Unofficial Brownback Campaign Blog Calls Nintendo DS “Abomination” …is it a hoax?

While the lagging presidential campaign of evangelical Christian Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS) will apparently come to an end today, an unofficial Brownback blog sees the devil’s work in the Pictochat feature of the popular Nintendo DS handheld.

In fact, Blogs 4 Brownback is so strident in its rhetoric about the DS (and other topics) that we can’t determine whether it is a serious site or a clever hoax. If the latter, it’s very subtle and is obviously the product of a massive investment in time.

Here’s what Blogs 4 Brownback says about the DS:

The B4B tipline recently received information about this gaming device and its devious and virtually unknown (by parents) backdoor giving child predators access to millions of children. Don’t let your child be a victim. Slam the backdoor shut by refusing to put this dangerous device on your Christmas list this year.

…It’s undeniable that it has been a “success” for its Japanese manufacturer, Nintendo (makers of Donkey Kong aka Monkey Donkey, a game in which a monkey kidnaps a young girl to satisfy his bestial desires). It’s also been a tremendous success for pedophiles everywhere… it can easily be used by child predators and molesters to get access to your children…

But if you already have a Japanese Nintendo DS in your home, the time to act is now. Snap it in half like Jill (not her real name) did and excise it from your child’s life. She deftly ripped the offending device out of her [daughter’s] hands, sent the reply “stay away from my baby, you psycho” and triumphantly snapped the unit in half… Nintendo TP (two pieces).

Included with the articles are several YouTube videos, including this alarmist report on the DS from Milwaukee’s Fox affiliate:

Brownback HQ didn’t return GP’s call asking for comment. Understandable, since the campaign is in the process of imploding.

The socially conservative Senator has been a frequent critic of the video game industry. In fact he currently has game-oriented legislation pending in the Senate. The Truth in Video Game Ratings Act would require the ESRB to play games all the way through before assigning a rating.

So what do you think, GP readers? Clever hoax or just plain wackiness?

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    Suprboy says:

    OK this gives it away

    “…makers of Donkey Kong aka Monkey Donkey, a game in which a monkey kidnaps a young girl to satisfy his bestial desires…”

    Every one knows peach went willingly, she a whore that is common knowledge to all gamers.

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    Suprboy says:

    No guys it makes sense, Nintendo has obviously made a deal with the child molesters of the world. I mean just look at there slogan for the DS, “Touching is Good” if that isn’t a clue I don’t know what is.

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    Tashi says:

    300 feet!!! Nintendo is over delivering and people are complaining. What’s wrong with these people?!?! hahaha…oh and people like this are the reason we have those shitty friend codes…thanks molestors

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    Dais says:

    It’s a hoax. “Monkey Donkey” proves it – only someone who plays arcade games and enjoys the silliness of pirate bootlegs knows enough to realize the relationship between it and Donkey Kong.

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    bayushisan ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I’ve been trying to stay out of some of these discussions because I’ve seen where Pandralisk has been taking them. However I feel that I need to step in at this point and let some of you know the key flaw in his arguement. In the interest of full discosure I should preface this with letting those of you who don’t know that I’m an evengelical Christian myself. I believe the Bible is the literal, inerrant, infalible Word of God and nothing will ever change that fact.

    Christians do indeed want people to follow Christ, that much is true. HOWEVER, and this is important, you must make that choice on your own. No one can force you to choose that path, and whether or not you make it at all is completely on you. Forcing someone to believe something doesn’t mean anything in the long run since it wasn’t a choice. Christian parents have every right to teach their children the tennants of their faith and let the child choose on their own. Most children will reach an age of accountability and either choose Christ or try to do things on their own.

    Christians also want to help heal the societal culture and are trying to do so by providing alternate forms of entertainment. Granted we’ve been slow to get into new forms of media but we’re warming up to the idea of using games as a tool for ministry. We use television, music, radio and movies, though again we were slow to get into those areas for some reason. Using the law to change people’s hearts and minds won’t work. Trying to affect things on an individual level and through the culture by way of entertainment and living as examples of Christ’s love are how we do what we feel we have to do. There are other methods, street corner preaching and handing out tracts for example, that are used as well.

    We aren’t hate mongers, we aren’t trying to ruin your fun or turn you into robots. Many of us believe that faith and sceince can walk hand in hand with no conflict of interest. Yes, we’re going to disgree on any number of things, but we aren’t your enemies. We’re only trying to do what we believe in our souls is right. Sometimes we falter and sometimes we fail, but we do what we do out of love. Just something to keep in mind.

    I apologize if I went too far off topic, I just needed to get that off my chest.

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    Father Time ( User Karma: 0 ) says:


    I thought you meant that democrats were trying to pass a bill that would specifically ban the bible, not a bill which would outlaw “obscene” books with a definition so vague the bible would qualify (the latter seems much more believable). Sorry.

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    Anonymous says:

    “Overlooking the obvious prince of peace, President George W. Bush…”
    Quickly looking over some of the other posts, I came across the above quote. Any remaining doubts that the blog was satire vanished.

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    Chalts ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    As a conservative myself, I can’t say I’m sad to see Brownback go, especially if he had anything to do with this blog report. This entire thing sounds completely incredulous, though. Like the whole part where the leave out the DS requires you to be within a few yards of someone to Pictochat with them…

    Or the fact that myspace is a million times more likely to get you a pedophile stalker than a DS?

    At least it narrows the playing field some–Guliani, Thompson, and Huckabee are now the only three I’ve not crossed off the list.

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    VenomandCarnage ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    @ Luke J J

    That really is a tragic story, truly, I’m sorry you had to live like that for so long. I’m reffering to the first post by the way. And I think that story kind of highlights (and please don’t take this the wrong way) the christian stereotype people like Pandralisk want to make all christians out to be, but the truth is that it’s really not. A perfect example is with my family. My parents have been pretty loose when it comes to our christian faith. I can watch whatever movie I want, say or do whatever I choose within reason, etc. and pretty much decide for ourselves. And I think that last point is the biggest factor when it comes to religion or anything for that matter, decisions. We can choose not to follow christianity, even at a younger age, no one is forcing you to believe it, sure some may force you to follow its practices, but they can’t take away your free will.

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    Cattleprod ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    @ Pandralisk

    Calm the hell down.

    There’s a glimmer of a good idea in your rantings (treat the violence in the Bible the same way JT treats violence in video games), but could you, I don’t know… articulate it like a rational adult? I really think that would help.

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    TheTrueMrJack says:

    Unrated Says:
    …“stay away from my baby, you psycho” and triumphantly snapped the unit in half… Either its fake or some mother just possibly scarred her kid for life…”

    Or is on roids. A roid rage is a possible cause for getting so mad. It is also a possible cause for superhuman strength…


    (Sorry I’m talking so much, I wasn’t expecting to.)

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    TheTrueMrJack says:

    I like that news peice on fox news, it tells me that my DS has better functionallity than what was told in the documentation (the range of pictochat and wireless communications). However, I seem to be in a good mood, becuase I notice one incredably good message in that video. That one military looking fellow did a great thing on that interveiw, he told parents to READ THE MANUAL. I like him, and I don’t know him hardly at all. He might be an evil asshole who has polar opposite views on shit as me, but there is one thing that I like about him

    If I had kids, I would have almost no problem with him watching them.

    He has the kind of attitude that makes me feel all fluffy inside. He reeks of “parents are responible”, a stench that is similar to that of onions, it makes me cry; unlike onions, however, these are tears of sheer joy. He tells them to read the manual to your new electronic thingamagig. If everyone read the manual to pretty much anything you buy, the world would be a better place.

    You would be better informed, and this man is a well informed citizen I bet ya.

    PS: Lots of graphics! This kid is so cute, and he looks a little like me before I became a fat, politics loathing asshole who would love nothing more than people to shut the hell up.

    PPS: NBC seems to practically live of pedophiles these days, huh? It’s like everything is PEDOPHILES!!!!!!! PEEEEEDOOOOOOPHIILEEES!!!!(oh, and iPod theives, that’s what you get when you put things in places where people will be tempted to STEAL THEM. PEOPLE SUCK, THIS IS NOTHING NEW.)

    PPZSPSPSPZSPZPSPS (Yes I know it’s PPS, but I seem to be going on and on…): Oh, and he is not military, I just now realise this. I just got more good news, one more police officer I like. I usually fucking hate the police. Glad to see they have some non-asses. He also says it’s a communication tool, and not a game. He understands more about the DS than about 95% of people I recon. It’s a communication device that plays games. Games may be it’s main function, but in the roots of it, it was designed to “talk”.

    PPPPPPPPPPPSSSSSSSSSSPPPPPPPPSSSSSSSSSSSPSPPSPSPSP: This is the longest thing I’ve ever said here, it wasn’t supposed to be this long, sorry.

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    Pierre-Olivier ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Ahhh Pandralisk, Pandralisk

    I’m really getting tired of this rant a la Thompson.

    If parents want to teach their childrens the religion they grew with, that’s their choices. The Luke J J case is one of blind faith, but you, just like Thompson and those christians you despise, refuse to acknowledge the possibility of a grey area.

    Yes, the Old testament says that gays are abominations and that I could be put to death by working on Sunday (if I was I real right-wing christian, I would have died at least a thousand times). Now, christians are much more reasonable.

    Telling to protect the children from a so called murderous religion is just as bad as telling to protect the children from a so called murderous video game. It’s complete zeal.

    Like you, I hate (and I mean REALLY HATE, even if I’m quite a forgiving person) when peoples hides behind their religions to justify their more than questionable agenda. But by bashing other christians that are nowhere near that bad, you just proved that you’re no better than them.

    Luke J J, that’s quite a sad story you lived (but I’m sure it will make one hell of a great book if your writing skills are good), but there is something in your story that we should not forget: Churches aren’t run by God. They’re run by mens. And no man, no matter how good his intentions are or what belief he got, is perfect.

    I am christian, but my parents and my great-parents seems to be more adaptive to the modern world, so I grew with quite a lot of freedom. Not as free as some peoples I know, but I consider myself lucky.

    And, finishing line, IT IS AN HOAX. Even the most christian zealot on this site (guess who it is) would not say something so stupid. I’ve seen better written scams.

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    Erik says:

    “Bible thumping conservative morons are the harbingers of the anti-gaming movement.”

    And what about left-wing Christians? Or does the existence of such people threaten to bring a little shade of gray into your stark black and white world?

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    illspirit ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Father Time: “Do you have a link for what sounds like the most B.S. statement I’ve ever heard.”

    N.Y. Bill Limits Racial & Religious Violence in Games

    Written in response to that silly Left Behind game. Would define “religious violence” as obscene. “Religious violence” is a vague enough term that it would cover anything from Left Behind style propaganda, to games based on violent Biblical stories such as the Battle of Jericho, David and Goliath, or what have you. Not to mention pretty much anything based on the book of Revelations. :p

    Massachusetts Video Game Legislation Resembles Failed Bills From Utah, Louisiana

    Based almost word-for-word on the proposed law from Utah. Simply adds video games to the list of media that can be found obscene (alongside books and movies). Then adds violence to the definition of obscene content. Ergo, violent books and movies would also become obscene.

    This bill was shot down twice in the Utah assembly because a few legislators realized it was broad enough to affect war movies or books like the Bible.

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    Pandralisk says:


    Bible thumping conservative morons are the harbingers of the anti-gaming movement. Religion is their chief weapon in the assault on our rights. But yes, sometimes those on the left strike at games too. And I leave you this question, why would left-wing politicans strive to strike down games? I offer you two of the most likely explanations:

    1. Bully an undervalued medium to attract the attention of Bible thumping voters. Use games as a means to an end, exploiting games to attract the Bible thumping voters. It will not hurt support of the base, but can reach out across the isle to the superstitious.

    2. The more likely explanation is the fact that most of these people still follow dogmatic forms of religion. They are still appealing to implicit moral norms, derived from religious superstition, that voters expect to be enforced at an abstract level.

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    Zebthemarmot says:

    I’d just like to say that anyone who thinks that fox 11 did a report on 4chan is a moron and should seriously consider either suicide or at the very least quitting the internet. Fox 11 did a report on a DIFFERENT internet group, and due to very poor reporting skills ended up with some 4chan related stuff on there. It is very obvious that the vast majority of the report had nothing to do with 4chan however.

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    Dan ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    The whole issue would be laid to rest if parents would just RTFM and give their kids the old “stranger danger” talk. Kudos to the news people for impressing that on viewers instead of advocating censorship.

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    Wervyn says:

    Damn (most of) you people, actually entertaining the idea that ANY blog like this might be legitimate with a shiver of fear and excitement. You want to know why you get fooled by this? Because you want to be. My original posted reaction to this:
    “I’m calling YHBT on this. It’s not just the article, the entire blog reads like a caricature, feeding (successfully) on people’s fear and desire to believe that people like this really do exist and are running for president and are smart enough to make websites. A parody like this accomplishes two things when it is successful. First, it makes democrats who fall for it feel really good about themselves because they can believe their political opposite is completely retarded, without actually having to consider any real issue. Second, it makes republicans who fall for it feel terrible and defensive and afraid of being broad-brushed with someone who is completely retarded. So, it’s a strawman in clothes. Meanwhile the culprit has a really good laugh at everyone’s expense.”

    But hey, go back to your completely retarded argument about how stupid religion is, based on the strength of a fake blog.

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    Father Time ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    “Two or three of which are sponsoring bills which explicitly ban religious games. And a good dozen or so up in Massachusetts are sponsoring a bill which would technically ban the Bible.”

    Do you have a link for what sounds like the most B.S. statement I’ve ever heard.

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    illspirit ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    What planet are you living on Pandalisp? Aside from maybe four wingnuts like Brownback and Jack Thompson none of the people pushing for game bans are “bible thumpers.” 90% of the politricks doing so are left-wing, hippie, moonbats who want to “protect” kids from any thoughts that don’t involve hugging trees or fuzzy bunnies. Two or three of which are sponsoring bills which explicitly ban religious games. And a good dozen or so up in Massachusetts are sponsoring a bill which would technically ban the Bible.

    Nineteen out of twenty politicians sponsoring or signing game bans have a little “(D)” after their name.

    Now explain to me again how this is all the fault of the “Christian Right?”

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    Father Time ( User Karma: 0 ) says:


    That made my day.

    @Luke J_J

    Dear god they actually ask people to give 10% of what they earn? That makes them sound like the IRS, although even taxmen have to pay taxes. It reminds me of the canterbury tales, where there was a preacher who talked about nothing but greed and cared about nothing but money. lthough what surprises me is that if your parents were poor and THAT devout, why they didn’t just become Amish? It would seem the logical choice in the matter. Oh well.

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    Father Time ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I think it’s a hoax.

    After all is it really even possible to snap a DS in half with your bare hands?

    “stay away from my baby, you psycho”

    would someone REALLY shout that to a machine?

    Also they have this

    “Introduced in 2004, the Nintendo DS (for Dual Screen or Devil Screen), this game machine has sold some 700 million or so units. That’s an epidemic”

    Clearly they either are all idiots or this is a fake. They also complain about the slogan touching is good. They even say that playstation is “a sick innuendo of a name”. They also compare pac-man to using drugs (which ahs already been done and has been funnier than this), and says industry experts refer to the chat as pedochat. Not only this but the say that NO video games should be on people’s christmas lists.

    Oh and finally

    “Your child might cry or complain or even throw a temper tantrum, but that’s far better than him or her becoming a just another statistic. Once your child has been violated or, worse, ends up on a slab at the morgue, it’s too late. Don’t wait. The time for parenting is now. Your child will thank you, eventually. So be strong. It’s the right thing to do.”

    Yeah something tells me this is either a hoax or done by a bunch of morons. They make every anti-gamer that has come before them seem almost wise in comparison.

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    Geno ( User Karma: 0 ) says:


    Because Nintendo is afraid that something like what these guys are claiming to already be happening is going to happen. That’s why they put those damn friend codes in every online game.

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    Luke J J says:

    @ BlackIce, Leftie

    Yeah, I sort of got into a typing rage for a moment there and forgot to break it up into easy-to-chew sections. It still gets under my skin, the way a lot of these churches take advantage of their people.

    I just don’t think my parents have anything else, you know? If they were to stop going to church, or go to a different church, they’d be lost. So much of their identity and purpose comes from that church.

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    Raziel3024 says:

    “Donkey Kong aka Monkey Donkey, a game in which a monkey kidnaps a young girl to satisfy his bestial desires”

    How DARE he besmirch the good name of Donkey Kong!

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    BlackIce, Leftie says:

    @Luke J J

    Remember paragraphs, please.

    Onto the rest of it. If you still believe anything they told you, then you can count on not seeing those preachers in heaven. It almost makes me sick hearing about it. I desperately hope your parents realise what the church made them do.

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    hilaryduffgta ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    what the hell is the whole point of the pictochat thing?????/

    wouldnt it only really be useful if you and a bunch of other people ahve a ds around…i mean dont u need a certain distance for it to work????

    You cant pictochat with someone in canada if ur in cali can u???

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    retrogamer88 says:


    What’s religion got to do with this? Stop making this a Christian thing.

    This video is a lie, I can barely get the signal from my bedroom to the computer in the next room. I dont believe you can get a signal 200 ft.

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    Burn says:

    This man has the maturity of a middle schooler. Searching for perverted innuendo in anything he doesn’t like….so immature. I’d ignore him if it wasn’t for the fact that this guy might ruin the gaming part of many kids lives.

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    moogle ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    This just in, you children have a dangerous access to the most filty of porn, and it is in the schools.
    We have just been aware of childrens access in schools to “Number 2 pencils”. The more internet savy among you may know that “Number 2” is a “leet” code word, a language you own children use to hide what predators they are currently giving their address to, that we have managed to crack that means, shockingly, ‘feces’. It’s quite obvious to us that these pencils are connected in some way, so we asked a local expert, Dr. Bob, PhD, Esq.
    “So, Doctor, tell us about these so called “pencils”.
    “As you can see, the long slender shape is quite phalic. and the “No. 2″ is displayed quite prominantly on the side. It’s obviously sexual, possibly bestial incest.”

    There you go, an expert exposing these things. In out lab, we asked a resident expert to demonstrate these tools of the devil. If you have any children in the room, or are easily offended, please, leave the TV on THIS channel, but leave the room.

    We, of course, had to censor this, but you get the idea. These pencils can be used to draw the most vile pictures depicting unspeakable acts. And they are in your schools.

    But the worst is yet to come. One viewer, lets call her Jill, who saw this report noticed that her child was using a number two pencil for “homework”. She immediately snatched it away from her daughter and broke it in half. She thought that is was over, that her daughter was finally safe.

    She was wrong.

    Less then 10 minutes later, she returned and found that her daughter had sharpend one of the halves and was continuing “Homework.” Upon confronting her daughter, she claimed that her TEACHER, of all people, had said that it was required.

    Let this story be a lesson to you. Just destroying these bastions of filth isn’t enough, they need to be burned! Go through your childs possetions and burn anything that these “pencils” have defiled.

    You child will thank you for it later.

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    Angry Dude says:

    This is a blatant fake. This website also asks people to refer to Rape as “Unplanned Sexual Event” in order to reduce abortion.

    It’s a very twisted joke and you have taken the bait.

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    Luke J J says:

    @ ~the1jeffy

    Yeah, it’s all true. As bad as it was, as much brainwashing as I’ve been through, it wasn’t like I was beaten (my parents didn’t spoil the rod, but they never abused me) or sexually abused. I just had parents that allowed my raising to be dictated by some fundamental, ultra-conservative church people. I’m not mad at my parents; I am more pissed at the church leadership.
    My parents are poor, we were poor growing up, and yet the church continually preached (and still preaches) that 10% of your income belongs to God, then you should give, too. “First, tithe 10% of your gross income, not net, then give as much as God will allow”. Well, after my parents did that, we had next to nothing. I remember having “paperbag Christmases”, is what we would call them. We’d go to the place where they would hand us two bags full of random non-perishable foods. We’d get home and see what we’d be eating (usually cornflakes, that peanut butter you have to stir the oil into, condensed milk, etc). Now, if I saw the preacher/pastor, and assistant pastor, and other church employees living the same way, or close, I’d have no problem. However, the fact that they all have big, nice houses, and drive new, special edition vehicles (the pastor drives a Harley Davidson edition Ford F-150 with a custom airbrushing on the hood, which goes against much of what I grew up listening to: living above reproach, etc.), and wear nice, expensive suits… I have a BIG problem with that. My parents still attend three times a week, but none of us four kids go there. I moved across the country to get away from that situation (as well as others).
    Anyway, yeah, true story, but again, I’m almost thankful for the upbringing. It has really fueled many ideas for books/stories/novels, or whatever you want to call them.

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    Matt Lucky says:

    i would like mine to go 300 feet. i usually can’t get it past 40. and i have never seen people even use the pictochat.

    this is a horrible hoax or more retarded people.
    and parents need to actually know what they are buying for their kids. blaming some company that gave you a warning is not an excuse because your to lazy to read a manual.

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    BlackIce, Leftie says:


    Although I am so bloody pissed off with you right now, I am inclined to agree.

    This man is an Evangelical, and he can honestly rot for all I care. You however, seem incapable of accepting that Christians are any different from him. I ask that you stop bringing your views on religion into EVERYTHING you post on.

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    Hadradi ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    @ main article
    *Brownback HQ didn’t return GP’s call asking for comment. Understandable, since the campaign is in the process of imploding.*

    Understandable, because they don’t take you seriously.

    I’ve seen a number of these hoax sites. Some are better than others. This one seems as if it isn’t even trying to convince people. I think the only use of these fake blogs is to see if anyone is stupid enough to agree with the material and write in so the college lefties who run the site can laugh at how stupid “conservatives” are for believing it. I even recently saw an obviously fake commercial “promoting” Mitt Romney here in Arizona. Of course, it was unofficial, but I can’t remember who sponsored it.

    Even for the serious fakes (that actually try to get people to believe, unlike this one) the biggest tip off is that they conform to a left-winger’s stereotype of a conservative. For instance, they only talk about issues that the left cares about, and argue in ways that are easily countered. As others mentioned, this one refers to sites that a real right wing evangelical would never have heard of. Although I’ve yet to see a fake of a left wing site, I assume they use the same tactics

    Anyway, this article does not belong on GP. The news report was fine, but putting the blog on is just embarrassing and distracts from the real report.

    *So what do you think, GP readers? Clever hoax or just plain wackiness?*

    Not so clever parody by people with way too much time on their hands.

    I’m sorry to say it, but Dennis: you screwed up this time.

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    ooftygoofty says:

    This has to be a hoax. The bit about Donkey Kong gives it away. Scaremongering only works if it’s about something the intended audience doesn’t understand, but odds are good that even the most paranoid of soccer moms knows what the deal with a 20+ year old game is.

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    hilaryduffgta ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I could be wrong here but are some people actully suggesting that parents actully parent there child????

    i’ll give u a minute to apoligize cause im sure you said that wrong….

    *waits with a mr floppy doll*

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    Pandralisk says:

    I will make this clear once more: Calling me the same as conservative Christian nut jobs is a very poor analogy.

    IN CONTRAST TO BIBLE THUMPING PIGS, I want people to respect each other and their sense of autonomy. No one should have the right to censor or repress the thoughts, desires, or beliefs of another person (as long as those desires cause no immediate and true physical harm).

    Evagelical, bible thumping, fascist pigs can not live with this claim. They will not allow people to freely enjoy media, make up their own minds on what is moral, and live life how they see fit. They are a hateful brand of superstitious pigs, who only seek to shove their ridiculous values down the throats of others.

    They need to be taught the value of autonomy. Religious fundamentalists are so indoctrinated in lies and dogma that they believe their hate is a NATURAL FACT of the universe. We need to drive the point that these sick and deluded people are making relative value judgments, and the same freedom that protects their right to worship a genocidal, child-killing, bronze age war god [READ YOUR BIBLE! ALL THE AFOREMENTIONED PROPERTIES OF GOD CAN BE FOUND IN THE TEXT ITSELF] protects our freedom to enjoy violent, sexual, and intellectuallly provocative games.

    Accept freedom and autonomy.


    Apply your bullshit principle of “save the children” equally.

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    Silphion says:

    I’m leaning towards a hoax, here.

    Cuz, yeesh, it takes a special kind of stupid to make a report here. And if that stupid is reality, then I reject that reality and replace it with my own!

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    AgnostoTheo ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Gee. Asking parents to be responsible for their children and asking what certain devices do BEFORE letting the kids have it? Who knew. e.e

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    hilaryduffgta ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    “The B4B tipline recently received information about this gaming device and its devious and virtually unknown (by parents) backdoor giving child predators access to millions of children. Don’t let your child be a victim. Slam the backdoor shut by refusing to put this dangerous device on your Christmas list this year.

    …It’s undeniable that it has been a “success” for its Japanese manufacturer, Nintendo (makers of Donkey Kong aka Monkey Donkey, a game in which a monkey kidnaps a young girl to satisfy his bestial desires). It’s also been a tremendous success for pedophiles everywhere… it can easily be used by child predators and molesters to get access to your children…

    But if you already have a Japanese Nintendo DS in your home, the time to act is now. Snap it in half like Jill (not her real name) did and excise it from your child’s life. She deftly ripped the offending device out of her [daughter’s] hands, sent the reply “stay away from my baby, you psycho” and triumphantly snapped the unit in half… Nintendo TP (two pieces)”

    ROflmao……..Has anyone else noticed that anytime someone seems to be against games or gamer’s in general they seem to have some weird fetish involving bestialty

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    Lovely says:

    After reading the blog, I have to say that I strongly believe the whole thing is a satire/parody. Some of the other articles are just too silly not be. (For example, the gun cookies XD .)

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    retrogamer88 says:

    With the video clip, why doesn’t the parent just teach the girls common sense? Tell them that if a stranger is on pictochat then exit out and don’t talk to them.

  45. 0
    Geno ( User Karma: 0 ) says:


    Just ignore him. It’s obvious he just wants the negative attention from us. If he doesn’t want negative attention maybe he shouldn’t put something about religion in EVERY post.

  46. 0
    Geno ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I would think that this was indeed a hoax, since the Nintendo DS can only go like 65 feet apart before it loses a signal. Then again, Fox news did that one report about pedophile’s being able to contact children via Pictochat. But I laughed at the stupidity of them thinking that a pedophile will be able to contact your child while he/she is in the backseat of the car pictochatting to a child molestor in another car. It’s Fox News so of course I couldn’t take it seriously.

  47. 0
    Matthew ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Oh wow. The word epic was invented for trolling such as this. This is quite simply incredible, by which I mean I refuse to credit it as serious for fear of breaking my brain.

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    BlackIce, Leftie says:

    Change the “rainy, hectic, droopy” bit to “Cold, Sunny and Pleasant” and it’s my thoughts exactly.

    I’m a Christian (sort of), and there are a lot of good lessons there. When you get to the bit’s on Sexuality, I really just put the book down. That might have been the way to act 1600 years ago (yes, that’s when it was completed), but the times have changed.

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    ~the1jeffy says:

    Luke JJ,

    I’m glad you came out of that environment and were able to put it past you (even if it’s still a work in progress). Religious views on human sexuality are the very reason I am an irreligious person. I consider myself a spiritual person, and a moral one – I’m just not hampered by an abundance of guilt for being human. Our animal nature is perfectly fine, when tempered by the moderation of the intellect.

    It the difference between a few beers and getting “Lohan-ed” (as my friends have coined the phrase) all the time. It’s the difference between being a sexual being, without exposing yourself to disease and life-altering situations. It’s the difference between playing Football and holding our temper until we snap. (Vdieo games count here, too!) The trouble is, most people are so unaware of the Self because of being indoctrinated with, “How to think/feel/act,” mantras that do little to explain, “Why?”

    I found your story (whether true or ‘internet tall tale’) to be inspirational on this rainy, hectic, droopy Friday. Thanks.

  50. 0
    kurisu7885 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    And I thought politicians couldn’t get any stupider. I was wondering when someone would find some thing wrong with Donkey Kong.

    And of course Brownback,I receive lewd messages on my DS 24-7. Oh, wait, I just, I dunno, RTFMed{read the fucking manual] and it says that in order to receive pictochat message my DS needs to be on and logged into pictochat. Hmm,and my DS is off and I hardly use pictochat. Also, a person has to be within 15 feet to send me a message. Hmm, wow, I guess Nintendo lied about theirown product [/sarcasm]

  51. 0
    GryphonOsiris ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Ack, just noticed that typo, need to slow down when I type. But actually the point I was making is that it was considered fact that the earth was the center of the universe and that all things revolved around it and to say otherwise of heresy. Now, even when confronted with the rock solid evidence that we have now that proves we revolve around the sun and what not, some people who are so die hard stubborn that ‘the book’ is right, and to hell with anyone else that argues with them would turn into an interesting debate indeed.

    Basically its an metaphore of how stubborn people can be when confronting ignorance with facts.

  52. 0
    GryphonOsiris ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Makes you wonder what they’d say if it wasn’t a confirmed fact that the Earth was round, or that the Earth wasn’t the seter of the universe. That would be an interesting ‘debate’ indeed.

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    GameClucks says:

    Brownback’s ilk are the kind of folks who want Harry Potter books banned because they teach kids Satanic Rituals.

    It could be a hoax, but the way these folks demonize popular culture that they don’t agree with is right in line with that article. Burning books, breaking technology, and trying to censor thought.

    I’m glad Brownback is dropping out, he never should have tried to run in the first place. I don’t want power in the hands of politicians who think it’s their job to legislate MORALITY.

  54. 0
    Meggie ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I read the post believing it to be humor, and laughed my butt off, then read the latest post by Blogs 4 Brownback. Included was this sentence about his quitting the race:
    “A write-in campaign victory would be unheard-of in the annals of American politics. It would be nothing short of miraculous. 50% of America’s atheists would convert upon receipt of the news, saving their souls; the other 50% would commit suicide or flee to New Zealand, thereby damning themselves and everyone foolish enough to listen to them in future.”
    Like GryphonOsiris said, the WHOLE SITE is a troll, and a rather funny one at that…

  55. 0
    Luke J J says:

    @ BlackIce, Leftie
    With a child of my own less than a month away, I feel that those 19 years lost will come back to me as a gain, figuring it will make me a better parent.

  56. 0
    Luke J J says:

    @ BlackIce, Leftie
    No need to feel sorry for me. Truly, having such an unusual upbringing has given me a different perspective on life. In fact, many of the stories I am writing are inspired by my childhood (i.e. I saw my father accidentally kill someone). I’m almost done with my first book, I will let everyone know if it gets published.

    On the subject of my parents, they have seen the error of their ways. They have said to me, and my siblings, that they feel bad for a lot of things. I think they did what many people do who have/had drug problems: they become addicted to “God”. A Catholic priest actually wrote a book about being addicted to God. My parents found it easier to depend on God to rid them of their addiction to drugs, even if that meant just replacing the addiction with another. The only problem I see with that is that churches are the easiest way of associating yourself with God, and churches are as imperfect as anyone you come across.

  57. 0
    Jabrwock ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    The rest of the blog reads like an ultra-right wing Jesus fan. The kind even mainstream Christians are afraid to associate with, lest they be labeled as “Bible thumpers”…

    In yesteryear they’d be whining about “friendship bracelets” (they’re code for different kinds of casual sex!), “D&D” (devil worship!), and teletubbies (promotes the bum-penetration!).

    At least it reads that way to me…

  58. 0
    BlackIce, Leftie says:

    @Paul Kerton

    I blame the Republicans. Especially Reagan. That’s right, you Bastard! I know you’re listening to me! Vive La Communism! Vive La Stalin! Vive La Fiedel!

  59. 0
    E. Zachary Knight ( User Karma: 2 ) says:

    I once had a discussion with a college teacher. We were talking about the left and the right in politics. The political spectrum is not a line, but a circle. The more you go to the extreme in one dirrection, the less distinction there is between you and someone going extreme in the other dirrection.

    The same goes for religious fanatics. On one side of the circle, you have the non-religious. On the other you have the religious. The more extreme you go in either dirrection, the less distinction there is between you and someone going to the extreme in the opposite dirrection.

    Yes Pandralisk I am talking to you.

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    Luke J J says:

    I don’t agree with Pandralisk, but I can see where he is coming from.

    I was raised in an uber conservative environment. I had never seen my mother in pants, or my sister (until she moved out). We weren’t allowed to go to movie theatres, no matter what movie it was (someone might see us there and think we’re watching something bad). We were only allowed to listen to Southern Gospel music (when I was 19, still living at home, my mother found some secular music CDs I had borrowed from my boss and threw them away). We went to church Sunday morning, Sunday night, Wednesday night, and had to go on “visitation” (where we went door to door inviting people to church and trying to get them saved) once a week as well. I couldn’t be in a pool with females. I could go on, but I will stop here.

    My point being, there are some crazy people out there. It took me 4 years of military to finally shake the many years of brainwashing, and I’m still not “cured”. It is still hard for me to accept any other religion as anything other than a cult. I had to see a psychologist to work out problems so I could actually enjoy sex. I know, TMI, but with the weight of religion on my back, I felt guilty… even after being married. Extremism, in any respect, can be very harmful.

  61. 0
    Skylar ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Hey, horrible parents!!! Step right up! Teach the video game industry a lesson by buying as much hardware and software as you can, and break it in half!

    Supply and demand be damned! Buying their products and destroying them will make a powerful statement about your ineptitudes as a parent!

    Shout to the world, “I don’t know anything about the expensive products I buy for my kids! But if I think something’s fishy, I’ll overreact and destroy everything that I don’t like!”

    Telemarketers calling your house? Why hassle yourself by trying to get on the no-call list? Just smash your phone with a mallet!

    Did someone cut you off in traffic? Don’t get road rage, just drive your car into a lake, and you’ll never get cut off again!

    Horray for logic! Yippee for bad parenting! And a glorious hooah for commercial industry!!!

  62. 0
    Weighted Companion Cube ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Yeah, this article has to be bunk…I don’t think anyone can be that moronic.

    I agree that there’s a subset of evangelical Christians that are just off their rocker, but then there’s also a subset of anti-Christians who are just as idiotic. I’d put them almost in the same boat of fanaticism. I mean, if you look at it, Pandralisk is just an Evangelical Anti-Christian.

  63. 0
    BlackIce, Leftie says:

    “hateful, backwards, superstitious, and inconsistent belief systems head on”

    Yeah, and you were real popular for it. Why don’t you just fuck off? You think that Christians are indoctrinated, then what exactly are you trying to do here? Enlighten us? Yeah, pull the other one you bastard.

  64. 0
    BlackIce, Leftie says:

    “…Those evangelical Christians really make my heard hurt. Those silly superstitious bastards”


    “Bowing before an invisible genocidal war God”

    Watch it. This is the part where you become a shithead.

    “In the same spirit, if you ever see the obscene great book of hate and lies [Holy Bible] laying around where a child might find it, I suggest you follow Brownback’s words: grab that tomb of hate, snap it in half, and know that you have just protected the intellectual, social, and moral development of a child.”

    Opinionated shite.

  65. 0
    Bill ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I think it’s fake since Brownback announced he’s dropping out of the Presidential race. It’s not like a candidate to keep spending money on ads and such when your leaving the race.

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    Trevor McGee says:

    Is he serious? I hope not. I can’t believe anyone would be that stupid. Also, it just show how his own head is in the gutter. How the hell can you turn a past childhood game of many into a “monkey kidnaps a young woman to rape her” game? Seriously, this guy is screwed up. Even Jack Thompson didn’t make that connection.

    Next thing you know they’ll be saying that Pac-Man teaches kids to take Ecstasy or acid tablets.

  67. 0
    HandofCrom ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    On religion, I’m confident no one has ever smacked an airplane into a building in the name of science and reason. It may be okay for kids, like Santa Claus, but society should not based on witchcraft and sorcery. And a Creationist President? That’s like a President who thinks the sun goes around the earth.

  68. 0
    Michael Brooks ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    “It’s undeniable that it has been a “success” for its Japanese manufacturer, Nintendo (makers of Donkey Kong aka Monkey Donkey, a game in which a monkey kidnaps a young girl to satisfy his bestial desires)”


    As for the video . . . another example of very poor journalism.

  69. 0
    NBHS says:

    Sounds like Pandralisk is all up on the Penn Jillette-fanboy Bullshit-watching nutjob-Libertarian rights warrior mindset.

    Which, y’know, actually makes sense when you break it down. The primary problem is that most people don’t seem to be ready to live in such a society.

  70. 0
    rdeegvainl ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    @ Pandralisk, you say you want us to leave each other alone, yet you spew your hate for christianity here where people don’t want to hear it? hypocrite much?
    pretty much your whole tirade can be said of any extremist, religious, athiest *COUCH*COUGH* or otherwise about any issue.

  71. 0
    Paul Kerton ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Very stupid… Considering pictochat is proximity based… So if your child is playing DS in public (which, in that case you’re just setting them up to get mugged anyway) then you’ll be able to see the “sex predator” with a DS talking to children and easily be able to identify them…

    Why does America have a larger proportion of irrational dickheads than most other countries, per head of population?

  72. 0
    Werrick ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Pandralisk, dude… you need to chill out because, quite frankly, you sound exactly the way religious fundamentalists do when they talk about people who don’t follow their religion either.

  73. 0
    Pandralisk says:

    Never. Unfortunately thousands of children are forced to hear obscene interpretations of hateful and dogmatic religious lies every day — some are forced hear these lies, which are stated as universal truth: as obvious as the color of the sky — at an age when they are capable of making rational and well informed decisions.

    I do not see the absurdity in my argument: it is applying a common principle consistently.

    I am not like JT in the fact that I WANT us to leave each other alone and respect each others rights. People like JT will not even consider my first option. They will do everything in their power to shove their hateful brand of superstition down the throats of free people. Some evangelicals will not stop until all people are cowering before the altar of their genocidal war God. They are as backwards, terrible, and disgusting as any other form of religious fundamentalist who wishes to impose their beleifs forcefully on other people. JT is a perfect example of one of these evangelicals: they are people so woven with theological hate that reality and respect for other people has literally been raped away by their form of superstition.

    They will NOT respect out autonomy and freedom. I feel the only way we can teach these bible thumping pigs a lesson is to consistently apply their principle against them. It is a PERFECTLY VALID and sound argument. It’s not that crazy, think about it.

    It’s for the children afterall, right, =P?

  74. 0
    Werrick ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    If you follow the link to B4B and scroll down there’s a spot with Matt Lauer interviewing Tony Romando from Sync Magazine and ol’ Jack “Chuckles” Thompson.

    The descripton on the site labels Jack a “video game expert” and calls Romando a “gaming industry shill” (doesn’t even mention his name). It’s worth a look, Romando makes perfect sense while Ol’ Chuckles just looks like a tired old witch-hunt refugee.

  75. 0
    rdeegvainl ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    so pandralisk, when was the last time you were forced to worship this god, and to follow their religion, and live by their standards?

  76. 0
    Pandralisk says:


    I am saying that we either force people to respect one anothers autonomy or consistently apply the principle of protecting children from violent media.

    Bible thumpers are seldomnly willing to respect out right to govern our own morality and lives; I truly think placing the same restrictions on their brand of hateful, genocide-worshipping, superstition would teach these ignorant and backwards people the value of individual autonomy.

    Allowing a child to read hateful superstition, but claiming that violent games are not appropriate and should be banned (even for adults), is not a consistent practice of paternalism.

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    SaltyWound ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Totally fake and totally hilarious. I was 99.99% sure it was fake when I read the comments here, but this segment from the furries article clinched it.

    “Check your child’s closet. Check his browsing history. Check his picture directory. Examine his stuffed animals. And if he’s involved in this, beat him to within an inch of his life, cut his Internet service, throw away his computer and all of his custom CDs and DVDs and hustle him to a deprogrammer immediately. He may or may not thank you later. But you just might save his soul, and those of a trail of future victims.”

    ROFL. Unfortunately there is probably at least a few people in the world who would beat there children for being furries, otakus, etc.

    @ Pandralisk

    C’mon that’s a bit much dude. I’m an agnostic and not a fan of religion by a long shot but your saying we should don the exact same thing that the evangelicals are doing but in reverse. I hate fanatical atheists as much as I hate fanatical believers.

  78. 0
    Pandralisk says:

    I see nothing hateful about destroying a book placed in a position where children can find it that endorses genocide, hate, and superstition… it is no worse than putting a copy of Postal 2 in the hands of a young child, or leaving a few hardcore copies of porn strewn about a play room.

    We ONE of need two things here, folks. I perfer the first option.

    1. All people, bible thumping idiots and normal people alike, need to respect the autonomy of other people. ALL forms of censorship and restrictions should be lifted from games, and we should all be allowed to make up our own minds and do as we wish.

    2. We need to consistently crack down on forms of media that damage the development of children. If bible-thumpers want to cite games as a child-damaging source, we need to remind them that the Bible is just as hateful, contradictory, obscene and detrimental to the growth of a child as is violent games, porn, and violent movies. In fact, I’d argue that it is MORE damaging — the matieral is being presented as a “universal truth” in a half-ass form, down the throat of a child who is not capable of reading most textbooks, and the superstitious illusion itself is being taught as REAL. Games do not claim to be an aspect of the natural world.

  79. 0
    Jesse Aaron Young ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    *laughs for 10 minutes about the ‘monkey donkey’ thing*

    W-wait, EZK, did you just say they’re dissing mormons?

    *laughter stops immediately*

    Even if it is a hoax site, that’s just uncalled for.

  80. 0
    Pandralisk says:

    IF the statement is true:

    …Those evangelical Christians really make my heard hurt. Those silly superstitious bastards. Bowing before an invisible genocidal war God, but at the same time, denouncing a perfectly safe toy that thousands of children around the world love. True values at work here, folks.

    In the same spirit, if you ever see the obscene great book of hate and lies [Holy Bible] laying around where a child might find it, I suggest you follow Brownback’s words: grab that tomb of hate, snap it in half, and know that you have just protected the intellectual, social, and moral development of a child.

    As I’ve said before, the only way to stop these bible-thumping idiots from raping every sense of our autonomy as both adults and gamers is to meet their hateful, backwards, superstitious, and inconsistent belief systems head on.

  81. 0
    Pierre-Olivier ( User Karma: 0 ) says:


    I vote for an hoax. I got the same feeling when I had the jbmgbgr virus scam alert.

    This is really the most ridiculous thing I ever heard. The proof that it’s an hoax: not even Thompson would claim most of those things (he’s not wacko enough to tell someone to break their console. He would tell “victims” to get a refund.)

    Not even cleverly written (well, clever enough so that some peoples would believe it). Most virus scam alerts I read were more clever than this.

  82. 0
    C'tri says:

    if its real, then all i can say is that its [b]MADNESS[/b], however, if its a fake, then its still rather stupid.

    however, i agree with the dude’s general idea that raters should have to play the game all the way through before they can rate it, i think thats what the whole Manhunt 2 issue came down to, ESRB looked at the ‘worst’ parts of the game and said “well, thes’ve been toned down enough”
    while the BBFC looked at the game as a whole and said “The whole game’s attitude to murder is above an 18” and so they couldn’t classify it.

  83. 0
    Fuji2001 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    See, the child molester issue is with the Japanese DS, not with the American DS. I’m pretty sure that the Japanese DS will sprout tentacles an have it’s way with you.

  84. 0
    DavCube ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I don’t see how people could see this as real. There are too many subtle jokes and other weird humor (really, ‘Monkey Donkey’?) to ever be actually real.

    Not to mention, ripping the DS in half? It’s plastic, not a candy bar.

  85. 0
    janarius ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Whatever happened to the “don’t talk to strangers” rule? Is it thrown out when kids play video games? Isnt’ it common sense?

    Well, I don’t care about the blog being a hoax or not. But television going fear-mongering on the DS? That’s funny and ridiculous!

  86. 0
    Ken ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    These morons need to do their research. For PictoChat to work, you have to be within a certain distance, and even then, how many people outside a campout line actually use it? It’s not Wi-Fi enabled, so it’s not like MySpace or anything.

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    Awol ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Ok regardless if this is a hoax or not. I was under the impression for even chatting with people over the DS you need to give out your DS friend code. If both sides don’t had the others friend code you can’t do anything. So how could this be used for anything but friends talking?

  88. 0
    Bloodharp ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    “Kidnaps a young girl to satisfy his bestial desires.”… this is what i define as a “WTF situation”. Have they actually seen the secret cut scene where Kong does this to this woman? And honestly, how do they get access to children through the DS? is it the online capability? If thats it, why dont they smash to PC also, since that has chat sites on its internet capability. Honestly, i find it more funny than anything that she took the $200 device she bought for her child and broke it.
    P.S.: If it is a hoax, god damn thats a good one. /cheer writer of this article.

  89. 0
    E. Zachary Knight ( User Karma: 2 ) says:

    @ GameDevMitch

    I agree. We should not let fear rule our lives. That is the worst thing we could do. Unfortunately, the News is fueled by fear and the viewers simply fan the flames.

    We need to take a stand against people who spread FUD and tell them we will not fear.

    @ GoliathWins

    I thought that was funny. I can picture the conversation he had with the girls: “I want you to answer all the questions I ask so that you can impress your mom with all the stuff you know.”

    That was the worst “news reporting” I have ever seen.

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  90. 0
    Bloodharp ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    “Kidnaps a young girl to satisfy his bestial desires.”… this is what i define as a “WTF situation”. Have they actually seen the secret cut scene where Kong does this to this woman? And honestly, how do they get access to children through the DS? is it the online capability? If thats it, why dont they smash to PC also, since that has chat sites on its internet capability. Honestly, i find it more funny than anything that she took the $200 device she bought for her child and broke it.

  91. 0
    some guy says:

    If this isn’t a hoax, I would be incredibly surprised. For her daughter to even have a DS, she would have had to either have bought it (in which case she would have known about pictochat, because it’s listed as on of the features on the box) or it was borrowed from a friend, in which case she has to explain to her daughters now ex-friend how she was protecting her daughter from those internet molesters. Word will spread, and this poor girl will now have no friends till college, living with the ever present knowlage her mom’s a kamikaze psyco nut. Did she even know who she was talking to? If this is a hoax, then the people who posted it must have the combined I.Q. of a sea slug.

  92. 0
    GameDevMich ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    @Axmand – The point of subliminal messaging is that you are not aware of it, thus you can’t truly claim we are always exposed to it =)

    The blog and site mentioned in the story could easily be a hoax or completely serious. Either way, it won’t be taken with more than a grain of salt. I was reading through it and thought this to myself:

    “This is a funny hoax. HahahLOLhahaha.”

    “Oh wait, this guy might be serious. HahahLOLhahaha.”

    In my opinion, US citizens have allowed themselves to be prodded, encouraged, and manipulated into lives consumed by fear. Fear, the most powerful human emotion (more so than lust or greed), dictates so much of our daily routine that we have forgotten what safety and confidence felt like.

    When we were fairly content, outside forces and the news instilled fear via terrorist attacks and “super-bugs.” When our fear of terrorism began to subside, our jobs and homes were then targeted with sensationalist reporting that we were going to enter the next Great Depression. When we kept our jobs, our every day safety and that of our children has been on the hot plate for years.

    “Criminals are everywhere, but we have no suggestions to give you”
    “Pedophiles are everywhere, and they are getting smarter all the time”
    “Child molesters talk your children through the internet and gaming devices”

    Do these things happen? Absolutely. Are we helpless? Hell no! I for one believe it is time for a change. Against all the things we are afraid of, or told to be afraid of, it’s time people took back their families, communities, and confidence. Are you afraid your child could be stalked by a pedophile via a DS? Then monitor the DS activity and educate your child!

  93. 0
    WarOtter ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Dang… I can’t wait to pick up a new copy of Donkey Monkey and get my beast-on!

    Bestiality is the new ‘in’ thing this holiday season!

  94. 0
    jay13x ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I love that News article. All they prove is one: Nintendo’s devices are more powerful than they claim, two, parents obviously dont care enough to even look at what they are giving their kids – pictochat is on everybox, its on the main screen and in the booklet, and 3 – don’t trust news men, especially when your mother invites them into your home and tells you hes doing a story on DSs, because he could be a pedophile.

  95. 0
    Tye The Czar says:

    Well who isn’t oy? 4chan rules, Fox drools! You can just post anything from any category you want. As long as it isn’t anything illegal. Just funny as hell in there, oy. EPIC WIN. /a/ FTW! Ni-pah!

  96. 0
    Quad9damage ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    That report is terribly misinformed. So they ‘proved’ the DS has infinite range capabilities by opening up Pictochat and sending a message? Uh, no. You can ‘send’ a message anytime, but if there are no other units within range you’ll just talk to an empty chatroom.

    By the time a pedophile spots a child passing by in the other lane, gets out his/her DS, turns it on, opens up Pictochat, and sends a message, the other car will be long down the road. Oh, and if the kid didn’t have Pictochat open in the first place, it wouldn’t matter anyway. As the DS manual explains, PC is not an internet application. You can’t use the Wi-Fi signal to seek out other people around the world.

    Shame on you, Fox.

  97. 0
    That_1_Guy says:

    I think the guy who bloged this was joking around. But that video is well, I don’t know parents should tell their kids that they should not send personal information on an online function anyways.

    But here in AZ I can’t find anyone in the chatrooms, so to me pictochat is a lousy function unless you ask a friend to get on it to chat but even then it’s kind of stupid.

  98. 0
    Conejo says:

    ok… Donkey Kong? seriously, you’re going to use Donkey Kong as an example of the “Jap Evil” that is infecting us?

    monkey donkey? where do you people get the drugs you use to make up your stories?

    i’m sick of luddites running the world.

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    Axmand says:

    My god i never see this kind of &%$ñ, what about cell phones, internet rooms chats and other comunication devices?, we are always expose to subliminal message, this video its trying create “DSphobia” in the people.

  100. 0
    Soldatlouis ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    OK, I’ve just read through the site. If I had any doubt that it was a fake, right now, I have none at all. It’s a “brilliant” MAVAV-like hoax.

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    Laughing Man says:

    Yeah a molester will see your child in your car and send messages to him/her. I’m sure it’s pretty hard to do that while driving. It’s really sad when people only see that bad in things.

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    nightwng2000 ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Hey, wasn’t this story about the messaging done… um… last year I think? I can’t remember if it was the DS or the GBA, but there was a BIG stink about it, only to discover what was just pointed out by someone else: It wasn’t an internet feature but a limited range messaging feature.

    Although this may be a “copycat” event, it may actually be a fake story based on the original story.

    I don’t have the time to look it up, but I recall GP having it on this site before. Or a similar one anyway.

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    E. Zachary Knight ( User Karma: 2 ) says:

    I just read through the site and I must say that if it is not a hoax, it is the worst piece of trash on the planet.

    Just the one article asking the question: “Which is more offensive to God, Islam or Mormonism?”

    The answers just spew the hatred and misinformation the sight breeds on. I don’t mean to offend anyone, but this site seems to be run and read by the worst professed Conservative Christians since Jack Thompson.

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    E. Zachary Knight ( User Karma: 2 ) says:

    The video was horrible FUD. I also watched the one about the Playstation Porn-able that was in the list after the DS video finished.

    I can’t believe that people go to these lengths to scare other people into being technophobes. People are already scared of technology enough as is.

    I understand the concern, but it is mostly unfounded and so far I have not seen any news about predators using the DS to prey on children. I am sure that if it happened it would have been all over the national news.

    Funny thing though, sexual predators may not have known about this until now. It is all that site’s fault. 😉

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    Soldatlouis ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    I would say it’s a hoax such as MAVAV (Mothers Against Violence and Addicion in Videogames). It’s true that when the Internet arrived, some people played the child molesters card, not only to warn about them, but to condemn internet as a whole. So the same kind people may blame DS as a whole. But the tone this site uses is way too excessive to be serious. And the fact they call Jack Thompson a “video game expert” is, to me, a clear sign of parody.

    I just hope it’s a fake and everyone understands it as a fake.

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    DarrelBT says:

    # Neil B. Says:
    August 2nd, 2007 at 5:21 pm

    Maybe some of you noticed that the B4B comment posting machine turns “parody” into “psrodt”, and then Mrs Gaines-Crockett will say it’s to filter an “unChristian word” which pretty much shows it’s a parody site. But, why do they go to all that trouble? It reminds me of the crop circle makers, why do all that work to make that stuff, and not really get money or ordinary credit for it?

    That confirms it. They are the GREATEST political trolls out there.

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    Werrick ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Oh, my god… that report is so backward, I don’t even know where to start in terms of pointing out it’s obvious bias and lack of professionalism. This guy should be making journalists everywhere ashamed.

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    Unrated ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

    Fake. This paticular sentence tipped me off.
    She deftly ripped the offending device out of her [daughter’s] hands, sent the reply “stay away from my baby, you psycho” and triumphantly snapped the unit in half…
    Either its fake or some mother just possibly scarred her kid for life…. The sad part is in 20 years when they find like 28 tongues in her fridge, they will blame videogames.

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    igoturnose says:

    The last I checked, and I haven’t played my DS in awhile let alone Pictochat, for someone to contact you on Pictochat, you’ve got to be using Pictochat at that moment, and they’ve got to be awfully close to you…

    So yes, anyone can send you a message, but they’re going to have to be in proximity during the off-chance that you’re on it as well. You won’t be getting messages like texts on your phone.

    And if I was going to be a creep and prey on children, using a DS is not a very effective tool for that purpose. I’m sure there is “better” ways to go about being a creep than using a DS.

    I wouldn’t put this past Fox News.

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    DarrelBT says:

    From reading the anime thread, I can confirm this:

    Best internet troll ever.

    One thing that should have clued you in was that he was using images and demtivational posters TAKEN FROM 4CHAN.

    Now, most people who support Brownback don’t even go to that place, let alone download pictures from there.

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    illspirit ( User Karma: 0 ) says:


    Sometimes the left does it? Sometime!? 19 out of 20 politicians pushing for game laws are extremely “liberal” Democrats.

    1. Which Bible thumping voters are, say, Leland Yee, who represents San Francisco trying to attract? IIRC, he’s a Buddhist, not a Bible thumper. Or Rod Blagojevich, who only cares what fellow Democrats in Chicago think? Or Hillary!™ who wingnuts hate so much they’d probably vote for Satan himself before her?

    2. Err, the most obvious explanation is that they’re all taking the PC, non-violence/non-confrontation thing too far. These are the same people who think guns are evil and want to ban them so we can live in a peaceful utopia. Many of them are the same ones who ban playing tag in schools because all that competition hurts the precious little snowflakes’ feelings.

    Or kinda like Dennis Kucinich’s “Department of Peace and Nonviolence Act” which would give Federal oversight of all media in order to promote peaceful thoughts.

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