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Entry from August 06, 2019
“Before video games we had two world wars”

Does the violence in video games make the world a more violent place? “Before videogames, there were two world wars. Since videogames came along, no more world wars. What does that that tell you, eh?” was posted on the newsgroup alt.games.final-fantasy.rpg on July 21, 2000. “People were just as evil before video games came around. There were two world wars before video games existed” was posted on Twitter by Zach File on December 19, 2012.

“Before video games we had two world wars” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on August 6, 2019.


Google Groups: alt.games.final-fantasy.rpg
Don’t make me laugh…
Kivo
7/21/00
(...)
But the quote “It is not clear whether or not his mom was with him to protect him from exposure to violence.” made me laugh.

Oh, and one more thing: Before videogames, there were two world wars. Since videogames came along, no more world wars. What does that that tell you, eh?

Twitter
Zach File
@zachfile0818
Replying to @aknot242
@aknot242 @Thisiskameron people were just as evil before video games came around. There were two world wars before video games existed.
5:14 PM · Dec 19, 2012·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Ronnie
@ronniebailey
Replying to @novapbs
@novapbs @9brandon Now what can these psychologists tell us about violence that occurred BEFORE video games, like the first two world wars?
8:59 PM · Mar 5, 2013·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Dustin Holden
@TheHoldenRants
Hey, @MomsAgainstGam if videogames cause violence, why were there TWO World Wars and thousands of conflicts BEFORE video games?
10:09 AM · Jul 3, 2014·Twitter for Android

Twitter
BrokePrinceOfBelAir
@Johnny_Arvin
Replying to @YourAnonNews
@YourAnonNews bruh there’s been two world wars before video games and none ever since, if anything, it kept people safely indoors
5:02 AM · Sep 8, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Fang
@fluffyinnocence
Very few things get me pissed off as much as somebody blaming videogames for all the violence in the world. Because apparently violence never existed before video games or TV. The crusades, the holocaust, and two world wars to name a few, all before videogames.
2:07 PM · Feb 22, 2018·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Yazzy Saz
@YazzySaz88
Replying to @The__Goomba
I mean, we had two world wars plus a Cold War before video games were invented. So if anything, video games may have PREVENTED more wars 👍
6:14 AM · Mar 8, 2018·Twitter Web App

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/papalita August 6, 2019
Before video games we had two world wars.
COMMENTS
intashu
Everyone who plays games knows it doesn’t cause mass violence… Yet we still feel the need to defend yourselves in this claim everyone knows isn’t true.

Twitter
Miss Kitsune
@kitsune_miss
There was literally two world wars before video games were even a concept #VideogamesAreNotToBlame
6:15 PM · Aug 7, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • Tuesday, August 06, 2019 • Permalink