Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Assistant To the Quote of the Day

"Isn't there a double standard at work here? You can't have it both ways. You can't claim that asking people to be 'armed and dangerous' is ok and then also claim that violent video games, which are explicitly fictional, have the influence to turn normal children into violent thugs."

-- JM Ashby at Cesca's site, making a fantastic point about the Fox News-propagated controversy over the new Bulletstorm video game

Flawless victory.

In a related item, I had never even heard of Bulletstorm -- now I totally want to play it. See how that works?


B8ovin said...

Living in Washington D.C. in the 80's I LIVED through a Bullet storm. Now it would be called a Wizard storm.

Thomas B said...

Now I feel like driving around and beating hookers to death.

SteveR said...

The paradox can be resolved by considering the transmitter of the "armed and dangerous" message:

Beck and his ilk are "us".
Video games are "them".

To the Fox types, there's no paradox.

Kevin Davis said...

Wait who was the winner of the last contest? Typical liberal, Chez, when everyone wins, no one wins. :)

Janean said...

Hmmm. After reading the description I kind of want to play it myself. It sounds fun in a sick, twisted sort of way.

Mike Reyes said...

The demo is totally worth the 10 minutes of game time, and you'll love the wise assed protagonist.