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Video Games and Depression

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Hey guys, I haven't been on here on a long time. Thanks for anyone thats stuck around. Over the course of the past few years I've seen the course of my video game career change and go through a lot of trial and tribulation. I've gotten stuck in terms of what I can do and I've become frustrated with where i've ended up. I lost what I care about most. My creativity and it really sucks... I've been trying to figure out what to do with my life to keep going. Its hard, I honestly don't know what to do. In my low spot I got to a point where I didnt want to be in reality. But this video got me through it. I hope you guys can find some peace with it. JewWario was an awesome guy and he contributed so much to the culture of what we all do and enjoy. Much love guys, I'll be posting more in the next coming months. Hit me up.


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Video games are misunderstood

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According to NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre,

“Guns don’t kill people. Video games, the media and Obama’s budget kill people. There exists in this country, sadly, a callous, corrupt and corrupting shadow industry that sells and stows violence against its own people, through vicious, violent video games with names like Bulletstorm,Grand Theft Auto,Mortal Kombat and Splatterhouse.'"

This is not true, video games do not cause violence.

Video games are on the same level as movies or art. Politicians and film critics have never taken the time to understand why they are art. I’m the first to say that Wayne Lapierre has no right to blame violent video games as the source of our problems.Some people look at “Grand theft Auto” and say that it is "disgusting and promotes crime in America!!" Yet when film critics watch films like “Pulp Fiction” or “The Godfather” they praise them. "The Godfather is arguably the great American work of popular art and the summa of all great moviemaking before it!"

As an active video game and movie enthusiast, I find this very puzzling.... some of you might say that "video games and movies are different!", let’s take a look at what a video game is.

"A video game is a game or story played by electronically manipulating images produced by a computer program on a television screen or other display screen."

And what is a movie?

"A story or event recorded by a camera as a set of moving images and shown in a theater or on television".

I ask you this, manipulating vs. watching images on a screen, what is the difference? In a video game you can choose the outcome. In a movie you are forced to accept the outcome. A video game is interactive and a movie is not. This does not make video games more violent.

People cause violence. We should not blame video games anymore than we blame other art forms. People need to take the time to understand the time and effort spent creating video games and appreciate them.

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