YouTube Debate Video Maker is a GP Reader

August 8, 2007 -

David Parrish, frustrated by the protracted legal battle over the California video game law, has jumped into the YouTube debate fray with this video...


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Hahaha, wow. I have a clone.

If anyone has any doubts, and actually cares, feel free to send the YouTube account this video is hosted on (username is wizardmon5), and I will let you know, via that, that it's me.

*gasp!* There's two of them!

I don't know who the guy above me is, but this is the real David Parrish here. Thanks for noticing me, GP, and thanks to those who agreed with me here in the compliments. And thanks to the guy pretending to be me...I'm flattered.

Excellent question. Keep them coming!

Hey, would you look at that, I made it onto GamePolitics. Nifty.

Also, as someone said, that 30-second time limit is a bit irritating. My original take was one minute and twenty seconds, in which I quoted the judge (where he said the evidence against video games was lacking), but I had to cut that, among other things, out of the final take.

In any case, thanks for whatever compliments I recieved here.

And if anyone thinks I should revise the video (keeping in mind I only have thirty seconds), let me know and I'd be happy to re-submit an altered version. I'll check back here for replies.

@Jack

I only have one thing to say about that:

DO IT.

Nice one Jack,

I want to hear a question from GamerDad, and i want to see him wear a tie!

Thank you Unruly. I'll have to do more research. I want the biggest number I can get to show enough significance.


On a side note heres the question I plan to ask....

Hi my name is (to be revealed) and I work in the field of Subtance Abuse Recovery.

And my name is (to be reavealed) , I'm a substitue teacher with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. We both reside in (to be revealed) , CA.

Many unnesscery video game bills across America have been shot down by the judcial system. So far America's tax payers have dished out $(millions) in legal fees for bills deemed unconstitutional. If elected President what will you do to prevent such trivial events in Judcial system from occuring?

That's actually an excellent question, and it applies to any frivolous bill that wouldn't survive it's day in court.

Of course I expect an equally frivolous answer about bipartisanship or "working smarter" or something, but that's normal.
-- If your wiimote goes snicker-snack, check your wrist-strap...

@Jack

I just did a quick addition of what costs I could find through a rather un-thorough search of the GP archives, and it totals around $1.3million.

The breakdown is as follows -
Illinois - c. $1m for both industry reimbursement and state legal fees
Michigan - $182,349 in industry reimbursement alone
Louisiana - $92,000 in industry reimbursement alone

And that's without the California law getting tacked on there, and with two of those states just showing the reimbursement fees and not their own. I'd assume that the state legal fees would follow the Illinois example and be right around equal to the industry costs, so its probably closer to $1.5-1.6m without Cali in the mix.

This is almost dead-on...

It needs bit of refinement. PHOENIXZERO above said it already, change time to tax payer dollars, and like Jack above asked, find out the exact dollar amount or get a really good estimate.

Are you allowed to submit more than one or revise the one you've submitted?

@ PHOENIXZERO


Do you know the total exactly we've wasted in America? I'm just curious because I'm considering making a video as well.

I didn't know Nebraska had a norfolk

@Raum
"Turtle Jumped On At Zoo, Mario To Blame"

I love that headline. :)

I also agree. We need a second page, as there are going to be a lot of submissions. You can't deny the power of the free t-shirt. ;)

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Instead of the wasting time thing, it would have probably been better to mention the wasting of millions of tax payer dollars. Still, much better than the other ones, shame they limit people to 30 seconds since it's hard to ask a real, good question with as many facets as this issue has without at least being able to go into some detail, if just so politicians have a harder time spinning it.

Unfortunately, I don't see CNN taking any of these questions as they're likely to go with some bad/stupid softball questions like they did for the democrats or probably worse since there's such "love" for Republicans outside Fox News the stupidity of the questions asked in previous Q&As.

I can't bring myself to call these or any of these things "debates" seeing as candidates not only get a lot of time to prepare, they don't even really debate anything.

No offense intended GP, but we've gotten 5 videos for candidates up on the front page already, are we going to be seeing more as the next few months go by? Shouldn't we give them their own seperate page and leave the front page forstuff like; 'In UAE, GTA San Andreas Survives Despite Government Ban', 'California 2005 Video Game Law Ruled Unconstitutional' or 'Turtle Jumped On At Zoo, Mario To Blame'?

nice simple and too the point,very unzippish :P

Kick-ass video, in my opinion.

As a side-note, I have the poster right behind his head. Matrix Reloaded, great movie, best car scene in history ever.

Anyone ever use this email account program before? Just curious, I'm looking for software that will mass create email accounts.
 
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Wonderkarpyeah.11/24/2014 - 8:41pm
black mantaAll I see is GG ruining everything it touches in the name of some misguided and twisted notion of "ethics."11/24/2014 - 8:41pm
Andrew EisenWell, unless this was something the FTC was already working on. And still, it remains to be seen what its guideline updates actually say.11/24/2014 - 8:40pm
Wonderkarpand other media I suppose11/24/2014 - 8:39pm
WonderkarpI repeat, Its concidered a victory because, if its true, then it shows they are causing change in (Changes) Journalistic Practices in Games Media.11/24/2014 - 8:38pm
Wonderkarpits not the easiest "Ethical Issue" to discuss. Its more trivial. I'm playing devils advocate on this one.11/24/2014 - 8:36pm
black mantaEthics in what? Advertising? All you're doing is needlessly complicating things. There's no "victory" in that.11/24/2014 - 8:35pm
WonderkarpIts just a article's title. Its concidered a victory because, if its true, then it shows they are causing change in ethics. We were discussing those ethics11/24/2014 - 8:33pm
Andrew EisenNot knowing what cards a retailer accepts beforehand can be a headache. Not knowing the site you came from to purchase a good gets a small percentage of the sale? I'm not seeing it.11/24/2014 - 8:32pm
black mantaFurther evidence that shows just how horribly misguided this movement is.11/24/2014 - 8:30pm
black mantaSorry, no. A little blurb stating the obvious is hardly a major "victory."11/24/2014 - 8:29pm
WonderkarpI went to Costco on saturday, new costco, to sign up. and at the very end right before the membership, right as I'm swipping the card, they tol dme they only accept Amex...A little Disclosure helps11/24/2014 - 8:24pm
Wonderkarpand it just feels like having that disclosure somewhere will avoid headaches.11/24/2014 - 8:23pm
Wonderkarpyep. alot of people are very ignorant and look at life as black and white and are naive.11/24/2014 - 8:22pm
Andrew EisenThat's what I'm asking though. Are there a significant number of people that don't realize that's what happens when you buy the product through that link?11/24/2014 - 8:20pm
Wonderkarpits just a disclosure. if there is a tiny paragraph in the legal mumbo jumbo at the bottom of the page, its perfectly ok.11/24/2014 - 8:18pm
Wonderkarplink to buy that game and give you money without knowing it"11/24/2014 - 8:17pm
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Andrew EisenDo you think it's not apparent to most people that that's how ads and "Buy Here!" links work? Are disclosures stating "we get money when you click here" really necessary?11/24/2014 - 8:16pm
Wonderkarplike, I listen to podcasts, and they say "Here's my sponser Amazon, click on the link and do your shopping and we can keep this podcast going"11/24/2014 - 8:15pm
 

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