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Video game stocks are plunging, but shares of gun makers are doing just fine

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  • Obviously. This always happens after a mass shooting. Investors believe there will be a massive pre-buy ahead of legislation that could curtail gun sales. I’m so tired of the blame game. How can we possibly think this is due to video games??? The rest of the world plays video games - with certain nations

    Obviously. This always happens after a mass shooting. Investors believe there will be a massive pre-buy ahead of legislation that could curtail gun sales. I’m so tired of the blame game. How can we possibly think this is due to video games??? The rest of the world plays video games - with certain nations on par with our per capita use. And guess what? You don’t see those countries with the frequency of mass shootings that we have at home. Disgraceful. It’s time that gun control becomes a forefront topic in the election cycle.

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  • This is explained by one simple fact: It's a lot easier to ban video games in the US than regulate guns

  • Video games are regulated, and road deaths are over 1.2 million each year. People already drive like Mario kart.

    If anyone reading Quartz believes that if someone handed them a gun they would have to control themselves to not commit murder, then I recommend some mental health support.

    The problem stems

    Video games are regulated, and road deaths are over 1.2 million each year. People already drive like Mario kart.

    If anyone reading Quartz believes that if someone handed them a gun they would have to control themselves to not commit murder, then I recommend some mental health support.

    The problem stems from our, as a society, not calling out the people we observe to have serious issues.

    Recently a grandmother checked her grandson into a hospital because he said he was going on a shooting spree. That is a tough choice, but the right one. That is a news worthy story.

    As a society we have to be aware of those around us who exhibit traits that lead to dangerous behavior. We can no longer look the other way and think that it will take care of itself.

  • Did Super Mario Cart surge road fatalities?

  • If *only* we were playing a video game. I’ll say it again, give everyone VR goggles and a handheld remote and see if the dead bodies line up. I would gladly trade real guns with virtual ones in a game that included exploring all those fantasies and impulses in a literal safe space.

  • It is really critical for technology companies including content companies such as game developers to look at the breadth and depth of the impact of their creations. While adults may be able to differentiate real life and real responsibility from movies and games minors will not be able to. As artificial

    It is really critical for technology companies including content companies such as game developers to look at the breadth and depth of the impact of their creations. While adults may be able to differentiate real life and real responsibility from movies and games minors will not be able to. As artificial intelligence comes into play with the creative process for content and content management the need for technology ethics becomes dire!

  • After worrisome evidence, we can report that there have been ZERO turtle shell attacks in roads and highways since the launch of Mario Kart. Thoughts and prayers anyway.

  • Good, I know a solid 90% of this community hates it but idc, you cannot put the blame on a tool that has been in this country for 5 decades now (ARs) for something that only started happening barely 10 years ago. We have a culture problem that absolutely no one has a right saying they know the answer to.

  • Blaming video games alone is misguided. It’s the easy access to military-style firearms, a society that celebrates violence, stigmatization and avoidance of dealing with mental health issues, social polarization, and a raft of other problems we as a society need to address.