Game Eaters

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

A Fun Experiment

In a satirical post, a game developer puts game-violence statistics in perspective. The actual article includes links to supporting evidence, but in doing so, accidentally gives away the name of the game. I've reposted most of it here to avoid that from happening. Guess the game!

Fans of this game tend to follow bizarre rituals and wear odd costumes in an attempt to feel closer to the game. However, this behavior seems to be considered socially acceptable.

Over 20% of the people behind this game have been accused of committing a crime. It is unknown what percentage of those actually have criminal records.

Two years ago, West Coast fans of this game rioted. At least 80 people were arrested in a single evening as a result of their behavior.

Each year, almost 186,000 children aged 5-14 required treatment in the emergency room because they were emulating what they saw in the game.

Recent Congressional hearings led to nothing but rave reviews for this game, however. This is undoubtedly because of the large amount of tax revenue that these companies bring to the table.


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