The War Against Video Games

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The Act Man

3 жыл мурун

For 40 Years there has been a war waged against video games. But who, what, when, where and why has this war been waged? Join me, as I take an in depth look at the 40 Year War Against Gaming.
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Below, you'll find a list of sources that I compiled, not all of them. This project turned out to be far more work than I anticipated so the sources you see is not everything that is in the video.
Violent Video Games, Movies Partially to Blame for Gun Violence Epidemic (Jan 16, 2013 - MSNBC):
Media Figures: Guns Don't Kill People, Video Games Do:
Gamers defend video game industry - Fox 7 Austin:
Bring It On-Line: Video Games (Pat Robertson):
What Does The Bible Say About Video Games?:
Should CHRISTIANS Play VIOLENT Video Games?
Should a Christian Play Video Games?
Christian Pastor Ridicules Gamers & Encourages Wifely Rebellion:
Violent Video Games: A Demonic Trojan Horse:
"Satanic Video Games" Pastor Bob DAILY! 5/15/12:
Christian Pastor Says Men Who Play Video Games Are Losers Possessed by a “Retarded Spirit”
Video game controversy in the 1980s and 1990s:
Kids & Video Games in the 1990s:
Expert: Video games don't trigger violence:
Adam Carolla on 'Grand Theft Auto V' Video Game Violence Bill OReilly 'The Factor:
Nightline: Jack Thomson (2006):
Jack Thompson about GTA: San Andreas:
Girl Claims She Was Virtually Raped in GTA V:
Penn Jillette on Video Games & Violence:
NBC: Video Game Violence:
A Moron Is HORRIFIED By Video Games:
NRA Press Conference, Newtown Killings - Blaming Video Games and Media:
NRA Blames Video Games for Gun Crimes:
Media Figures: Guns Don't Kill People, Video Games Do:
Modern Warfare 2 controversy on Fox edit:
Bill O'Reilly's stupidity on the argument of video games and violence:
Do Violent Video Games Cause Violence? | The Rubin Report:
The Ultimate Early 80s Arcade Tribute:
Super Noah's Ark 3D (SNES Game) - AVGN Episode Segment:
Arcade Game: Death Race (1976 Exidy):
Lt. Col. Dave Grossman on violent video games and media:
Keep gaming, keep having fun, and I hope you enjoyed the video!

The Act Man
The Act Man 3 жыл мурун
I lost 30,000 games in the blink of an eye.... And the media just fucking watched. Share this video if you love gaming and you're not a violent murderer
Serbian Man
Serbian Man Ай мурун
These guy should fucking shut up
shovel knight but he hates cherry cola Oreos
shovel knight but he hates cherry cola Oreos Ай мурун
idk played smash bros and i want to smash some bros
Aiden Segura
Aiden Segura Ай мурун
Mason Billings
Mason Billings 2 ай мурун
The Act Man just to get 500 replies
Darth Plagueis The Wise
Darth Plagueis The Wise 3 ай мурун
Watching Jack Thomson say he wants to shut down rockstar just made me buy GTA 5 on my 360 with a smile.
E E Саат мурун
I’m religious and i plays games like DOOM and my pastor said was that was the most religious game he has every seen.
Gaming & Stuff
Gaming & Stuff 10 саат мурун
It is not, that simfle, to say if the video game causes, violence
Chris Voiers
Chris Voiers 10 саат мурун
The reason I want to join the military was because of video games
Chris Voiers
Chris Voiers 10 саат мурун
I didn't join the Army yet just want to make that point out there
Hrishit Das
Hrishit Das 16 саат мурун
Thinks of food God: that's worldly *goes to fucking hell*
Mediocre Pilot
Mediocre Pilot 21 саат мурун
Here’s some evidence video games don’t train people to kill: I love using the M19 in any cod game, but my dad tried to make me use a pistol at a range, I was fucking terrified, I cried, I didn’t know what did what on the damn thing, I shot it eventually, I sucked absolute shit at it, I couldn’t hit any targets, I’m better at firing a bow tho, but that’s only because *I actually trained to use bows when I was younger*
Braykin Law
Braykin Law Күн мурун
im wondering why theres no uncharted games on the shelf right there 24:18
DannyLetsPlay Күн мурун
If video games cause violence, why are kids still so easy to beat the shit off
Ross Curran
Ross Curran Күн мурун
How will these video games effect the children? How will telling them that basically everything they do is a sin and they'll burn in hell for all eternity as satan's bitch, fucking religion man 🙄
Ross Curran
Ross Curran Күн мурун
Yeah cause Christianity has never killed anyone has it not like the crusades where ever a thing
Madtee Chris
Madtee Chris Күн мурун
Just played Animal Crossing and now I want to commit Arson
Hugh Jass
Hugh Jass Күн мурун
Virgin : there’s violence in sex it must be banned🤯
Hugh Jass
Hugh Jass Күн мурун
There’s violence in hunting ban it, there’s violence in the controversy so let’s Ben that
Gastly42957 2 күн мурун
Doom is actually a very religious game. You kill demons
Semi-Quickkill 774
Semi-Quickkill 774 2 күн мурун
“watchdogs trains you to hack” like um no i think the average watchdogs player does not have a app on their phone that allows you to connect to any device in anyones house
Alex Meringer
Alex Meringer 2 күн мурун
Quick question... if we do what the pastor recommends and tax violence... could religion afford the taxes??? Or will they keep their exempt status?
Bruh Moment
Bruh Moment 2 күн мурун
So they want to ban video games but they don't want to ban guns or anything like that. Smart.
Whiterun Guard
Whiterun Guard 2 күн мурун
shot a rifle once. nothing like COD world at war.
MiaoPlayz 2 күн мурун
i like the stupid mother fucker part , its fuckin funny, its also so true at that part video games started in 1970s and that person say this is brand new stuff lel
Jackson G
Jackson G 3 күн мурун
12:50 yes lying is very clearly a sin #9 of the ten comandments
bob smith
bob smith 3 күн мурун
Im a Christian 12 year old and I own a rifle my grandpa gave to me when I was 10.
Ryan-Rami Ayoub
Ryan-Rami Ayoub 3 күн мурун
Video games in-fact do contain violence but what people don't understand is that you have to look less at whats happening on screen and look at the player. I guarantee that the person playing the game is not acting violently unless frustrated with the game.
devidanterule 3 күн мурун
How gamers can do all this "sinfull" things like killing if they too busy playing games?
Grunt 1467
Grunt 1467 3 күн мурун
Going to work, that’s a time you can do these sinful thingss
Youssef HEGAZY 2
Youssef HEGAZY 2 3 күн мурун
Video games make you violent Hitman: JoJo menacing
Youssef HEGAZY 2
Youssef HEGAZY 2 3 күн мурун
0:16 *Grand Auto Theft* Yup, a typical adult
Mr. Potayto
Mr. Potayto 3 күн мурун
Plot twist: Animals are violent but they don't play Call Of Duty do they
doos 3 күн мурун
I mean can you really blame christians for not being able to tell the difference between fantasy and reality
Dr Cool
Dr Cool 3 күн мурун
Bugsnax has taught me to kill
Mizuu btw
Mizuu btw 3 күн мурун
This video was one of the best 40 minutes of my life (the other ones are also your videos)
WhostWar Boy
WhostWar Boy 4 күн мурун
You now what is ironic and cringe on this guys anti gamers ? Is copering video games on violent but movies what is ? is not violent aaa no is perfectly normaly cus is adult now and have responsebly sure why the fuck not ,if the anti-bulshit gamers don't play football on children time well is living under Hiroshima after making big boom .
Grunt 1467
Grunt 1467 3 күн мурун
Why does it sound like you were having a break down writing this
eXp1red_ M1lk
eXp1red_ M1lk 4 күн мурун
12:52 you could definitely interpret the 10 commandments to be against clickbait
Steam Works
Steam Works 4 күн мурун
In Doom you are literally going around and killing DEMONS. But I guess that it's still a sin.
Brent Kirkland
Brent Kirkland 4 күн мурун
I have played violent games since I was 8. I'm almost 18. A decade and I haven't hurt a soul. I've never understood the violence bs with video games.
Grunt 1467
Grunt 1467 3 күн мурун
Your parents sound irresponsible
hello there
hello there 4 күн мурун
The news after the criminal admitted to playing pong for 0.0000000000001 seconds:IT WAS THE GAMED
I found the space bar
I found the space bar 4 күн мурун
I've shot guns and played fps games. Didnt teach me shit.
Low Speccy
Low Speccy 4 күн мурун
I don't usually see gamers actually defending themselves against this aggression even when we outnumber them TEN TO it's about time we fight back....and let this video be the starting point of our strike back.....and I have an idea for you......hear me out....don't stop shot the first shot from our side and I'm glad to finally see it....... ActMan,.....can you start a channel where you search anti-gamer videos on you-tube, twitter messages, Facebook posts and and everything and you respond......I promise I'll come to back you up and I'm sure rest of the "Act Man fans Squadron" will do the same......I tried doing the same on KGpost but I failed miserably.....noone to back me up, no reinforcements I had no choice but to delete the comment....I had the purpose......but lacked have have a subscriber community with you for defense...... they started the war by blaming school shootings on games, calling gamer community losers, and labeling us as garbage.......let's now bring the war to's up you Act-Man....or anyone who's reading this and have the capability to put this to action.......let's end this war now.......WE AS A COMMUNITY HAVE A RIGHT, A DUTY AND A RESPONSIBILITY TO le resistance !!!!!
Natronix 4 күн мурун
This entire video and SJW vs video games video has helped me do my homework...
Freesmart 4 күн мурун
So they just pretend wars dont exists
Joe Mama
Joe Mama 5 күн мурун
Taxing cigarettes doesn’t stop people from starting to smoke, it just makes people who are addicted more fucked over
bird dude
bird dude 5 күн мурун
I was playing Doom when I was 12 and I didn’t do any mass shootings.. it’s just a damn game, you cam’t just let it go to your head. It takes a person with only half a brain cell to think of shooting people when they play a shooting game.
Thicc chungus
Thicc chungus 5 күн мурун
Boomers:These New generations what is the world becoming.... Yes Josh it Was mutch better when you got lead poisoning from driving a car and when you could smoke when you wer 2 years old yes you it Was not
Thicc chungus
Thicc chungus 5 күн мурун
Yes Karen the games cause your kids to be depresed its not that you starve him and beat him, yes its the video games fault i hate how People bash games and make them seem like the devil
Adam Jones
Adam Jones 5 күн мурун
20:06 no just no
Reject X7
Reject X7 5 күн мурун
Though true fact, Playing Mario Party will ruin Friendships for at least 3 days.
Adam Jones
Adam Jones 5 күн мурун
3:24 said it perfectly
Goro Akechi
Goro Akechi 5 күн мурун
I like how FOX news is one of the biggest supporters of gaming in this story.
Lee Ling
Lee Ling 5 күн мурун
It’s funny that the people who talk about video game being violent be never playing them
TheBigmark56 5 күн мурун
Dam it shut hellup because you should not quit gaming. It's a scam. They just hate games for no reason.😒
Logan 5 күн мурун
17:04 Wait... did he just say Minecraft don’t contain murder? Tell that to the last village I was in
TetrisKing805 6 күн мурун
Mohammed Ahmed
Mohammed Ahmed 6 күн мурун
Mohammed Ahmed
Mohammed Ahmed 6 күн мурун
I wonder what Karen, the talking computer in Chum Bucket would have to say
Mohammed Ahmed
Mohammed Ahmed 6 күн мурун
Violence in the U.S society is decreasing rapidly during the popularity of M rated games and people are still complaining. Those who are complaining are becoming Karen's.
A. Arthur
A. Arthur 6 күн мурун
There are literally age rating on every single game ever made. So why the f are people getting mad at video games when child fakes his age and plays Gta and get violent. Call me crazy but is not the parents responsibility to make sure children are not playing mature video games not the video game company responsblity ...
Angel Rafael Garcia Blakely
Angel Rafael Garcia Blakely 6 күн мурун
Hey Just a reminder to drink your water.
Anakin Skywalker
Anakin Skywalker 6 күн мурун
I hunt and I don’t think the hunter on Xbox taught me how to shoot
Mohammed Ahmed
Mohammed Ahmed 6 күн мурун
Dark Souls is my favorite Christianity game of all time
the rogue axolotl
the rogue axolotl 6 күн мурун
don't give a 6 year old gta. end of story
Bob Ross
Bob Ross 6 күн мурун
“Grand Auto Theft”? Lol the crime is grand theft auto so it doesn’t even make sense how you mess that up besides thinking you’re making a sick roast, which you’re not. You just look like a jackass
Mohammed Ahmed
Mohammed Ahmed 6 күн мурун
I'm a Muslim and I play God of War and GTA and yes we all exist
Liam O'rourke
Liam O'rourke 6 күн мурун
Video games don't cause gun violence Fight md
Vile Disturbance
Vile Disturbance 6 күн мурун
When I'm frustrated with something I often play difficult video games like Dark Souls. It helps me focus my frustration in a constructive way and it stimulates a problem solving attitude towards a problem I have. In a similar way, my favorite music album to listen to when I'm pissed off and need to cool down is God Hates Us All by Slayer. Fun fact: Tom Araya, the vocalist and bassist of Slayer, is Catholic. He has some very interesting in depth explanations for the kind of music he plays and writes. Many Christians, non-Catholics included, could learn something from him.
bbsonjohn 6 күн мурун
I am not sure which one of the two damned gaming culture more: people who said CoD should be banned, or CoD.
Potato Potato
Potato Potato 7 күн мурун
“He was trained to kill in call of duty” Damn did he put explosive rounds in his sniper then commit some war crimes with a fire shotgun or make a weird noise and then get roasted
Potato Potato
Potato Potato 7 күн мурун
“I don’t think video games make people do stupid things it makes stupid people do stupid things” Me: *Panick*
Loony Titan
Loony Titan 7 күн мурун
13:44 Baron's really packing cake eh?
The Manifest Mage
The Manifest Mage 7 күн мурун
You fools! Big Gaming has conned you into the belief that games do not train you! CounterStrike has taught me the exact recoil of the AK-47! Behold my infinite wisdom! *racks bolt and proceeds to unload a full clip... ....into the floor* Further training is necessary! Back to the simulations!
Ethan M
Ethan M 7 күн мурун
Anyone noticed how the reporters are all on mainly democratic news networks..!?!
FieldSpice 7 күн мурун
My son likes to play cod The first time I took him out shooting a handgun I told him take out the magazine it took them a solid three minutes to figure out how to take out the magazine call of duty does not teach you how to shoot a gun
Grunt 1467
Grunt 1467 3 күн мурун
Almost like it’s unrealistic lol
Paul Korpet
Paul Korpet 7 күн мурун
Man said "grand auto theft" I cant😂😂
Bravo Mike
Bravo Mike 7 күн мурун
Why is desensitization of violence a bad thing? Rather the parents should be grateful that desensitization of violence might save their children's life. Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe I'm cherry picking. Maybe desensitization of violence won't save their life but hear me out. In a hostage rescue mission led by the israeli elite forces at Entebbe Airport. One of the hostages, I think a german tourist, died because when the spec ops told all the hostages to get on the ground, the dude was in so much shock, surprise and disorientation that he didn't get on the ground that led to the israeli special forces thinking he was a possible terrorist and shot him dead due to fear of being killed by a possible terrorist. Or in a bank robbery etc. Ok, I get that those are an extreme case. I will also admit that desensitization to violence and guns also might make some people wannabe heroes and want to go arm to arm wrestle for a gun to "save the day" in a hostage situation or a robbery. But at the very least, atleast being familiar with the idea of violence itself at the very least, it won't make boys pussies. Some boys and people might faint at the look of blood or at an act of violence etc. And in case of violence or an injustice such as some bullies trying to grab a girl's skirt/panties or an unarmed man trying to rob an innocent granny on the street. It might make them not pussies and more liable to help them unless there's a huge discrepancy between the age or the strength of the gamer and the perpetrator as people are used to always acting, making decisions and moving forward or play as heroes/ hero fantasies in video games. There's different kinds of courage. Video games may not give you the courage to speak confidently in front of a crowd but it might give you the battle courage that will allow you to help people from being victimized or against injustice.
OL6HALO DUDE 8 күн мурун
Ooh, ooh... if I watch St. Elsewhere can I be able to Trapper John’s😂😂🤣
Mehga 8 күн мурун
More mass shooters wore jeans than they played video games. Denim causes mass shootings!
Pissed off bucket guy
Pissed off bucket guy 8 күн мурун
Quiet kid: *starts a school shooting* The media: "it's all those darn violent video games! It's not like bullies exist! We should ban every single video game!"
Pissed off bucket guy
Pissed off bucket guy 8 күн мурун
"He was trained... to kill... in call of duty and other games." HOW is pressing left mouse button/right trigger teaching teens how to kill? They dont know how most of the stuff in guns work! They dont know where the saftey button is!
itsyaboipepsican 1467
itsyaboipepsican 1467 8 күн мурун
I like shooting guns irl and there reaction is just to funny
Monke Man
Monke Man 8 күн мурун
Wanna play grand auto theft. Wanna Rob a bank in auto theft grand. Hey, I just ran over someone theft auto grand. I found the ufo in theft grand auto.
A B 8 күн мурун
that hanzo shot @40:36
Michael Gagnier
Michael Gagnier 9 күн мурун
If you even shoot a gun without headphones you will burst your eardrums out
Dr JiBIhiBdy
Dr JiBIhiBdy 9 күн мурун
Kind ironic in 2020 the left are out rioting and the media trying to make ppl give shit about polite. wich is promoting more violence and causing more division when everyone else is inside play mw warzone 😂 stressful year
Will Burtz
Will Burtz 9 күн мурун
Auto grand theft?
Dr JiBIhiBdy
Dr JiBIhiBdy 9 күн мурун
Games r an art form
Plysinchrone 9 күн мурун
(note: this is coming from a religious person) Yesterday i Googled a bit and some fourm on a website said "if u play doom, fortnite and even minecraft is is sinful " Minecraft is just Bruh Fortnite is the same but doom... why. YOU DO GODS WORK FOR HIM! I dont think the devil makes games where you kill his armies.. (I started writing this before the video goes through that)
Xavier Johnson
Xavier Johnson 9 күн мурун
Man I love how these people will say that video games cause violence but then threaten to shoot someone with a shotgun for stepping on their yard. Really good argument there, chief 😒
Mr.baconYT Army
Mr.baconYT Army 9 күн мурун
Listen to all of these boomers say games are bad bruh....
Smug :3
Smug :3 9 күн мурун
*grand auto theft 5*
Hexaltheninja Wow
Hexaltheninja Wow 9 күн мурун
”GTA CAUSES PEOPLE TO BE VIOLENT” Me in GTA: Imma fly my jet in that tunnel Imma use this flying bike to slam into the ocean. Imma do a backflip with this raygun off a skyscraper.
Jack Outlaw
Jack Outlaw 9 күн мурун
If a 14 year old kid trys to shoot a 50 cal after they play cod they're conna hurt themselves probably seriously
Grunt 1467
Grunt 1467 3 күн мурун
They wouldn’t even know how to use it
Andrew Lawson
Andrew Lawson 9 күн мурун
Hahahah seriously can’t help but laugh at that intro montage 😂 just how serious they are trying to seem and trying so hard to convince the viewers it’s all true, and they 100% have all the facts. I would call them professionally BS’ers but professional might be a little bit of a overstatement cause I think we can all agree we all see right threw it.
Winja_ 9 күн мурун
School: *causes depression, suicidal thoughts, stress and hatred* The Government: Hospitals (USA): *Charge incredibly high amounts that 30% of us cant pay and lose loved ones* The Government: Video Games: *Cause happiness and relieve stress, anxiety and stop depression and suicidal thoughts* The Government: *UNBELIEVABLE!!!*
Itzzonly 9 күн мурун
People. Who play video games are naturally aggressive they just play game to get away from the people who make them aggressive CHANGE MY MIND
HAMID Hamimid
HAMID Hamimid 9 күн мурун
5:26 Update:We call them boomers
Brynjar Konradsson
Brynjar Konradsson 9 күн мурун
Sometimes you just say something and it hits like a lightning bolt in my face. The point on violence and double standards is SO good im not sure you even know. /But of course you do.
LaughingZebras 9 күн мурун
I remember good' ol GTA IV
DaWhoDoo 9 күн мурун
God doesn't care about video games, inless you make video games a god.
DHEgamerer1111 9 күн мурун
if a murderer wanted to silently kill some one why don't they just play Assassin's creed
Marcus Lau
Marcus Lau 9 күн мурун
I’m a catholic that plays games and I’m not violent and I don’t agree with cursed pieces of shit whom say games cause violence!
MLGRaptor 10 күн мурун
"both sides no matter the source are always phrased differently but with the same message, video games are responsible for real life turmoil and video games are not responsible" every sixty seconds in africa a minute passes
Col 10 күн мурун
By playing video games I am, a murderer, a spy, a space ninja, a tribal warrior, a dragon slayer, a dinosaur tamer, a giant monster, some person climbing up a mountain with a hammer while in a pot, a king, a monster hunter, a giant dragon clan leader, a sentient flying penguin, a miner, an adventurist plumber, and a doctor illegibly giving out random pills. According to some of these people's logic.
My wife left me and my children Don’t like me
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