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Shane In Progress Part II - Tim Strikes Back

It’s finally here! The next-to-last episode of Shane In Progress!

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"So what you’re telling me is Tim leaving Barnes Bros. TV is the best thing to happen to Tim in Progress?" The saga continues! Watch the first "Where’s Tim?" interlude and then watch the new episode of Shane in Progress right here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EUybFTCKAw

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Do Video Games Cause Violence?

We end the debate once and for all on this new episode of Face Rockin’!

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Violence and Video Games: What’s Your Take?

On June 3rd, we’ll be airing a brand new episode of Face Rockin’. So that means it’s time for you guys to get a chance to have your thoughts appear in the episode. The topic is: Violence and Video Games.

If you have an opinion on the topic, post it on FacebookTwitter, or in the comments section below and it could be included with your name/handle in the June 3rd episode of Face Rockin’ in a text graphic. Or you can upload a video to YouTube of yourself explaining your thoughts and send it to our YouTube inbox, and it could be chosen to appear in the show in a fan video segment.

Here’s the topic explained in detail:

Ok, so EVERYONE has an opinion on this: How responsible are violent video games for real world violence?

In a world where every week seems to bring a new tragedy of fatal violence, we sometimes ask who or what is responsible for this culture of increasing cruelty. It’s not a new idea to point the finger at different types of media. Movies, TV, music, and more have all been blamed in the past for corrupting our society, but video games are the latest form of entertainment to be caught in the cross hairs. The fact that video games are built on user input fuels the rhetoric of critics of violent video games. The idea is that a game that encourages you to perform acts of virtual violence might desensitize you to real world violence. So, whenever a suspect in a major crime is discovered to have played violent video games in their leisure, the matter of whether those games were a contributing factor in that crime is discussed. Decriers of this thought process affirm that violent video games can’t be blamed because every player of violent video games isn’t committing crimes. Those on this side of the argument also point out the fact that there has yet to be proof that our current society is any more violent that older cultures that didn’t have video games.

Then, there’s the matter of minors who are obtaining copies of video games that are designed for a mature audience. Sometimes, it’s uninformed parents purchasing the games for their children; other times it’s careless retailers or older friends providing the questionable content. Whatever the source, it’s a pressing issue that needs addressing. Some believe that the government and ESRB should play a larger role in regulating this violent content, while others state that parents alone should be held responsible.

So what do you think? Can video games legitimately be blamed as a contributing factor in violent tragedies? Does the interactivity of video games make them more influential on people’s decisions than other visual media? Or, is this just another witch hunt? Is the link between real world violence and video games actually negligible?

And what about children who are getting a hold of violent games that are out of their age range? Should the ESRB do more to keep these games out of children’s hands? Should that responsibility lie only on the shoulders of the parents? Are video game developers doing enough to clarify who exactly they are targeting with their violent games? Should the government play a role in regulating violent video games?

What do you think? What’s your opinion? Share it in the comments below or on Facebook or Twitter and it could appear in the show. Or upload a YouTube video stating your thoughts and send the link to our YouTube inbox and it might be chosen to appear in the show. The only requirements are that you keep your opinions concise and free of profanity and offensive content.

In most cases, we choose 3-5 text comments and 1 video to appear in the show. All comments and videos will be edited for length. Watch Face Rockin’ on June 3rd at 6pm ET on YouTube.com/BarnesBrosTV to see if your comment or video made it into the show.

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FR EXTENDED: Give Us What We Want!

Watch us get off topic on Injustice, beards, and the Wild Thornberrys. Join the conversation!

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Why can’t companies just give us what we want, when we want, and how we want it?

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Take a look back at the month of April and catch a sneak peek of next week’s episode of Face Rockin’.

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Why Is Techonology Always Disappointing?


On May 6th, we’ll be airing a brand new episode of Face Rockin’. So that means it’s time for you guys to get a chance to have your thoughts appear in the episode. The topic is: Disappointing Technology and Entertainment.

If you have an opinion on the topic, post it on Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments section below and it could be included with your name/handle in the May 6th episode of Face Rockin’ in a text graphic. Or you can upload a video to YouTube of yourself explaining your thoughts and send it to our YouTube inbox, and it could be chosen to appear in the show in a fan video segment.

Here’s the topic explained in detail:

Here’s a question: Are you completely satisfied with how your favorite tv show is being handled? How about the trends you see in Hollywood movies lately? Or the new features on your new smartphone? What about rumors you’re hearing about that next-gen console you’ve been waiting for? Chances are the answer is no, but why is that?

Why, in a time where the internet and social media have made communication easy and transparent, are we still not getting what we want? Why is it that the technologies we use and the entertainment sources we choose still disappoint us? By now, these companies should have their act together and be able to produce a product that we’re all perfectly satisfied with.


Or, are we just too demanding? Have all the technological advances spoiled us into being consistently dissatisfied no matter what we get? Should we take a step back and just appreciate what we’ve been given?


What do you think? What’s your opinion? Share it in the comments below or on Facebook or Twitter and it could appear in the show. Or upload a YouTube video stating your thoughts and send the link to our YouTube inbox and it might be chosen to appear in the show. The only requirements are that you keep your opinions concise and free of profanity and offensive content.

In most cases, we choose 3-5 text comments and 1 video to appear in the show. All comments and videos will be edited for length. Watch Face Rockin’ on April 1st at 6pm EST on YouTube.com/BarnesBrosTV to see if your comment or video made it into the show.

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Face Rockin’ is back! Watch the Season 3 Premiere right now!

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This season, it’s all about the classy life for The Barnes Bros.

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