"Danger: Do video games make people violent?
Yes. What was once a debatable question, is now fact. New research has concluded that video game violence and behavior related violence are in fact closely related." Where are these? Who are they conducted by? All four of the busy-bodies that run MAVAV, in their heads, using the scientific system called, "hmm, this seems like it might be true, therefore it is; even though I've never played a video game nor watched one played,".
What this really is, is a universal excuse to not be responsible for violent actions, where this is especially obvious is when they explicitly cite video games as the reason for the crime. The ways these games would inspire violence, is if the will is already HEAVILY there and just waiting for the last little push, which can come from anywhere, a movie, an anger producing moment. The other way is that you have a weak definition of right and wrong, this can be from early age, but, this is why the video game industry use self-imposed systems to prevent this. This brings up the issue that "these games shouldn't be developed because they will get into the hands of children" if they do, it isn't the industry's fault, it's that of the parents who LET this happen, you see, when a game says on the box "rated M for mature" it's probably not for kids under the age of 18. Sorry but more bad news for the parents,the thing about small children, it only really holds true if the child under the age of about eight or nine. Above that age, if the child lacks a strong enough sense of right and wrong to tell that what is and is not acceptable in real life then it's the parents' fault. To the counter argument to that, if they can't tell the difference between real-life and fiction, then not only do other medias have equal blame, they need immediate psychiatric help, because that qualifies as a mental disease.
In summation, this entire thing is ridiculous and these people need to take responsibility for their children, and these people need to get educated on facts that are actually just that, not the "facts" they have posted on their website. Hell, if what they have posted on their website were true, then I' d be a serial killer, who in his spare time would play video games instead of eating, drinking and sleeping, and who would have a GPA of 0.5 instead of my current 3.7.
EDIT: I noticed some more things on the site. This little gem is from the articles section "All articles are currently offline due for editing" wow, these morons have the gall to insult our ability with the English language, yet they can't speak it. Furthermore, if you have to edit articles for them to fit your purpose, then you lose the base credibility you get for just being the pround owner of a brain. Because we all know that the other tidbits come from no resource. For example
"Danger: Do video games teach people how to kill?
Yes. When video games were linked to the Columbine high school shooters, a frenzy of new research was launched, in which, one team of researchers discovered that first person shooter games do indeed teach gamers with the basic knowledge of how to kill. This research arrived be so conclusive that the U.S. government Army developed a free video game to be used as a virtual boot camp and killing simulator."
The Army does not use these games available to regular people for training, they arn't realistic enough, and they are used to teach strategy.
But the rest of this MUST be true, because I know that when it comes time to fire the SMG in the act of violence that I am told is inevitable for me to commit, I just have to enter the armor cheat and hit the circle button to take down my foes.
NOTE: The MAVAV was set up by a parody organization as a joke about how stupid these kind of pages are. I would like to redirect this rant to be about the people who would put things like MAVAV (put it up not as a joke, because, in retrospect, MAVAV was quite funny) on the internet. Remember, only by bugging the crap out of people who actually think that stuff is true, could you stop them from making MAVAV a reality.
And yes, they had me fooled quite well, but I started getting suspicious at E3:Evil Electronics Expo in the articles section.