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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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I want to SLAUGHTER that radio host.
Fox News... just stop talking about video games, please. Your embarrasing youself. -_-
ahhhhh, stupid people saying stupid things. Good ole America
Ow... my brain... pain...
What a wang.
Criminy, talk about making mountains out of molehills.
Ahaha great tags, Joe.
But man....I honestly never cease to be completely blown off my feet by Faux News and their brand of "journalism." This is probably a new high...well, low. But high for me cuz it's hilarious.
Its Fox News...all sensationalism and no substance. They've pretty much reduced themselves to tabloid journalism. No respectable news agency or viewers takes them seriously anymore. They'll do anything for ratings.
Older people who have never played video games, dont really have an idea what their talking about. The news is filled with duuuuumb people.
What 5 year old kid would enjoy playing Sim City!?
I didn't think Fox could stoop lower than they already are but they never cease to amaze me.
Love the juxtaposition at the very beginning between Call of Duty and Flower.
What do you expect? Its Fox news. This doesnt surprise me at all.
I second the "no comment." and I will add these: .................................................
It seems they've finally reached the bottom of the barrel.
I love it. It's like a train wreck. I can't NOT watch this happen!
really jesus really..... we all know liberals are bad and always try to pussie up america but keep media out of this! fox I am shame of u.