Watch this if you haven't. You probably have if you've checked any game blogs/news sites/etc.. Is the stupid Fox News/Mass Effect thing.
They all cover it pretty well. Complain the psychologist chick is just riding the wave of sensationalism and doesn't know anything, and the spike TV guy does a good job putting them in their place. I don't feel like responding to all the silly and stupid things (Like how 13 year olds seeing porn is apparently damaging, and having no cases to cite whatsoever. I think I'd argue NOT seeing porn/knowing anything about sexuality would mess people up more but I don't wanna go into this.)
What I got angry about, very furiously angry, was the panel. Baldy, despite being completely misinformed saying "Luke Skywalker meets Debbie does Dallas", says he won't buy it for his kids. That's fine, I'm cool with that.
Angry black lady, which seems to be a token position on news shows, is completely wild. She makes a point saying a parent may want to play a game they don't want their kids to play, but uses it as reasoning for it not existing. Either:
A) Hide the fucking game.
B) Don't fucking get the game so you kids don't play it, show some responsibility.
C)Realize a 13 year old can play the damn game and it won't fuck them up after playing it and let them.
Crazy white chick #1 makes some crazy comments about how it should be rated AO. Let's make every movie that shows as much nudity X, though she'd probably be for that as well.
Guy I Like does a good job at saying, "WE SHOULDN'T CENSOR THIS SHIT IT'S THE PARENTS JOB TO DECIDE WHAT THEIR KIDS CAN/CAN'T DO AND ACTUALLY BE PARENTS AND WATCH THEIR KIDS."
To which Blondie replies, "Unfortunately."
That pissed me the fuck off. Both my parents worked since I can remember and they still spent time with me, watched what I did, didn't buy me shit they thought was too violent (I remember having to legitimize quite a few "M" games and Mortal Kombat.), or let me watch shit they thought was bad. I'm sure if they could do it, other people have the capacity to. Saying "Unfortunately" to someone telling you "You have to actually raise your kids and not depend on video games/TV/Internet." is infuriating.
Posted by Magna at 8:31 PM