ECA Issues Statement on New Video Game Study

November 3, 2008 -

The Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA) has issued a statement regarding a new video game violence study which appeared today:

For the better part of the past decade we – game consumers, makers, sellers and creators – have been waiting for the results of an unbiased, longitudinal and comprehensive study to be done which will inform us about the potential harmful effects of entertainment products on our children. Unfortunately, with the report published in the latest issue of Pediatrics, we remain waiting,” said Hal Halpin, president of the Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA), the non-profit organization which represents the rights of video and computer gamers.

 

One of the ways in which our stance is likely very different from others in the discussion on the subject is that the ECA would encourage more and better research on the matter. The problem has been, and apparently continues to be, that the agenda of the researchers supersedes our want and need for inclusiveness of all media… not just games – for the overtly sensationalistic spin that will inevitably be employed – to the exclusion of music and movies. We remain optimistic that longitudinal research that is truly comprehensive, objective and inclusive will be performed and shared, but sadly that day has not yet come.

The ECA statement references GP's report on the study by Iowa State University's Dr. Craig Anderson and two Japanese research teams as well as a letter from Texas A&M's Dr. Christopher Ferguson which disputes Anderson's finding.

FULL DISCLOSURE DEPT: The ECA is the parent company of GamePolitics.


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What's Jack Thompson Talking About?

Hey folks. Let’s take a catagoracal look at Thompson’s claims and shoot them down one by one. I’ve even provided links so you don’t have to take my word for it.

“…video game industry lobbyist and apologist Hal Halpin…”

Halpin is not a video game industry lobbyist; he is the head of the Entertainment Consumers Association. “The Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA) is a 501(c)(4) non-profit membership organization established to serve the needs of those who play computer and video games.”

“…the heads of six major health care organizations testified jointly to Congress in 2001 that there is a direct CAUSAL link (not a correlation) between entertainment violence and teen violence.”

Don’t know exactly to what Thompson is referring here. But, as with everything else he says, this is probably untrue also.

“…the American Psychological Association found in August 2005 a CAUSAL link between video game violence and increased teen aggression.”

Nope. Nowhere does it say that. Here’s what it actually says: “whereas comprehensive analysis of violent interactive video game research suggests such exposure a.) increases aggressive behavior…”

“Harvard University found in 2006, through MRI studies, that violent entertainment is processed in teen brains in the sectors that lead to copycat actions.”

Nope. Far as I can tell this study doesn’t even exist. I’ve pestered Thompson about this for years and the best he’s been able to do is namedrop John Murray. Of course, Dr. Murray is a Kansas State University professor who did an MRI study (8 kids, ages 8 to 13, 10 minutes, National Geographic or Rocky IV) that looked at the effect of violent television on kids. It concluded that violence is arousing and engaging to the brain.

“Indiana University found the same through MRI tailored specifically to video games.”

Nope. What it actually found was that kids with disruptive behavioral disorders (DBD) have less activity going on in the frontal lobe (decision-making and behavioral control) then kids without DBD when playing violent games. The games used? A racing game and a James Bond game.

Another Indiana U. study (44 kids, 30 minutes, Need for Speed: Underground or Medal of Honor: Frontline) found that brain scans of kids who played a violent video game showed an increase in emotional arousal – and a corresponding decrease of activity in brain areas involved in self-control, inhibition and attention. Nothing about copycat actions in either study.

“NOBODY paid these medical entitites to find these results. Nobody.”

I seriously doubt these studies were privately funded. They were most likely all done with the assistance of grants. I’m not going to bother tracking that info down ‘cause I don’t care and it doesn’t really matter anyway.

“It is laughable and it is beyond disingenuous for an industry that spends tens of millions of dollars on advertising to modify buying behavior to even suggest that the messages in video games can't possibly modify behavior.”

Advertising is not meant to modify behavior (in the sense of forcing you to do something). In fact, it can’t. All it can hope to do is influence people to make a particular decision. Same with games. They can’t make you do something.

“A recent poll commissioned by the video game industry found that 65% of Americans want Congress to pass a law to prohibit and thus criminalize the sale of Mature games to kids.”

It was not commissioned by the industry. Said the ESA, “The research released today was conducted by Hill & Knowlton for a proposal the agency made to the ESA this summer...”

And the number was 60%, not 65% and not 70% as Thompson recently wrote in a letter to Sarah Palin. Besides, it doesn’t matter how many people want the gov’t to infringe on constitutionally protected speech, it’s still wrong.



Andrew Eisen
 

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! I'm sorry but I really, really  cannot stop laughing at the fact that Jack Thompson thinks that the Obama administration will give a damn about him to take his "advice". they'll listen to his idiotic e-mails about as much as the Bush administration, or the McCaign Campaign have. That means they won't, for those keeping track.

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@GP - you can use the ECA from your site to replace the crapy one there now. The URL is:http://www.theeca.com/sites/all/themes/theeca/graphics/logo_eca.gif

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Why does the ECA do more then the ESA, even though the ECA is living off the backs of consumers paying $10, while the ESA gets major corps paying hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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Jack, you keep calling Hal an industry lobbyist. Remember the 'C' in 'ECA' stands for CONSUMER. That is right...he is representing CONSUMER interests, NOT industry. You see CONSUMERS don't make the games, they buy and play them. Your blantant lies (didn't that get you in trouble to begin with, oh disbarred one?) are enough. Your fantasy world where the ESA and the ECA are the same thing does not exist, much like your law career.

By the way, have you flip flopped enough on the candidates? Seems one second you are pro-McCain and then the next you are for Obama. Ever thought of making a decision and sticking with it? Seems it worked well for you and lying, you and harassing, you and ambulance/massacre chasing, etc etc.

So serial liar and harasser, with all your free time to write angry letters and harass websites, why don't you find an actual job and leave people that don't want to associate with you alone.

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Jack, let's see VISUAL proof (not your random BS) that this CAUSAL link exists. Until then, you are naught but the wind in my ears, and I hear more than your voice in the wind.

Collin Griffin, A.K.A. Shadow Darkman, Sane Human Church-Goer, And Jack Is Going to Hell.

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Owned.

 

Hal Haplin will be twice the man you'll ever be jacky,Not to mention he has a job,What about you?,Your just in your wife's dining room or the small dining dining room of a cheap mobile home logging on to Gay porn and and harassing GP. :)

Make sure you have you glasses on when your going through studies. 

Magic Taco

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The only "study" that video game industry lobbyist and apologist Hal Halpin will be happy with is one funded by the industry that concludes video games have no deleterious effect upon anyone.

Mr. Halpin is fully aware that the heads of six major health care organizations testified jointly to Congress in 2001 that there is a direct CAUSAL link (not a correlation) between entertainment violence and teen violence.

He is aware that the American Psychological Association found in August 2005 a CAUSAL link between video game violence and increased teen aggression.

Harvard University found in 2006, through MRI studies, that violent entertainment is processed in teen brains in the sectors that lead to copycat actions.  Indiana University found the same through MRI tailored specifically to video games.

NOBODY paid these medical entitites to find these results.  Nobody.  That is why Mr. Halpin pretends they don't exist.

It is laughable and it is beyond disingenuous for an industry that spends tens of millions of dollars on advertising to modify buying behavior to even suggest that the messages in video games can't possibly modify behavior.  If ideas have no consequences, then the logic of that position requires the shuttering of ECA.  "Communications affect no one in any fashion, so we shall disband ECA" is what a logical Hal Halpin would say.

A recent poll commissioned by the video game industry found that 65% of Americans want Congress to pass a law to prohibit and thus criminalize the sale of Mature games to kids.  That means I have won the debate, and Hal Halpin can't quite get over that.

Barack Obama, if elected, is going to get that law.  His negative comments about video games have signaled that.  I look forward to advising the new Administration on the fraudulent marketing law that will be passed and held constitutional.  I also look forward to Hal Halpin's view that ideas don't matter being consigned to the ash heap of history where other Big Lies rot.  Jack Thompson 

 

 

 

 

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'' It is laughable and it is beyond disingenuous for an industry that spends tens of millions of dollars on advertising to modify buying behavior to even suggest that the messages in video games can't possibly modify behavior.  If ideas have no consequences, then the logic of that position requires the shuttering of ECA. ''

 

 

what... so let me get this straight DisbarredGuy..

your saying if you see something advertised on TV, you MUST ( i mean 100% MUST) buy that item? Have you NEVER exercised personal choice and said 'Yeah but its a waste of money really'? What. you have? ohh right so personal responsibility and choice DOES come into it then.

wow.. argument over. Glad we cleared that up.

 

 

 

I look forward to advising the new Administration on the fraudulent marketing law that will be passed and held constitutional.  ''

A) i didnt realise the administration had a job vacancy, or required advice from, a professional disbarred attorney

B) Maybe you should have looked forward to advising the last administration  properly, instead of pushing a  shoddy fraudulent marketing law that was held unconstitutional and was a huge waste of taxpayer money

 

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This reminds me of that Simpsons episode where Homer wakes up and realizes that it is the first of the month and declares, "It's new Billboard Day!" He then drives out to look at all the billboards and proceeds to buy everything advertised and eventually enrolls in Clown College.

E. Zachary Knight
Oklahoma City Chapter of the ECA
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that must be where Jack got his degree

岩「…Where do masochists go when they die?」

岩「…I can see why Hasselbeck's worried about fake guns killing fake people. afterall, she's a fake journalist on a fake news channel」

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ROFLCOPTER Good one!

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There's really nothing more I can add here, since everyone has already ripped your "facts" to shreds.....

 

However,

Remember, Jack, that YOU were found guilty on 27 out of 31 counts of misconduct, including:

1) engaging in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation

2) making false statements

3) bad faith obstruction of the disciplinary proceeding by intentionally failing to comply with rules or orders of the disciplinary agency

4) submission of false evidence, false statements, or other deceptive practices during the disciplinary process

 

So, why would you even be calling ANYONE a liar???

Sortableturnip's Law: As an online discussion of video game violence grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Jack Thompson approaches 1

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So in your twisted little world advertising is mind control which inhibits a person's free will?  Better lay off the cough syrup mutt.

As far as Obama goes, he has never mentioned the content of games now has he?

-Ultimately what will do in mankind is a person's fear of their own freedom-

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"The only "study" that video game industry lobbyist and apologist Hal Halpin will be happy with is one funded by the industry that concludes video games have no deleterious effect upon anyone."

There are plenty of studies that conclude this that have not been funded by the industry. I take it you ignored the long list of studies appended to the letter criticizing Mr. Anderson's latest "study".

"Mr. Halpin is fully aware that the heads of six major health care organizations testified jointly to Congress in 2001 that there is a direct CAUSAL link (not a correlation) between entertainment violence and teen violence."

I'm aware that OJ testified that he was innocent. I'm aware that you lied in court previously. I'm sure that these 6 health care people gave their opinion on violent media. Testimony does not count for much if it is flawed or completely untrue.

"He is aware that the American Psychological Association found in August 2005 a CAUSAL link between video game violence and increased teen aggression."

I am aware that Craig Anderson himself clarified the results of that study, and that it shows a CORRELATION between games and aggression, with aggression being vague and undefined in the study. They also neglected to bother with control groups and see if the same results were apparent when people played sports, listened to music, watched movies, etc. One group did conclude that certain Bible passages had similar results, but let's continue your method of ignoring anything that might cast aspersions on your precious "studies".

"Harvard University found in 2006, through MRI studies, that violent entertainment is processed in teen brains in the sectors that lead to copycat actions.  Indiana University found the same through MRI tailored specifically to video games."

If this study was so compelling, and conclusively proved your silly point, then why has it never convinced a court?

"NOBODY paid these medical entitites to find these results.  Nobody."

Nobody paid for all the studies that refure those results, and nobody paid for the peer criticism they have received. Nobody.

"That is why Mr. Halpin pretends they don't exist."

Pot and kettle Mr. Thompson. You pretend that all the opposing studies do not exist because you don't agree with them.

"It is laughable and it is beyond disingenuous for an industry that spends tens of millions of dollars on advertising to modify buying behavior to even suggest that the messages in video games can't possibly modify behavior."

You've just reinforced the point i made in the last article. Advertising can modify buying behaviour. It cannot make you go out and buy things, but it can influence you to choose a certain product, when you have already made the decision to buy that product. Video games have certainly never modified my behaviour, and I have played every one of your favourite scapegoat games since I was 13. Oh, that's right, I'm sorry. I'm just a sample size of one and don't mean anything. Just like the millions of other sample sizes of one...

"If ideas have no consequences, then the logic of that position requires the shuttering of ECA.  "Communications affect no one in any fashion, so we shall disband ECA" is what a logical Hal Halpin would say."

This makes my brain hurt, it's such a stupid and meaningless statement.

"A recent poll commissioned by the video game industry found that 65% of Americans want Congress to pass a law to prohibit and thus criminalize the sale of Mature games to kids.  That means I have won the debate, and Hal Halpin can't quite get over that."

Congratulations on "winning" the debate! Your prize is disbarment, the opportunity to post nonsense on the internet all day and not earn money (what else is new) and a legacy of failed attempts to pass these laws. How many is it now? 10? 11? You claim that 65% of Americans want this law, but I'm afraid that 100% of these laws are unconstitutional :)

"Barack Obama, if elected, is going to get that law.  His negative comments about video games have signaled that."

We have gone over this. His comments are not anti-games, but pro-education. He may well have said the same thing about tv, music or hanging out in malls.

"I look forward to advising the new Administration on the fraudulent marketing law that will be passed and held constitutional."

Good luck finding any games that break that law. All video games are appropriately rated by the ESRB.

"I also look forward to Hal Halpin's view that ideas don't matter being consigned to the ash heap of history where other Big Lies rot."

The big lies? You mean like the ones you told in court and in your missives that got you disbarred? Ideas do matter Jack, just not in the way you think. If you have an idea, it does not automatically mean you act on it. For example, I'm sure you once had an idea to be honest and tell the truth in court. Didn't happen though, did it?

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Jack, there's probably some wonderful stuff on TV right now. And there might be a big bag of Fritos left in the pantry. You should go lie down and have some more snacks.

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Jack, I really must ask you, seriously now, why do you persist?  And why do you insist on still posting here (other than for the pathetic grabs for attention and the replies you manage to elicit)?  Honestly, I shouldn't even be wasting my time responding to anything you say anymore.  Your lifetime of censorious activity since the 1990's and your arrogant, self-rightous attitude has managed to anger me so much that the only response I would give you now would be a punch in the face.

You speak as if you somehow still have some semblance of authority and credibilty.  You have none now.  Zero.  Zilch.  Nada.  You're just a pathetic old man screaming from his front porch at those damn kids to get off his lawn.  And you act as if you still have some place in this debate.  You do not.  The Florida Bar saw to that and you've been effectively removed and taken out.  You are no longer a player.

At least you're no longer signing, "Attorney, and You're Not" at the end of your messages.  So I'm glad to see that you acknowledge the reality of your situation in that regard.  But don't continue to think you're more important than you really are.  You may have been when you were a lawyer, but not anymore.  Nothing you say to anyone is going to have any influence, especially to President Obama.  Why should their administration even listen to you when you can no longer claim to be any kind of authority figure?  You had a better shot getting Palin's ear, but it looks like she and McCain will go down in defeat.  So there go your (remote) chances.  To them, and everyone else now, you're just a crank.

Do me a favor, Jack: stop coming here.  And stop harassing my friends like Dennis, Hal, EZK and the rest.  Oh, and develop prostate cancer and die while you're at it.

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Why would our next president ever want anything to do with a disgraced, PERMANENTLY DIBARRED never has been ex-lawyer?

You won't be advising anyone and you never have advised anyone on anything.

And Obama never said anything negative about video game.s He said that about entertainment in general. ANy professional knows ot keep their personal views and their career seperate. Of course, no one ever accused you of being a professional.

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Are you mildly retarded? Silly me, dumbass responses are the hallmark of the Metropolitian Moron of Miami, so that answered my own question.

Well then, those six major health care organizations committed perjury.

One of the authors of that APA study has said that "study" doesn't show a "causal link", and you know it, shithead.

And those "Harvard MRI's" aren't worth anything. Call me when you get the same guys that found that Chris Benoit's brain was the equivalent of an 80-year-old Alzheimer's patient when he murdered his family and killed himself to look at the brain of the next Columbine wannabe.

They had to get the money from somewhere, moron. Besides that, Craig "Dumbass" Anderson's latest "study" was paid for by the NIMF, who distanced themselves from you in the last few years.

That "poll" was never commissioned by the industry, retard. A PR firm with a history of extortion and making false polls if paid enough released it after the industry refused to do business with them.

And that law would also be held UNconstitutional as it still is based on content restriction.

The only reason you're hitching up to Obama's post(after calling McCain the "freaking man') is because the Pittsburgh Steelers whipped the Washington Redskins last night on Monday Night Football and as we know, if the Redskins lose their last home game before the Presidential election, the party not in the White House wins the Presidency.

Practice what you preach, you cockbiting fucktard: Grow up and get a life

Back in Black from a forced hiatus by Hurricane Gustav.

Geaux Saints, Geaux Tigers, Geaux Pelicans. Solidarity for the Saints = No retreat, no surrender. 2013 = Saints' revenge on the NFL. Even through the darkest days, this fire burns always.

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Once again, i thought you were for McCain? Stop flipflopping every two days.

"Mr. Halpin is fully aware that the heads of six major health care organizations testified jointly to Congress in 2001 that there is a direct CAUSAL link (not a correlation) between entertainment violence and teen violence."

Just because one testified doesn't make it true. That amounts to nothing. (Kind of like all your 'victories' against the industry that never actually happened.)

"He is aware that the American Psychological Association found in August 2005 a CAUSAL link between video game violence and increased teen aggression."

For the final time, Mr. Thompson, ACTUALLY READ THE REPORT. It says NO SUCH THING. Deal with it.

"It is laughable and it is beyond disingenuous for an industry that spends tens of millions of dollars on advertising to modify buying behavior to even suggest that the messages in video games can't possibly modify behavior."

No one is saying that video games have absolutely zero effect on the mind. It's only you that's saying they have the disastrous one-to-one effect that you so wish they would have. Ideas DO have no consequences, Mr. Thompson. It's what one DOES with that idea that is up for debate. I can picture shooting someone in my head all that I want, but do i actually follow it up in real life? NO. I'm sure you do that on a daily basis, but is it the game's fault? Certainly not. See?

"Barack Obama, if elected, is going to get that law.  His negative comments about video games have signaled that."

No, his ads have pushed parents to be parents and turn off the TV and video games as a whole to get off their butt and study. There's a difference, sir.

" I also look forward to Hal Halpin's view that ideas don't matter being consigned to the ash heap of history where other Big Lies rot."

You mean like "I'm an attorney and you're not?"

David "DavCube" Gagnon, Resident of Reality, and You're Not.

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 Jacky, getting high on gay porn is not a great idea. Go lay down, let the grown ups talk. It's already been proven that American Psychological Association has false studies. Along with everything else you posted. Why not stop and care for your family- wait that's right, you're alone now aren't you?

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If Patricia did leave him, I do not blame her in the slightest. I only hope she managed to take her son with her. Poor devils, I pity them. (I seriously do, I feel sorry for them for having to put up with Miami Jack)

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I would love for someone to go and interview Patricia and his son and see what they REALLY think of Jack-off being disbarred.

Sortableturnip's Law: As an online discussion of video game violence grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Jack Thompson approaches 1

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Personally, I would rather people leave his family out of it.

E. Zachary Knight
Oklahoma City Chapter of the ECA
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Aw, come on. We're just curious as to their position on JT and his antics. We can wonder, right?

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We need more industry people like Hal to stand up and make the public take notice of us.

 

We are NOT killers, we are normal people in society.

 

Sadly the Anti-Gamers will go on their twisted speech saying that the Industry is full of corrupt people who try to take advantage of the consumer.

 

We need studies done by ballanced people, not those who are anti-gamers who try to find something wrong with Videogames all the time.

 

TBoneTony

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Hal isn't an industry guy though...

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Before Jack comes in here and derails the conversation, like the idiot crackpot that he is, I would like to say...as many of us have already...I'm 25 years old. I've been playing Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, GTA1, etc etc (name a controversial yet violent game)  for the past 20 years. I hold a job with General Electric which pays quite substantially, engaged to a beautiful woman, keep an active social life...and I have never committed a violent crime in my entire life. Yes and that is 20 or so years of exposure to violent games, R-Rated Movies, and dark twisted anime and T.V shows.

I am not alone. Millions of people have done that as well and they have not become serial killers either. So to the folks spinning false findings and idiot opportunists who try to take advantage of these things: I am not an insignificant statistic! I am a valid one. Stop trying to scapegoat the new media and grow up. Get a life, and do something constructive with your lives.

and thank you ECA for making a statement, unlike the useless ESA...

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Go Hal Go!!!!

 

Hell I have been playing violent games for more than 30 years. I have clocked at least two full years of game time throughout that period and I'm a very peace loving man. So I call shenanigans on all these bullshit studies based on empirical knowledge.   

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Ahh but don't you see? Calling shenanigans is aggressive! Also you used naughty words which is undeniable proof that games make you a sweary-boy!

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Hmmm... But I thought I picked up the attitude at school and language on the street or was it TV - hmmmm.......

Silly me.

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I wonder why an increase in aggression is considered a bad thing, it can be just as good as bad. You go to work where a pinheaded twat of a boss is abusing employees for no reason other than to try and pretend that he's somehow important. Then before you go to work, you play a game where you're a kick arse hero and feel really empowered and then when the boss is being a tool and abusing a secretary for not doing something thats not in her job description anyway, you're more likely to take the dickhead to task and stand up for your fellow employees.

Ideally in that situation you'd want to take a boom box and a copy of Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It" so you can have that blaring as you lecture the boss...

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And we'll remain wanting for good. No one is interested is an unbiased study.

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When it comes about videogames, there is not such thing as "unbiased study".

 

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Every supporting position has been filled by me.

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"We remain optimistic that longitudinal research that is truly comprehensive, objective and inclusive will be performed and shared, but sadly that day has not yet come."

I'll save everyone a lot of time and money.  Violent media does not cause a mentally sound person to act violently.

Any questions?

 

Andrew Eisen

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Do you think that the people conducting these studies count the actions necessary to complete violent video games (such as shooting people in an FPS, flipping out and killing things hardcore Ninja-style in Ninja Gaiden 2, using one of Nero's epic throws or Dante's general badassedness in Devil May Cry 4) as aggressive acts in and of themselves?

"That's not ironic. That's justice."

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If they do then they are horribly misguided because when it comes down to it, you're just hitting the A Button.

 

Andrew Eisen

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So that is why my co-workers arn't dead?!

 

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Ryu from Street Fighter? I didn't know you worked here!

"I don't, but that proposal was definitely due on Wednesday!"

FIGHT!

-Robot Chicken

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When it comes down to it, isn't that the same as an air horn, except instead of a loud annoying sound and maybe some fog, you're unleashing a crazy awesome attack?

"That's not ironic. That's justice."

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Except a powerful enough air horn could conceivably be used to harm someone.

I don't care how awesome you are at Street Fighter II, you're hadouken isn't going to harm me in real life.

 

Andrew Eisen

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Yeah, damage is possible from the noise, perhaps if you blow it right in someone's ear it could be permanent damage for a sustained period, and people might hurt you for being a jerk.  Oh my god, Craig Anderson is trying to create an army of people trained in air horn use to get people to go deaf and then punch other people in the face!

"That's not ironic. That's justice."
 
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Matthew WilsonI meant from a organizational pov end users get it in contract, but any site that would want to use it for 2 factor would have to pay alot of money12/27/2014 - 5:35pm
IanCSMS is expensive? In what country? I get something stupid a month on my contract. I think it might even be unlimited.12/27/2014 - 5:32pm
Matthew WilsonI am still amazed that 2 factor authentication has not become the norm yet. I get sms is expensive, but Google authanacator api is free for any website to use.12/27/2014 - 5:11pm
PHX Corphttp://techcrunch.com/2014/12/27/anonymous-leaked-a-massive-list-of-passwords-and-credit-card-numbers/ Guys change your passwords: Anonymous Leaked A Massive List Of Passwords And Credit Card Numbers12/27/2014 - 3:25pm
Matthew WilsonThis is impressive video editing. basketball tricks with a basketball. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhCQeFX9GSg#t=18112/27/2014 - 2:01pm
MaskedPixelanteDude was at the center of a pretty serious plagiarism scandal back in 2011, and it was widely known he ripped off other musical pieces well before that.12/27/2014 - 9:33am
Kajex@Masked Right, because his work actually composing music for several Metroid games necessitated plagiarism.12/27/2014 - 9:04am
MaskedPixelanteI can't believe Kenji Yamamoto got another job. Then again, his job on Smash was "musical arrangment", so copying other people's work is right up his alley.12/26/2014 - 9:31pm
Matthew Wilsonthe company that hosts it is a cyber security firm, and from what I understand it is the data they they see just shown publicly.12/26/2014 - 8:22pm
Wonderkarpa question about that website, Matthew...how does it know its a cyberattack or not12/26/2014 - 8:06pm
Matthew Wilsonfor those intreasted in seeing cyber attacks in real time check out this site. http://map.ipviking.com/12/26/2014 - 7:51pm
PHX Corp@MP you can add me on XBL and Nintendo Network if you want, I go under TrustyGem(Same gamertag as on Steam)12/26/2014 - 2:01pm
CMinerI blame North Korea.12/25/2014 - 11:49pm
MechaTama31For the last few weeks, the GP site fails to load about 2/3 of the times I try.12/25/2014 - 11:13pm
MaskedPixelanteOK, is GP having trouble loading for anyone but me?12/25/2014 - 9:21pm
Matthew Wilsonits a bunch of script kiddies. ddosing is one of the easiest thing to do,and most companies can not stop it sadly.12/25/2014 - 5:05pm
MaskedPixelanteI like Nintendo as much as the next person, they're pretty much the only company putting out the games I want to play, but that was pretty embarassing to have NNID go down due to overuse.12/25/2014 - 4:35pm
MaskedPixelanteSee? It's NOT a repeat of last year's fiasco.12/25/2014 - 4:22pm
PHX CorpLizard squad is responsible for The XBL/PSN shutdown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSpZvsoWvig12/25/2014 - 4:17pm
IanCOh shut up bitching about Nintendo. At least they advised people to downloading updates before the big day. Sony/MS? Not a peep.12/25/2014 - 3:50pm
 

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