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Gamers don't expect too much from Fox "Mass Effect Is Hardcore Porn" News, but the station's recent coverage of environmentally conscious games is like jumping down a crazy rabbit hole.
You can watch the segment for yourself below, but here's the short version: Games like SimCity Societies and the satirical McVideoGame are supposedly promoting a liberal agenda by encouraging players to consider the impact of climate change. This constitutes using scare tactics to secretly convert children into tree-hugging hippies.
The view is put forward by guest T.J. McCormack, whose credentials include being a radio host and a parent. Not, as it turns out, any sort of environmental expert. Also, many of the games referenced came out years ago; SimCity Societies and Flower (which isn't mentioned but shown) were 2007 releases, and the McVideoGame came out in 2006. I didn't know outrage needed such a long incubation period.
[Source: Gamertag Radio via The Escapist]
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Every time a story about fox news hits the net, i get a little more scared for the u.s. I just hope the lovely folks on g.i are the majority. peace and love.
i like how they cut to another video of a flower peacefully gliding through a meadow as he mentioned kids freaking out with sweaty palms. it's that kind of top-notch editing that really drives the point home that keeps me coming back to fox news again and again
Mass Effect is hardcore porn.
Bulletstorm causes rapes.
Sim City Societies pushes liberal agendas.
How is this actually getting to be MORE asinine?
This crap needs to stop before it teaches gamers to be liberals "just because the conservatives are idiots" about games, which causes people to be narrow-minded about politics thinking one side is always right and one side always wrong.
This jackasses are continuing an anti-gaming crusade started in the 90's by the lefties.
How could ANYONE consider Flower (of all effing games) a brainwashing tool? Jesus
This guy...what a tool.
T.J. McCormack reminds me of the crazy religious people spouting nonsense to hear their own voices on street corners. At least the Fox host wasn't in total agreeance with him.
Who honestly cares about if kids play these games?! I don't know any kids who would play games like this. Sadly, most kids I know just sit down and play Call of Duty. Why haven't they decided to instead cover something like, say, the fact that children are learning more about how to kill instead of being environmentally friendly?
I'm sick of Fox's bias...
I'm so f***ing sick of the news channels trying to analyze video games as propaganda. They hate this, Mass Effect, Bulletstorm, and any other game they've had a problem with because they don't understand it. And since they don't understand it, it apparently is bad. They need to grow up and calm the f*** down.
It's almost laughable how dumb they are.
Wow, he sounds like an expert...
-_-...this is just ridiculous.
I have no faith in the world anymore.. This guy is a foxing idiot!
Everyone! We have gone from murderous, violent, pyschos....to tree hugging hippies! well at least that is more positive. YAY Progress!