I think the claw machine next to it gets more hits (both literally and figuratively) than the poor Tekken 3 cabinet. Not only is Tekken about kicking ass, so it should attract more attention than trying to impale a teddy bear with the weakest metal grapple in existence, in comparison it's 75% cheaper than Mr. I-Can't-Grab-Shit!
Twenty-five fucking cents.
But what really got me thinking "What the f---" was the famous "Winners Don't Do Drugs" message with the FBI logo and William S. Sessions' name. These guys could barely tell the difference between Pong and Contra, what the hell were they doing inside my quarter-munchers? This is a time where media and our parents are bitching about video games, such as Mortal Kombat and arcade shooters that had plastic guns.
But then, something happened, as much as we love to hate on the FBI, maybe they were on to something here, a quick search regarding the FBI and video games will show you:
- In the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) report on school violence, Lessons Learned: An FBI Perspective School Violence Seminar, they include a school shooter profile listing thirty factors that may be indicators of potentially devastating violent acts, but the FBI excluded playing video games from that list. (Source)
- "The state has not produced substantial evidence that … violent video games cause psychological or neurological harm to minors."(Source)
Video games have nothing to do with violence. The FBI is endorsing us. Which is why seeing this logo made me just want to prove everyone wrong so I took home my pizza and punched it. Twice.