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  • The purported evils of video gaming and the moral panics are a priority. Endless discussions of console wars, genres and reviews certainly are not.
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Male Gamers Are Always Chaotic Evil[edit]

I edited the moral section and said that there is no such thing as an ethnic gamer, because they all support violence, misogyny and racism. After all, all girl gamers hate all boy gamers. Now I hope I get a response for Laci Green-- (talk) 13:39, 24 May 2016 (UTC)

Fuck off, troll.--Kugelschreiber (talk) (mail) (block) 13:44, 24 May 2016 (UTC) 13:44, 24 May 2016 (UTC)
No more of a troll then the bias feminist.-- (talk) 13:48, 24 May 2016 (UTC)
Congrats on your obsession over something no one else has cared about for at least a year. Maybe it's time to do something with your life other than worrying about what some lady said about video games years ago. Petey Plane (talk) 14:12, 25 May 2016 (UTC)
Then I'm sorry for my edits and I do feel that I have stretched the argument for too long. I wasn't just talking about Anita but was referring to gender representation in gaming as a whole. The thing is I do care about women, including women in gaming, I just feel that feminist want all men to take it personally and there is a reason why I don't play those kinds of games. It's just that when it says that sexisism and racism are common in most gaming communities, the artical implies that all gamers are sexist as well as racist.-- (talk) 12:37, 26 May 2016 (UTC)
I would like a response.-- (talk) 10:15, 30 May 2016 (UTC)
Where is my response? No doubt feminist boycott an entire medium and an entire demographic and my edits are correct, gamers are expected to support violence against women, even thougth the vast majority don't.-- (talk) 09:59, 1 June 2016 (UTC)
Troll Hipocrite (talk) 15:06, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

Have I threatened violence, no, have I said women can't be in gaming, no, have I said any derogatories, no, have I made any sexist demands, no. Therefore I'm not really a misogynist.-- (talk) 00:56, 2 June 2016 (UTC)

ESRB and the game Night Trap[edit]

A handful of games really pushed the moral panic and creation of the ESRB such as Mortal Combat and such,Wikipedia's W.svg but there's one weird one, Night Trap.Wikipedia's W.svg In short the game was sexist and had light sexual tones. You have to protect women from monsters, (or something). Apparently, news outlets overplayed the violent tones, when the game was actually a light comedy with no onscreen nudity or violence. Is this missional?—CheeseburgerFace Spinning-Burger.gif (talkstalk) 16:58, 14 August 2017 (UTC)

@CheeseburgerFace I guess so. —вιgℓʝвιgℓ (ᴛᴀʟᴋ/sᴛᴀʟᴋ) 03:30, 22 September 2017 (UTC)

Perhaps coverage of game industry all-around asshattery?[edit]

Well, the list is endless: the lootbox gambling craze that went so far that even foreign courts are investigating, Electronic Arts exploiting its workforce, microtransactions, the debate (with the context of increasing prices of video games for both developers and consumers) that video games should or should not be considered a luxury, Konami mistreatig just about everyone, Nintendo formerly exploiting for conflict minerals, E3 being cynical corporate sellout PR crap, perhapss the video game equivalent of the manufactured hype of Academy Awards; Activision being cynical crap head (need specific sources on that one, but I know Hacktivision is bad: Skylanders is case in point), Nintendo exploiting terrible Youtube copyright policy to stifle content creation, Capcom for locking content in the disc behind a paywal, Nintendo Software Technology Corporation's woes behind Project H.A.M.M.E.R which involved accusations with anti-Japanese racism.

On the other hand, maybe I should make an article about the Mario series especially since there are some stuff in there that I'd consider missional for RationalWiki and even dump its "interesting fax" in there like Mario tipping over the 9/11 buildings and saying "oops", praying to a Koran, and Peach saying that Mario's mother scrubs toilets in hell. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario!(Mod) 01:07, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

And now EA's asshattery with lootboxes is so bad, there is mainstream media coverage, and we're seeing courts in Belgium, Australia, and Sweden at least. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario!(Mod) 04:38, 23 November 2017 (UTC)

There is also the common defense of microtransactions that "games are super expensive to develop, which necessitates microstransactions". This is one article on that. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario!(Mod) 01:57, 28 December 2017 (UTC)
how did i forget this pos argument. BabyLuigiOnFire (talk) 02:21, 28 December 2017 (UTC)

Violent thoughts after video games[edit]

"The American Psychological Association has found that children playing video games in a general category do not show an increase in violent or aggressive behavior. They did find that children who played violent titles saw an increase in aggressive behavior."

I'd really, really like to see the American Psychological Association study the effects of losing particular games like Mario Kart and Mario Party. Those games are infamous for generating intense frustration and resentment for each other, and it's a common joke that these games are friendship killers. Apparently, Risk does the same thing to people. So, there's another point to consider when people whine about GTA V or Doom. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario!(Mod) 01:33, 28 December 2017 (UTC)

GTA V is an easy target, mostly because of its age rating and other themes to get pissed about, and it's the perfect red herring for idiotic pundits to talk about gun control. Games like Mario Party and Mario Kart get a pass mostly because...those guys never really had experiences with video games in the first place and wouldn't know a thing there. BabyLuigiOnFire (talk) 01:39, 28 December 2017 (UTC)

Spore (2008 video game)[edit]

Should an article about Spore be created here? Wikipedia has a scientific accuracy section on it. BabyLuigiOnFire (talk) 05:20, 28 December 2017 (UTC)

Video game development sweatshoppery[edit]

And that's not just crunch time, there are people experiencing psychological maiming from developing extremely violent video games. It's an oft-overlooked aspect. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario!(Mod) 19:25, 5 August 2019 (UTC)