Posted on June 25, 2007,

Video Games Influencing Kids To Do Drugs?

OK, this violent video games “influencing” kids thing has got to stop. A new commercial from theantidrug.com has been released. In the commercial, a character from a GTA type game talks to a mom about her kids and drugs. In the video, the character asks “You don’t want your children to end up like me, do ya?”, which starts a dialog that I can only describe as pure diarrhea. First off, that question alone makes no sense. Is he asking if the mom wants her kids to become a fictional character in a video game?

Further on in the video, the character reveals that pretty much all he does is smoke weed and cause trouble. I don’t recall any video games giving you the ability to just sit around in a house all day, smoking doobies and eating Doritos until your pregnant girlfriend comes home from working at the Gap. That kind of game really wouldn’t go well with critics.

I’m wondering why this blaming others campaign is the new thing to do when it comes to the media. How many times have you heard a news story where a video game, TV, or radio show were blamed for something a child did? What happened to blaming the parents or child themselves for their own mistakes? When that dumb girl fell down the well back in the 80′s, did they blame E.T. or anything else? This “point the finger” tactic really has to be put to an end and soon.

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2 Comments on Video Games Influencing Kids To Do Drugs?

Dobermann

On June 25, 2007 at 2:09 pm

GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!

Anthony

On June 25, 2007 at 3:27 pm

yeah, now hopefully everyone will see that pointing fingers and playing the blame game isnt just going on in the US news brodcasts, it seems to be going on in ALL MEDIA now. and it also seems that all of these people that are playing these stupid “blame games” have taken a trait from the Goverment…but wait…maybe theyre being paid…