Video Games Cause Violence

Video Games Cause Violence

Video Games Cause Violence

by Steve Napierski to Comics

Decided to keep the theme of the previous comic going a little longer. Also, the entire time I was putting this comic together I was thinking of The System. It’s kinda like how every time you bring up task manager you’re reminded of Ctrl+Alt+Delete.

Since the comment thread in the previous comic has pretty much hit all aspects of the discussion, I’m just going to reference the sale mentioned in this post and call it a night. Not saying that you’re not welcome to continue the discussion. By all means, please do. Either here or there. Completely up to you.

Discussion (16)¬

  1. Lesharo
    Lesharo says:
    February 10, 2011 at 1:18 am #

    woohoo…finally made it through the entire archive…

    And, as a person that mostly plays RPG games, violence is also caused by throw away endings, pointless twists, etc.

  2. Jake'm
    Jake'm says:
    February 10, 2011 at 8:17 am #

    God damn, I was just thinking about this at work yesterday. It’s not violence in games that makes kids violent, it’s bad games (eg unfair difficulty, bad controls and some such) and retard opponents that make you want to cave someone’s skull in with the nearest blunt object.

    God knows I got pissed with GHIII. I nearly had a breakdown when I dropped some spaghetti after hours of trying and failing to beat “TDWDTG”

  3. Alastor
    Alastor says:
    February 10, 2011 at 10:06 am #

    I would normally associate the control panel with Ctrl-Alt-Del, but I automatically equate Ctrl-Alt-Del with arrogance and failure, so it can be confusing.

  4. lulz
    lulz says:
    February 10, 2011 at 1:51 pm #

    thats why i only play pc games. videogames suck anyway.

    • Lax
      Lax says:
      February 10, 2011 at 8:57 pm #

      And that’s why your computer can’t take games like Crysis :) Not many PC games get me excited these days, and those that do have the moronic Steam engine (like Half-Life 2), so I stick to the consoles mostly, playing Marvel vs Capcom 2 and the like

      • SecondTomorrow
        SecondTomorrow says:
        February 11, 2011 at 6:36 pm #

        It’s the Source engine, not the “Steam” engine.. if you’re going to call something moronic, at least know what it is first.

      • KMakato
        KMakato says:
        February 13, 2011 at 3:50 am #

        Those that get fed up with the Source Engine are those that have no patience and don’t like to have control over many of the games variables.
        That said, Source IS quite buggy/unstable/annoying, but the freedoms it allows make it worthwhile.

  5. odderz
    odderz says:
    February 10, 2011 at 3:53 pm #

    This on a T-Shirt please.

  6. Freakality
    Freakality says:
    February 10, 2011 at 7:02 pm #

    Great comic, just one thing:

    http://www.DuelingAnlogs.com doesn’t seem to exist ;)

    • Steve Napierski
      Steve Napierski says:
      February 10, 2011 at 9:30 pm #

      I honestly had no idea what you were talking about until Triaxx explained it. Fixed now.

  7. Randomgamerdude
    Randomgamerdude says:
    February 10, 2011 at 7:21 pm #

    Let’s back up a second…
    is this violence to other living things or to the inanimate SOBs we call “video games on extreme mode”

  8. Triaxx
    Triaxx says:
    February 10, 2011 at 7:49 pm #

    Awesome job, though you might want to fix the web address before putting it on a shirt.

    Most popular PC games have similar results to XboX Live. Less popular ones are less frustrating.

  9. SecondTomorrow
    SecondTomorrow says:
    February 11, 2011 at 6:40 pm #

    I’ll agree with this. I tend to get mad in games when I continually die, or die in a way that I can’t really figure out how I should have which is more often than not related to my mediocre connectivity rather than my lack of skill. Dying or losing one every so often is very acceptable, but losing over and over again gets a little on the nerves. But hey.. I can always just turn the thing off, yeah?

  10. Nathanyel
    Nathanyel says:
    February 14, 2011 at 7:16 am #

    At least it’s better than the equations for sports:
    sports+losing=riot
    sports+winning=riot

  11. Guy Smile
    Guy Smile says:
    February 16, 2011 at 7:07 pm #

    You know what else causes violence? Video games suck cow balls and all players are neckbeards.