DNT; Jo Cooley: Gen Con Now ‘Video-gaming Convention”

From the DNT – “Local view: Video-gaming convention not a good idea for Duluth”:

“Bringing a scaled-down version of Indiana’s Gen Con convention to Duluth would only increase the amount of violence to which Duluth is exposed. Is increased violence something we really want to willingly welcome into Duluth?”

Your opinion piece is maddeningly uninformed and you should feel bad.


K. Praslowicz

about 12 years ago

This article is terrible to the point that I wouldn't be surprised if one of her communications professors gave the homework assignment of submitting an opinion piece. She phoned it in, submitted it to get a grade, and unfortunately someone at DNT ran with it because it was so obtuse.

If not ... eeek.

Paul Lundgren

about 12 years ago

I really enjoyed not reading that article in the paper, so thanks for this opportunity for me to not read it again.

Barrett Chase

about 12 years ago

I had the same thought as Kip. This reeks of a sophomore doing homework.


about 12 years ago

Guns don't kill people -- video games -- wait, what?


about 12 years ago

The comments on that article are great, I really hope she reads them!


about 12 years ago

If video games really caused violent behavior we'd be living in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

The reality is kids today would rather stay home playing violent video games than go out and perpetrate any acts of violence.


about 12 years ago

I've been running around the web all day trying to convince people that Duluth isn't full of a bunch of idiots who hate fun.


about 12 years ago

What's the DNT's comment record for letters to the editor? I ask, seriously, because I never read them. I also wonder what the AreaVoices record for most universally liked comment is. The first comment on that has 261 likes, 1 dislike. Holy cow. You could go in and write "Hitler sucks" and half a dozen people would thumb it up on that site.


about 12 years ago

I like that video games are classified as the straw that broke the camel's back in terms of psychopaths acting on their violent urges.  

As if saving the galaxy in Mass Effect really makes people violent and the brutality depicted on network news is totally fine. 

It's just amusing that the stupidity of the majority of people just keeps on going...and going...

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