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Podcast: The Terminator VS Video Game Violence

We've got another podcast recorded and guess what, we have decided to go to a weekly schedule. That's right, once a week you'll get our opinions on games, news, and current events as well as featured video game music to enchant your ears with.

On this episode we're joined by our friend Coffee from to talk about the recent Supreme Court case, Schwarzenegger v. Entertainment Merchants Association. The state of California wants to make it a crime to sell violent video games to anyone under the age of 18. If you want to read or hear the debate here's the link.

Also, we go off on the industries current case of Sequelitis and we celebrate the release of the Super Meat Boy soundtrack by playing 3 tracks brought to you by the Danny B. of dbsoundworks. Thanks Danny for letting us blast your music into cyberspace for free! Go to and pick up one of the best soundtracks of the year.

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Should the state of California have the right to ban the sale of violent video games to minors?

Do you have kids? Do you let them play violent games and have they turned into psychotic killers yet? If so get them the hell away from us!


  1. I've argued this topic for years, dudes.

    Check this out:

    That site has everything you need to know.
    -$1.5 million study... BY HARVARD
    -Reveals incorrect data from inconclusive studies.
    -Transcript interviews with people in the video game industry as well as educators, weapons specialists, analysts.

    This is where Adam Sessler is getting his data about the increase in video game sales vs the dramatic increase in child violence. seeeeeeeeee:

    The ESRB has already addressed all issues, and has established the desired system that people are demanding.
    -I worked at Target(back in 2001)and Toys R Us. If I did not check for ID for games, I could get fired. And if it was someone under the age specified- I was subject for a federal fine AND prison time. They were even stricter on my friend Drew, who worked at GameCrazy. At some places, you need to scan the ID in order for the transaction to complete.
    -ESRB is diverse like a jury. Random people of the community. Teachers, Parents, etc. Plus it keeps recycling through people to keep things fresh and up to date.

    I really don't understand what they are trying to change so badly. Everything is already established. They're yelling about inconclusive studies and rumors that have been passed around like a bad game of Telephone. And while people are using this false info to bash people in mainstream media- they almost NEVER get corrected in the same public medium.

    This has now all turned into a matter of the Peoples ability to self-govern vs allowing the Government to step in and make decisions for us. With the only gap to close is that of ignorance!

    The video game industry, however, is already operating under the strict guidelines. They know what it takes to make a game rated "M". In fact, some of the big names STRIVE for it. It's a selling point. But that has more to do with the demographics centering around early 20's, the perfect balance of childhood and independence.
    Make something forbidden, then release it back at a price?-- PROFIT!!!
    The industry also knows what it takes to get higher than "M".

    JAPAN for instance.... rape simulators... GALORE.... high quality, too. Rape Sim Sequelitis?---> Apparent, and ignored. They'll hit the 20's on those.

    But yeah. I digress and stuff.

    -Derrick Vermin

  2. *EDIT*for*above*post*

    This is where Adam Sessler is getting his data about the increase in video game sales vs the dramatic DECREASE in child violence. seeeeeeeeee:


  3. Thanks for the info Vermy. I'll take a look when I get a chance.

    There seems to be a "let's protect the children phenomenon" in this country, where people expect the government to apply laws in all sorts of places. Some valid and some just ridiculous.

    I really don't see why the Government needs to step in here, if the parents want more regulation they should talk to the ESRB, they listened before not sure why they can't do it again.


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