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Archer81
01-19-2010, 10:38 AM
Venezuelan President Chavez Calls Videogames 'Poison'
"Some games teach you to kill."
by Jim Reilly
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January 18, 2010 - The AFP reports Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez called videogames "poison" during his weekly radio-TV show "Alo Presidente."

"Those games they call 'PlayStation' are poison," Chavez said. "Some games teach you to kill. They once put my face on a game, 'you've got to find Chavez to kill him.'"

The game Chavez is referring to is Mercenaries 2: World in Flames, which his supporters attacked back in 2006 due to its depictions of the South American country being invaded by military forces. Chavez, however, was never featured in the game.

He would continue on saying any game where players "bomb cities or just throw bombs" are sold by capitalist countries looking to "promote the need for cigarettes, drugs and alcohol so they can sell them."

This past October, Venezuelan lawmakers passed a law banning the sale of "bellicose" videogames that is punishable up to five years in prison.


http://ps3.ign.com/articles/106/1061726p1.html


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TailgateNut
01-19-2010, 10:43 AM
Video games are Japans payback for Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

yavoon
01-19-2010, 10:44 AM
21st century socialism. ahhh the glory.

Rohirrim
01-19-2010, 10:51 AM
Sounds like El Presidente couldn't get to the next level in WOW.

PRBronco
01-19-2010, 10:53 AM
It's true, I have a very unhealthy attitude towards dragons now. Just the other day I clutched my wallet tightly when I walked past one.

WolfpackGuy
01-19-2010, 11:12 AM
"Those games they call 'PlayStation' are poison," Chavez said. "Some games teach you to kill. They once put my face on a game, 'you've got to find Chavez to kill him.'"


So how's that different from typical South American politics...?

Los Broncos
01-19-2010, 11:17 AM
Yeah, I kill people after I play GTA all the time.

I've racked up countless kills.

Rigs11
01-19-2010, 11:45 AM
meh I remember Falwell and Lieberman proclaiming the same thing. they are all idiots.

Dukes
01-19-2010, 12:02 PM
I want a game that teaches you to become a socialist dictator. That would be awesome.

Garcia Bronco
01-19-2010, 12:03 PM
Hey Chavez...do something about the rampant poverty in your country you ****ing tyrant. What's wrse...playing GTA or imprisoning people for disagreeing with you? LABF supports this guy. Ask him.

Rohirrim
01-19-2010, 12:06 PM
I want a game that teaches you to become a socialist dictator. That would be awesome.


http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51EXGZ1TDHL._SL500_AA280_.jpg

Try this. Communism or monarchy works the best if you are going to be a war monger. Democracy is a pain in the ass because the populace is always hassling you. Just like in real life. :rofl:

Los Broncos
01-19-2010, 12:16 PM
Hey Chavez...do something about the rampant poverty in your country you ****ing tyrant. What's wrse...playing GTA or imprisoning people for disagreeing with you? LABF supports this guy. Ask him.

What's wrong with playing GTA other than teaching you to kill? ;D

Bronco Boy
01-19-2010, 12:24 PM
Well they are sort of poisoness, as they are a complete time waster and are completely unproductive.

Bronx33
01-19-2010, 12:24 PM
Iam going to guess a 107 pound Venezuelan video game geek assasinates hugo fairly soon.

gyldenlove
01-19-2010, 12:25 PM
Hey Chavez...do something about the rampant poverty in your country you ****ing tyrant. What's wrse...playing GTA or imprisoning people for disagreeing with you? LABF supports this guy. Ask him.

You do not want to live in my America then, I would imprison people for looking at me or smelling funny or even suspicion of looking at me or smelling funny - and I would make video games mandatory.

Flex Gunmetal
01-19-2010, 12:30 PM
I want a game that teaches you to become a socialist dictator. That would be awesome.

Tropico 3. Great time waster that runs well on almost anything.

Garcia Bronco
01-19-2010, 12:33 PM
You do not want to live in my America then, I would imprison people for looking at me or smelling funny or even suspicion of looking at me or smelling funny - and I would make video games mandatory.

LOL...but I wasn't looking at your scar, man.

Archer81
01-19-2010, 12:59 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51EXGZ1TDHL._SL500_AA280_.jpg

Try this. Communism or monarchy works the best if you are going to be a war monger. Democracy is a pain in the ass because the populace is always hassling you. Just like in real life. :rofl:


LOL. Yes. Even if you get invaded, you only get a 5 turn grace period...like thats alot assholes. Oh look, the Spanish just nuked Rome. Good work ****ers.


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Pontius Pirate
01-19-2010, 01:09 PM
Good work ****ers.

I am outraged at your racism

yavoon
01-19-2010, 01:10 PM
LOL. Yes. Even if you get invaded, you only get a 5 turn grace period...like thats alot a-holes. Oh look, the Spanish just nuked Rome. Good work ****ers.


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yah I never went democracy in that game.

Archer81
01-19-2010, 01:31 PM
yah I never went democracy in that game.


I did. In Civ 4 however you can mix and match governent types. You can have a police state with freedom of speech or a communist government with a free market economy. Makes warmaking alot easier. Right now I am playing a game where I am wedged between the Aztecs and Mongols (both are ridiculously aggressive, btw) and have been at war with one of them at least 3x each. Tough row to hoe.


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Rock Chalk
01-19-2010, 01:52 PM
I did. In Civ 4 however you can mix and match governent types. You can have a police state with freedom of speech or a communist government with a free market economy. Makes warmaking alot easier. Right now I am playing a game where I am wedged between the Aztecs and Mongols (both are ridiculously aggressive, btw) and have been at war with one of them at least 3x each. Tough row to hoe.


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****ing Mongols.

DAN_BRONCO_FAN
01-19-2010, 01:56 PM
video games never made me violent. now if you excuse me gotta jack some cars bang some hos and run over some civilians in my stolen car. dare you coppers try to stop me ill just use the cheat code to make you go away , also gonna kill all of you non bronco fans soon as i use the cheat code to get me the rocket launcher and the army tank

Archer81
01-19-2010, 01:57 PM
****ing Mongols.


Seriously. Ironically, the city of Denver sits on the only source of horses on the entire continent. It sits on a 3 way border with the Aztecs and Mongols and me. That city has been conquered twice, once by the Aztecs, once by the Mongols...pisses me off to no end. ****ing mongols...I still want to know why in this game a stack of tanks can lose to a stack of calvary?


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Bronx33
01-19-2010, 02:09 PM
LOL...but I wasn't looking at your scar, man.


It was a mole..

http://www.the-reel-mccoy.com/movies/2002/images/AustinPowers_Mole.jpg

atomicbloke
01-19-2010, 02:14 PM
And this is why Obama should be impeached because he has turned our proud nation in to a socialist / communist / facist country.

Thought I'd get it out of the way before McSkillet, broncofan7 or one of their ilk....

Rohirrim
01-19-2010, 02:25 PM
Seriously. Ironically, the city of Denver sits on the only source of horses on the entire continent. It sits on a 3 way border with the Aztecs and Mongols and me. That city has been conquered twice, once by the Aztecs, once by the Mongols...pisses me off to no end. ****ing mongols...I still want to know why in this game a stack of tanks can lose to a stack of calvary?


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I've had a spearman beat my tank in that game. The AI cheats.

barryr
01-19-2010, 02:32 PM
Just another thing Chavez has banned, all in the name of freedom of course. Come on Danny Glover, move there and see how wonderful it is as you claim it to be.

Garcia Bronco
01-19-2010, 02:34 PM
And this is why Obama should be impeached because he has turned our proud nation in to a socialist / communist / facist country.

Thought I'd get it out of the way before McSkillet, broncofan7 or one of their ilk....

Eah...go back to China where you belong. :P

Bronx33
01-19-2010, 02:46 PM
Just another thing Chavez has banned, all in the name of freedom of course. Come on Danny Glover, move there and see how wonderful it is as you claim it to be.



No starbucks so danny will have to decline.

Rigs11
01-19-2010, 03:06 PM
Hey Chavez...do something about the rampant poverty in your country you ****ing tyrant. What's wrse...playing GTA or imprisoning people for disagreeing with you? LABF supports this guy. Ask him.
I thought the government wasn't supposed to take care of everyone.Isn't that the crap you spew around here?

Cool Breeze
01-19-2010, 03:10 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51EXGZ1TDHL._SL500_AA280_.jpg

Try this. Communism or monarchy works the best if you are going to be a war monger. Democracy is a pain in the ass because the populace is always hassling you. Just like in real life. :rofl:

Damn good game there!

JJJ
01-19-2010, 03:20 PM
That is perhaps the most intelligent thing Chavez has ever said.

UberBroncoMan
01-19-2010, 03:51 PM
Seriously. Ironically, the city of Denver sits on the only source of horses on the entire continent. It sits on a 3 way border with the Aztecs and Mongols and me. That city has been conquered twice, once by the Aztecs, once by the Mongols...pisses me off to no end. ****ing mongols...I still want to know why in this game a stack of tanks can lose to a stack of calvary?


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Have you tried putting up a city wall?

UberBroncoMan
01-19-2010, 03:59 PM
That is perhaps the most intelligent thing Chavez has ever said.

Well as someone that knows an extensive amount about video games I think it's stupid as **** personally.

Games can be great deterrents for bad activities.

Games can help unstress you (which is healthy).

They provide a competitive arena for those who can't jump into professional "physical" athletics.

They can also help teach stuff like history. Civilization is a good example as it breeds curiosity about the ancient world leaders, units etc. At least it did for me when I was a young and being "poisoned" by it on DOS.

... and so forth.

Like everything though, you can't overdo stuff. Gaming is great in moderation. Just like locking up your own people and having your government take over industries within your nation, all the while removing presidential terms to preserve an amazing "democracy" that truly cares for the people it serves.

Bronx33
01-19-2010, 04:04 PM
I bet hugo is a HUGE COD fan.

tsiguy96
01-19-2010, 04:17 PM
ive killed over 5500 people in COD so far...

Cool Breeze
01-19-2010, 04:26 PM
He says this as he turns the power back on in Caracas.
If I lived in the poorest of S. American nations under a dictator who is nationalizing everything in site with rampant inflation - I would escape into games too.

UberBroncoMan
01-19-2010, 04:56 PM
He says this as he turns the power back on in Caracas.
If I lived in the poorest of S. American nations under a dictator who is nationalizing everything in site with rampant inflation - I would escape into games too.

Which is ****ing hilarious given how much oil and power producing ability they're sitting on.

Bronx33
01-19-2010, 05:41 PM
Iam going to enjoy some poison tonight.

TailgateNut
01-19-2010, 06:22 PM
Iam going to enjoy some poison tonight.

That figures.

Archer81
01-19-2010, 06:25 PM
ive killed over 5500 people in COD so far...


In Borderlands I have killed 3300 people, 2500 skags, 788 Rakk and a sprinkling of slugs and midgets.


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