AP Wire | 11/29/2005 | Groups protest cannibalism in video games — Too bad this trend didn’t happen sooner. There’d be less school shootings.

Meanwhile various do-gooders (read the article) tell how this cannibalism thing is sending a bad message to kids. Exactly how stupid do they think kids are to take any of this seriously? Cannibalism? Puh-leeze. Don’t expect this to become a big trend, boneheads!

WASHINGTON – Video games glamorizing guns and violence have long drawn the ire of media watchdog groups. This holiday season, they say they have found a bloody new wrinkle to hate: cannibalism.

Games featuring graphic scenes of cannibalism, “F.E.A.R.” and “Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse,” were among the 12 “games to avoid” listed Tuesday by the National Institute on Media and the Family.

“It’s something we’ve never seen before,” said institute president David Walsh, warning that today’s games are “more extreme” and more easily available to underage kids than ever before.



  1. David K. says:

    I say MORE CANNIBALISM! MORE MORE MORE!!!!

  2. James says:

    How about “Don’t try this at home.”

  3. garym says:

    Here’s a concept…
    Talk to your children. Explain to them the differnce between a video game and real life.
    Tell them that they can’t go around eating peoples’ brains; it isn’t good for them and the other guy may get angry.
    Or…
    Take the game away. Parents still hold the cards. Children can be disciplined. Be a parent, tell your children what is acceptable and what isn’t.

  4. Jon says:

    Or bundle the game with that X-file episode where the cannibals in some village ate someone with brain disease and all got it…

  5. Hannibal Lecter says:

    Boneheads, indeed!

  6. Angel H. wong says:

    There’s no such thing as bad publicity, my take is that the kids will want to play these games even more.

  7. Incognito says:

    Lazy parents = Lazy voters. Just what government likes.

    Notice how they still charge a tax no matter if you’re 18 or not buying an M rated game.

  8. Pat says:

    Even six yr olds know the difference between reality and fantasy. Hey, remember all those old fairy tales, about the trolls, what ever happened to Cinderella at home, Puss-in-Boots, Jack v Giant, among others. And to think a little graphic is going to hurt???

  9. Danijel says:

    I find the zombie games extremely pointless and boring, however they don”t seem to do much harm as the above mentioned people claim.
    Here’s a funny response to their attacks:
    http://www.wideload.com/cannibals.html

  10. garym says:

    How can you say zombies don’t cause harm?

    Didn’t you see Night of the Living Dead? The zombies ate people!
    If that isn’t harm, I don’t know what is!

  11. ranron says:

    If some parent doesn’t want their kids to see violence, drugs, sex, etc, then its the parent’s responsiblities for their own children, but hands off please when it comes to the children of others.


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