Connecticut: We Should Probably Ban M-Rated Videogames

Since they can't get away with that, they're going to slap a 10% surtax on such games, thus penalizing a particular sort of expression in hopes it will reduce instances of that expression.

We should repeal the First Amendment, if it would save a single life. People sometimes say things that make other people upset and angry and that leads to violence, after all.

Plainly, we are not to be trusted with freedoms. We must reduce our freedoms so we can live longer lives.... without freedom, of course.

Tangentially Related: jwb7605 (Let it Burn) has an outstanding question in the last thread--

What was Obama's skeet score?

Or perhaps scores; after all, we're reliably informed, Obama does skeet shooting "all the time."

I posed the question in Punkmouth form at The Conversation.

(Punkmouth is what I'm calling it when you pretend to believe someone and do that punkmouth sarcastic thing. I'm calling it that because my real word, P****mouth, is probably not a good word for a blog with advertisers.)

Posted by: Ace at 02:44 PM



Comments

1 It's a tax!

Posted by: Dread Justice Roberts at February 06, 2013 02:45 PM (lvpHV)

2
[iPeople sometimes say things that make other people upset and angry and that leads to violence, after all.

Finally. Someone gets it.

Posted by: islam at February 06, 2013 02:45 PM (lvpHV)

3 Who's the Governor of Connecticut? Captain Sissy McUbertwat?

Posted by: model_1066 at February 06, 2013 02:46 PM (7xPCu)

4 Great!

You live longer but, hey!, you'll be more miserable too!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 06, 2013 02:46 PM (piMMO)

5
Squashed. Bumped. Squashed, again.
Thanks for playing LauraW.

Posted by: garrett at February 06, 2013 02:46 PM (lvpHV)

6 These targeted taxes started with, IIRC, tanning beds.

Snooki, Bless her heart, nailed it.

It was a tax on white people.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 06, 2013 02:47 PM (piMMO)

7 Hasn't this also been determined to be illegal? IANAL, but I was under the impression that a punitive tax designed to circumvent restrictions on banning was in fact, also illegal.
(Don't bring up Obamacare, it was an attempt to circumvent other restrictions, not ones on bans.)

Posted by: tsrblke (work) at February 06, 2013 02:47 PM (wGOqj)

8 Keep your seats, folks. It's all part of the show. It's all part of the show.

Posted by: Soona at February 06, 2013 02:47 PM (bu1Rs)

9
Prohibiting speech will save at least 1 life. Prohibiting guns will also save at least 1 life.

Not prohibiting speech will not save any lives. Not prohibiting guns will save at least 1 life.

The law is probably unconstitutional as written.

Posted by: egd at February 06, 2013 02:47 PM (XVGEg)

10 Welcome to The United Socialist States of North America.

Posted by: © Sponge at February 06, 2013 02:48 PM (xmcEQ)

11 Watch these videogames get re-rated.

Posted by: EC at February 06, 2013 02:48 PM (GQ8sn)

12 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 06, 2013 02:48 PM (8y9MW)

13 my brother will probably bitch about this and talk about how videogames are unfairly attacked and how wrong it is to regulate them, then turn around and demand we regulate businesses and take money from rich people.

Posted by: AuthorLMendez, El Patron at February 06, 2013 02:48 PM (yAor6)

14 Yup. We should also probably ban public speech of any kind by any non licensed individual....

Posted by: sven10077 at February 06, 2013 02:48 PM (LRFds)

15 Anyone who thinks a 10% surtax is going to cut down on these games being sold and played has never tried to walk past a line at the game store when the latest call of duty title gets released.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 06, 2013 02:48 PM (TOk1P)

16 Isn't this a tacit admission by lefty fucksticks that taxes reduce economic activity?

Posted by: Waterhouse at February 06, 2013 02:49 PM (xGlYu)

17

Grosjean v. American Press Company
(1936) Louisiana
Gov. Huey Long convinces legislature to pass a 2% "tax on lying" on all
publications selling more than 20,000 copies a week in the state--which
happens to include those most critical of him. Supreme Court strikes
down tax as "a deliberate device...to limit the circulation of
information to which public is entitled."The
Supreme Court establishes the principal that taxes singling out certain
news media are an unconstitutional prior restraint on publication.

Posted by: imp at February 06, 2013 02:49 PM (UaxA0)

18 Not surprising. Connecticut arguably is the loopiest state in the entire nation. The combination of extreme pockets of wealth (Greenwich, New Caanan), but with pockets of extreme poverty, blight and crime (Bridgeport, Hartford, New Haven), really is amazing, especially back in the 1980's. Spaced out wealthy liberal Democrats presiding over a self-parody of leftism, and not being able even to grasp the irony.

Posted by: Tsar Nicholas II at February 06, 2013 02:49 PM (pmsMR)

19 What was Obama's skeet score?

Or perhaps scores; after all, we're reliably informed, Obama does skeet shooting "all the time."





If it's anything like his bowling score, it'll be like Teh Speshul Olimpicks.

Posted by: EC at February 06, 2013 02:49 PM (GQ8sn)

20 I cannot be trusted to make my own decisions and must have my hand held by Big Daddy Obama.

Posted by: Obama Voter at February 06, 2013 02:49 PM (RD7QR)

21 Connecticut is not that big of a state. I wonder how many road trips will be organized to neighboring states to buy video games.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at February 06, 2013 02:49 PM (vg8iE)

Posted by: Stu-22 at February 06, 2013 02:49 PM (AiYlm)

23 Watch these videogames get re-rated.

I'm pretty sure the Rating system is completely voluntary. I would just stop submitting games to the rating agency.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 06, 2013 02:50 PM (8y9MW)

24 First they came for Halo, and I said nothing because I had a PS3.




Posted by: MikeTheMoose Offering Moobats Gasoline and Matches at February 06, 2013 02:50 PM (0q2P7)

25 Prohibiting speech will save at least 1 life. Prohibiting guns will also save at least 1 life.

Not prohibiting speech will not save any lives. Not prohibiting guns will save at least 1 life.

The law is probably unconstitutional as written.

***

This "one life" bullshit is sickening.

Hundreds of thousands have died in service to this country because no individual life was worth more than the freedoms and principles set forth in our constitution.

NOW, any one life is worth throwing it all away.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 06, 2013 02:50 PM (piMMO)

26
Can we please, PLEASE divorce these goddamn nannystaters before the we end up killing each other wholesale?

Posted by: Jaws at February 06, 2013 02:50 PM (4I3Uo)

27 someone should start a blog entitled, "Obama's Skeet Score"



Posted by: DOA in Scrambletown, FLA at February 06, 2013 02:50 PM (Dll6b)

28 Worst. People's Revolution. Evarrr!

Posted by: Comic Book Guy at February 06, 2013 02:50 PM (TOk1P)

29 ::::We should repeal the First Amendment, if it would save a single life. People sometimes say things that make other people upset and angry and that leads to violence, after all.

Plainly, we are not to be trusted with freedoms. We must reduce our freedoms so we can live longer lives.... without freedom, of course.

Posted by: Ace at 02:44 PM::::

SCHWING!!!!

Posted by: Tipper Gore's Nipples at February 06, 2013 02:50 PM (BushJ)

30 Why stop at videogames?

How about movies?

TV shows?

Books?

Plays?

Posted by: EC at February 06, 2013 02:50 PM (GQ8sn)

31 @17 - Look what happened to Huey Long....

Posted by: bicentennialguy at February 06, 2013 02:50 PM (vg8iE)

32 It's logical that the Left's version of sin is diametrically opposed to my own understanding of sin. So, playing M rated video games is the new sin? NO!!!

Posted by: L, elle at February 06, 2013 02:50 PM (0PiQ4)

33 Going back to Ace's last post, I think the problem is his following is too small.

Breitbart was filleted by the left and it stuck with their side. Ace, however, is a relatively unknown that brings the snark like no ones business.

He needs access to the NASDAQ board in Times Square.....

Posted by: © Sponge at February 06, 2013 02:51 PM (xmcEQ)

34 I ran into a liberal on Twitter who declared herself "official done" with the First Amendment because she felt I had politicized the Puppy Bowl.

I *had* politicized the Puppy Bowl, insofar as I tweeted it was the last one before ObamaCare, but so what?

"I'm official done with the First Amendment!" she tweeted.

They're all totalitarians under the surface.

Posted by: Kensington at February 06, 2013 02:51 PM (H84UO)

35 I would encourage all here to read the most excellent post on the right hand margin regarding the Marco Rubio - Jeb Bush relationship and comparing it to Steve Jobs when he was at Pixar.

It's long, but read it all the way through. Folks, if we understand this, we will reap HUGE SUCCESS AT THE BOX OFFICE. (i.e., ballot box).


If we keep putting up RINO rich white bankers we are fucked. It is an excellent disposition and IT WILL DESTROY THE MEDIA.

Read the excerpt from Rubio's speech at the convention. That says it fucking all and reaches many who are hurting in the middle class in this country.

Posted by: Prescient11 at February 06, 2013 02:51 PM (tVTLU)

36
"Obama's Skeet Score"

He scores 'perfect'. Never wastes a drop, that guy.

Posted by: Reggie Love at February 06, 2013 02:51 PM (lvpHV)

37 >>>Watch these videogames get re-rated.

>>>I'm pretty sure the Rating system is completely voluntary. I would just stop submitting games to the rating agency.

It will be like movies. You'll have the M version and the Unrated Version.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Offering Moobats Gasoline and Matches at February 06, 2013 02:51 PM (0q2P7)

38 It certainly won't affect me. I'm not a gamer. What's everyone so worried about? It's just a small tax.

Posted by: Soona at February 06, 2013 02:51 PM (bu1Rs)

39 @11: Actually, watch them completely drop the "rating system".

Which would be a pretty sweet "FUCK YOU, CONNECTICUT".

Posted by: Tex Lovera at February 06, 2013 02:51 PM (wtvvX)

40 Can we please, PLEASE divorce these goddamn nannystaters before the we end up killing each other wholesale?

Should I point out that trying to divorce them will almost certainly lead to "killing each other wholesale?"

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 06, 2013 02:51 PM (8y9MW)

41 ace, tuned in to hear jay severin speaking to "madame secretary" about this new stuff about drones and American citizens. If there is a way to listen to the program either on the beck site or the blaze site you might want to listen it was a very well done interview.

Posted by: food fight! at February 06, 2013 02:51 PM (/b8+5)

42 Nanny staters. They are fucking everywhere. Even some on our side as well.

I mean, I can't even smoke a bowl in the comfort of my own living room without breaking the law. You want you guns? Fine, give me my fucking weed.

Sorry, just had to rant, carry on.

Posted by: Eaton Cox at February 06, 2013 02:52 PM (q177U)

43 I'm pretty sure the Rating system is completely voluntary. I would just stop submitting games to the rating agency.


Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 06, 2013 02:50 PM (8y9MW)

It's voluntary, but most chains won't sell a game unless it's rated. (Strangely, they sell unrated DVDs.
I suppose this might cause them to change their mind, but still.Also it's not voluntary in Europe and Australia IIRC, so the games will get rated at some point (and the law could just co-opt those ratings)

Posted by: tsrblke (work) at February 06, 2013 02:52 PM (wGOqj)

44 Freedom!


Horrible, horrible freedom!





Posted by: Yeah, it's a Simpson's quote at February 06, 2013 02:52 PM (UgFxe)

45 But, I thought the whole Tipper Gore rating system was supposed to FIX all this!?!?!?!??!



She was WRONG!!?????


Fuck you, libs. I will play WHAT I want, WHEN I want and should NOT be FORCED to PAY MORE for it because YOU don't like it.

Posted by: © Sponge at February 06, 2013 02:52 PM (xmcEQ)

46 Those shooter games do nothing for me and never have but this is stupid.

Kids got killed it's horrible.

This is Southpark style stupidly "Doing Something" type dumbassery.

Posted by: eleven at February 06, 2013 02:52 PM (KXm42)

47 Connecticut is not that big of a state. I wonder how many road trips will be organized to neighboring states to buy video games.

I don't know how many people are going to drive across state lines to save themselves $6 on a new release.

I also don't know how many people are going to decide that an extra $6 is going to convince them to buy Hello Kitty Adventure instead of Dead Space 3.

I do know that this will prevent 0.0% of school shootings.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at February 06, 2013 02:53 PM (SY2Kh)

48 Scores? Libs don't keep scores. Everybody wins.


He shot skeet like he attended the legislature. He voted "present."

Posted by: tcn at February 06, 2013 02:53 PM (ZOUmX)

49
>>>"I'm official done with the First Amendment!" she tweeted.

Oh.... "Great! Shut up. You are too stupid to have an opinion." just seems too easy.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Offering Moobats Gasoline and Matches at February 06, 2013 02:53 PM (0q2P7)

50 Is a surtax a tax? No, it's a surtax. Check the spelling, Wingnuts!

Ergo, legal.

Posted by: Justice Roberts at February 06, 2013 02:53 PM (eHIJJ)

51 Malls located very close to state borders will become the hot new choice of locations for stores like GameStop. This will also be enticing for Office Depot, which will receive an Amazon order for you.

Posted by: epobirs at February 06, 2013 02:53 PM (kcfmt)

52 alot of these M rated games shouldn't be M rated and some T rated games should be M rated

Posted by: AuthorLMendez, El Patron at February 06, 2013 02:53 PM (yAor6)

53 What was Obama's skeet score?

I've seen him throw a baseball. He compares his bowling to the Special Olympics. I'm guessing...2. And I have no idea how skeet is scored.

Posted by: red sweater at February 06, 2013 02:53 PM (oATMN)

54 Great idea!
Across the board tax for all forms of Hollyweird "entertainment" including movies, tv, CDs etc

Posted by: Dark Ages at February 06, 2013 02:53 PM (pBcpe)

55 I don't know about the Skeet score, but practicing all the tim hasn't done much for his golf score.

Posted by: Lauren at February 06, 2013 02:53 PM (wsGWu)

56 If you like your skeets, you can keep your skeets.

Posted by: Roland THTG at February 06, 2013 02:54 PM (QM5S2)

57 It's voluntary, but most chains won't sell a game unless it's rated.

If the entire Video Game industry (or even just the big players) stopped submitting their games for rating? Yeah, they'd change that in a heartbeat.

Also, I'd love to see the legal battle over using a a foreign power's mandatory ratings to enforce domestic laws.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 06, 2013 02:54 PM (8y9MW)

58 40 Allen G,

so long as I can point out that not divorcing them probably means we're in a communist nation within 12-20 years....

Posted by: sven10077 at February 06, 2013 02:54 PM (LRFds)

59 We are talking about the first person shooter games right?




Posted by: eleven at February 06, 2013 02:54 PM (KXm42)

60 Connecticut is not that big of a state. I wonder how many road trips will be organized to neighboring states to buy video games.

I don't know how many people are going to drive across state lines to save themselves $6 on a new release.

I
also don't know how many people are going to decide that an extra $6 is
going to convince them to buy Hello Kitty Adventure instead of Dead
Space 3.

I do know that this will prevent 0.0% of school shootings.


Posted by: Hollowpoint at February 06, 2013 02:53 PM (SY2Kh)


This is why Steam and digital downloads will make this issue moot. Why buy a physical DVD medium when you can download it over the internet instead?

Posted by: EC at February 06, 2013 02:54 PM (GQ8sn)

61 Riiiiight...because of course progressive increases in taxes and surcharges on other "social evils" like tobacco and booze has caused people to stop wanting them. Oh. Or not so much.

The modern Democrat: never let a crisis pass without using it as an excuse to gouge more money out of the public. For the children, and the Greater Good.

Posted by: Stu-22 at February 06, 2013 02:54 PM (AiYlm)

62
So this new tax is gonna be like a "sin tax". Weird. Playing video games is a "sin".

Does CT have a special tax for, say, pornography? Don't many lefty feminists say this causes rape?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 06, 2013 02:54 PM (p/cQy)

63 "Since they can't get away with that, they're going to slap a 10% surtax on such games"




There is talk of a new technology where you can order from a store out of state. Anybody know anything about it?

Posted by: RWC at February 06, 2013 02:55 PM (fWAjv)

64 It's actually a lose/lose for us.

We pay more for the games we want to play. They get their extra revenue and consider it as a green light to fuck us in the ass more and more over more 'sin' taxable items.

Either that, or they create yet another black market. One of the two.

Posted by: © Sponge at February 06, 2013 02:55 PM (xmcEQ)

65 That jug-eared bastard hasn't shot me yet.

Posted by: Skeet Ulrich at February 06, 2013 02:55 PM (6BgmB)

66 These geniuses never heard of XBox Live or the Intertubes.

Posted by: Roy at February 06, 2013 02:55 PM (VndSC)

67 >>>Fine, give me my fucking weed.

You want your weed? Ban all forms of social support. I'll gleefully support your right to bake your brain.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Offering Moobats Gasoline and Matches at February 06, 2013 02:55 PM (0q2P7)

68 Only the Skeets are keeping score! And biding their time...

Posted by: dfbaskwill at February 06, 2013 02:56 PM (71LDo)

69 I'm pretty sure the Rating system is completely voluntary. I would just stop submitting games to the rating agency.

Why not? The FCC has said it's not going to enforce decency standards for TV shows.

Posted by: RushBabe at February 06, 2013 02:56 PM (tQHzJ)

70 So in their effort to eviscerate the Second Amendment, they go after the First.

Oh, who am I kidding, they always go after the First. It's the real goal, it always is.

Posted by: AmishDude at February 06, 2013 02:56 PM (b/FsX)

71 Taxing speech seems hunky-dory to me. No First Amendment problem at all since, its a tax!

Posted by: Chief Justice John Roberts, Still Growing In Office at February 06, 2013 02:56 PM (8ZskC)

72

Hehe, yeah, p*ss off us gamers. That'll get 'er done.

Hey, libs? The gaming community is notorious for hacking genius.

Steam? Pfft...

DownLoadForFreeYouDumb@sses.fu.oceansaway


*going to go splash my screen with a few more zombies

Posted by: beach gamerette at February 06, 2013 02:56 PM (LpQbZ)

73 Oh come on give me a challenge.

Posted by: 11 yr old videogame hacker at February 06, 2013 02:56 PM (EZl54)

74 Hah! We laugh at you.

Posted by: Amazon.Com at February 06, 2013 02:56 PM (VndSC)

75
I think I will open up a Game Shop in RI on the CT border. I better check to see if CT has an amazon tax first though.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 06, 2013 02:57 PM (p/cQy)

76 Idiots. There's already a heavy tax on a lot of M-Rated video games. Its called DLC, and 10% is a pittance. To eventually get the "full game" you could end up paying $120 on a $60 game. And a lot will do it. Their stupid 10% tax would have probably no effect on violent video game sales. Oh yeah and definitely have no effect on violence at all.

Posted by: buzzion at February 06, 2013 02:57 PM (GULKT)

77

Strangling businesses out of existence; one industry at a time, baby. One industry at a time.

Posted by: beach gamerette at February 06, 2013 02:57 PM (LpQbZ)

78 Add to this those shit-head actors who use guns in their movies but come out against gun control.





Expose the Hypocrisy.


Posted by: DiogenesLamp at February 06, 2013 02:58 PM (bb5+k)

79 Stupid ideas like this will make people violent. Tax their stupidiy. Deficit solved!

Posted by: Roy at February 06, 2013 02:58 PM (VndSC)

80 Eleven, you're right. This sounds like a South Park ep.

Posted by: AmishDude at February 06, 2013 02:58 PM (b/FsX)

81 OT, but I have to leave soon.

Aggravated as I am with Karl Rove, his group American Crossroads has put out an absolutely swell ad about Ashley Judd which is going to run for 2 weeks in Kentucky.

The title is "Vote for me, you hillbillies." (Not making that up.)

LOL!

Posted by: Miss Marple at February 06, 2013 02:58 PM (GoIUi)

82 Since they can't get away with that, they're going to slap a 10% surtax on such games, thus penalizing a particular sort of expression in hopes it will reduce instances of that expression.


Why stop at 10%? If these games are dangerous, let's tax them at 10,000%.

Posted by: Cicero, Semiautomatic Assault Commenter at February 06, 2013 02:58 PM (8ZskC)

83 We should probably ask the Dad of the U.S. if we should even play these video games. He and Mom might send us to bed with no supper if we upset him.

Posted by: Chris Rock at February 06, 2013 02:58 PM (eHIJJ)

84 they're going to slap a 10% surtax on such games, thus penalizing a particular sort of expression in hopes it will reduce instances of that expression.

Sounds like it will be very easy to argue that this constitutes "prior restraint" and is thus unconstitutional.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 06, 2013 02:58 PM (9GaPd)

85 so long as I can point out that not divorcing them probably means we're in a communist nation within 12-20 years....

Oh, I agree with you. I'm not saying we shouldn't start the proceedings (as it were) just that we should go in with clear eyes as to the probable cost.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 06, 2013 02:59 PM (8y9MW)

86 Why 10%, why not 100%, why not 1,000%.

Posted by: SH at February 06, 2013 02:59 PM (gmeXX)

87


World of Warcrafty

Posted by: beach blizzard at February 06, 2013 02:59 PM (LpQbZ)

88 You know,
I feel like if the NRA had played this better we could have peeled away some youth support from liberals on this.
Instead they're gonna end up hating us all and voting Ron Paul again.

Posted by: tsrblke (work) at February 06, 2013 02:59 PM (wGOqj)

89 Guess the TFG got sick of the skeet BS and released a video.



http://tinyurl.com/aaah4xo


Posted by: RWC at February 06, 2013 02:59 PM (fWAjv)

90 California Dems are proposing to require any state gun owners to have to buy liability insurance. I wonder what the kick back amount will be.
Freedoms? As the saintly John Conyers warned "I hope no one uses the term illeagal aliens today" They are citizens without status!

Posted by: Cheri at February 06, 2013 02:59 PM (G+Wff)

91 This is why Steam and digital downloads will make this issue moot. Why
buy a physical DVD medium when you can download it over the internet
instead?


Ever download a game on an xbox? I can drive to the store, buy the game, drive home, cook a pizza, eat it, and be on my second beer before it finished downloading.

Also, physical disks mean you can sell or share the game when you're done.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at February 06, 2013 02:59 PM (SY2Kh)

92 I didn't get to put this in the morning comments because I wasn't here, but I hope Vic and some others who are interested in English history might see it. It's the facial reconstruction and slide show about Richard
III who skeleton was found under a parking lot:

http://tinyurl.com/aoel3pa

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 06, 2013 02:59 PM (PxYrx)

93 Squashed. Bumped. Squashed, again.
Thanks for playing LauraW.


Did she get the steak knives, or was she fired?

Posted by: The Guy sent by Mitch and Murray at February 06, 2013 02:59 PM (kqqGm)

94 "We are talking about the first person shooter games right?"
===============

Not necessarily. There are plenty of M-rated third person shooters/action games.

Posted by: Kensington at February 06, 2013 02:59 PM (H84UO)

95
Why that $2 tax is gonna stop someone from playing a game that is going to turn them into a raging psychotic killing monster is lost on me.

Eh, they don't really care, they just want another tax.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 06, 2013 03:00 PM (p/cQy)

96 @78

Speaking of which, Bruce Willis is the fucking man.

I will definately pay to see any Die Hardest he's in and am actually looking forward to Red 2.

Posted by: Jollyroger at February 06, 2013 03:00 PM (t06LC)

97 Ah yes, the old "training with video games".

That's what our special forces do. Train with video games.

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 45% more DOOM! at February 06, 2013 03:00 PM (xAtAj)

98 The video game makers better ramp up production PDQ. There is gonna be a big run on games out East soon. It'll be easier to find ammo.

Posted by: Roy at February 06, 2013 03:00 PM (VndSC)

99 Seems like an easy slap down courtesy of the 1st and 14th A. Epstein is right, rational basis scrutiny for economic legislation is awful.

Posted by: SH at February 06, 2013 03:00 PM (gmeXX)

100 So the Preezy isn't satisfied at being the world's best gun salesman, he wants to be the world's best video game salesman too. Makes sense.

Posted by: Nighthawk at February 06, 2013 03:01 PM (RSqz2)

101 Why stop at 10%? If these games are dangerous, let's tax them at 10,000%.


***

Exactly. One doesn't impose a $6 tax to stop a potential murder.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 06, 2013 03:01 PM (piMMO)

102 81 Miss marple,

pity he couldn't run "Vote for me you racist hillbilly redneck bitterclinger bastards!" last year....

Posted by: sven10077 at February 06, 2013 03:01 PM (LRFds)

103 My score is probably in the range of the Special Olympics, if they let retards have guns that is.

Posted by: Preznit Stoopid is as Stoopid Does at February 06, 2013 03:01 PM (FRLeJ)

104 They're all totalitarians under the surface.
Posted by: Kensington at February 06, 2013 02:51 PM (H84UO)
-----------------------------------------------------------
Scratch a lefty and you'll find a communist every single time.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at February 06, 2013 03:01 PM (jucos)

105
Did she get the steak knives, or was she fired?

Neither. She's going to be taxed to discourage this type of behavior in the future.

Posted by: garrett at February 06, 2013 03:01 PM (KvD5D)

106
"the proposed bill would go beyond just violent videogames like first-person shooters to cover everything M-rated or higher, including ...a whole bunch of mobile phone stuff including something called Fart Machine."




Outlaw farts and only outlaws will have farts....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 06, 2013 03:01 PM (kdS6q)

107 70% of voters under 25 are against a so-called "assault weapons" ban.

I spoke with a chick who had to be mid-20s yesterday. Just met her. Talked about how we liked the Walking Dead. And then parlayed the conversation into wanting some fucking guns around in case of zombies. She laughed and said absolutely, she would get an assault weapon as well and she was against any stupid ban.

This is where it is done. Gun control is a movement of old white people.

Posted by: Prescient11 at February 06, 2013 03:02 PM (tVTLU)

108
96 @78 Speaking of which, Bruce Willis is the fucking man. I will definately pay to see any Die Hardest he's in and am actually looking forward to Red 2.
Posted by: Jollyroger at February 06, 2013 03:00 PM (t06LC)


You know, the Die Hard 25th Anniversary Blu Ray Collection is at Wal-Mart now.

Posted by: buzzion at February 06, 2013 03:02 PM (GULKT)

109 Maybe they should tax grand strategy games so future Napoleons don't get any ideas either.

Posted by: Waterhouse at February 06, 2013 03:02 PM (xGlYu)

110
"Should I point out that trying to divorce them will almost certainly lead to "killing each other wholesale?"

As the money boys say, "Past performance may not predict future results." Besides, our current trajectory is headed toward a future of blood and miseryanyhow. I say roll the bones.


Posted by: Jaws at February 06, 2013 03:02 PM (4I3Uo)

111 fine with me

Posted by: JDP at February 06, 2013 03:02 PM (60GaT)

112 i buy my 13 year old the m games..... he's been playing them since he was 8 or 9....he's fine...rate the games what ever you want...as long as he gets good grades and is respectful and does his chores, i will buy them for him.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl waiting for spring training at February 06, 2013 03:02 PM (GVxQo)

113 We should repeal the First Amendment, if it would save a single life.

I thought Kathleen Sebelius already axed it.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at February 06, 2013 03:02 PM (ZKzrr)

114 Ever download a game on an xbox? I can drive to the store, buy the game,
drive home, cook a pizza, eat it, and be on my second beer before it
finished downloading.

Also, physical disks mean you can sell or share the game when you're done.



Yes, but it also means you'll never lose the game like the physical disk.

Trying to sell a game, especially one that's a multiplayer game that requires online activation, won't work.

Posted by: EC at February 06, 2013 03:02 PM (GQ8sn)

115 92 Fenlon Spoke,

He doesn't look enough like Obama.....

Posted by: sven10077 at February 06, 2013 03:02 PM (LRFds)

116
He knows his bowling score, he should know his skeet score.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 06, 2013 03:02 PM (p/cQy)

117 This feels like it's time for that painting guy who paints the paintings of Obama standing on the Constitution while Jefferson gives him the hairy eyeball and Adams is having the vapors and George is reaching for his sword to cut his nuts off - it just may be time for him to paint a painting of the Newtown kids, winged, in heaven, looking down at Obama's and Feinstein's hysterics with a look of pity that can only come from a superior intellect.

Maybe have some of the Vietnam vets from the other side of the wall protecting those little angels.

I don't know. I'm not a painter.

I'm just looking for that guy to ram something else up Obama's ass.

Posted by: Opus An Arcus at February 06, 2013 03:02 PM (Zq061)

118 Gaming is a multi billion dollar industry. Many game developers have started circumventing the top game manufactures and putting their games out on their own through places like kickstarter. I'm sure the big game manufacturers are not amused.

Posted by: food fight! at February 06, 2013 03:02 PM (/b8+5)

119

He needs access to the NASDAQ board in Times Square.....
Posted by: © Sponge at February 06, 2013 02:51 PM (xmcEQ)



Let's buy him a SMOD Resistant Satellite.

Posted by: beach space at February 06, 2013 03:03 PM (LpQbZ)

120
You know, the Die Hard 25th Anniversary Blu Ray Collection is at Wal-Mart now.



Ho, ho, ho! Now I have a submachinegun.

Posted by: EC at February 06, 2013 03:03 PM (GQ8sn)

121 They gonna tax free porn to prevent rape-rape?

Posted by: Roy at February 06, 2013 03:03 PM (VndSC)

122 I didn't get to put this in the morning comments because I wasn't here, but I hope Vic and some others who are interested in English history might see it. It's the facial reconstruction and slide show about Richard
III who skeleton was found under a parking lot:


***

As someone on Twitter noted, he, apparently, looked exactly like Lord Farquaad.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 06, 2013 03:03 PM (piMMO)

123
(Punkmouth is what I'm calling it when you pretend to believe someone and do that punkmouth sarcastic thing. I'm calling it that because my real word, P****mouth, is probably not a good word for a blog with advertisers.)


Maybe they should get better advertisers because I just had a javascript threat blocked after clicking the link.

Posted by: buzzion at February 06, 2013 03:04 PM (GULKT)

124
Oh goody, the state rep that proposed the bill is Debralee Hovey who is -- wait for it -- the assistant Republican leader.

#MakingLifeWork

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 06, 2013 03:04 PM (kdS6q)

125 They gonna tax free porn to prevent rape-rape?

**

Imagine their plans for anime.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 06, 2013 03:04 PM (piMMO)

126 Posted by: phoenixgirl waiting for spring training at February 06, 2013 03:02 PM (GVxQo)


BURN THE GOOD PARENT!!!

Posted by: RWC at February 06, 2013 03:04 PM (fWAjv)

127 #91

Not everybody has such a lousy internet connection. I can download a 1 GB XBLA item in about five minutes with just run of the mill cable service.

Also, at the prices I pay for games I don't care if there is any resale. It aways amazes me that millions turn out to pay $60 for something I get for around $12 a year later.

Posted by: epobirs at February 06, 2013 03:05 PM (kcfmt)

128 I like my video games like I like my women:

Rated T for "teen."

Posted by: Roman Polanski at February 06, 2013 03:05 PM (BushJ)

129 Part of me thinks these stupid blue states should continue to pass such dumb laws that will only hurt their own residents. Just makes Texas look that much better. Of course, the better part of me knows these stupid laws always get exported - laterally to the other states, and vertically to the federal government.

Posted by: SH at February 06, 2013 03:05 PM (gmeXX)

130 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:

Posted by: food fight! at February 06, 2013 03:02 PM (/b8+5)

is curious the catpiss troll

Posted by: phoenixgirl waiting for spring training at February 06, 2013 03:05 PM (GVxQo)

131 @Roman, you must mean T for tween.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at February 06, 2013 03:05 PM (K+mtQ)

132 Ho, ho, ho! Now I have a submachinegun.

Posted by: EC at February 06, 2013 03:03 PM (GQ8sn)


Ho, ho, ho! Now I have a machinegun.

Posted by: RWC(Anal Retentive Version) at February 06, 2013 03:05 PM (fWAjv)

133 "Imagine their plans for anime."

they better leave my anime alone

Posted by: AuthorLMendez, El Patron at February 06, 2013 03:06 PM (yAor6)

134 I'm just looking for that guy to ram something else up Obama's ass.
Posted by: Opus An Arcus at February 06, 2013 03:02 PM (Zq061)

Yo. You called?

Posted by: Reggie Love at February 06, 2013 03:06 PM (t06LC)

135 Whatever happened to asking people to take responsibility for themselves?

Posted by: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus at February 06, 2013 03:06 PM (YYJjz)

136 Outlaw farts and only outlaws will have farts....

Well I'm wanted (waaanted) dead or alive.

Dead or aliiiiiive.

Dead or alive.





My sincere apologies for the Bon Jovi reference no you can't have my man card.

Posted by: eleven at February 06, 2013 03:06 PM (KXm42)

137 Its not even clear to me that the people proposing these sorts of idiotic laws even think they're going to have any effect.

They're just part of the "do something" crowd. Doesn't really matter if the thing that gets done has no positive effect whatever, and a likely negative one, so long as "something" gets done.

I'd like to hear one of these wastes of my air explaining how adding $3 to the cost of certain videogames is going to reduce violence.

Posted by: looking closely at February 06, 2013 03:06 PM (6Q9g2)

138 This tax paints with too broad a brush. I mean, a game in which you are an eco-terrorist assigned to shoot the CEOs of oi8l companies should be OK, right?

Posted by: WalrusRex at February 06, 2013 03:06 PM (Hx5uv)

139 is curious the catpiss troll

Posted by: phoenixgirl waiting for spring training at February 06, 2013 03:05 PM (GVxQo)

Si

Posted by: RWC at February 06, 2013 03:06 PM (fWAjv)

140
Imagine their plans for anime.


A tentacle tax?

Posted by: garrett at February 06, 2013 03:06 PM (Rmu2e)

141 OT. In honor of RWR's 102nd Birthday. I didn't know he had a pen pal while President.

link in nic

Posted by: Infidel at February 06, 2013 03:07 PM (O/fK8)

142 My Dad shot skeet. He could tell you his scores. Kept as careful record of it as a golfer tracks his golf scores. Surely the JEF knows his score, right? I mean, I am sure he knows his golf score

Posted by: thunderb at February 06, 2013 03:07 PM (Dnbau)

143 SO FACIST RASCISTS, A GORGUOS BLACK COUPLE CANT BE NATIONS MOM AND DAD EH? BUT WOODEN TOOTHED RASCIST WASHINGTON CAN?

CHRIS ROCK RULZ!!

ZIGE HEIL!

Posted by: KayInMaine at February 06, 2013 03:07 PM (3w4WK)

144 Oh, on Obama's skeet score.

He doesn't have one, because the guy has never shot an entire round of skeet in his entire life.

Might as well ask him which station is his favorite, or which model gun he likes (and why).



Posted by: looking closely at February 06, 2013 03:08 PM (PwGfd)

145 135 Whatever happened to asking people to take responsibility for themselves?

Posted by: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus at February 06, 2013 03:06 PM (YYJjz)


That was declared h8 speech, which the first amendment found unconstitutional.

Posted by: jwb7605 (Let It Burn) at February 06, 2013 03:08 PM (Qxe/p)

146 i know people who shoot and they can tell your their specific misses for their past three or four rounds.

of course they don't have many misses. but they can tell you when it happened and why.

Posted by: ace at February 06, 2013 03:08 PM (LCRYB)

147 Gaming is a multi billion dollar industry.

Fascinating, Soledad.

Posted by: Waterhouse at February 06, 2013 03:08 PM (xGlYu)

148 Posted by: KayInMaine at February 06, 2013 03:07 PM (3w4WK)

Lowest difficulty performance we've seen all day, and she still bobbled it. Not to mention barfing on the landing.

I give it a 1.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 06, 2013 03:08 PM (8y9MW)

149 I mean, I am sure he knows his golf score


"Put me down for a 4"

(7)

Posted by: Opus An Arcus at February 06, 2013 03:08 PM (Zq061)

150 Its not even clear to me that the people proposing these sorts of idiotic laws even think they're going to have any effect.

---

I think they have this inate need to tax. So they just go around looking for things to tax. Sin taxes are the most popular. Who cares that they are the most regressive, that they just create black markets, and typically just benefit your neighbors.

Legislators have to tax. Its all they know.

Posted by: SH at February 06, 2013 03:08 PM (gmeXX)

151 Ted Nugent said it when facing Piers Morgan, you have the right to be free, not the perfect right to be always safe

Posted by: thunderb at February 06, 2013 03:09 PM (Dnbau)

152 135

this and acknowledging that certain aspects of culture can have negative effects aren't mutually exclusive

Posted by: JDP at February 06, 2013 03:09 PM (60GaT)

153 http://tinyurl.com/bdxnvaj

Okay, try this.

Posted by: Infidel at February 06, 2013 03:09 PM (O/fK8)

154
They need to cancel TV in CT.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 06, 2013 03:09 PM (p/cQy)

155 We should repeal the First Amendment, if it would save a single life.

I thought Kathleen Sebelius already axed it.


Only for those bible-thumping, bitter-clingers.

Posted by: John P. Squibob at February 06, 2013 03:09 PM (kqqGm)

156
One of those CoD games has the Rolling Stones song in it, Sympathy for the Devil, or whatever it's called.

That's what I'm hearing in my head right now. New line would be something about him being on the front lines of the gun control/game banning wars.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 06, 2013 03:09 PM (TOk1P)

157 it's not just the left who is into this though. some on the right are all about taking things like this away or "punishing" you for using them. there's a right-wing commentator many respect that has been on a witch-hunt for anything pro-wrestling related throughout the last decade plus.

Posted by: AuthorLMendez, El Patron at February 06, 2013 03:09 PM (yAor6)

158 "Hundreds of thousands have died in service to this country because no
individual life was worth more than the freedoms and principles set
forth in our constitution"

Bringing up that dusty old thing again? Get real, dude...

Posted by: The Cool Kids at February 06, 2013 03:10 PM (zpqa2)

159 who?

Posted by: thunderb at February 06, 2013 03:10 PM (Dnbau)

160 Yup. We should also probably ban public speech of any kind by any non licensed individual....

Posted by: sven10077 at February 06, 2013 02:48 PM (LRFds)

Now you're just copying Maryland's playbook. The Gov is proposing legislation that restricts gun purchases to licensed individuals. 100 dollar license fee and a gun safety course required before licensing.

Apparently, ". . . shall not be abridged" has no meaning there.

Posted by: Egyptian Prime Minister at February 06, 2013 03:11 PM (BAS5M)

161 We are talking about the first person shooter games right?"
===============

Not necessarily. There are plenty of M-rated third person shooters/action games.
Posted by: Kensington at February 06, 2013 02:59 PM (H84UO)



Even some strategy games are bathing battles of blood. haha

Posted by: beach space at February 06, 2013 03:12 PM (LpQbZ)

162 Can someone say something cheering. Loony libs are posting personal information about me on another political website. Seriously, these folks are DERANGED.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 06, 2013 03:12 PM (PxYrx)

163 BTW,

I think its a damn shame the NRA scapegoated video games at the start of this debate. Very uncool of them.

Posted by: Serious Cat at February 06, 2013 03:12 PM (UypUQ)

164 on the whole shooting thing, its just like gay mrriage. He pretended to be against it but everybody knew he was for it. Everybody knows he doesn't really shoot. Its a play

Posted by: thunderb at February 06, 2013 03:12 PM (Dnbau)

165 @156

Black Ops. It's played while heading upriver looking for the VC.
Little known fact is that the guy driving the boat in the game is John Kerry. You know its him because you don't ever see him there.

Posted by: Jollyroger at February 06, 2013 03:12 PM (t06LC)

166 O/T -- The local repubes have actually done something useful today in the VA General Assembly. Our Lt. Gov. was the tie-breaking vote to make photo I.D. the law of the land.

Just in damn time, too. Terry "Carpetbagger" McAuliffe is running for the demunists.

Posted by: RushBabe at February 06, 2013 03:12 PM (tQHzJ)

167 Not everybody has such a lousy internet connection. I can download a 1
GB XBLA item in about five minutes with just run of the mill cable
service.

Also, at the prices I pay for games I don't care if
there is any resale. It aways amazes me that millions turn out to pay
$60 for something I get for around $12 a year later.


I have a good Internet connection and strong WiFi signal, but it takes forever. And a lot of the modern games are in the 6 GB range.

I rarely buy new, full priced games. The cheapest route is usually (with exceptions) used disks.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at February 06, 2013 03:13 PM (SY2Kh)

168 ZIGE HEIL!

Posted by: KayInMaine at February 06, 2013 03:07 PM (3w4WK)


That's the most truthful thing you've ever said in this blog.

Posted by: © Sponge at February 06, 2013 03:13 PM (xmcEQ)

169 Can someone say something cheering.

There's a movement to get Bon Jovi as the halftime act for Super Bowl XLVIII.

Except it might be too cold to have a musical performance outdoors in New Jersey in February.

(I'm not sure what the excuse for not having a musical performance the last few years was.)

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at February 06, 2013 03:14 PM (ZKzrr)

170 Whatever happened to asking people to take responsibility for themselves?

Posted by: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus at February 06, 2013 03:06 PM (YYJjz)


That's just crazy talk.

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 06, 2013 03:14 PM (BAS5M)

171 I apologize to cigarette smokers.

Years ago when they started the dumb sin tax concept, we should have all spoken up to denounce it.

Now it's everywhere, and the left wants to use taxes to punish those who dare to live against their ever-changing impossible ideal.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at February 06, 2013 03:14 PM (bZKG0)

172 Scores are racist!

Posted by: Roland THTG at February 06, 2013 03:14 PM (QM5S2)

173 Shit, Fenelon. What site? Bastards!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at February 06, 2013 03:14 PM (4df7R)

174 I think its a damn shame the NRA scapegoated video games at the start of this debate. Very uncool of them.

Good point.

Dum is dum.

Posted by: eleven at February 06, 2013 03:14 PM (KXm42)

175 Ho, ho, ho! Now I have a machinegun.



Posted by: RWC(Anal Retentive Version) at February 06, 2013 03:05 PM (fWAjv)

Schießen die fenster.
Shoot. The. Glass.

Posted by: EC at February 06, 2013 03:14 PM (GQ8sn)

176 @162 they are nuts. my leftists brother sees "evil right-wingers" with anything involved w/ the South. he even cheers against southern sports teams and refuses to watch any show that's based in the south.

@163 agreed

@164 yep

Posted by: AuthorLMendez, El Patron at February 06, 2013 03:14 PM (yAor6)

177
165 -

Heh, I did not know that. I never play it, but my son has it, so I just hear the music when I'm passing by and say "hey, I know that song!"

Posted by: BurtTC at February 06, 2013 03:14 PM (TOk1P)

178 Posted by: phoenixgirl waiting for spring training at February 06, 2013 03:05 PM (GVxQo)


Well, it was too good to last, although I guess I'm glad she survived.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, still a Hobbit at February 06, 2013 03:15 PM (wbeNt)

179 Can someone say something cheering.
------------------------------------------------------
We are all one day closer to death.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at February 06, 2013 03:15 PM (jucos)

180 "(I'm not sure what the excuse for not having a musical performance the last few years was.)"

because half-time shows are worthless?

Posted by: AuthorLMendez, El Patron at February 06, 2013 03:15 PM (yAor6)

181 Amnesty is equivalent to Toy Story? WTF?

Expunging millions of crimes at the stroke of a pen is not something I view as on a par with allowing people who have been hired to do creative work operate freely.

We did the amnesty thing once already and it turned out to be a huge mistake. A movie project going wrong is a minor complaint by comparison.

Posted by: epobirs at February 06, 2013 03:15 PM (kcfmt)

182 If Barry keeps killin' skeets, pretty soon we'll have a shortage.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 06, 2013 03:15 PM (UOM48)

183 BTW,

Doesn't Connecticut realize that peeps will just cross the border to MA, NY or RI to buy their sh00terz? And in turn greatly harm the Mom Pop gameshops in Connecticut? Its not a large state.

Posted by: Serious Cat at February 06, 2013 03:15 PM (UypUQ)

184 cheery note? Its raining in Texas and thats a good thing. We will out live this. We are not alone. We will be ready.

Posted by: thunderb at February 06, 2013 03:15 PM (Dnbau)

185 It all started with cigarettes. Many freedom loving conservaties were happy to look down on cigarette smokers and tax them and make them smoke 50 yards in the street. Because 2nd hand smoke is yucky or something. We reap what we sowed.

Posted by: SH at February 06, 2013 03:16 PM (gmeXX)

186 #107. Right, and this is how 'capturing the culture' works. More low-information voters will be convinced of the necessity of gun rights by watching a few episodes of The Walking Dead (as illogical as it is) than by listening to an endless stream of conservative talking heads talking about the true meaning of the 2nd amendment.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 06, 2013 03:16 PM (9GaPd)

187 There's a movement to get Bon Jovi as the halftime act for Super Bowl XLVIII.

Except it might be too cold to have a musical performance outdoors in New Jersey in February.

(I'm not sure what the excuse for not having a musical performance the last few years was.)


Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at February 06, 2013 03:14 PM (ZKzrr)


Just another reason not to watch next year as well, then.

Fuck Jon Bongiovi.

Posted by: © Sponge at February 06, 2013 03:16 PM (xmcEQ)

188 179
Can someone say something cheering.




The day after Valentine's Day a meteor will narrowly miss us. Is that cheery?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 06, 2013 03:16 PM (UOM48)

189 polli

yes, there is that

Posted by: phoenixgirl waiting for spring training at February 06, 2013 03:16 PM (GVxQo)

190
Oh, on Obama's skeet score. He doesn't have one, because the guy has never shot an entire round of skeet in his entire life.

Posted by: looking closely





Now now. As was pointed out a few threads down, when you make declarative statments like that you're not practicting the successful Mitt Romney style of hyper-dimensional ultra-politics.

Nuances, hedges, vague aphorisms -- that's the path to victory.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at February 06, 2013 03:17 PM (kdS6q)

191 Heh, I did not know that. I never play it, but my
son has it, so I just hear the music when I'm passing by and say "hey, I
know that song!"

Posted by: BurtTC at February 06, 2013 03:14 PM (TOk1P)


They used "Gimme Shelter" in the trailer and advertisements. Very cool use of it.

Posted by: EC at February 06, 2013 03:17 PM (GQ8sn)

192 Can someone say something cheering.

----


Fridays coming.


..... and Friday is just two days removed from Monday.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 06, 2013 03:17 PM (nELVU)

193
Sometimes I really don't know if people are that stupid (meaning this surtax), are just playing to the voters, or if they just see an opportunity for more tax.

If its a lib, I always assume its an opportunity to tax. Although stupid is strong possibility. They don't really have to pander in CT.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 06, 2013 03:17 PM (p/cQy)

194 not a bon jovi fan....but it will be better than beyonce

Posted by: phoenixgirl waiting for spring training at February 06, 2013 03:18 PM (GVxQo)

195 #107. Right, and this is how 'capturing the culture' works. More low-information voters will be convinced of the necessity of gun rights by watching a few episodes of The Walking Dead (as illogical as it is) than by listening to an endless stream of conservative talking heads talking about the true meaning of the 2nd amendment.
Posted by: OregonMuse at February 06, 2013 03:16 PM (9GaPd)



Speaking of which: TWD returns this Sunday. Tell all your LIV friends!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at February 06, 2013 03:18 PM (4df7R)

196 Ace: You rock. You have no idea how good that made me feel.

Posted by: jwb7605 (Let It Burn) at February 06, 2013 03:18 PM (Qxe/p)

197
#4 Great! You live longer but, hey!, you'll be more miserable too!

Nah - it'll only seem longer.

Posted by: RightWingProf at February 06, 2013 03:18 PM (IC6Er)

198 107 70% of voters under 25 are against a so-called "assault weapons" ban.

I spoke with a chick who had to be mid-20s yesterday. Just met her. Talked about how we liked the Walking Dead. And then parlayed the conversation into wanting some fucking guns around in case of zombies. She laughed and said absolutely, she would get an assault weapon as well and she was against any stupid ban.

This is where it is done. Gun control is a movement of old white people.
Posted by: Prescient11 at February 06, 2013 03:02 PM (tVTLU)


-----------------


I would have kept the conversation going:

I have an AR15. Ya' wanna fuck?

Posted by: Soona at February 06, 2013 03:18 PM (xYb7L)

199 Trying to sell a game, especially one that's a multiplayer game that requires online activation, won't work.

That's not really an issue for consoles. You can buy and sell pretty much anything on physical disk, including multiplayer games so long as two consoles aren't playing off the same copy at the same time.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at February 06, 2013 03:19 PM (SY2Kh)

200 Can someone say something cheering.


Steak and a BJ Day is a little over a month away!!!

Posted by: © Sponge at February 06, 2013 03:19 PM (xmcEQ)

201 Go with your gut Guy Mohawk. They just want to tax. Its in their blood.

Posted by: SH at February 06, 2013 03:19 PM (gmeXX)

202 Cheery note: my wee bully-dog (nickname: "Piggy") scratched her cornea, and it appears to be healing well. She's just as adorable as ever.

Posted by: model_1066 at February 06, 2013 03:19 PM (7xPCu)

203 sponge

your bday? lol

Posted by: phoenixgirl waiting for spring training at February 06, 2013 03:19 PM (GVxQo)

204 well the FSA really really likes their video games too. Got have something to do when sitting on the couch not working. And they are allegedly least able to pay a tax increase. So, it is an excessive tax on the "poor".

Posted by: thunderb at February 06, 2013 03:19 PM (Dnbau)

205 70% of voters under 25 are against a so-called "assault weapons" ban.



I spoke with a chick who had to be mid-20s yesterday. Just met her.
Talked about how we liked the Walking Dead. And then parlayed the
conversation into wanting some fucking guns around in case of zombies.
She laughed and said absolutely, she would get an assault weapon as well
and she was against any stupid ban.



This is where it is done. Gun control is a movement of old white people.

Posted by: Prescient11 at February 06, 2013 03:02 PM (tVTLU)

Interesting.

Posted by: Serious Cat at February 06, 2013 03:20 PM (UypUQ)

206 Check out King Drone on Drudge. Idiot.

And that collection of Muslims in the upper left hand of the page? Begging for a drone.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 06, 2013 03:20 PM (UOM48)

207
What was Obama's skeet score?

The spaz couldn't get to first base.

Posted by: Male/Female Sheet at February 06, 2013 03:20 PM (mETGQ)

208 sponge



your bday? lol

Posted by: phoenixgirl waiting for spring training at February 06, 2013 03:19 PM (GVxQo)


Nope. March 14th.

http://steakandbjday.com/

Posted by: © Sponge at February 06, 2013 03:21 PM (xmcEQ)

209 207

What was Obama's skeet score?




One launcher.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 06, 2013 03:22 PM (UOM48)

210 It certainly won't affect me. I'm not a gamer. What's everyone so worried about? It's just a small tax.

Posted by: Soona at February 06, 2013 02:51 PM (bu1Rs)

Same here, but, if they come for the stilettos, lingerie, Asti Spumante, and chocolate, THERE WILL BE BLOOD, COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF IT.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Wily Wrepublican Wench at February 06, 2013 03:22 PM (kXoT0)

211 I wish Dick Cheney would take the JEF hunting...I keed I keed

Posted by: thunderb at February 06, 2013 03:22 PM (Dnbau)

212 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgXzMgPYjMo

THIS is the half time show that I want to see.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at February 06, 2013 03:22 PM (jucos)

213 How about a SB half-time show featuring rock legends tribute bands in a Battle of the Bands?

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 06, 2013 03:22 PM (BAS5M)

214 185

i smoke (though i'd like to quit) and i don't have a problem with this. discouraging something that is a net social negative is not a bad thing.

Posted by: JDP at February 06, 2013 03:23 PM (60GaT)

215 I think its a damn shame the NRA scapegoated video games at the start of this debate. Very uncool of them.


***

I said a few days ago that LaPierre has n business being both their politician and their spokesperson. One of the other morons defended him by saying that he knows LaPierre is effective because he isn't Alinskyed.

I say that fact proves my point rather than negating it.

As with the devil, why waste time on a soul you already own?

If LaPierre was a threat, they would be attacking him, personally, on every level.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 06, 2013 03:23 PM (piMMO)

216 Nope. March 14th. http://steakandbjday.com/
Posted by: © Sponge at February 06, 2013 03:21 PM (xmcEQ)


Heh. Same day as Japanese White Day.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at February 06, 2013 03:23 PM (4df7R)

217 What was Obama's skeet score?

It was a perfect score. TFG waits until they fall to the ground, then runs up and blasts them.

Posted by: EC at February 06, 2013 03:23 PM (GQ8sn)

218 24 First they came for Halo, and I said nothing because I had a PS3.




Posted by: MikeTheMoose Offering Moobats Gasoline and Matches at February 06, 2013 02:50 PM (0q2P7)


Boom goes the dynamite! THREAD WINNER

Posted by: Truman North, by golly at February 06, 2013 03:23 PM (I2LwF)

219 seriously joking please don't ban me

Posted by: thunderb at February 06, 2013 03:23 PM (Dnbau)

220 MY BARAKS AWESOMELY SHOOTING A BIG POWERFULL GUN HAS CUT THE HEART OUT OF ALL YOU REICH WING FACISTS.

HE CAN DO EVERYTHING BETTER THAN YOU!

Posted by: KayInMaine at February 06, 2013 03:23 PM (3w4WK)

221 Shouldn't this tax apply to movie theatres? Aren't movies equally culpable?

Posted by: SH at February 06, 2013 03:23 PM (gmeXX)

222 In Their Own Words: Climate Alarmists Debunk Their 'Science'

Very bookworthy article.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 06, 2013 03:23 PM (NTBjC)

223 sponge

hahaha...jeez

Posted by: phoenixgirl waiting for spring training at February 06, 2013 03:24 PM (GVxQo)

224 This bit of fascism brought to you by the letters 'D' and 'M'

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at February 06, 2013 03:24 PM (SO2Q8)

225 Heh. Same day as Japanese White Day.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at February 06, 2013 03:23 PM (4df7R)


How dare you. That sounds racist.

Posted by: © Sponge at February 06, 2013 03:24 PM (xmcEQ)

226
I played a stick man assassin game once online. It was pretty bloody for them being stick men. I didn't go on a real life shooting spree.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 06, 2013 03:25 PM (p/cQy)

227 Also, physical disks mean you can sell or share the game when you're done.


Posted by: Hollowpoint at February 06, 2013 02:59 PM (SY2Kh)

not if the current rumors are true about the upcoming consoles

Posted by: The Dude at February 06, 2013 03:25 PM (vJdyz)

228 Something interesting that I'm seeing on FNC right now and that I read earlier. VA is planning on minting it's own currency if the dollar fails.

How would that work? Anyone know?

Posted by: Soona at February 06, 2013 03:25 PM (bu1Rs)

229 i smoke (though i'd like to quit) and i don't have a problem with this. discouraging something that is a net social negative is not a bad thing

----

Well who's to say video games aren't net social negatives. Surely alcohol is. French fries too. You know what else, plastic bags. Or so we were told. I'd rather leave the free market to decide what is a net social negative.

Posted by: SH at February 06, 2013 03:26 PM (gmeXX)

230 my sons used to make guns out of bananas at the breakfast table and shoot each other. We should out law bananas

Posted by: thunderb at February 06, 2013 03:26 PM (Dnbau)

231 Can someone say something cheering.

See @166. The City of Richmond had the most voter fraud in '08 and '12; Hampton Roads (home to mega military and the "former" ACORN operation, came in second).

Posted by: RushBabe at February 06, 2013 03:26 PM (tQHzJ)

232 Same here, but, if they come for the stilettos,
lingerie, Asti Spumante, and chocolate, THERE WILL BE BLOOD, COPIOUS
AMOUNTS OF IT.


Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Wily Wrepublican Wench



Can I check your purse for you?

Posted by: EC at February 06, 2013 03:26 PM (GQ8sn)

233 #167

I simply cannot remember ever standing around waiting for a game to download. It just isn't how I approach a purchase, wanting to play it right then and there. I have too much other material on hand to let that become an issue. I make a purchase because the price is right on something I'll eventually play. This avoid regrettable impulse buys.

I rarely buy used games. New ones turn up too cheap to make worth the hassle of dealing with finding out whether the disc was handled properly or not. (A saner person would be covered fro a year or more just from the Xmas sale at the Microsoft Store but I cannot resist keeping an eye out for deals. It is a game in of itself.)

But I strongly recommend getting used to downloads. More and more product is going to be exclusively sold that way. Everybody but retailers wants it that way and the platforms increasingly lack any other means to obtain software.

Posted by: epobirs at February 06, 2013 03:26 PM (kcfmt)

234 How dare you. That sounds racist.

***

A gal on FNC made a smartass remark to her counterpart and said "before Obama ever darkened your door".


I do believe she was a lib. If not, we won't hear the end f it.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 06, 2013 03:26 PM (piMMO)

235 Posted by: Tipper Gore's Nipples at February 06, 2013 02:50 PM (BushJ)




Ohi, Jeb.

Posted by: Tami at February 06, 2013 03:26 PM (X6akg)

236 I played a stick man assassin game once online. It was pretty bloody for them being stick men. I didn't go on a real life shooting spree.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 06, 2013 03:25 PM (p/cQy)


I played many games of Hangman with my friends as a kid.

Funnily enough, I have never hanged a man.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at February 06, 2013 03:27 PM (4df7R)

237 HE CAN DO EVERYTHING BETTER THAN YOU! Posted by: KayInMaine at February 06, 2013 03:23 PM (3w4WK)

Except umbrellas, http://www.cosmicconservative.com/weblog/?p=8079

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Wily Wrepublican Wench at February 06, 2013 03:27 PM (kXoT0)

238 Does "Skeets" Odarkthiry need a teleprompter to yell "PULL!"?

Posted by: Roland THTG at February 06, 2013 03:27 PM (QM5S2)

239 my sons used to make guns out of bananas at the breakfast table and shoot each other. We should out law bananas
Posted by: thunderb at February 06, 2013 03:26 PM (Dnbau)
----------------------------------------------------------
Nooooooooooooooooooo...... I find a condom covered banana really gives my g-spot a good workout.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at February 06, 2013 03:27 PM (jucos)

240 my sons used to make guns out of bananas at the breakfast table and shoot each other. We should out law bananas


My oldest stepson, when he was a toddler, used to make guns out of a piece of toast at the breakfast table. He would bite pieces off the toast until he had the shape of a pistol.

Ban toast!

Posted by: EC at February 06, 2013 03:28 PM (GQ8sn)

241 Tipper Gore's Nipples all over Jeb. Chakras released!

Posted by: thunderb at February 06, 2013 03:28 PM (Dnbau)

242 So they can get more money AND pretend that they're "doing something."
Must think themselves awfully clever, no?

Posted by: Lizzy at February 06, 2013 03:28 PM (amaU1)

243 Posted by: SH at February 06, 2013 03:16 PM (gmeXX)

Equating the ban on smoking in most public buildings with infringing on my right to self-defense and keeping my government honest by being armed is a bit of a stretch.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 06, 2013 03:28 PM (GsoHv)

244 What was Obama's skeet score?

He doesn't keep score .. as that would hurt the self-esteem of those around him

ROFL

Posted by: Neo at February 06, 2013 03:28 PM (e8kgV)

245 Also, physical disks mean you can sell or share the game when you're done.




Posted by: Hollowpoint at February 06, 2013 02:59 PM (SY2Kh)

not if the current rumors are true about the upcoming consoles


Posted by: The Dude at February 06, 2013 03:25 PM (vJdyz)

Wii U says "hi!".

Posted by: Serious Cat at February 06, 2013 03:28 PM (UypUQ)

246 229

libertarianism vs. conservatism, etc.

Posted by: JDP at February 06, 2013 03:28 PM (60GaT)

247 SMOD, save us, please.

Chris Rock says, "Obama is the boss of the country...our dad"

http://tinyurl.com/bg7vg5l

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 06, 2013 03:28 PM (UOM48)

248 Can someone say something cheering.

***

How about this?


http://bit.ly/Pu70kN

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 06, 2013 03:28 PM (piMMO)

249 It was a perfect score. TFG waits until they fall to the ground, then runs up and blasts them.


That was after the SS made Biden stop trying to catch them in midair in his mouth.

Posted by: Cicero, Semiautomatic Assault Commenter at February 06, 2013 03:28 PM (8ZskC)

250 Your concernt about advertisers brings me to raise the question, how the fuck does Adam Carolla get advertisers for his podcast?

Posted by: doug at February 06, 2013 03:29 PM (MQlzc)

251 Chris Rock says, "Obama is the boss of the country...our dad"


***

S if anyone is going to be influenced by what Chris Rock says.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 06, 2013 03:29 PM (piMMO)

252 As a child, I loved Hungry, Hungry Hippos.

To this day, I have not once forced a hippo to fight other hippos for food by slapping it on the ass and shouting.

Shocking, I know.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at February 06, 2013 03:29 PM (4df7R)

253 discouraging something that is a net social negative is not a bad thing


WTF? Who decides what is "a net social negative?" If people decided that, say, books about vampires were "a net social negative" you be so sanguine? How about books on, say, Christianity (they're so judgmental!), or Judaism (Teh JOOOOOS!), or whatever?

Who gets to decide?

No. This is the kind of thing to which the short-hand phrase "You can't legislate morality" really refers.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at February 06, 2013 03:29 PM (8y9MW)

254 Why stop at videogames?

How about movies?

TV shows?

Books?

Plays?

Posted by: EC at February 06, 2013 02:50 PM (GQ8sn)


Repeal the Hollywood Tax cuts!

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 06, 2013 03:29 PM (Vk2pI)

255 Morning/Afternoon all. What have I missed besides obama wanting to cut pay to the Military?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 06, 2013 03:29 PM (jE38p)

256 When the JEF yells "PULL", something entirely different happens

Posted by: thunderb at February 06, 2013 03:30 PM (Dnbau)

257 Shouldn't this tax apply to movie theatres? Aren't movies equally culpable?

Posted by: SH at February 06, 2013 03:23 PM (gmeXX)

No - that would be like taxing your thoughts. Hey, wait a minute...

Posted by: hannitys_hybrid at February 06, 2013 03:30 PM (zpqa2)

258 I played a stick man assassin game once online. It was pretty bloody for
them being stick men. I didn't go on a real life shooting spree.

***

When I was a kid we had armies of kids armed with (kinda) realistic looking and sounding cap guns and we ran wild across the neighborhood trying to shoot each other.

Posted by: WalrusRex at February 06, 2013 03:30 PM (Hx5uv)

259 Chris Rock says, "Obama is the boss of the country...our dad"

http://tinyurl.com/bg7vg5l


Dad. There's a concept they can all relate to.

"Pimp" might have worked better.

Posted by: Cicero, Semiautomatic Assault Commenter at February 06, 2013 03:30 PM (8ZskC)

260 As a child, I loved Hungry, Hungry Hippos.



To this day, I have not once forced a hippo to fight other hippos for food by slapping it on the ass and shouting.



Oh my TROLOLOLOLOL!!!!

Posted by: EC at February 06, 2013 03:30 PM (GQ8sn)

261 AS if...

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 06, 2013 03:30 PM (piMMO)

262 Your concernt about advertisers brings me to raise the question, how the fuck does Adam Carolla get advertisers for his podcast?
Posted by: doug at February 06, 2013 03:29 PM (MQlzc)


Because it's ridiculously popular.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at February 06, 2013 03:30 PM (4df7R)

263 No - that would be like taxing your thoughts. Hey, wait a minute...

***

More importantly, it would be taxing the Hollywood addict/pervert community and that can't happen.

Posted by: WalrusRex at February 06, 2013 03:31 PM (Hx5uv)

264 Wii U says "hi!".


Posted by: Serious Cat at February 06, 2013 03:28 PM (UypUQ)

So buy a system that has no support and will never have support, sounds awesome

Posted by: The Dude at February 06, 2013 03:31 PM (vJdyz)

265 255
Morning/Afternoon all. What have I missed besides obama wanting to cut pay to the Military?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 06, 2013 03:29 PM (jE38p


Not much. We're still boned.
Eric Holder is in Savannah today, to talk about crime or something. Yoot on yoot violence.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 06, 2013 03:31 PM (UOM48)

266 not if the current rumors are true about the upcoming consoles

Yeah, that will be disappointing if they turn out to be true.


Posted by: Hollowpoint at February 06, 2013 03:32 PM (SY2Kh)

267 When the JEF yells "PULL", something entirely different happens

****

https://t.co/oIcqdvm0

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 06, 2013 03:32 PM (piMMO)

268 Can I check your purse for you?


Posted by: EC at February 06, 2013 03:26 PM (GQ8sn)

Sweetie, if we have the stilettos, etc, by that point, my purse is completely irrelevant, correct?

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Wily Wrepublican Wench at February 06, 2013 03:32 PM (kXoT0)

269
As a child, I loved Hungry, Hungry Hippos.



To this day, I have not once forced a hippo to fight other hippos for food by slapping it on the ass and shouting.



Shocking, I know.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at February 06, 2013 03:29 PM (4df7R)

There's a Meggie-Mac joke and or fan-fiction in there somewhere.

Posted by: Serious Cat at February 06, 2013 03:32 PM (UypUQ)

270 Chris Rock says, "Obama is the boss of the country...our dad"

***

Don't make me stop this economy and come back there!

Posted by: Obama Dad at February 06, 2013 03:32 PM (Hx5uv)

271 mad feminist thread up

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 06, 2013 03:32 PM (piMMO)

272 Why stop at videogames?



How about movies?



TV shows?



Books?



Plays?



Posted by: EC at February 06, 2013 02:50 PM (GQ8sn)



Repeal the Hollywood Tax cuts!

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 06, 2013 03:29 PM (Vk2pI)


SRSLY.
Think about this for a second. If crimes like bestiality, rape, child molesting, etc are illegal, shouldn't writing a book that has those things happening in it be illegal?

Posted by: EC at February 06, 2013 03:32 PM (GQ8sn)

273 More importantly, it would be taxing the Hollywood addict/pervert community and that can't happen.
Posted by: WalrusRex at February 06, 2013 03:31 PM (Hx5uv)


Because then who would have enough money to host big fancy fundraising dinners for Dem politicians in election years?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at February 06, 2013 03:32 PM (4df7R)

274 253

discouraging smoking vs. religions that founded Western Civilization. hmmm. "who gets to decide" indeed

i'm undecided on the vampire question

Posted by: JDP at February 06, 2013 03:33 PM (60GaT)

275 speaking of yoot, did y'all catch the gang sign flashed by the football player at the coin toss of the superbowl? Thug life, its all the rage.

Posted by: thunderb at February 06, 2013 03:33 PM (Dnbau)

276 I would have kept the conversation going: I have an AR15. Ya' wanna fuck?

Smooth.

Posted by: RushBabe at February 06, 2013 03:33 PM (tQHzJ)

277 To this day, I have not once forced a hippo to fight other hippos for food by slapping it on the ass and shouting.---
Where do i sign up for some of that action?

Posted by: hungry Chris Christie at February 06, 2013 03:33 PM (SO2Q8)

278
So buy a system that has no support and will never have support, sounds awesome


Posted by: The Dude at February 06, 2013 03:31 PM (vJdyz)

Wii U will get support when other consoles falter. Publishers gotta go somewhere.

Posted by: Serious Cat at February 06, 2013 03:34 PM (UypUQ)

279 Yeah, that will be disappointing if they turn out to be true.


Posted by: Hollowpoint at February 06, 2013 03:32 PM (SY2Kh)

Actually doesn't bother me personally since I don't buy used games (plus I'm used to no second market due to also being a PC gamer) and I have enough wi-fi flowing through my house to fry anyone's thought of having kids.

Posted by: The Dude at February 06, 2013 03:34 PM (vJdyz)

280 Equating the ban on smoking in most public buildings with infringing on my right to self-defense and keeping my government honest by being armed is a bit of a stretch.

----

I'm not trying to equate the two. Though I would equate the ban on smoking in PRIVATE buildings to this surtax on video games. Both trade a little bit of liberty and equality for something that we think will make us better. If a parent wants to buy a violent video game for their kid, so be it. If a bar wants to allow smoking so be it.

But I do think that the war on smoking has made it easier to wage similar battles on other "sinful" products.

Posted by: SH at February 06, 2013 03:35 PM (gmeXX)

281 Wii U will get support when other consoles falter. Publishers gotta go somewhere.


Posted by: Serious Cat at February 06, 2013 03:34 PM (UypUQ)

yes, that's it. They will turn back 20 years of having no support while being on their path of having old tech inside their consoles and handhelds

Posted by: The Dude at February 06, 2013 03:36 PM (vJdyz)

282 Equating the ban on smoking in most public buildings with infringing on my right to self-defense and keeping my government honest by being armed is a bit of a stretch.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 06, 2013 03:28 PM (GsoHv)


-----------------------------------------------------


Not really. It was the "incrementalism" of the smoking bans that endorsed the incrementalism of what we're talking about on this thread.

Smoking bans is the model the left is using right now.

Posted by: Soona at February 06, 2013 03:37 PM (bu1Rs)

283 Actually doesn't bother me personally since I don't buy used games (plus
I'm used to no second market due to also being a PC gamer) and I have
enough wi-fi flowing through my house to fry anyone's thought of having
kids.


The used market currently provides competition.

It's not far fetched to assume that prices on non-current games will be higher if sale and distribution is held by a monopoly.


Posted by: Hollowpoint at February 06, 2013 03:37 PM (SY2Kh)

284 My Skeet Score? Perfect 300. Unless skeet is one of those games where the low score wins, in which case it's 5.

Posted by: Barack Obama at February 06, 2013 03:37 PM (2jQGY)

285 Don't make me stop this economy and come back there!
Posted by: Obama Dad at February 06, 2013 03:32 PM (Hx5uv)


too late

Posted by: buzzion at February 06, 2013 03:38 PM (GULKT)

286 Since they can't get away with that, they're going to slap a 10% surtax on such games, thus penalizing a particular sort of expression in hopes it will reduce instances of that expression


But, but, but, we're always told that it's ok to raise taxes because it won't have any effect on the decision making of businesses or people

Posted by: booger at February 06, 2013 03:38 PM (HI6wa)

287 Soona succinctly said it better than I did.

Posted by: SH at February 06, 2013 03:39 PM (gmeXX)

288 The left would much rather discourage things that will have no effect rather than encourage things like fatherhood that could make all the difference in the world. Because if you actually encourage fatherhood, responsibility, and parental involvement, then what role where there be for the government.

Posted by: SH at February 06, 2013 03:41 PM (gmeXX)

289 Sweetie, if we have the stilettos, etc, by that point, my purse is completely irrelevant, correct?


Maybe there's a spider egg sac in there?

Posted by: EC at February 06, 2013 03:42 PM (GQ8sn)

290 Maybe there's a spider egg sac in there? Posted by: EC at February 06, 2013 03:42 PM (GQ8sn)

True, but, why would we care?

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Wily Wrepublican Wench at February 06, 2013 03:44 PM (kXoT0)

291 Ace said:

People sometimes say things that make other people upset and angry and that leads to violence, after all.

So true, so true; the FRC shooter found his target thanks to the SPLC website:

http://bit.ly/XW4suY

Posted by: Kevin in ABQ at February 06, 2013 03:48 PM (BvTwT)

292 If the new consoles have anti-used game security, I may be done with buying new consoles.

And, quite frankly, I could probably spend the rest of my life just working through the backlog of Xbox 360, PS3, Xbox, PS2, and Gamecube games I never got around to playing.

No used games? Oh, screw you.

Posted by: Kensington at February 06, 2013 03:48 PM (H84UO)

293 Liberals are a net social negative. Follow the logic from there.

Posted by: West at February 06, 2013 03:49 PM (1Rgee)

294 21 Connecticut is not that big of a state. I wonder how many road trips will be organized to neighboring states to buy video games.-----

It really must be loopy if they have to take a road trip to Rhod eIsland, Massachucsetts, or New York to find sanity. I guess it's all relative.

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at February 06, 2013 03:51 PM (YmPwQ)

295 MY STALIN BEET HITLER. WHAT DID YOUR *SPIT* CAPITILISTS DO?

Posted by: KayInMaine at February 06, 2013 03:56 PM (3w4WK)

296 #227

I don't think the next generation of consoles will lack optical drives. The Ps4 will have Blu-ray and the Xbox will have a BD-ROM reader but the playback license for Blu-ray movies will be a separate purchase, if offered at all.

The companies will avoid an abrupt cut-off of disc sales. What I'm expecting is that they'll raise the minimum size for a disc release on an annual basis. They've already been doing this in the current generation. Early on, there were some Ps3/360 titles that could have been shipped on a CD. By 2008 such items were only allowed to be released via XBL and PSN. Last I heard the minimum size for an Xbox 360 disc release is somewhere between 2.5 and 3GB. Anything smaller has to go through XBL unless the publisher can make a good argument otherwise. If Skyrim were nearing release today they would probably add a bunch more FMV just to make it take up more space.

I expect the new machines will launch with nothing small enough to fit on a single-layer DVD offered on retail disc. More and more prominent titles will have download only releases to match their mobile entries in the franchise. How rapidly they expand the data volume requirement for disc releases will depend on how fast the broadband situation improves but only partially. One area that has been a constant in the rumored designs of the new consoles, including the Wii U, is the amount of system resources dedicated to the system itself and not usable by games or apps. One of the reasons for this is to make the machines capable of running a full speed download in the background while running any of the console's library of games and apps. The size of a download becomes less of an issue when it doesn't limit what else you can do on the machine while it comes down the wire.

The way the games are packaged will change, too. Downloaded games are sent as a single monolithic install, like an ISO file that isn't usable until complete at your end. There is simply no good reason for this if download sales are given full consideration development. Why should you need to wait for the entirety of a 15 GB RPG to come across when 90% of it is material you won't see until hour deep into the game? A really good example of how to do this well is the online install for Office 2013. Portions of it become usable within minutes, even though massive amounts remain to be downloaded and installed. One trick is prioritization. If the first app you need to use is Word, the download shifts to focus on getting as much of Word as you might use sooner than later. By the time you're done writing in Word, Excel may be ready to go. Or vice versa. The idea is that your Office license is portable and you can pull it to whatever machine you're using quickly.

So, I think we'll see a lot of change over the next generation of consoles but they won't mark the end of optical discs at retail. They'll just bring us a lot closer.

Posted by: epobirs at February 06, 2013 04:01 PM (kcfmt)

297 #292

What the difference of the games are priced right? My average cost for Xbox 360 and PS3 games is $12 including tax. That is for factory sealed items, not used. And usually the GOTY edition where applicable.

You just have to be patient and not be tempted by new releases at their absurd prices. If more people resisted the industry would be forced to focus on greater sales volumes to make up the difference. There really is no reason why a new game should be priced any higher than a ticket at a premium theater or a Blu-ray. The problem is the self-fulfilling prophecy of limited volumes due to pricing.

Posted by: epobirs at February 06, 2013 04:05 PM (kcfmt)

298 #283

That has never happened in cases where it was tried. Used games as a retail product were successfully outlawed in Japan for many years at Nintendo's behest. Despite this, the prices of older titles followed roughly the same price drop rate as they did in the US where a thriving second-hand market existed.

The bigger incentive of used games is to remove old IP from the market. The reason many Nintendo and Sega cartridge games became rarities is that the economics would often make it unviable to order more units if the first batch suffered from bad timing. The mask ROM production was very capital intensive and many games were deemed failures not on their own lack of merit but because a bigger publisher got the lion's share of production for their title.

It was an incredibly tough business in the days before optical media. It's a lot different today. With low optical media costs, and, even better, near-zero upfront capital costs to have your game on a download venue, it makes a lot of sense to keep all of your old IP available for low prices. You've already paid off the sunk costs of development if it was successful in its initial release and continued sales at 'bubble gum by the cash register' prices just make more money on the old investment.

This is why emulation and backward compatibility is valuable. The Nintendo Wii U doesn't directly support GameCube software but the hardware is compatible. You can bet the major hits from that platform will be available for Wii U owners to buy within the year. Nintendo is not going to let a guaranteed money maker like Super Mario Sunshine lie fallow. The only reason not offer it as a download would be if a new version with HD and Gamepad support were in the works. It is possible they'll offer both with different pricing.

Posted by: epobirs at February 06, 2013 04:25 PM (kcfmt)

299 PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:

Posted by: food fight! at February 06, 2013 03:02 PM (/b8+5)

is curious the catpiss troll
Posted by: phoenixgirl waiting for spring training at February 06, 2013 03:05 PM (GVxQo)
I would really like you to let me in on your little joke? I have no idea why you have gone after me in the way you have. I am wondering if you are ok. Your reaction to my postings has been more than bizarre.

Posted by: food fight! at February 06, 2013 06:21 PM (/b8+5)






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