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While it appears there certainly is an ad for this particular, er, subject, the question of how legitimate it is remains.

In one of the more unbelievable media twists to come in the aftermath of last week’s Byron Review, a national newspaper is offering readers 'hundreds of pounds' to confess that games pushed them into a life of crime.

An advert encouraging readers to ‘pitch’ their story to the newspaper has appeared on an 'online talent community’ – which promotes opportunities for aspiring actors and models to raise their profile.


The Byron Review piece discussed above is about a piece in the UK paper The Review that said that Tanya Byron wanted laws changed so that retailers faced a stiffer penalty if selling video games to underage patrons.  She has denied that assertion.



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frg1 replied on Mon, Mar 31 2008 11:54 AM

they just want violent games banned 

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AjayD replied on Mon, Mar 31 2008 12:03 PM
It is amazing the lengths certain people will go to in order to force their self defined morality upon others. Why do people find it necessary to seek validation of their beliefs by requiring others to share them?

 

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After playing Grand Theft Auto 3, I decided to make my living stealing cars and running over pedestrians.

Is this what they want someone to say?  This paper sounds like rubbish to me.

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frg1 replied on Mon, Mar 31 2008 12:11 PM

Crisis Causer:

After playing Grand Theft Auto 3, I decided to make my living stealing cars and running over pedestrians.

Is this what they want someone to say?  This paper sounds like rubbish to me.

that aint nothing compared to the life i turned to after playing resident evil 4
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^Bad_Boy^ replied on Mon, Mar 31 2008 12:52 PM
But if a kid says that he joined the Marines because of America's Army or Call o Duty.. everything is OK, Right?

Dammit! What's My Age Again???

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ice91785 replied on Mon, Mar 31 2008 1:56 PM
it truely is amazing as to what people actually believe -- how could a person POSSIBLY play a game and think its real? Fact vs fiction...are we not taught the different before we even enter gradeschool?

Moreover if you are a person that truely plays GTA and goes and tries to kill people -- well Darwin's Law says you aren't long for his world my friend

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johnnyg replied on Mon, Mar 31 2008 7:04 PM
Doesn't compare to my urges to eat funky looking mushrooms to grow bigger, and to jump on peoples heads for coins to pop out after playing super mario.
I blame you super mario for my life of crime!
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frg1 replied on Mon, Mar 31 2008 7:05 PM

and what does pacman teach then 

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johnnyg replied on Mon, Mar 31 2008 7:06 PM
Lol, idiots imposing their idiotic beleifs on others. The best things in life are always ruined by fools like this.
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frg1 replied on Mon, Mar 31 2008 7:07 PM

theres a edit button man 

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johnnyg replied on Mon, Mar 31 2008 7:12 PM

frg1:
theres a edit button man 
 

 

Just took a while to get into it, sorry for that 

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frg1 replied on Mon, Mar 31 2008 7:13 PM

 thats ok ive messed up a few times too

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as long as violent games will be sold to people,that long this speculation that the games affect peoples' minds will remain 

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ice_73 replied on Tue, Apr 1 2008 9:46 AM

AjayD:
It is amazing the lengths certain people will go to in order to force their self defined morality upon others. Why do people find it necessary to seek validation of their beliefs by requiring others to share them?
 

 

great words man. very existentialist (if you havent already read sartre)

 

i find that there needs to be limits on violent games but currently i see no problem. if a game is rated m you gotta be 18, or have a parent buy it...

 

 

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News:
a national newspaper is offering readers 'hundreds of pounds' to confess that games pushed them into a life of crime.

Looks like I will be selling my story!  I have been arrested multiple times for rolling barrels at people climbing stairs.

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