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Gunners and Gamers is another classic story that hit recently the video game news websites. It’s about the “Call Of Duty Effect” and how the ACR rifle was one of the top google searches because of Modern Warfare 2. Indeed, ACR has been voted as the most people’s favorite weapon of the game (it was mine too).
Well I’m not american and I am not particulary fond of the idea of having guns available almost unconditionally to the public: give guns to the people and they start killing each other and themselves, either by accident or on purpose. But saying that, I’d love to be able to fire some real life weapons on a shooting range.
Undeniably playing military FPS games, can leave to a weapon fetish, which most of the times is perfectly harmless. The article in question has been written by a N.R.A. (National Rifle Association) so take it with a pinch of salt.
And talking about gun fetish phenomenon amongst FPS players, if you’re one of those guys (like me) who when they like shooting a weapon in a game, want to have all the background about it and go search info about it on the webernet, wikipedia, etc, you might wanna check The Firearm Blog. It has lots of cool pictures and some crazy info about weapons that have never been produced,