SmithCommaJohn's forum posts

#1 Edited by SmithCommaJohn (124 posts) -

I don't post here often, and I don't know you. But I've been where you are right now. It sucks, but there are more people than you know who would bend over backwards to help you through whatever it is you're dealing with. I hope you're still reading this thread, because it proves that there are people who care. You're not alone.

#2 Posted by SmithCommaJohn (124 posts) -

Crimson Skies

Freedom Fighters

Half Life (duh)

#3 Edited by SmithCommaJohn (124 posts) -

Nothing makes sense to me anymore.

#4 Edited by SmithCommaJohn (124 posts) -

Call me morbid, but when i read the title i was picturing something out of kerbals space program....

I'm sure Ryan would approve of this, as well. Might be a little harder to make the arrangements, though.

#5 Posted by SmithCommaJohn (124 posts) -

@monkeyking1969 said:

I call the cops. You and your boxes go to jail. I watch you hang for terrorism.

Why would they put $4,950,000 in cash, plus a deadly bomb, in a jail? Seems dangerous for everybody involved.

#6 Edited by SmithCommaJohn (124 posts) -

I read the thread title as "college student LOAN interest in video games." Shows where my head is these days.

#7 Edited by SmithCommaJohn (124 posts) -

I get so OCD about some things that it literally kills me.

#8 Posted by SmithCommaJohn (124 posts) -

I'm finally getting around to playing the first Amnesia game, and I just got through the sequence with the invisible monster in the water. That shit was scarier than plenty of horror movies I've seen.

I'll definitely be playing the next game, but I think I'll need a break when I'm done with the first one, so these guys can take all the time they need, as far as I'm concerned.

#9 Edited by SmithCommaJohn (124 posts) -

What's wrong with doing research on this subject? We should investigate as many possible causes of violence as we can, and let the facts take us where they may.

Interestingly, the gun lobby has pushed through laws that effectively ban the CDC from conducting a wide range of research into the causes of gun violence, and the links between gun ownership and crime rates. Those aren't the actions of people who are confident that their position (essentially that guns have absolutely nothing to do with crime) is true.

Anyway, the Supreme Court has already ruled that video games are a form of speech, and therefore covered by the First Amendment, so there's very little that the government could do to censor video games, or even restrict their sale, no matter what any research ultimately proves.

But if some conclusive link between violent media and violent behavior exists - which I doubt, but concede that it's possible - we should know. If nothing else, it would enable parents and retailers to make better decisions.

#10 Posted by SmithCommaJohn (124 posts) -

An MMO shooter done right could be fantastic.

Wasn't Halo, in its very early stages, intended to have some MMO elements, back when it was going to be a Mac game?