Zero Punctuation: Video Game Voters Network

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not being of voting age I'll do what i can...

I suppose i'll use the raise your voice setting of the sight, good luck every one.

albino boo:
Does anyone else see the irony in the fact that Yahtzee is from the UK and and lives in Australia, both of which have laws that banning the sale mature rated videogames to children. Yet somehow both counties have managed to conduct free and fair elections and so no signs of becoming dictatorships. Odd that.

ONE of which has laws banning the sale of mature (by which you presumably mean '18 rated') games. Britian has, to my knowledge, banned two games in the last five years; Manhunt 2 and Rapelay. And Unlike the United States, British supermarkets will happily stock 18 rated games on their shelves without issue.

I have a youtube channel with about 90,000 subscribers. If you would be interested in me re-uploading this I'd be happy to do it.

--WoodysGamertag

I'm not American, I'm from New Zealand. Ooh well, our rating systems give access to lots of games that are banned and alted in other countries! And it won't be long before videogames become the norm just like all cultural mediums.

I tried the site, but you need a zip code (I'm English). Is there a UK equivilant?

=) nice, will get right to it

Good Video Yahtzee

Unfortunately though, I'm not of voting age in my country, and I'm not American....so yeah, that pretty much knee-caps me before i can even try to do something.

Soeey, man, UK here. I voted Green last election, I guess their only quibble with videogames is how much power consoles on standby consume. I'd have voted Pirate Party UK, but alas, no candidate in my area.

BobisOnlyBob:
I'd have voted Pirate Party UK, but alas, no candidate in my area.

*fistbump* same here bro.

Good work Mr Ben, November 2nd will be a very important date indeed.

I for one welcome the censorship of vidseogames.
Today you'll censor videogames tomorrow all of the American culture, I as a none American am all for it.
Go ahead destroy the USA one videogame at a time, I welcome your cultural suicide.
Start with videogames then move on to porn, movies, music, magazines, books, free speech as a whole.
Embrace the snowball until you have no cultural expression at all. :D

"He who destroys a good book, kills Reason itself."

Eheheh. I guess it was too much to ask for another video game review. I'm willing to do my part, but hopefully the more hotheaded people manage to control themselves and not run their mouths, giving the legislators even more reason to believe that we are all violent kids looking for some excuse to break out the guns.

Aw, he sold out! What a waste, now other companies will be bribing him to get their name in special episodes. I'm legitimately pissed off at Yahtzee for one of the first times yet. Shame on you.

PoisonUnagi:
Aw, he sold out! What a waste, now other companies will be bribing him to get their name in special episodes. I'm legitimately pissed off at Yahtzee for one of the first times yet. Shame on you.

O_O

Excuseywa, duble passe'?

I pray that is sarcasm, or else I am going to unload a massive wall of text on to you. ;3

I WOULD sign up... BUT I CANT VOTE FOR ANOTHER THREE YEARS.

Still, looks like an awesome group.

Blydden:

PoisonUnagi:
Aw, he sold out! What a waste, now other companies will be bribing him to get their name in special episodes. I'm legitimately pissed off at Yahtzee for one of the first times yet. Shame on you.

O_O

Excuseywa, duble passe'?

I pray that is sarcasm, or else I am going to unload a massive wall of text on to you. ;3

Wall of text away, it's pretty damn hard to change my opinions.

I wrote my Congressman on the problem via the website, god i hope video games don't go the way of being unconstitutional or anything stupid like that....

Sorry fellas, just like we Australians have to fight our battle alone, you Americans are going to have to do the same.

Someone really should explain to me why restricting sales of adult games to children is a bad thing though. Coming from a country which already does such a thing, though with movies since we don't have an adult rating for games, everything works fine for us. I mean, doesn't your first amendment defence mean that it's OK for a 10 year old to buy pornography?

At any rate, I'm against any form of political repression of games, so you guys have my support in spirit.

Damn it. It sucks that I'm not eligable to vote,(Being under 18 and shit) but the word definately deserves to be spread.

OUR RIGHTS. OUR GAMES!!!

Non-american but i'll try and do my part.

It's futile Yahtzee, our demographic is the least likely to get off our asses to go vote on something. The old gits, on the other hand, are the most likely to vote (they have nothing better to do anyways).

I watch all of your videos religiously and I already regard your opinion higher than any of the credible sources of consumer advice (haven't bought or played a video game since 2005, because everything since Psychonauts is shit). However, even I won't vote on whatever it was that you wanted me to vote on.

Wish I could help. But I'm Canadian and if the US does change something related to video games, we probably will too...

Not an American, so yeah.

I signed up and I'd sign up even if I wasn't a gamer...I hate that Soccer mom's who don't realize a game is mature until their 7 year old is playing it should have a voice in congress while gamers don't even get a news story about it.

HotFezz8:
im english, isn't this just aimed at yanks?

so? yahtzhees a british voiced aussie he's doing his bit.

Off topic did anybody think something sounded different about his voice or speech pattern I spent the whole thing thinking that he sounded wrong

This is a simple one people. Smaller Government, more freedom. Smaller Government means less ass fucking "Social Justice" tits running around trying to tell you what to breath, what to eat and what to think, and what should be considered fun. I don't care the stupid party shit, like my beliefs can be broken down to one of two colors. We need people in government who doesn't wave a carrot in front of our faces drawing us ever closer to the bondage of slavery. We need a government that says, "Don't fucking kill people for shits and giggles, no raping, no pillaging, no stealing, and no more fucking handouts your lazy mother fuckers!"

Governments only involvement in video games should me. "You want to play video games, you play those kick ass video games, I don't give a fuck."

So look who is in government now, and I don't care what color they are, are they for leaving you alone and living your peaceful life, or are they out to fuck with you in the name of Social Justice, because some cock sucking crack whore needs your money for their next fix? Do they not concern themselves with what you eat, drink, worship, and play, or are they demanding that you eat, drink, worship, and play only what they deem correct. Do they let you accept what you want to accept or do they demand that you accept shit you don't want to fucking accept, because everything has to be fair and equal for everyone. Are they the type that tell schools that their can't be winner and losers in sports because they don't want anyones feelings to be hurt?

I would love to see a online FPS in the hands of those control freaks in Washington, where everyone wins no one loses and everyone gets the same achievements even though some did all the fucking work? Who would play video games then? Fuck Progressive liberal dicks who think like that, Fuck big government whores who want to regulate, and control everything.

Simply put, fuck Social Justice. Give me personal Freedom! Society can handle itself without big brother getting in the way and trying to turn us into their Proles, dependent brainless slaves who need the government to give them food, water, medicine and are incapable of surviving without the government doing everything for them.

You want Video Games free of Government intervention, take away governments power, vote for people who want to do that, not segway shit into social matters like Abortion, Gays, and who are bigger dicks drug using Hollywood elites or drug using Sports Stars.... They should simply stop lazy fucks from robbing you and killing you, make sure other fuckers don't come in to our country and do same.

The argument of who regulates Banks and cooperations should fall loosely under the government, to make sure they don't fucking rob you and shit, but not bail them out when they fuck up.

Yeah I am ranting, and I am sure your stupid slaves Proles of the Socialists Progressive Liberal cock masters will all want to come and kill me. I say come on over, I have a .40 semi auto and some hydra-shok rounds waiting for you. I think you would want me to reduce your carbon footprint by denying the earth of your pathetic breathing.

If you want to live like a slave, have the government feed you, care for you and make sure everything is equal, take your fat ass to fucking North Korea. I know for a fact your lose weight on your sawdust bread diet. Your all donkey fuckers just like all your Progressive Socialist friends like Stalin and Hitler.

See you on the flip side.

I'm all for video games not being banned, but this sounded like (and probably was) it was written by someone else for an ad, then just put *insert silly yahtzee-like comment here* whenever they wanted him to make a funny.

I'm American, but the south one. And I wonder, what the hell is happening?! I mean, all that talk of freedom that the American (North) kill to defend. This don't make sense.

PoisonUnagi:
Aw, he sold out! What a waste, now other companies will be bribing him to get their name in special episodes. I'm legitimately pissed off at Yahtzee for one of the first times yet. Shame on you.

Did it ever occur to you that maybe he's doing this not because he was paid, but because it's a worthy cause that's both worth fighting for, and also one that's flying under the radar and desperately needs someone with star power to call attention to it (even if it is just internet celebrity star power)? Yahtzee doesn't seem like the type of person who'd sell out for just anyone who offered him bribes, especially considering this is a 'are games art?' issue, which Yahtzee has previously sided with the 'yes they are' camp. Furthermore, the ESA, the ones who requested Yahtzee make this video, are not a corporation, they're a trade association, which are typically non-profit organizations, so it's not like they're profiting from this. It's not like people who got to VGVN are going to make the ESA money. They're raising awareness that, hey, all those video games that you love? They could potentially end up censored and butchered if some politicians get their way, and if you don't stand up and make your voice heard, they very well may succeed. And you think you're safe just because you're in a foreign country? Yeah, no, because many games are still made in the US and will be affected by any laws it passes, regardless of whether you live there, which means you get double screwed because it affects you and there's nothing you can do about it, except draw attention to it so that lazy americans get off their asses and start actually paying attention to politics.

And if the idea that maybe he's offering to help out a good cause pisses you off and indicates he's 'selling out', well, seriously, what the fuck is wrong with you?

Even Yahtzee's fighting the good fight.

Gizen:

PoisonUnagi:
Aw, he sold out! What a waste, now other companies will be bribing him to get their name in special episodes. I'm legitimately pissed off at Yahtzee for one of the first times yet. Shame on you.

Did it ever occur to you that maybe he's doing this not because he was paid, but because it's a worthy cause that's both worth fighting for, and also one that's flying under the radar and desperately needs someone with star power to call attention to it (even if it is just internet celebrity star power)? Yahtzee doesn't seem like the type of person who'd sell out for just anyone who offered him bribes, especially considering this is a 'are games art?' issue, which Yahtzee has previously sided with the 'yes they are' camp. Furthermore, the ESA, the ones who requested Yahtzee make this video, are not a corporation, they're a trade association, which are typically non-profit organizations, so it's not like they're profiting from this. It's not like people who got to VGVN are going to make the ESA money. They're raising awareness that, hey, all those video games that you love? They could potentially end up censored and butchered if some politicians get their way, and if you don't stand up and make your voice heard, they very well may succeed. And you think you're safe just because you're in a foreign country? Yeah, no, because many games are still made in the US and will be affected by any laws it passes, regardless of whether you live there, which means you get double screwed because it affects you and there's nothing you can do about it, except draw attention to it so that lazy americans get off their asses and start actually paying attention to politics.

'Kay, that's good to know.
Wait, remind me why I care again?

So what are us, the rest of the world supposed to do? Sit back and wait?

PoisonUnagi:
Aw, he sold out! What a waste, now other companies will be bribing him to get their name in special episodes. I'm legitimately pissed off at Yahtzee for one of the first times yet. Shame on you.

"Companies"? How bout you be a Radiacal Individualist (TM) and put a bullet in your brain before you waste any more resources good people could be making use of?

PoisonUnagi:

Gizen:

PoisonUnagi:
Aw, he sold out! What a waste, now other companies will be bribing him to get their name in special episodes. I'm legitimately pissed off at Yahtzee for one of the first times yet. Shame on you.

Did it ever occur to you that maybe he's doing this not because he was paid, but because it's a worthy cause that's both worth fighting for, and also one that's flying under the radar and desperately needs someone with star power to call attention to it (even if it is just internet celebrity star power)? Yahtzee doesn't seem like the type of person who'd sell out for just anyone who offered him bribes, especially considering this is a 'are games art?' issue, which Yahtzee has previously sided with the 'yes they are' camp. Furthermore, the ESA, the ones who requested Yahtzee make this video, are not a corporation, they're a trade association, which are typically non-profit organizations, so it's not like they're profiting from this. It's not like people who got to VGVN are going to make the ESA money. They're raising awareness that, hey, all those video games that you love? They could potentially end up censored and butchered if some politicians get their way, and if you don't stand up and make your voice heard, they very well may succeed. And you think you're safe just because you're in a foreign country? Yeah, no, because many games are still made in the US and will be affected by any laws it passes, regardless of whether you live there, which means you get double screwed because it affects you and there's nothing you can do about it, except draw attention to it so that lazy americans get off their asses and start actually paying attention to politics.

'Kay, that's good to know.
Wait, remind me why I care again?

Remind me who you are and what effect your existence has on the march of progress in Western civilization again?

Balthassar:
So what are us, the rest of the world supposed to do? Sit back and wait?

Ain't that what you usually do when America is busy making a decision that has potential to affect the world at large?

And thank you, Valkyrie. I'm sure at least one person read that.

Thank you so much for this. Sometimes I wish I didn't work for the Government (US Army counts I think). I love my video games from CoD MW II to Portal and I'll be damned if they get regulated. Keep doing what your doing Mr. Croshaw.

Excuse me but Picasso COULD draw faces correctly. He just chose not to!

mr_rubino:

PoisonUnagi:
Aw, he sold out! What a waste, now other companies will be bribing him to get their name in special episodes. I'm legitimately pissed off at Yahtzee for one of the first times yet. Shame on you.

"Companies"? How bout you be a Radiacal Individualist (TM) and put a bullet in your brain before you waste any more resources good people could be making use of?

PoisonUnagi:

Gizen:

PoisonUnagi:
Aw, he sold out! What a waste, now other companies will be bribing him to get their name in special episodes. I'm legitimately pissed off at Yahtzee for one of the first times yet. Shame on you.

Did it ever occur to you that maybe he's doing this not because he was paid, but because it's a worthy cause that's both worth fighting for, and also one that's flying under the radar and desperately needs someone with star power to call attention to it (even if it is just internet celebrity star power)? Yahtzee doesn't seem like the type of person who'd sell out for just anyone who offered him bribes, especially considering this is a 'are games art?' issue, which Yahtzee has previously sided with the 'yes they are' camp. Furthermore, the ESA, the ones who requested Yahtzee make this video, are not a corporation, they're a trade association, which are typically non-profit organizations, so it's not like they're profiting from this. It's not like people who got to VGVN are going to make the ESA money. They're raising awareness that, hey, all those video games that you love? They could potentially end up censored and butchered if some politicians get their way, and if you don't stand up and make your voice heard, they very well may succeed. And you think you're safe just because you're in a foreign country? Yeah, no, because many games are still made in the US and will be affected by any laws it passes, regardless of whether you live there, which means you get double screwed because it affects you and there's nothing you can do about it, except draw attention to it so that lazy americans get off their asses and start actually paying attention to politics.

'Kay, that's good to know.
Wait, remind me why I care again?

Remind me who you are and what effect your existence has on the march of progress in Western civilization again?

Balthassar:
So what are us, the rest of the world supposed to do? Sit back and wait?

Ain't that what you usually do when America is busy making a decision that has potential to affect the world at large?

And thank you, Valkyrie. I'm sure at least one person read that.

Ooh, a patriot! Intimidating. Your American-ness is very scary to me. Let me continue being an insignificant little fuck in the corner while America marches forward and becomes the only country that exists. I'm sure it'll be alot better for everyone, no?

As for who I am, I'm not from America, so why would you care?

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