For years we've seen activist groups like MAVAV and the Sierra Club rant about video gaming being too addictive, well this puts a whole new slant on it: (Please be patient, the story doesn't actually start until about 1 minute into the video.) [COLOR=blue]http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/23408219#23408219[/COLOR] Why don't these groups that oppose video gaming altogether ever point out the positive aspects? What are they afraid of? Would they rather grandparents be out there selling drugs on the corner? LOL
"Fishing or something... Zelda" Slap my forehead
At least MSNBC [owned my Microsoft, right?] doesn't bash the hell out of the system, but it does piss me off that they view it all so scientifically... it's a friggin' game, just relax. Relax!
But yes, Omen, they do view games differently than other media stations, here it's being displayed as therapeutic object, which is better than it being condemned for simply being a game.
It also brings the Wii as a gaming console much more into the mainstream by introducing it in the senior homes as another relaxation device. Old and young, we're all gaming, and I think that's great, it's another conversational piece we can all use together, a bonding tool. Great find!
BTW, as soon as I started a response here, I saw your rep power number go up... :D
well these people did look at some positive aspect of video games. a lot of other stations need to learn from these people.
Well at first I was going to use Jack Thompson as an example of video game bashing, but he mainly targets violence in games. Just the same though I can't help but feel he's one of those whom tries to label video gaming in general as being bad.
Those who bash video games are just jealous cuz' they ain't 1337 like us!
MAVAV is a fictional organization. Video games are our generation's new medium, it is rejected by the old generations who never grew up with games. Give it time and they will get old and die out. Eventually video games will become the norm. For most adults it is hard for them to believe that video games are anything more then expensive children's toys.
^ i said this before. and ill say it again. i cant wait for my generation to come to power :)
XCON_Faxion;4245197MAVAV is a fictional organization. Give it time and they will get old and die out.
The above two sentences tend to contradict one another. They may be dysfunctional, but unfortunately they are not fictional.
>Omen<;4244626Well at first I was going to use Jack Thompson as an example of video game bashing, but he mainly targets violence in games. Just the same though I can't help but feel he's one of those whom tries to label video gaming in general as being bad.[/quote]
Jack is a one trick pony, I think that even he himself realizes that.
[quote=StarWarsGeek;4244665]Those who bash video games are just jealous cuz' they ain't 1337 like us!
... I don't know about that one. Few ppl here are truly /33t.