Author Topic: Fox News: "Indie Games like FLOWER and The Sims are corrupting the youth"  (Read 6487 times)


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Re: Fox News: "Indie Games like FLOWER and The Sims are corrupting the youth"
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2011, 08:26:11 PM »
Not surprising. At all. Then again, it'd be funny to compare news coverage of these games to news coverage of game like Mortal Kombat side by side. It's only a matter of time before someone does that.

I also like how the guest says, "Anytime I see a social cause being promoted, credibility goes out the window." Two things: if you're on TV arguing against a social cause, it's no different than promoting a social cause. Second of all, it's pretty well established that most news channels are biased one way or the other. Would he call all of the major news outlets out for their lack of objectivity?
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Re: Fox News: "Indie Games like FLOWER and The Sims are corrupting the youth"
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2011, 09:15:26 PM »
This just in, Fox News corrupts idiots.

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Re: Fox News: "Indie Games like FLOWER and The Sims are corrupting the youth"
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2011, 09:52:01 PM »
I'm okay with that. I've already seen teachers start letting me write about video games as a form of literature or art. So long as we can explain that there are games out there that aren't Halo or CoD in a calm manner, we'll eventually make people realize that video games can be art just as much as movies or books can.
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Re: Fox News: "Indie Games like FLOWER and The Sims are corrupting the youth"
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2011, 11:20:26 PM »
I'm okay with that. I've already seen teachers start letting me write about video games as a form of literature or art. So long as we can explain that there are games out there that aren't Halo or CoD in a calm manner, we'll eventually make people realize that video games can be art just as much as movies or books can.

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Re: Fox News: "Indie Games like FLOWER and The Sims are corrupting the youth"
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2011, 11:36:44 PM »
Do what now?

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Re: Fox News: "Indie Games like FLOWER and The Sims are corrupting the youth"
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2011, 11:54:32 PM »
Never mind, I read the title completely wrong. Carry on without me.
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Re: Fox News: "Indie Games like FLOWER and The Sims are corrupting the youth"
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2011, 12:10:40 AM »
Never mind, I read the title completely wrong. Carry on without me.

Not unless this somehow makes an actual controversy... that drives up sales exponentially. Wouldn't that be amazing, making the non-violent, fairly pacifist games soar in popular because of a right wing news network suddenly deciding to freak out over any perceived "liberal threat" or whatever? Not that it seems likely because only a fucked up minority would take that seriously I'd hope.

It's a shame though, this comic was far closer to reality than either Gabe or Tycho expected, I'm sure.

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Re: Fox News: "Indie Games like FLOWER and The Sims are corrupting the youth"
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2011, 01:11:16 AM »
Well it could convince children to play these games. Kids are always looking to defy authority.

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Re: Fox News: "Indie Games like FLOWER and The Sims are corrupting the youth"
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2011, 01:17:51 AM »
What the hell? Liberal threat?

We're heading right back into the days of McCarthyism now. Jesus Christ.

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Re: Fox News: "Indie Games like FLOWER and The Sims are corrupting the youth"
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2011, 01:51:56 AM »
I love Fox News. They are one of the biggest troll organizations out there.

Just seeing all the rage they produce just tickles me in the right way.

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Re: Fox News: "Indie Games like FLOWER and The Sims are corrupting the youth"
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2011, 07:31:16 AM »
That was amazing to watch. I find it funny that he's talking about a parent sitting their child in front of Fate of the World and it teaching them things that the parent didn't want them to. Obviously the simplest counter-argument is to pay attention to what your 5 year old is doing and actually raise your child instead of letting video games do it. The fear-mongering is still amazing though and I have to give them credit where it's due and anyone that can be swayed by what they see on Fox News is likely now pissing their pants over these things.

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Re: Fox News: "Indie Games like FLOWER and The Sims are corrupting the youth"
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2011, 04:24:06 PM »
Yeah, I laughed pretty hard when they mentioned Sim City and its liberal agenda.  How many kids play Sim City anyway?

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Re: Fox News: "Indie Games like FLOWER and The Sims are corrupting the youth"
« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2011, 05:01:38 PM »
Clearly the only people who play games are kids!