Well, would you look at that. Last week we saw yet another situation of a violent crime happen in America. While it was in Florida, that doesn't excuse the fact that this is yet another mass shooting to happen and we probably will only respond with "thoughts and prayers" since the color of his skin is white.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Sources say at least eleven people have been shot and four are dead after a shooting at the Jacksonville Landing Sunday afternoon.
Police urge everyone to stay away from the area because it is not safe.
Early reports say they were shot inside a game room at the Chicago Pizza and others may have been wounded in the gunfire.
News4Jax have crews on the scene. Several ambulances, firefighters and police officers are on the scene and roads are being blocked off downtown near the Jacksonville Landing.
Bay Street from Pearl to Main Street are closed as police investigate.
News4Jax will update this breaking story with more information as soon as it is confirmed.
Would you look at that. I can't believe it but my mom was right all along. Video games are linked to violence. I better start wearing the scarf she kept nagging me to put on.
The odd part of all this is it was literally because he lost on Madden. I was probably playing it pretty fast and loose in all sorts of dangerous ways in my youth by going with the hail mary every single play back when I was a youth who got suckered into playing a football game. Then again, I kept winning every single time because the hail mary pass in a video game has way more success than it does in real life.
We should ban Madden tournaments. Also ban guns, video games and anime. While we're at it, let's ban football and sports in general as well. Fuck it, ban all hobbies except golf. Nobody bad ever played golf. I mean, except O.J. Simpson, Tiger Woods, President Trump.... in fact, every white collar criminal can be found on the golf course teeing off at some point. Fuck. Okay, I'm going to need a minute to reconsider this whole outlook. I think I got it. Ban all hobbies except Mini-Golf. It's like real golf, but only the innocent and those going on their fourth date do.
I found it incredibly odd that news stations showed clips of DOOM in their violent video game montage highlighting this tragic event. Perhaps they should have showed clips of NFL BLITZ.
Can we also take a moment to point out that anyone who calls themselves a gamer is probably a piece of shit. This is coming from someone who spent many years playing computer games and console games in my youth, as well as operating a computer cafe back when those places were actually a thing and not everyone had a personal computer that was cheap enough to run games. I'm just saying that anyone who self-identifies as a gamer just stinks and should be avoided. Your hobby shouldn't also be your defining attribute in life.
In general, video games are a hobby, mostly for the odd and cast out of society sort of isolated people. Maybe at one time it was a sort of bonding moment to play Pacman or Space Invaders, but now it's really not the same situation. You have people collecting dozens, sometimes hundreds of games. Nobody needs that many outlets to escape reality. Eventually the goal is completed and they do fly out of the realm of sane rationale.
Of the folks who got shot. I wonder how much more they're fucked now because they have to deal with all the medical expenses and debt they'll get from the situation in saving their lives. It's bad enough they're "professional gamers", I mean, the amount of hospital bills after that will make sure that they live in mom's basement for a financial reason.
Or maybe these kids just aren't playing enough video games. I tell you what, a youngster with a controller in both hands has no hands left to do shootings. He also has no time left to even protest or realize that his shitty min. wage job isn't going to do much more than pay for my social security when I get old, so it's all sorts of benefit to keep them just as numb as possible until I'm gone.
Back to self identifying with a hobby, because I'm sure that will be the gas on the fire in this article, simply identifying solely based on a singular hobby is a sure sign of someone not being completely balanced in their mind and most of all, someone you probably don't want to interact with if you can avoid doing so. Such as "Goths", "Metalheads", "Foodies", "Trekkies", "Bronies" "Gearheads, etc. etc.
The whole notion of Fandom was a mistake in itself. It gives this notion that you have to earn some ability to enjoy whatever the fuck it is you enjoy and that you have to pick a hobby like a college elective and have a clear goal with it to finish it and get to a certain mastery of it. This leads to a lot of fucking obsessed folks who get this sort of feeling that they are awarded experience points in leveling up and being a master of that shit, which in turn creates this toxic gatekeeping situation where they feel like they did a specific amount of work in becoming a fan of whatever that they need to weed out those who don't share the same commitment as they do.
The question never becomes "Is Fandom X toxic", it's always "How toxic is Fandom X?" And when you just give in to a situation where you have to be a professional gamer to get respect, than well, what the fuck is wrong with you.
Oh yeah, and a whole lots of Thoughts and prayers. cause this was a white shooter and we know that crap can't be attached to building a wall or keeping out minorities from our country. So nothing more to do about this situation at all.