Another silly attack on video games from News Corporation. Why are they doing this?
Nope i`m pretty sure its Cars and Planes that destroy the environment. Won`t ever speak out against those though! Moron`s.
The only reason the environment is still hanging around is because I've grown quite fond of it.
One very angry letter sent to Bill O'Reilly of Fox news. Since it was an AP news article, I felt it was only proper to communicate to the biggest person on their network.
I have a copy of the e-mail if anyone wants to see it.
it dosent how it destroys the environment, what a load of crap. and yeah what the guy above me said!
Cars? Our overconsumption of natural resources? Overpopulating the planet? Nah...the video games.
Probably, they will also give us cancer, corrupt our children, make us fat etc etc etc
..apparently video games were respsonsible for the extinction of the dinosaurs.
not a day goes by without video games being blamed for something that is already wrong with humanity..
It didn't come from Fox News, it didn't come from Fox News last week when Destructoid lied about it either and it didn't come from from Fox News this week so somebody else could lie about it. It's an ASSOCIATED PRESS STORY. Good lord for all the crying about misinformation concerning Mass Effect perpetuated one time by one person you people are sure obsessed with other misinformation which keeps incorrectly stating that this story comes from Fox News. It doesn't, the AP is not Fox News. The same story appeared on MSNBC and the story is based on information provided by researchers... But MSNBC, the AP, and the researchers all get a pass just so we can continue to whine about "FOX NEWS!!!"
Bubble for pointing out the obvious.
Don't forget that it is trendy to bash Fox News and the Republicans ;)
How DARE you sully the good name of the Associated Press! I mean, just because the AP is responsible for this story doesn't mean you can say it is. Journalism is not about telling the truth, it is about getting readers! (yes, this is sarcasm) Bubbles for having common sense and not jumping on the Bandwagon
i hate the media, and i hate how people are brainwashed by them
Yeah remember that World War 2 was started because of an argument over video games. Not to mention Adolf Hitler was a pro at Mortal Kombat. Damn video games, movies, books, etc... It should all be destroyed.
Bubble 4 u
Videogames killed my family and framed my wife for murder!... not wait that was fox news :/
Doesn't News Corporation own IGN.com?
Yep...and sure ya can't spell Ignorant without IGN
So that's what it stands for...fascinating!
can't wait for what videogames will destroy next.
The next time these news companies decide to send their broadcasters all over the world to report a story so that they can get people to sit inside and turn on their TV's to watch the news they should just sit down and play games. That way they don't pollute the world with plane emissions when the reporters are flown out, and instead of watching depressing news, people might actually go outside and enjoy themselves. See, you can make irrational but logical suggestions out of anything.
So instead of people taking responsiblity for their own actions, for what is going on the world, they instead blame it video games? That makes a whole lot of sense...
people are always ready, like vultures to blame the unsuspecting... but FOX is turning Liberal... pointing fingers and blaming everyone for everything and not doing anything about it, yet taking credit when something good happens.
i think you will find that the billions of cars thousands of planes and factories pumping out co2 will have no effect and a little games console will cause the apocalypse ............ i dont think they thought this through
The US contains 4% of the world's population but produces about 25% of all carbon dioxide emissions
america hasent backed pollution treaties to reduce car emissions or petrol consumption. The US alone accounted for 36.1% of worldwide greenhouse emissions in 1990
...the media makes things out to be what they aren't.
I'm pretty sure I read elsewhere that the lack of attendance in a park and conservation areas lowered the amount of money intake of said areas. Therefore, they attribute the decline to technology.
Now, for them to say that videogames hurt the environment - well, that's like a 4 yr old saying "I hate you" when they're mad.
If anything, wouldn't less people in the wild actually HELP the environment? After all, humans are dirty. We pollute. We throw garbage. We destroy things.
I would rather less people in the parks to increase conservation efforts, to be honest.
The article seems like a total bash at videogames because some higher-up guy has a grudge with his grandson playing his xbox. Just like how our parents hated rock and roll.
Its a good thing that News Corp has absolutely no interests in games at all because this would make them hypocrites. I'm so glad that they don't make movie adaptations of games like Hitman and AvP. Protecting us all I am also glad that they do not sell video game licences to the movies they make such as Die Hard, Alien and Fantastic Four. (PS This is irony, Rupert Murdoch is a hypocritical turd, making money from games on one hand and then pandering to tabloid rubbish by blaming them for all of society's ills with the other, its about time this overly powerful turd was knocked down a peg or two. God I hope the EU makes him sell off some of his companies).
"Less time spent outdoors means less contact with nature and, eventually, less interest in conservation and parks." Less time spent outdoors means less usage of vehicles powered by carbon based fuel. You can spend all your life cutting down on usage of cars, consuming only locally produced groceries, saving electricity, taking care of your garbage in an environmentally friendly matter etc. And all your efforts are crushed with one single airplane flight. Think of that next time your going abroad.
Simple answer to title. News are using Video games as Scapegoats to delude people away from other news such as War and stuff.
The environment is aleady mostly destroyed. pretty much every thing we do destroys the environment but playing a video game isnt one of them, unless you count the power it uses. Plastic is destroying the environment so I guess games are made of plastic, but so is everything else. The fact that we live in a throwaway society, where we throw everything away after one use or when it isnt the best anymore, is destroying the environment. The fact that our president cant spell the word environment is destroying teh environment.
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