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2013-01-13 Government
State removes violent games from rest stops
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Posted by Fred 2013-01-13 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [222 views ]  Top

#1 Killed one of their main Profit makers, the rest areas will Love you for this.

Those games are a sink hole for Quarters.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2013-01-13 00:16||   2013-01-13 00:16|| Front Page Top

#2 Doubt it will be much of a problem in Illinois. Many of the rest stops were closed years ago and are now overgrown with weeds and brush. Couldn't afford to keep them open.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-01-13 03:04||   2013-01-13 03:04|| Front Page Top

#3 I've been near driven to mass murder by certain pin-ball machines. XOX comes to mind as does FireBall and of course Jumbo. I hate Jumbo, I really hate it, Jumbo picked on me since I was 5 and I had to stand on a bucket to work the flippers. It's Satan in disguise.

If I had a Hammer, oh Lord send me a hammer or a big ass magnet.
Posted by Shipman 2013-01-13 07:49||   2013-01-13 07:49|| Front Page Top

#4 ¬"We were struck by walking into a [state-owned] rest stop within an hour's drive of Newtown and seeing and hearing a life-sized, mounted machine gun on a video game.¬"

After fuming about Video games at Rest Stops perhaps these folks can visit some Places where the phrase ¬"struck by¬" takes on a whole new meaning. Coincidentally, they're also about an hour's drive from Newtown.
Posted by DepotGuy 2013-01-13 10:40||   2013-01-13 10:40|| Front Page Top

#5 #3 Ship - All of the old Rantburg regulars have always known that you were in thrall to the Dark Lord. But it's good to see you admit it. The first step on the road to recovery, etc., etc.
Posted by PBMcL 2013-01-13 11:33||   2013-01-13 11:33|| Front Page Top

#6 Heh...Try getting Mass DOT to act this fast if they screw up the credit card billing on your Fast Pass.
But for a futile PC gesture, they're on it like white on rice. The only thing that happens faster is the press release to the Globe...
Posted by tu3031 2013-01-13 12:00||   2013-01-13 12:00|| Front Page Top

#7 Because the plaza is close to Newtown, Conn., Hyams said,

Yes, indeed - 96 miles from Charlton, MA to Newtown, CT is 'close' when it suits the purposes of the Boston Globe. Good job, copy desk!
Posted by Raj 2013-01-13 12:48||   2013-01-13 12:48|| Front Page Top

#8 I didn't realize you could stand on kids' graves from 96 miles away...
Posted by Pappy 2013-01-13 14:47||   2013-01-13 14:47|| Front Page Top

#9 First is the Arcade, next will be Internet Cafes + Personal Laptops.

These "violent" games, Contemporary or Retro, are mainly oriented towards Young, Adult, or Working-class Males, as are "Truck Stops" in general. + are key sources of revenue. It will be simialr even as per non-Gun/Weaponized SPORTS or GAMBLING GAMES.

MALE PSYCHOLOGY = THE LESS VIOLENT OR "HARD-HITTING" OR "REALISTIC" A GAME IS, THE MORE BORING IT IS.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-01-13 23:01||   2013-01-13 23:01|| Front Page Top

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