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December 21st Cease Fire

December 21, 2012

 

My fellow enthusiasts, please give me a moment of your time. The good people at GamerFitNation Inc, led by CEO Antwand Pearman, have asked everyone for a cease fire. Following the recent school shooting in Connecticut, a tragedy which cost 26 people their lives, the scorn of many has been turned toward video games and the people who play them once again. This is why Antwand Pearman and the rest of GamerFitNation Inc want a cease fire: stay away from online shooters for a single day.

From 12:00 to 24:00, the 21st of December, do not play any game in where you play at war. All that is required is that you choose not to play a game in where you shoot people to death with guns. Show everyone that, just because you play video games, you are not callous. You have a heart and you are capable of caring just as much as anyone else. Games are supposed to be fun. They are supposed to be enjoyed by everyone, together or alone. Yes, I know there is a lot of vitriol out there. We’ve all been a part of it or been the target of it. But don’t let it be what defines us as a group.

But most importantly, don’t let this be about video games. Don’t even let it be about showing those who think video game enthusiasts are liable psychopaths that we aren’t. Let it be for the sake of those 26 people who needlessly lost their lives.

Paraphrasing what Antward Pearman says in his video: There is perpetual war in this world. Let there be some peace.

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  1. December 22, 2012 2:02 pm

    I’m not sure what to think about this. On the one hand, it’s a great gesture by the gaming community to offer their condolences to the victims of this tragedy, and such an action can only be taken in good will.

    On the other hand, some rather short-sighted individuals may see this as an admission of guilt. People may think that the link between violence and video gaming is reinforced in this manner. Why not forego watching war movies or reading literature involving gun violence, for example?

    Irrespective of this, it’s a solid gesture that is a great example of how the community can be used to do something more than shouting at each other in LoL.

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