Stop Spreading Lies about the effects of Video games as well as spreading anti-gamer propaganda sign now

This petition is aimed at all forms of news media, including (but not limited to) newspapers, websites, TV stations, etc. As well as politicians who have been outspoken against video games.

We are requesting that you stop spreading lies about the negative effects of video games, stop misreporting the news, and listen to both perspectives of the argument.

Recent studies have suggested that video games do not, in fact, have any noticeable effects on childrens aggression, or anyone else for that matter. Yet you continue to portray those who play video games as ill-tempered, violent people.

You have tried many times to suggest that video games are tearing families apart when they have been known to actually bring people together. Fathers who play video games with their children are consequently more active in their childrens' lives than those that do not. Rather than passively enjoying a type of entertainment, such as watching TV, they are engaging in an actual activity with their kids, as well as getting to know the games that they are playing.

Gamers have been compared to crack addicts by some news stations. While we recognize the fact that people with addictive personalities can become addicted to video games, no study has been done that has found any long-term damage connected with video games. Some studies have been done on the effects of gaming, however these returned positive results, such as increased hand-eye coordination, more attentiveness, increased thought capacity and better multitasking skills, not negative results. Some studies have gone so far as to prove that video games can actually slow the aging of the brain.

So please, news media, respected politicians, and everyone else, stop portraying gamers in such a negative way and please stop your assault on the gaming industry.


Sources/Links of Note:
http://www.gamasutra.com/features/20060228/clark_01.shtml
http://www.cbs47.tv/news/local/story.aspx?...BB-F757EECA9674
http://www.gamepolitics.com
http://my.1up.com/do/blogEntry?bId=6602039...cUserId=5713859
http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=...rage&id=3905371
http://news.spong.com/article/9690
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/Pag...orce_login=true
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6143114.html

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  • 23 December 2015100. Wesley Montoya
    I support this petition
  • 02 December 201599. Lars A
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  • 22 November 201598. Drew B
    damn anti video game nazis Gamer or not? No How many gaming systems do you own? 7
  • 21 October 201597. Bob Palmer
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  • 15 October 201596. Teralink Woods
    So true. Gamers can be ghetto. B-) Gamer or not? No How many gaming systems do you own? 4
  • 14 September 201595. Modestmrgreen Johns
    I am thoroughly sick and tired of being misrepresented by the media and politicans. I am not a drug addict and video games have not negatively impacted my life. I am sick of the media playing favorites with the various entertainment industries. Our indust
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  • 20 April 201587. Bruce B
    please stop we are simply tired of your biased attempts at vote-catching Gamer or not? No How many gaming systems do you own? 2
  • 18 April 201586. Andy S
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  • 16 April 201585. Caleb C
    I am not a crack head I have never smoked anything and dont plan on it so shut up! Gamer or not? No How many gaming systems do you own? 5
  • 07 April 201584. Nicole W
    um yeah... Gamer or not? No How many gaming systems do you own? Two
  • 01 March 201583. Joel M
    I personally am just about the most non-violent person you could ever meet, and I'm no stranger to getting lost in a game for countless hours every so often. I don't know how many more like myself may be out there, but I know for a fact that many gamers u
  • 23 February 201582. Aaron Nicholash
    The actions they are taking against gamers are not only ignorant and unfounded but also evidence that a staggering number of individuals in power are unable to evolve Gamer or not? No How many gaming systems do you own? 8
  • 04 February 201581. Amy Estrada
    violent video games increase reaction time and ability to pay attention to multiple things happening at once, creating better drivers Gamer or not? No How many gaming systems do you own? none
  • 18 January 201580. Brandon V
    I support this petition
  • 18 January 201579. Charlie Christensen
    I support this petition
  • 17 January 201578. Kyle Steele
    I am a gamer with a 3.8GPA, and my two best freinds are and they have 4.0s Gamer or not? No How many gaming systems do you own? 6
  • 19 December 201477. Jared Olson
    comment Gamer or not? No How many gaming systems do you own? 8
  • 12 December 201476. Ninja Bey
    gaming rules fools hand eye coordination up 600\% Gamer or not? No How many gaming systems do you own? 6
  • 11 December 201475. Chris C
    the liberal media needs to stop using video games as a scapegoat Gamer or not? No How many gaming systems do you own? 5
  • 21 November 201474. Peter D
    Those gamer nazi's need to die, need to die and go to hell. Gamer or not? No How many gaming systems do you own? If PC counts then I have 3

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