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  • United States Congress isn't "liked" very much Posted by: Matt Rock Posted on: January 31, 2013
    It’s no big secret that the 112th Congress had, historically, the lowest approval ratings of any Congress in U.S. history.  The new 113th Congress has pretty terrible approval ratings, too, and are well on their way to competing for the “worst” reputation.  And today, Obscure Republic worked out that those record lows have seemed to […]
  • How many of the ten worst genocidal leaders played video games? Posted by: Matt Rock Posted on: January 31, 2013
    In the past thirty years, a wide array of individuals and organizations have tried pinning all of the world’s violence on video games, claiming that by simply playing violent games, a person is somehow more likely to turn into a heartless psychopath hellbent on killing everyone and everything they see.  Of course, we all know […]
  • A senator says video games cause violence... sigh Posted by: Matt Rock Posted on: January 30, 2013
    I remember it like it was yesterday.  The year was 1993 — I was thirteen years old — and I was celebrating either my birthday or Christmas (they’re pretty close together).  My parents gave me a Super Nintendo game that at the time was shocking and exciting, but I mainly remember it because each time […]
  • Why is Indian tech support bad? Hint: it isn't the accent Posted by: Matt Rock Posted on: January 30, 2013
    We’ve all been there.  You’re having a problem with your computer or some other electronic device.  You call the company best suited to fix your issue, expecting to speak with a knowledgeable technical support expert, with an engineering degree hanging on their wall alongside bunches of certificates flaunting how utterly brilliant they are.  But that’s […]