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#1 Dec 09 2011 at 8:23 AM Rating: Sub-Default
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If you gamers are not war criminals, Post here.

The red cross pretty much say all gamers are war criminals. I would call on all to no longer support the red cross.. Now the red cross is trying to suppress the people just like the governments.

http://www.news.com.au/technology/gaming/six-hundred-million-gamers-could-be-war-criminals-red-cross-says/story-e6frfrt9-1226216184190
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#2 Dec 09 2011 at 8:26 AM Rating: Good
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Pyrien wrote:
I would call on all to no longer support the red cross
Yeah, let's ignore all the humanitarian efforts and hate on them because they spoke badly about your precious video games.
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#3 Dec 09 2011 at 8:33 AM Rating: Good
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Way to google search these claims and decide if they're real or not. Woo hoo trolls!

http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9RGDK800.htm
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#4 Dec 09 2011 at 8:33 AM Rating: Decent
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lolgaxe wrote:
Pyrien wrote:
I would call on all to no longer support the red cross
Yeah, let's ignore all the humanitarian efforts and hate on them because they spoke badly about your precious video games.

So as long as I facilitate humanitarian efforts I can say whatever I want about anyone and anything and to not give money to the people calling me a war criminal is somehow wrong? Awesome.

EDIT: The second link posted seems to contradict the quotes in the first link. Backpedaling or misquoting?

Edited, Dec 9th 2011 8:36am by Jozon
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#5 Dec 09 2011 at 9:36 AM Rating: Good
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GENEVA

Gamers worried their actions on the virtual battlefield could land them at the Hague war crimes tribunal can relax.

The International Committee of the Red Cross says media reports that it is investigating whether the Geneva Conventions apply to video games are false.

The Swiss-based humanitarian group assured gamers Thursday that "serious violations of the laws of war can only be committed in real-life situations."

The ICRC says it is nevertheless interested in working with video game makers to promote a better understanding of international humanitarian law because some companies also develop war simulations for armed forces.

The group also trains armies in how to abide by the rules of war that forbid targeting civilians, medics and captured combatants.


War crime can not be applied to game's as by definition a War Crime's is:

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War crimes are serious violations of the laws applicable in armed conflict (also known as international humanitarian law) giving rise to individual criminal responsibility. Examples of such conduct include "murder, the ill-treatment or deportation of civilian residents of an occupied territory to slave labor camps", "the murder or ill-treatment of prisoners of war", the killing of prisoners, "the wanton destruction of cities, towns and villages, and any devastation not justified by military, or civilian necessity".[1]


Meaning flesh and blood people need to be harmed. As such the violence in a game were it's a line of code vs. another line of code can not be thrown in the same bucket. Yes some games DO go over the limit, however it's still nothing more then 10,000 lines of code. If gaming ever get to the point shown in the movie "Gamer" then it would be a different story in it self.


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#6 Dec 09 2011 at 9:43 AM Rating: Default
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Usually the first thing that is spit out is usually how they view it. Regardless if it's the red cross backpedaling, I would think the first statement is more true.. It's the same with government.. they say one thing and then backpedal hours later. I wont go any farther with that tho cause we all know how screwed up gov. is.

Red Cross isnt all that great anymore anyways. It's proven that they pocketed most of the money they got during hurricane katrina.. Either way, red cross wanting to work with game companies.. Make less violent games, that I think would be censorship and in violation of the 1st amendment. Not that the constitution exists anymore. Then the media of course is owned by elitist anyways so the media can lie like crazy and of course most people will believe it.

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#7 Dec 09 2011 at 1:10 PM Rating: Excellent
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#8 Dec 09 2011 at 2:57 PM Rating: Decent
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Then the media of course is owned by elitist anyways so the media can lie like crazy and of course most people will believe it.

Not everybody is like you.
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Now i'm thinking of the sad ending of Gears of War 3.Let the future decide what a war crime is.Smiley: frown
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Then the media of course is owned by elitist anyways so the media can lie like crazy and of course most people will believe it.

Not everybody is like you.


Sorry, I dont believe anything mainstream media says..
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#11 Dec 09 2011 at 10:05 PM Rating: Excellent
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Pyrien wrote:
Rinsui wrote:
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Then the media of course is owned by elitist anyways so the media can lie like crazy and of course most people will believe it.

Not everybody is like you.


Sorry, I dont believe anything mainstream media says..

Dear OP,

The article you linked on news.com.au is not original news reporting. It was cited from other, larger, more mainstream news outlets (such as Kotaku) and reposted by the news.com.au staff for wider exposure.

If you hold that anything the mainstream media says should not be believed, then the article you posted should not be believed, as its source is mainstream news organizations.

Uh oh.

Many online news sources are, in fact, news aggregates that do little or no original reporting. A lot of the day-to-day information in your so-called "mainstream" organizations acquire news from third-party journalists (Reuters, AP, etc) who sell the stories for original reporting, which then trickles down to smaller news organizations and aggregates, who may or may not filter the stories to fit the politics or interests of the website, and who may or may not add an editorial spin to the stories--yes, even your totally hip, underground, non-mainstream news sources like news.com.au.

In other words, you can't trust anyone. Not even mom!








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#12 Dec 11 2011 at 1:34 AM Rating: Excellent
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Not even mom!

What?! Not mom too! Nooooooo!
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#13 Dec 11 2011 at 9:10 AM Rating: Excellent
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Almalexia wrote:

In other words, you can't trust anyone. Not even mom!


Pfft, she's the first person I learned not to trust!
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