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Indigo
27th December 2006, 15:17
http://www.mavav.org/

Some people actually believe this. Some of my favorite quotes-

"Video game addiction is without a doubt, becoming this century's most increasingly worrisome epidemic, comparable even to drug and alcohol abuse. All the while, the video game industry continues to market and promote hatred, racism, sexism, and the most disturbing trend: clans and guilds, an underground video game phenomenon which closely resembles gangs. Parents NEED to be aware of the hidden dangers."

"E3: The Evil Entertainment Expo"

"Massive Multiplayer Role Playing... Game or Fatal Addiction?"

I also love what they say about the recent Burger King games, that you can get for $4 from a Burger King. "There is controversy surrounding these games as they promote fast food, mischievous behavior, and sneaking and surprising."
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There are also some questionable facts...

"Publishers exploit cute, huggable and lovable franchises such as Pokemon and Splinter Cell, in hopes of hooking more potential gamers in today's youth. This is the same strategy practiced in the tobacco industry."

Good stuff.

Gusdor
27th December 2006, 19:34
clans and guilds
The upper classes and tradesmen started guilds and 'old boys clubs' way before maths was invented. EVIL EVIL

ROFL at their latest news post.

Parents and friends of over 7 million World of Warcraft gamers were outraged today as Blizzard Entertainment revealed plans to remove its weekly maintenance downtime in favor of a no-interruption approach.
Holy fuck. A company striving to provide a pre paid service 24/7 - this is unnatural and the work of the devil.

I don't think I have enough sarsasm in my body to help me deal with these pestilent people.
http://www.mavav.org/2006/11/02/a_dark_view_into_the_future_of_game_addiction.php

They really hate WoW :D

Alt
27th December 2006, 19:50
Is this a BS site or legit?

Gusdor
27th December 2006, 19:57
legit



A majority portion were argumentative rebuttals sent in by feral teenage gamers. However, we did receive many hopeful letters of encouragement and support from those parents who are dealing with their own video game addiction and violence in their families.
Nice passive, unbiased language there.....

GrimReaper84
27th December 2006, 20:06
Bah! I really hate those types... but then there's me as a rebuttal to most of the crap they say about gamers since I've pretty much grown up playing computer games, never shying from the excessively violent ones either.. now according to them I should be in a 4x4 solitary confinement cell in Australia's maximum security prison for going on a rampage with 5 assault rifles in one of my old schools. But I'm not.




.... just as soon as I finish filing through these bars....:D

edit°
27th December 2006, 20:20
Fact: Publishers exploit cute, huggable and lovable franchises such as Pokemon and Splinter Cell, in hopes of hooking more potential gamers in today's youth. This is the same strategy practiced in the tobacco industry.

:rolleyes: :confused:

Demented
27th December 2006, 21:10
"No Way
Not in My Home
Tough Guy"
-MAVAV
In reference to Duke Nukem, and perhaps the only statement MAVAV shares with the rest of the world. Specifically, that being that Duke Nukem: Forever will never have its place in our homes and we aren't even going to pretend we're still waiting.

Gusdor
27th December 2006, 21:21
:rolleyes: :confused:
Aww SAm Fisher! I just want to hug him and feed him soup!

Demented
27th December 2006, 21:31
Why do I not see this as being as bizarre as you're portraying?
Maybe it had to do with that one picture....

Paegus
28th December 2006, 00:03
legit

surely you jest (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mothers_Against_Videogame_Addiction_and_Violence). ..

edit°
28th December 2006, 00:15
Thank god for that. I'll just take my faith in humanity to A&E since its not completely gone yet.

Gusdor
28th December 2006, 01:46
surely you jest (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mothers_Against_Videogame_Addiction_and_Violence). ..
fool me once...



The MAVAV hoax is a prime example of how easily information can be propagated on the Internet, as well as how easily consumers will take in that which they read, without first questioning it.
And why should it be questioned? Should I scrutinize everything I read? Is it so hard to believe a group of zealots exists out there who try and undermine other people's interests? Oh look, there is a church...

Bloody good idea tbh :D Another 'Did you spot the Gorilla' Moment . Wish I had thought of it.

Demented
28th December 2006, 08:24
Well, you don't have to scrutinize everything you read.
You don't have to treat it as gospel either!

And by all the gods, unless you love the taste of crow, don't get into an argument without knowing how good your facts are. Frankly, crow tastes pretty horrible, and that's when they're fed stuff other than leftover burger buns.

-<<SyycK>>-
28th December 2006, 10:17
http://www.mavav.org/2006/11/02/wow2030sm.jpghttp://wow.allakhazam.com/images/fashion/WoWScrnShot_020406_202224.png
WoW addict alright, lol
I wonder what Thompson would do with that pic if he found it... asshole

Gusdor
28th December 2006, 10:28
Well, you don't have to scrutinize everything you read.
You don't have to treat it as gospel either!
I prefer the to eat my own words! :D

The.ViruS
28th December 2006, 10:46
This made me laugh,

"Fact: Publishers exploit cute, huggable and lovable franchises such as Pokemon and Splinter Cell, in hopes of hooking more potential gamers in today's youth. This is the same strategy practiced in the tobacco industry."

Since when was Splinter Cell Cute or huggable. Forgive me if im wrong but isnt Splinter Cell just a game. I cant recall it being a film or book.

Kira Yamato
28th December 2006, 11:17
Since when was Splinter Cell Cute or huggable. Forgive me if im wrong but isnt Splinter Cell just a game. I cant recall it being a film or book.

Dare to be proven wrong. (http://www.amazon.com/Clancys-Splinter-Cell-David-Michaels/dp/0425201686/sr=8-6/qid=1167308152/ref=pd_bbs_6/104-7943017-7811956?ie=UTF8&s=books)

Cheesey
28th December 2006, 11:43
That's a SERIOUS site? I thought it's like the MS Firefox 2007-Site or the flying spagetthi-monster site... :eek:

That's really sad...

Indigo
28th December 2006, 18:56
Wow, I thought the site was for real, I really had no idea about the Wikipedia entry.I didn't doubt it because of some of the other crazy crap I've seen on the internet, Flat Earth Society anyone? Pretty funny hoax.

Gusdor
28th December 2006, 19:31
Dare to be proven wrong. (http://www.amazon.com/Clancys-Splinter-Cell-David-Michaels/dp/0425201686/sr=8-6/qid=1167308152/ref=pd_bbs_6/104-7943017-7811956?ie=UTF8&s=books)
"Publisher: Berkley (December 7, 2004)" - After the first SC title. Cookies for anyone who can tell me splinter cell's original working title
I dare say the assumtion that this is a games franchise isnt unfounded

Ging
28th December 2006, 20:27
I know that the working title of Chaos Theory was Butterfly Effect, but no idea what the originals was.

Gusdor
28th December 2006, 22:37
echelon :)

I remember the first previews being titled as that.

Ging
29th December 2006, 00:20
Makes sense - what with Mr Fisher working for Third Echelon.