) of what that opinion is based upon.

Anyway, last point... it's just silly to make generalized-statements-as-fact about anything you haven't seen for yourself. The best way to know find out whether Rush made his comments to defend individual freedoms and call for personal accountability, or as merely a round-about way of pushing a gun rights agenda, would be to ask him.

im curious as to how this guy was let into VT with a background like he had. he was labeled a threat by a court, they should have seen something like this. he had no place in VT with a history like that.

@Xlorep:

Identifying the extermal stimuli is important if you want to stop these things from happening again. Imagine, hypothetically, that I have a run of bad luck and find my way deep into poverty. Despite my best efforts, I can't seem to get out. So I decide to take my prized handguns and hold up a bank. Simple enough response, right? Take me to prison and keep me there for a few years. Oops, but after my release I'm still broke as hell and have an even harder time getting out of poverty because of my criminal record. So I try my daring bank raid again and get caught once more.

What's the problem? Surely I just made a mistake in deciding to rob those banks. But think about why I robbed the banks. Was it because I owned a gun? No, I used the gun to rob the bank, but I could easily have just mugged someone with a knife or my bare hands. I did it because I was poor and didn't want to be anymore (reasonable enough), but couldn't find a way out. So, my desire to escape the hopeless poverty drove me to get money by any means possible. Reducing poverty and/or increasing the number or support for programs to help people get out of it would result in less people taking drastic measures.

What else? In prison I didn't make any money and didn't learn any skills -- conversely, I probably picked up some antisocial habits while in the slammer. I definitely couldn't have gotten a great job after being imprisoned for armed robbery. So maybe there are ways to change the prison system that could rehabilitate people by teaching them new skills, new ways of thinking, all while still making it clear that prison is not a place you want to be.

Why would I resort to such violent measures, even given my hopeless poverty? Maybe I wasn't raised well enough. Maybe I grew up in a hostile environment. If people are raised properly and in a stable environment, they will be less inclined to commit acts like this.

In the end, while it was very bad for me to rob those banks, and while I should be punished for it, it could have turned out differently if things had been better. Am I coming across clearly?

Out of all the people I would expect to come out in defense of video games Rush Limbaugh was pretty far down on my list.

"@jonc2006 and brokenscope: Yeah, because of all those school bombings we’re always hearing about."

A student made and brought a pipe bomb into my school last just Wednesday...not to mention the kids at Columbine had bombs as well. But why consider facts when it's easier to just spew forth baseless arguments. I mean, you'd hate to be like the very people who attack video games....oh, wait.

@Xlorep DarkHelm

I think part of the point that Vladimir is trying to make is just saying that "They were an evil person, they are the one that bears the responsiblity." doesn't determine the underlying problem.

From the reporting of what facts there are, it's apparent that Cho was a badly damaged person with a lot of anger. It's important to learn how he ended up screwed up so steps can be taken to keep others from ending up the same way.

This isn't to say that he isn't responsible; he chose to reject help and friendly ovetures, and decided to end his life in a manner that took a lot of people with him. But I'd like to know how he ended up someone that was facing that choice so that we'll have a chance of stopping the next one before they harm themselves or others.

@Vladimir -- those external stimuli may be reasons or correlations leading to a possible answer as to the mighty question of "Why?" But in the end, the person is still responsible for their actions. If I get drunk, drive, and kill a pedestrian, I can't blame the alcohol for what I did. I am still responsible for what I did. Sure, the alcohol was part of the reason why everything happened the way it did, but it doesn't take any of the blame for what *I* did. It's not like the liquor bottle has to spend time in prison (or worse) for the crime.

That's all Rush tends to point out -- the individual is still responsible for their actions, plain and simple. It really doesn't matter (is not relevant) in determining who's at fault to figure out all of the external stimuli. True, some of the externals are obviously special cases -- like, for instance, the mentally ill. However everything doesn't fall into special cases like that. People need to be personally responsible for their actions, is all.

@ Brokenscope & jonc2006
I Love you guys. Reading your posts, you've said just about everything I was thinking. After meeting and reading of all these completely unreasonable people I was beginning to lose faith in humanity. Thanks for restoring it!

I'd like to say that even if we ban guns, bad people will get them. I am reminded of a story that John Kerry told about a Drug Dealer. When the police raided his home, they found him in bed with an AK-47 next to him. First, last I checked, AK-47s are illegal in this country. Second, he was a drug dealer, he wasn't exactly law-abiding. (Note: he meant this to encourage gun bans)

And to all those "superior" Europeans, I'll bet money you have a black market where you could buy any illegal merchandise you want, including guns.

will all these shootings happening at Schools, Colleges, Universities, &c., perhaps it's EDUCATION that needs banning?

@Xlorep:

I'm not saying that people shouldn't be held accountable. I think people definitely need to be held accountable for their actions, as long as they are in their right mind. You seem to agree with me that mentally ill people are special cases where they do not necessarily have the ability to think rationally. I also didn't say that the existence or availability of games or guns made him do it.

However, you have to agree that some external stimuli can influence people towards things like this. How else do you explain it? He didn't just wake up one day and say, "I think I've decided to be a cold, murderous nutcase."

[...] Now, I know it's at least unusual for someone on a gaming site to praise Rush Limbaugh, but I have to. In the wake of the recent tragedy at Virginia Tech University, every gamer knew that someone would play the 'video game card.' Sure enough, Jack Thompson was calling every news outlet to spout his lunacy that video games were behind it all. But games were defended by none other than Rush Limbaugh. In fact, he even said what a lot of us think, when he said, "Not every video gamer goes out and murders 33 people on the college campus though. There’s more to this than that… it may desensitize people, but it doesn’t turn everybody into mass murderers." It's high time that everyone got this message, especially lawmakers. You can check out more of the transcript here. It's worth a read. [...]

Quit getting your media talking points about rush and actually go listen to rush. I'm assuming that most of the people on here have only heard someone talk about what rush said instead of actually listening to his show. Limbaugh makes sense if you take everything he says IN CONTEXT. thats a huge factor since he says a lot of outrageous things in order to prove a point.

And i could be wrong on who said this, i think it was chris rock. But his question in reference to the columbine shootings was, "What ever happened to plain old crazy?" Obviously this kid is a nut and he didn't need video games or anything else to spur him on. reality had a tragic effect on his warped mind and thats about it.

@Vladimir -- are you saying that people should not be held accountable for their own actions? All Rush is saying is that people need to be held accountable for what they did, rather than finding some scapegoat -- like video games, or guns -- instead. The same kinds of things people on this site regularly attempt to defend/uphold. Video Games being something the killer played, or didn't play, has no impact on the killer committing murder. People were doing heinous acts of violence and murder long before video games. Long before guns too, for that matter. Those do not make someone commit murder. The individual should be held accountable for their actions -- and if found to be mentally disturbed, taken to be treated. They also should be removed from the general population regardless, if simply for the safety of said general population.

any comments send them to NickSparx@hotmail.com

Do I understand Rush correctly? He's saying that there's no other explanation needed than that the killer was an evil person who chose to do evil things. Sure, one might say, that makes sense -- but why did he choose to do it?

There must be all kinds of biological, emotional, cultural, etc. factors that screwed him up enough to make him decide to do it. To say that the killer chose to kill is to recognize the problem but not actually solve the formula all the way through.

@Nick Sparx... I don't follow you. Is that sarcasm I see in your post?

Thank you Rush Limbaugh for defending video games and gamers. I agree with you for I too play video games. The game manufactures have even stated that their products are for entertainment purposes and that they are not liable for the consumer' s actions. Often times when I am angry I play video games, it really helps me relieve stress also it develops better eye hand coordination. It has often been said that the the game Counter-Strike (CS) trains the player how to massacre. But I say that CS is just a strategic game in which the player takes on the role of foiling the other teams plans whether it be terrorists or counter terrorists. Saying that video games kill people is like saying that spoons make people fat.

I can't wait to hear him wale on Spitzer. ^_^

@illspirit

Too bad no one cares about what happened in Bath Township eighty years ago and it goes completely ignored while the media hypes what happen at VA Tech as the "new deadliest act of mass murder". I heard it when I was younger from my grandfather and other people I knew who were around that area of Michigan when it happened. Of course the media will be pounding this into the ground until they either get bored or another story hits that they think they can exploit for ratings.

@Grombar

He lost the weight years ago.


Rush isn't nearly as bad as certain people try to make him out to be. Especially compared to certain people on the other side.

Oh, was the boyscout uniform thing true? What about his being a "Chinese National"? Oh, he was Korean? Whoops, we'll sweep that under the rug and pretend we didn't use that in speculation.

I'm surprised they haven't gone and busted down his family's door to get the "big story" from them.

Rush isn't pushing something in fear of gun reprisal. He's advocating personal responsibility over emotional response. The same philosophy is used in gun rights arguments for years. He wants Americans to be able to own guns, video games, etc with out the fear of nanny government telling us how to live and what to have.

@Chibi Sylphe

well the media at the moment is in the process of having their ass handed to them as some rather obvious information about this guy is just now coming out.
 
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MaskedPixelantehttp://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/special-report-retail-revolt-over-pc-code-strippers/013614007/31/2014 - 8:27am
ZippyDSMleeWouldn't they be able to afford and get done in a timely manner a general gba emluator for the 3DS? It seems to me if they want to make money off sales they need to do it.07/31/2014 - 7:25am
Sora-ChanAmbassador program, that's what I was looking for. Anyway the other games that have been made no longer exclusive to the early adopters got updates in their software. It'll only be a matter of time more than likely for the GBA to get the same treatment.07/31/2014 - 5:35am
Sora-ChanI might be naming it incorrectly when I say "founder" i mean the program for earlier adopters.07/31/2014 - 5:34am
Sora-Chanthe 3DS's GBA emulator was a rush job due to the founder program. No other GBA titles have been released on the 3DS yet. If/When they do get around to it, they'll more than likely update the emulation software.07/31/2014 - 5:32am
Zenemulator...it's not just a slap job that makes "some" work..they do it for each which is why they work so well. I would rather have the quality over just a slap job.07/30/2014 - 5:48pm
ZenMatthew there is a difference between "worked" and "accurate". You play the Nintendo VC titles they play as damn close to the original as possible. The PSP would just run them as best they could, issues and all. And Masked...EACH VC title has their own07/30/2014 - 5:48pm
MaskedPixelanteOnce again, the 3DS already HAS a GBA emulator, it just can't run at the same time as the 3DS OS.07/30/2014 - 4:54pm
Matthew Wilsonyou cant street pass in ds mode ether, and if moders can make a gba emulator that runs very well on the psp as I understand it. you are telling me that Nintendo devs are not as good as moders?07/30/2014 - 4:49pm
Zenperformance. Halo 1 and 2 worked great because they actually did custom work on each of them...just like Nintendo does now lol07/30/2014 - 4:08pm
Zenexisting hardware while the GBA has to be emulated completely. Same reason the 360 couldn't run most Original Xbox games correctly, or had issues because they just did "blanket approach" for their emulation which led to game killing bugs or horrible07/30/2014 - 4:07pm
ZenSora/Matthew: It's not just Miiverse, but the whole idea of streetpass and things like that would be affected if the OS is not running. And just because a 3DS game can be downloaded and run does not mean that GBA can as easily. Those 3DS games use the07/30/2014 - 4:06pm
 

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