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23rd Jan '16 9:41:58 AM nombretomado
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* The reason why you can't find the StephenKing novel ''Rage'' in print anymore (It's still available as part of ''The Bachmann Books'' anthology) is because he voluntarily pulled it after several school shooters mentioned it has having influenced them to commit the acts.
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* The reason why you can't find the StephenKing Creator/StephenKing novel ''Rage'' ''{{Literature/Rage}}'' in print anymore (It's still available as part of ''The Bachmann Books'' anthology) is because he voluntarily pulled it after several school shooters mentioned it has having influenced them to commit the acts.
17th Jan '16 1:47:37 PM Morgenthaler
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* The low-grade thriller ''Film/HuntingHumans'', in which [[EvilVersusEvil two serial killers play a cat and mouse game with each other]], gained a lot of notoriety after [[http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20179728,00.html a copy of the film was found]] in the possession of convicted murderer Adam Leroy Lane.
29th Dec '15 6:37:22 PM R1ck
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MoralGuardians' attempts to blame the ''New'' Media often overlook the fact that it's only our [[NostalgiaFilter misty watercolor memories]] that make it seem like murder sprees and school shootings only started happening after the release of ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}''. In fact, prior to the 2007 Virginia Tech Massacre, the deadliest school shooting in US history was the University of Texas at Austin massacre in ''1966'' (a school ''bombing'' in 1927 was deadlier than either). Also, the rate of violent crime has gone ''down'' since the widespread adoption of video games in the '90s, for reasons that are complex and poorly understood but most likely have more to do with [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexknapp/2013/01/03/how-lead-caused-americas-violent-crime-epidemic/ the phaseout of leaded gasoline]] than with video games.
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MoralGuardians' attempts to blame the ''New'' Media often overlook the fact that it's only our [[NostalgiaFilter misty watercolor memories]] that make it seem like murder sprees and school shootings only started happening after the release of ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}''. In fact, prior to the 2007 Virginia Tech Massacre, the deadliest school shooting in US history was the University of Texas at Austin massacre in ''1966'' (a school ''bombing'' in 1927 was deadlier than either). Also, the rate of violent crime has gone ''down'' since the widespread adoption of video games in the '90s, for reasons that are complex and poorly understood but most likely have more to do with [[http://www.forbes.com/sites/alexknapp/2013/01/03/how-lead-caused-americas-violent-crime-epidemic/ the phaseout of leaded gasoline]] social conditions than with video games.
24th Dec '15 1:39:02 PM Sammettik
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* Mentioned in VideoGame/TroubleInTerroristTown in the after-round achievements. If someone got more than six headshot kills, they get mentioned as having "applied their murder simulation training and got X headshots".
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* Mentioned in VideoGame/TroubleInTerroristTown ''VideoGame/TroubleInTerroristTown'' in the after-round achievements. If someone got more than six headshot kills, they get mentioned as having "applied their murder simulation training and got X headshots".

* The game ''VideoGame/{{Hatred}}'' has you playing a violent sociopath out to murder as many people as he can before he dies. It's either a parody of a Murder Simulator, or an actual one. As one can probably guess, the MoralGuardians are already all over it.
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* The game ''VideoGame/{{Hatred}}'' has you playing a violent sociopath out to murder as many people as he can before he dies. It's either a parody of a Murder Simulator, or an actual one. As one can probably guess, the MoralGuardians are already all over it.
15th Nov '15 11:50:07 AM nombretomado
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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/CodeMonkeys'', when Dave programs an Atari game where the main character has to impress Creator/JodieFoster. One of the objectives is to assassinate President "[[RonaldReagan Ray-gun]]." Three guesses as to what happens next.
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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/CodeMonkeys'', when Dave programs an Atari game where the main character has to impress Creator/JodieFoster. One of the objectives is to assassinate President "[[RonaldReagan "[[UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan Ray-gun]]." Three guesses as to what happens next.
15th Nov '15 11:49:58 AM nombretomado
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* John Hinkley, the guy who shot RonaldReagan, was obsessed with ''TaxiDriver'' (specifically JodieFoster) and the assassination attempt was a re-enactment of a scene in the movie. It should be noted that Hinkley was completely batshit insane, and the scene in question didn't involve [[spoiler:Travis Bickle]] actually shooting his target.
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* John Hinkley, the guy who shot RonaldReagan, UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, was obsessed with ''TaxiDriver'' (specifically JodieFoster) and the assassination attempt was a re-enactment of a scene in the movie. It should be noted that Hinkley was completely batshit insane, and the scene in question didn't involve [[spoiler:Travis Bickle]] actually shooting his target.
2nd Nov '15 3:50:34 AM StFan
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[[folder:Comics]] * Parodied in a panel of ''ComicBook/CartoonHistoryOfTheUniverse'' set in ancient times, in which a child playing chess triumphantly captures a rook. His mother laments, "These action games are ruining our youth!"
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[[folder:Comics]] [[folder:Comic Books]] * Parodied in a panel of ''ComicBook/CartoonHistoryOfTheUniverse'' ''ComicBook/TheCartoonHistoryOfTheUniverse'' set in ancient times, in which a child playing chess triumphantly captures a rook. His mother laments, "These action games are ruining our youth!"

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13th Oct '15 8:23:16 AM Nazetrime
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had misplaced the apostrope
* Mid-way through the third ''Literature/{{Noob}}'' novel, Stanislas (Arthéon's player) ends up missing his first class so he can take part in an extremly important battleground in the {{MMORPG}} in which most of the story is set. His boarding school principal walks in on him and is understandably furious at him. She immediately assumes he's playing a war game, which is understandable given he ''was'' in the middle of a battle, but does'nt listen to him when he tries telling her that battles aren't the only aspect of the game. In the middle of chewing him out, she mentions the school shootings in which the perpetrators were (allegedly) video game players. She also makes clear that she considers {{Geek}} culture in general to be responsible for all sort of evils related to the younger generation, all while not giving Stanislas a chance to explain any of it (which he's clearly more than willing to do).
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* Mid-way through the third ''Literature/{{Noob}}'' novel, Stanislas (Arthéon's player) ends up missing his first class so he can take part in an extremly important battleground in the {{MMORPG}} in which most of the story is set. His boarding school principal walks in on him and is understandably furious at him. She immediately assumes he's playing a war game, which is understandable given he ''was'' in the middle of a battle, but does'nt doesn't listen to him when he tries telling her that battles aren't the only aspect of the game. In the middle of chewing him out, she mentions the school shootings in which the perpetrators were (allegedly) video game players. She also makes clear that she considers {{Geek}} culture in general to be responsible for all sort of evils related to the younger generation, all while not giving Stanislas a chance to explain any of it (which he's clearly more than willing to do).
22nd Sep '15 8:08:02 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* At the time ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi Kai'' and ''VisualNovels/SchoolDays'' were airing there was an incident involving a daughter murdering her father with an axe. The two anime were accused of influencing the murder for a period since the girl said she wanted to be a mangaka. The final episode of ''School Days'' was canceled from many stations and the twelfth episode of ''Kai'' was delayed. Eventually the intro to Kai was censored and one of the channels that decided to air ''School Days'' created a [[MemeticMutation meme]] when they replaced the gore with a "nice boat", among other censors.
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* At the time ''VisualNovel/HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry Kai'' and ''VisualNovels/SchoolDays'' were airing there was an incident involving a daughter murdering her father with an axe. The two anime were accused of influencing the murder for a period since the girl said she wanted to be a mangaka. The final episode of ''School Days'' was canceled from many stations and the twelfth episode of ''Kai'' was delayed. Eventually the intro to Kai was censored and one of the channels that decided to air ''School Days'' created a [[MemeticMutation meme]] when they replaced the gore with a "nice boat", among other censors.
21st Sep '15 2:11:25 AM Morgenthaler
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Trope rename.
* Nietzsche has received his share of blame, notably for motivating Leopold, Loeb, Pekka-Eric Auvinen, and [[GodwinsLaw Adolf Hitler]]. This is so pervasive that fictional villains who draw inspiration from TheThemeParkVersion of Nietzsche's philosophy have [[NietzscheWannabe their own page]].
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* Nietzsche Creator/FriedrichNietzsche has received his share of blame, notably for motivating Leopold, Loeb, Pekka-Eric Auvinen, and [[GodwinsLaw Adolf Hitler]]. Hitler]], who all cherry-picked bits of his philosophy that they liked and ignored the rest. The real Nietzsche would have been appaled by racist demagoguery and blind obedience to the state. This is so pervasive that fictional villains who draw inspiration from TheThemeParkVersion of Nietzsche's philosophy have [[NietzscheWannabe [[StrawNihilist their own page]].
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