December 21: Videogames are the Culprit!

The NRA’s weeklong silence about the Conneticut shootings was broken earlier today when Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president, shifted the blame towards video games and away from firearms. The bewildering press conference can be viewed here.

For evaluative purposes: after dealing with protests from the crowd preceding almost ten minutes of fear-sowing,  LaPierre laments the media’s “demonization” of guns before briskly proceeding to demonize video games and action movies. After citing the usual Grand Theft Autos and Mortal Kombats, he mainly references an obscure flash game called Kindergarten Killer. The game is a ten-year old artifact that was bad enough to be blammed from Newgrounds and was last seen in the news in 2008 following a Finnish school shooting. He then suggests that all schools hire armed guards.

“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,”

- Wayne LaPierre, NRA Vice-Present, shortly after rallying against the unrealistic fantasies of violent action movies

I guess this would be a bad time to remind LaPierre of the NRA’s own depraved video game.

A new Far Cry 3 patch directly addresses one of the few niggles critics had with the game: screen clutter. This nifty Majora’s Mask remix album is making the viral rounds, and Gameloft either got in trouble for some holiday party shenanigans or released the most subtle recruiting ad ever.

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