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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    How so? Video games are not porn,
    Well, in a way they are. It's a carnal, often depraved portrayal of reality (hyper-reality, really).
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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    I understand that, but the GOP is using perspective and completely blocking out their own. Maybe some one from the GOP watches TV for three hours a night. That is just as much a waste of a time then playing a game for three hours. My point is, simply because you do not understand why doesn't mean it is childish or you are not prepared for problems.
    Certainly not, but we have had generations that were more inclined to believe it (not at all unlike the "boob tube" complaints). It will fade away after a while. Well, that is unless, the gaming community continues to strive to be like the satire in the film Gamer.
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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Well, in a way they are. It's a carnal, often depraved portrayal of reality (hyper-reality, really).
    Depraved how?
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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    What? Where did I even hint at that? Are you so over the top partisan that you have to bring political persuasion into everything?
    So please elaborate concerning these constructive leisure activities. Oh, and prove the woman's opponent in the OP either engages in them or something equivalent or by your own standards just criticizing her is hypocritical.

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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Certainly not, but we have had generations that were more inclined to believe it (not at all unlike the "boob tube" complaints). It will fade away after a while. Well, that is unless, the gaming community continues to strive to be like the satire in the film Gamer.
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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The Libbos--the diversity promotin' folks--just can't believe that there are people out there that aren't into the same **** they are. When they find out we're here, they call us, "Amish", which is code for, "backwards", since the Amish basically live in the 19th Century.
    More like conservatives attempt to portray opponents as lunatic fringe and when proven wrong claim persecution.

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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lachean View Post
    Depraved how?
    It's a rather strange idea to want to control a person that is going to go on killing rampages in gruesome detail, or play a character that will break seemingly every law including banging a hooker (before killing her), and so forth. Furthermore, it's even stranger to conceive that behavior is tolerated, rewarded, or even required to progress. It instills a nihilism that cannot be ignored.

    Yet, it often shows up in the old "are video games art" dispute. Should you criticize the mechanisms through which your characters are engaging in this behavior, we are told "it's just a game, get over it." Yet, whenever the product shows a small amount of script writing, voice acting, or camera direction, we are supposed to be in awe of its storytelling and ought to take it seriously.
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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    It's a rather strange idea to want to control a person that is going to go on killing rampages in gruesome detail, or play a character that will break seemingly every law including banging a hooker (before killing her), and so forth. Furthermore, it's even stranger to conceive that behavior is rewarded or even required to progress. It instills a nihilism that cannot be ignored.

    Yet, it often shows up in the old "are video games art" dispute. Should you criticize the mechanisms through which your characters are engaging in this behavior, we are told "it's just a game, get over it." Yet, whenever the product shows a small amount of script writing, voice acting, or camera direction, we are supposed to be in awe of its storytelling and ought to take it seriously.
    Well it is it's just a different medium of story-telling, art, and entertainment if you're going to criticize someone for playing violent games criticize people who watch violent movies.

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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Then I shall help break that mold. Soccerboy22: Law Student, TA, and Holy Paladin defender of the Alliance.
    Sure. Where's that clip of Stan's Dad telling his boss about his awesome role in WoW.
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    Re: Maine GOP attack Dem for playing World of Warcraft!

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    Well it is it's just a different medium of story-telling, art, and entertainment if you're going to criticize someone for playing violent games criticize people who watch violent movies.
    We do that as well when a film displays such wanton violence and other depraved behavior without any real consequences.
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