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Sesame Street Takes a Stance Against the Oculus Rift

A new Sesame Street song calls attention to the importance of putting down your technology and going outside, featuring a subtle stab at the Oculus Rift.

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MACHone1186d ago

Leave it to a TV SHOW to tell you to go outside...

Delsin_Rowe1186d ago

hey that show its more educational for little kids, teach them valuable lesson like going outside after watching the show since playing a lot is bad for their vision. Most advertising is on tv which also so get out and play better.

WeAreLegion1184d ago (Edited 1184d ago )

I don't get it. As a child, I enjoyed a mixture of technology and everything else. I could play hide n seek with the kids in my neighborhood, then go inside and watch The Adventures of Pete and Pete or Angry Beavers. Whatever was on Nickelodeon. :) I think kids appreciate fun and learning, no matter where they come from. Reading Rainbow should still be on.

Dlacy13g1184d ago

I think the message in the video isn't " don't play games or watch TV " but rather make sure you get outside and play too. Take a break from all your tech when its a nice sunny day and go out and enjoy it.

WeAreLegion1184d ago

I can't watch it on my phone for some reason. Sorry for the confusion.

KakashiHotake1184d ago (Edited 1184d ago )

See you have to understand this generation is a lot different. My child hood was very similar to yours. I still remember going outside playing freeze-tag and sports, then going in the house watching Rug Rats and Hidden Temple on Nickelodeon. I miss when they used to have more family and educational oriented shows. Now it's all reality TV and garbage. Kids barely want to even play outside because they all have cell phones and computers now. I think the Rift and Facebook combined could make things a lot worse in the long run. There's a much bigger issue Sesame Street is pointing out than meets the eye.

Summons751184d ago

I completely understand how you feel, sadly most kids today can't live off the internet. The concept of inviting friends to your house, the park, wherever to play outside or on the same TV is such an alien and unwelcome thing. It's ironic how in the age of 'social' media this generation of kids have a lot of introvert behaviors. My niece use to love playing outside and playing games with her dad but now she just whines about not having a iphone like all her friends....she's 7.

Clogmaster1184d ago

We used to be able to play outside until dark. Now I feel like the internet has enabled all sorts of preds to induldge in fantasies that they try to recreate in reality.

LAWSON721184d ago (Edited 1184d ago )

A 7 year old asking for an iphone lol

Summons751184d ago

@Lawson

You laugh but I've seen young kids on phones. Its honestly disgusting, luckily my brother and sister inlaw say no.

FaSCoRP1184d ago

This is ridiculous, one of the best games for kids uses the Kinect, and it is "Once Upon a Monster" from SS with Elmo and Cookie. Totally weird situation

Dlacy13g1184d ago

Whats ridiculous? They are saying on a sunny day get out and play. Not sure whats ridiculous about that? Its a lesson all of us probably at one point or another need to be reminded of.

killagram1184d ago (Edited 1184d ago )

I think some people are taking this video a bit too seriously. All it's doing is telling kids to go outside every once in a while and not rely on technology 24/7 - nothing wrong with that.

UNRELATED: is that Kumar?!? Thank you Sesame Street for not making him sing.

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