On Father's Day, Obama Urges Dads To Swap Video Games for Books

June 21, 2009 -

Repeating a theme that he frequently touched upon during his 2008 election campaign, President Barack Obama has once again referenced video games as a metaphor for academic underachievement.

In a Father's Day message published in Parade, Obama writes:

We need to set limits and expectations. We need to replace that video game with a book and make sure that homework gets done... We need to tell our sons, Those songs on the radio may glorify violence, but in our house, we find glory in achievement, self-respect, and hard work.

Interestingly, the Parade feature is Obama's third mention of video games in the last 10 days. On June 11th he told an audience in Wisconsin:

The world has gotten competitive. The Chinese, the Indians, they're coming at us and they're coming at us hard, and they're hungry, and they're really buckling down.

And they watch - their kids watch a lot less TV than our kids do, play a lot fewer video games, they're in the classroom a lot longer.

Last Monday the President mentioned games during a speech to the American Medical Association in Chicago:

[Preventive care] starts with each of us taking more responsibility for our health and the health of our children. It means... raising our children to step away from the video games and spend more time playing outside.


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And where are you from?  Name a country, and I'll come up with a crisis for it.

 

Freedom of speech means the freedom to say ANYTHING, so long as it is the truth. This does not exclude anything that might hurt someone's feelings.

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 Oh, well if other countries have crisis' I guess that means we can ignore our own.

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Yeah, Iran's got nukes, rigged their presidential elections and wants to destroy Israel just because they're Jews, and North Korea wants to launch a missile at Hawaii, but our President is going to discuss video games!  Yeah, that makes perfect sense.

Instead of trying to get the door open to litigate the gaming industry (and you're a fucktard if you think this isn't what he's trying to do), how about he do what he said he was going to do?  Like fix the economy, because he's done a piss-poor job on that.  Or come up with a plan for closing Gitmo if he really wants to do it, because nobody wants them in their state, whether they think they're terrorists or not.  Or, maybe, he can grow a pair of balls and actually deal with Iran and North Korea.  Mr. President, the time for rhetoric is over.  How about you do something?

 

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You're coming off as a ranting lunatic here my friend. I guarantee he is not trying to open the door to litigate against the gaming industry.

God, I can't even comprehend your line of thinking here. He makes a couple comments that American kids need to be doing better in school and that child obesity is a problem, and hey, maybe they should spend a little less time playing video games. Then you take that and make it out like his presidential platform is centered around an anti-videogame stance or something.

You also seem to think that since he's made a couple statements about video games that means that that is the only thing he is capable of doing at one time. And in fact, all his spare time is spent writing 2 sentences about video games, and none of his speech writers are doing anything else, nobody else in government is doing anything except talk about video games! LOOK I CAN USE HYPERBOLE TOO!

Get a fucking clue about how government works and then maybe we can discuss this without you frothing at the mouth.

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If you want to pretend that video game litigation isn't going to come, go right ahead.  Two states already attempted litigation, where it was killed (thankfully), but that doesn't mean that nobody is ever going to get any sort of litigation through.  I do know how the government works.  That's why any politician making comments of such is scary.  This is always how it starts.  This is how Prohibition started, with a seemingly innocent comment in a newspaper about how maybe drinking should be curtailed a little bit.  Low and behold, two years later, all alcohol in America is illegal by constitutional amendment.  It took a long time to repeal that amendment, at a major cost to Americans across the country.  The problem only needed some personal responsibility by the citizens to fix, but look where the country went, on the words of idiot politicians like Obama.

Get a fucking clue about American history and then maybe we can discuss this without you making personal attacks against my logic.

 

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Re: On Father's Day, Obama Urges Dads To Swap Video Games ...

This whole 'swap games for books' line of bullshit is getting tired and annoying.  When I was 7, I read at a sophomore level, due to games like Final Fantasy, books like The Lord of the Rings, Shogun, and Les Miserables, and a bit of self-motivation.  My son is progressing at the same rate, and we game all the time.  A lot of RPG action (Star Oceans, Final Fantasy(s), Kingdom Hearts, the list is endless), games that have a ton of text and interesting characters, those can teach kids to read just as well as books.

And another thing, and this has been pissing me off for years, shut up about songs on the radio glorifying violence.  They've done that since time began.  When I was little, I listened to songs like 'Rifles of the IRA', Weila Weila Weilla, etc, old gaelic songs that were mostly about violence, or contained violent themes.  Sure, music on the radio today (looking at rap and hiphop here) is pretty violent, but its not the violence that we need to be annoyed with; its the treatment of women mentioned in the song, along with the fact that a lot of people don't have parents that actually teach them right for wrong.

Of course, I saw on CNN the other day an article suggesting that most of these statements were meant for the black community, so in that light, they do make sense.  Those families, for the most part, need more parental involvement.

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And another thing, and this has been pissing me off for years, shut up about songs on the radio glorifying violence.  They've done that since time began. 

It'd be amusing to look back in history and see exactly how many ballads/drinking songs glorified war, slaughtering one's enemies, dying gloriously in battle, etc. I'd imagine it's a fairly high percentage.

-Gray17

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If you were able to read at a sophomore level when you were 7 years old, what the Hell happened between then and now? Because just this week you read the Daniel Petric article posted here and completely failed to understand that (a) Petric had already been found guilty and (b) he'd been found guilty of not two counts of murder but, rather, only one. That's not exactly what I would call reading at a sophomore level.

And you couldn't have seen an "article" on CNN. The word "article" can't be properly used to describe anything appearing on television. It's only applies to print media.  Give the word "segment" a try, next time.

If your parents threw money at having you privately educated at Duke, then that didn't work well, either. They apparently don't have too much to show for the expenditure. 

Re: On Father's Day, Obama Urges Dads To Swap Video Games ...

I get printed news from CNN.com on my cell phone.  Sorry for not making that clearer for you.

Re: On Father's Day, Obama Urges Dads To Swap Video Games ...

What, no pithy response regarding your inability to read and understand a plain English article on GamePolitics? 

And, by the way, your obvious racism doesn't make you any kind of expert on the Black community. It just makes you . . . racist. 

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Well for the past few days, he has been addressing the problems in black communities, so it is only logical that his statement is alongside those of the past few days. But as I said eariler, public education being fixed has a higher impact than personal educational growth.

But only I'm racist, eh?  Obviously, the fact that he's been trying to talk to the black community has nothing to do with it.  So what, only rich people can be racist?  Only republicans?  Only white people?  

When your 'community' has to have a whole holiday dedicated to trying to re-establish the ideal of the family, I'd say it has a problem with the whole family concept.  By the way, that holiday is Kwanzaa.  I'm not saying the people of the negro persuasion are bad, or lesser than others, I'm saying that, as a community, they need to pull together and do some fathering.  Apparently, Obama agrees with me, for once.

 

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Haha, "negro persuasiaun". You really are an asshat. Funny though.

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I saw that, too, but passed on it. I don't think the term "negro" has been used in the last 50 years, at least not by anyone with a full set of front teeth. 

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Kwanzaa is not a holiday dedicated to trying to re-establish the ideal of the family nor is that claimed need the inspiration for Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa, which was founded by the Black Nationalist Ron Karenga, is a celebration of African heritage and is intended to provide an alternative to the Euro-centric holiday of Christmas celebrated by the dominant culture in American society.

Protip: If you don't have the slighest clue of what you're talking about, then there's no shame in just shutting the fuck up. Beats the Hell out of opening your mouth and sounding like an idiot who has no clue of what they're talking about.

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I suggest next time you read a wikipedia artilce, you read it all the way through.  You see, there are 7 principles of Kwanzaa.  When Black nationalist Ron Karenga established Kwanzaa, he saw his community in great need of those 7 principles, the ideals which had allowed them to live from day to day in Africa.  One of the top principles was the unity of the family and community.

From the same wiki you half-read:

Kwanzaa celebrates what its founder called "The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa," or Nguzo Saba (originally Nguzu Saba - "The Seven Principles of Blackness"), which Karenga said "is a communitarian African philosophy" consisting of what Karenga called "the best of African thought and practice in constant exchange with the world." These seven principles comprise Kawaida, a Swahili term for tradition and reason. Each of the seven days of Kwanzaa is dedicated to one of the following principles, as follows:

  • Umoja (Unity) To strive for and to maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race.
  • Kujichagulia (Self-Determination) To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves.
  • Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility) To build and maintain our community together and make our brothers' and sisters' problems our problems and to solve them together.
  • Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics) To build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together.
  • Nia (Purpose) To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.
  • Kuumba (Creativity) To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.
  • imani (Faith) To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.

Unity.  As in the UNITY OF A FAMILY UNIT, THE BASIC UNIT FOR OUR SOCIETY'S GROWTH.

PROTIP: Next time you read a wiki article, read the whole way through.  Also, don't try to debate with someone who spends a lot of time working with Social Workers.  They know this stuff.  So do the people who keep inviting me to exhibits at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

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Does your ignorance know no bounds, Mr. Lewis? How can you read what you, yourself, have provide and even begin to think that it anywhere near supports the conclusion that Kwanzaa is a holiday which can be defined solely as dedicated to re-establishing the ideal of the family? Unless you're a half-wit?

Firstly, the seven pronciples are not listed in any order of importance. They are of equal importance. That Umoja is the first appearing and first celebrated principle doesn't make it one bit more important than any of the other principles and certainly doesn't make it the sole principle upon which Kwanzaa should be defined. But even if it was, your feeble attempt to re-define the principle as being solely about "the unit of a family unit, the basic unit for our society's growth" suggest that either you are a non-reading-and-comprehending idiot or that you take me for one. By the very terms of the information you have provided, Umoja speaks not only to the family nor most importantly so. It also speaks with equal importance to a unity in community, nation, and race.

And I could give give a rat's ass if you spent a lot of time working with Harriet Tubman on the Underground Railroad or were invited to receive a NAACP Image Award from the Rev. Al Sharpton. You'd still be as ignorant as a cow's ass. And still obviously racist.  

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If you knew anything about sociology, however, you'd know that in order to produce a strong community, a strong nation, or a strong race, the family unit must be strong.  I know, I know, that may be a big concept for you, but I'm about to run out to the store so you can spend another 20 minutes trying to come up with something else to say to that.

In the 1960's Karenga (who, oddly enough, was arrested in the 70's for kidnapping and something else) was trying to foster a strong black community.  That was the reason for the creation of the holiday.  He knew that in order for the black community to survive, it would need to be a strong community, especially in the 60's (faced with all the prejudice and violence of the days).  As such, he wanted a holiday which would remind people of the values that had made their people able to live for so long in the hard lands of Africa.  Once again, the smallest unit of the community is the FAMILY, so he knew he would need to teach values that would strengthen family, then community, then nation, then race. 

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"If you knew anything about sociology, however, you'd know that in order to produce a strong community, a strong nation, or a strong race, the family unit must be strong. "

Thats funny, sociology always taught me the family unit was a myth.

 

Also we need to produce a strong race? What the fuck is this the Third Reich?

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Actually, that would be Austin "I Read at a Sophomore Level When I Was Seven" Lewis failing, once again, to understand plain English. Or perhaps, as is his tendency, re-writing someone else's plain English to suit his own needs. Ron Karenga's Umoja principle as he states it says nothing about a "strong race." Rather, it calls for "unity" in the race.  

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Thats funny, sociology always taught me the family unit was a myth.

Sweet jesus, someone needs to shoot whoever taught you that. The family unit is the base entity for most societies on the planet, and has been for all of recorded history.

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Well I should have been more clear. I meant the nuclear family. Yes the 'family unit' has been active through most history but is often totally different than the current western unit. Often what we wouldn't describe as 'family'. The point I was trying to make was that yes the family is important but the family can mean so many different things that it can be misleading to talk about the 'decline' of the family unit.

I should have explained more but I was dumbfounded by the race comment to be honest.

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You can sit there all day and try to impute to Ron Karenga your own personal beliefs and opinions. But nowhere in the available literature on the subject of Kwanzaa or Ron Karenga does it suggest any of the things you are suggesting as to Karenga placing primary importance on the family unit in his founding of Kwanzaa or that he saw unity in the family as a neccessary prerequisite to unity in the community, nation, and race. In fact, the literature and Karenga's own statements on the issue suggest that he was primarily motivated by his disbelief in the relevance of the Christmas holiday to African Americans and was most interested in providing an alternative with greater relevance and utility to his community. If you know of some source other than you own ignorance which supports your view of the inner workings of Ron Karenga's mind, then please share them with me.

And what's odd about a radical Black Nationalist in the 1960s being arrested for kipnapping? If you knew a lick about Black History, you'd know that most of the major players from the Radical Black Movement in the 1960s were either arrested, imprisoned, murdered by law enforcement, or forced into exile. 

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(1997( Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Family, Community, and Culture, "Kwanzaa was not created to give people an alternative to their own religion or religious holiday."[

Sounds like a quick about face from his original stance.  Maybe because he didn't really care for his original stance and was just posturing?  Hmmmmm.

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We can specualte as to reasons for the self-refutation all we want, if it is indeed that. He could just as easily be acknowledging the fact that Kwanzaa isn't nearly as religious in nature as it is political and, therefore, may well be able to peacefully co-exist with one's religious observances. The fact remains that his original postion was that Kwanzaa is intended to be an alternative to Christmas. And, to return to the original point under discussion before you get too involved in your attempt to lead me down this side trail, Kwanzaa isn't solely or even primarily about re-establishing family ideals. And any attempt to define it as such smacks of ignorance.    

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According to libs, only white people can be racist and only men can be sexist.  That's why white people are not able to be defended by hate crime laws, and women can't be charged with rape against a man.

 

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Re: On Father's Day, Obama Urges Dads To Swap Video Games ...

Well for the past few days, he has been addressing the problems in black communities, so it is only logical that his statement is alongside those of the past few days. But as I said eariler, public education being fixed has a higher impact than personal educational growth.

Re: On Father's Day, Obama Urges Dads To Swap Video Games ...

Throwing money at public education will never yield results.  Chicago is a great example of that.

Re: On Father's Day, Obama Urges Dads To Swap Video Games ...

That's like saying "Converting to single payer is useless, just look at South America", oh wait, bad example. France exists with the best healthcare in the world.

Stop using bad examples.

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French people don't bathe.  They have the best health care in the world because of their inordinantly high taxes, and because the dollar has sunk as of late.

 

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The dollar has nothing to do with France's excellent healthcare. Taxes do, but does it lower quality of life? Again, no, France has the highest quality of life in the world. I can say this having lived there, also being part Belgian.

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France also has almost no military to speak of, and they as a country have been hijacked by illegal Muslim immigrants.  Thank you, but I'll stick with the USA.

 

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...How is this relevant?

Re: On Father's Day, Obama Urges Dads To Swap Video Games ...

Just commenting on Snipzor's France comment.  I'm part French, so I feel I can get away with it.

 

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Re: On Father's Day, Obama Urges Dads To Swap Video Games ...

I totally agree with you!

Re: On Father's Day, Obama Urges Dads To Swap Video Games ...

Also, I think books only exercise your brain, not your body. So you can still get fat while reading book. Just saying, unless your in a treadmill, it's the same as sitting down.

Re: On Father's Day, Obama Urges Dads To Swap Video Games ...

 Yeah, because reading has absolutely no benefits at all that games don't.

Jesus gamers, I'm with you, but sometimes you tards make it hard.

Re: On Father's Day, Obama Urges Dads To Swap Video Games ...

Aside from increasing reading comprehension, what advantage does reading have over games?  That's the only thing I can find in reading that you can't get from gaming, due to the fact that most games don't get all Shakespearian with their writing.

 

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 Increased vocabulary, reading stimulates many areas of the brain (in ways that reading text in a game doesn't, by the way) that improves it's ability to process, improves focus and concentration, and I could go on but what's the point. You tards will stick with your fallacy that playing games is actually productive.

Don't get me wrong, by the way. I love games, I play all the time. But are you REALLY suggesting that reading should be avoided because it will make you fat like games and has no benefits?

Retards.

Even ignoring the fact that no one says you should read to the point where you get fat, that's just ridiculous.

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You think I'm fat? I'm a 115 pound girl who exercises. Where's your arguement now? Reading is imporant, yeah, but just because people like to play games rather than read books doesn't mean their stupid. You don't have to push peole down to get your point across. Maybe you should have read about that somewhere. Learn to accept others ideals. I accept Obama's idea to get kids reading, I'm not against it, I just know that video games aren't stopping them from reading.

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 "You think I'm fat? I'm a 115 pound girl who exercises. Where's your arguement now?"

I don't know, you tell me, because I don't remember ever making the argument that excercising makes you fat. Ever. Please, show me that. Show me where I said "people who excercise will be fat".

I'll be waiting.

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Well the new BDI ratio or whatever it is yes you can be fat if you are short for youer age/gender......... god its like new math only mroe retarted.....

 


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(in ways that reading text in a game doesn't, by the way)

Then all digital reading is worthless?

BAH!

 

Neither are sacrosanct.... and neither are ultimately productive by theme selfs....the inspiration,ideas and understandings from by each can make other things better but alone they are practically worthless.

 


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 (in ways that reading text in a game doesn't, by the way)

Then all digital reading is worthless?

Uh, no?

How does saying text in a game doesn't stimulate the brain in ways reading does say that.. reading.. doesn't stimulat the brain like.. reading.

that doesn't even make sense.

That would be like if I said "my bikes tires are flat" you take that to mean that no airplanes can land because their tires are flat.. what the hell does that have to do with anything? That's not even close to what I said.

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Hah, are you kidding me? My DAD is playing Resident Evil 5 in front of me as I type this. If you want you're kid to get smarter, sure give him a book, but video games aren't making stupid kids. I learned to read fast from Pokemon and Final Fantasy 7, and I'm sure a lot of people have played at least Final Fantasy and know that in depth characters and storyline aren't all just in books. Face it, books and video games basically the same, only playing video games is albeit more expensive. However, in both there are limits on who can play a game, and who should read a book. The only difference there is that video games have a rating system, books do not.

 

I'm not bashing books, I love books, I'm bashing people who think video games are a bad influence (and I'm not including games like GTA) and that "books are better" when there are books out there that are definitely not for children (a term called "smut books" I believe).

 

My father enjoys video games, and I'm sure many fathers out there do as well, and that's how I bonded with my dad. We can sit and talk for hours about how the T-Virus was created and how the storyline amazed us, or discuss the similarities between Cortana and Leela or Durandal from Marathon and how the games are intertwined. Hell, I used to sit and watch my dad play Marathon, and I was so little I couldn't read very well and he would read the terminals for me and explain what was going on.

 

Isn't that what Father's Day is about? Loving your children and having them remind dad's all over the country how they have impacted their lives? Sure, books can be just as bonding, but it's not the only way.

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Why not? I would definitely have my kids (Not that I have any or will have any) read books than play videogames.

But then again, I would rather have the education system fixed than to fund the military, Obama. I would rather have single payer healthcare, a system that works, instead of a public option which amounts to little. I would rather have a liberal than a neoliberal in office. Just a suggestion.

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Wait, I know that education is good, but you don't want to protect this country and keep the military funded?  Seriously?

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America spends more on defense than any other nation on the planet, and then some. By now, the military is just getting money thrown at it.

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 Yeah, a lot of money, nearly half of which goes directly to R&D.  Most technological advancements have at least some military funding, in both the private, government, and educational levels.

It's one thing to just blindly state that the US military gets the most money than any other in the world, and an entirely different thing to actually look where that money goes.  Obama's cuts to the DoD recently have done nothing but cut new technologies from being funded and explored, and he's supposed to be the presidential candidate who supports the advancement of technology.  Ironic that.

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No no no, we spend more on national OFFENSE than any other nation on the planet. Think of the small amount of money that is actually going to national DEFENSE. We need to stop wasting money in other countries (stop giving money to Israel, stop wasting money in Iraq/Afghanistan, etc). With all the money that we waste in national offense, our taxes could be lower, more could be spent on national defense, and we'd give off a better impression to the world, one like Switzerland.

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You really think that a Democrat is going to lower taxes?  If they cut defense spending, they'd spend that money somewhere else, and still demand higher taxes.

 

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quiknkoldAndrew : Mostly I decided there were better people who could explain what was going on, or fight any battles that may come up. so I decided not to talk about it anymore.10/01/2014 - 8:49pm
Andrew EisenI don't recall you promising that. GamerGate is not a taboo discussion here. Anyway, thanks for the link. Very interesting.10/01/2014 - 8:47pm
quiknkoldI know I promised to not talk about Gamergate again, but Intel just pulled sponsership from Gamasutra over it http://techraptor.net/2014/10/01/gamasutra-intel/10/01/2014 - 8:40pm
quiknkoldP.T. is a game I just cannot play alone. I puss out hard on it. need somebody with me when I play that. Kojima was right. it is Pants Shittingly Scary10/01/2014 - 6:17pm
quiknkold@james_fudge not playin all the way through. P.T, Silent Hill(Not sure which), Resident Evil Gamecube Remake, Alien Isolation, Ghostbusters, Outlast, Super Castlevania 410/01/2014 - 6:04pm
james_fudgeI wish I could like that last shout.10/01/2014 - 5:48pm
MechaTama31Tried out Sims 4 on my brother in law's pc. Promptly got my sim exhausted, to soil himself, then sent him without cleaning up to mock people at the museum. Good times...10/01/2014 - 5:33pm
E. Zachary KnightSo they figured out how to share CPU cycles between pools and their advanced emotions engine? Sweet.10/01/2014 - 2:53pm
MaskedPixelantehttp://www.joystiq.com/2014/10/01/ghosts-pools-darth-vader-coming-to-the-sims-4/ Pools no longer impossible.10/01/2014 - 2:06pm
james_fudgeDon't eat angry.10/01/2014 - 1:49pm
E. Zachary KnightI am pretty hungry. I feel like I could smash some supper. Not sure if I am up for making a collage though.10/01/2014 - 1:00pm
Matthew Wilsonhttps://www.facebook.com/SmashBrosEN/events What a weird idea. Nintendo will be bringing Supper smash brothers for 3ds and wiiu to collage football games.10/01/2014 - 12:52pm
PHX CorpI'll give the hosting 2 Streams on twitch a spin during extra life marathon10/01/2014 - 12:41pm
james_fudgequiknkold:: oh yeah which games?10/01/2014 - 11:20am
 

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