Aside from loving a good scare story, be it about weather fronts, killer bees or a new strain of flu, why does the mainstream news media routinely produce such poor reporting when it comes to video games?
The way the media paints it, video games in general are always the culprit!
i thought it was religion. but yeah media in general is corrupted to the spine. A sick person is sick, no matter the motive.
So I take it we have video games during the Crusades, Slavery, Holocaust, Civil Wars, Revolutionary wars, World War I and II... need I continue??? Yup games are definitely the culprit here. LMAO... I love the ignorance in our media... NO BAD PEOPLE... WHO DO BAD THINGS... ARE RESPONSIBLE PERIOD.
Meh... The media jumps on anything that might cause a panic.
I bet ISIS trained on GTA...
Just wait until you see the IS fighters that used Mortal Kombat X and Dead or Alive to achieve their hand to hand combat and finishing move techniques
aaahhh, will they boob jiggle us to death then? actually that doesn't sound too bad... you know, apart from the dying part but what are you gonna do?
They eat food. Food must be banned or watch who eat it..
People fear what they don't understand. The media should become more educated.
They will always go against consoles because it takes viewers away :/ They don't want Kids to play their own games, they just want them to watch their stupid programming.
There's over 130 people dead, and many more injured forever. In the grand scheme of things, does it really matter if Forbes misconstrued a comment by Belgium's Foreign Minister? Is anyone suggesting Sony is culpable of the heinous acts in France? Maybe instead of seeing this through the eyes of a gamer, and asking "how does this affect ME?", you take a step back and ask how humanity is capable of doing things like this to begin with.
'ask how humanity is capable of doing things like this to begin with' Doesn't matter the religion, none accept gray areas, only black and white, right or wrong. ISIS are taking it a step further and enforcing it. Religion is the strongest form of brain washing we have in this world, how could it not go wrong at some point?
I often read comments like this from people that have zero understanding of religion other than what their limited knowledge of it allows them to think they understand. Anyway, you know what, this is a gaming forum not a religious debate forum. O.T. The mainstream media has been demonizing gaming for years so they aren't going to stop anytime soon. I won't be surprised if the NSA uses this as an opportunity to try and force sony to work with them the way microsoft does.
Humanity has always killed, it's just what we do.
Sorry, but you are trying to imply that just because some gamers here are commenting on the stupidity of the media, somehow thay care more about their games and are not concerned at what happened? The point is that the incorrect facts were reported and video games were again being painted as something that encourages deviance. A comment by C-H-E-F above quite rightly states that video games did not exist during the Crusades, Slavery, the Holocaust, World Wars I and II so who did the media blame then? No one is responsible other than the perpatrators themselves and just because some of us defend games does not mean that we care any less about the pain, the loss and the hurt the families of those 128 people killed in Paris. We do not want something so evil be attributed to a hobby that many of us enjoy and which for some of us is a lifeline, diverting attention from our own pain or problems. Humanity is capable of such an act and far worse I am sad to say. Slavery, was once carried out officially by the so called civilized nations of the world, all in the name of business. Growing Tobacco and Cotton was more important than the rights of Africans as human beings. Shipping records showed about 12 million slaves were forced to do the Atlantic crossing but the real figure was 7 or 8 times higher. Hitler blamed an entire religion for the woes of Germany and exterminated over 6 million Jews in about 4 years. This is humanity or the lack of. If some people played games at home and with their families and their mates instead of joining evil causes, the world would be a far better place.
You're seeing it from way too close. The "media" didn't "blame" anyone. If they reported on a false corollary between the Minister's comments and the technology used to coordinate the attacks, then that's an error that should be resolved. Seeing it as who's to "blame" misses the point. There will always be conjecture, taking it personally when it's wrong is absolutely pointless.
Pretty telling.....130 people die in Paris and everybody changes their profiles to a French flag and starts praying for Paris, but when 130 people are being killed every day in Syria - by terorists funded and trained by USA (and France for that matter) nobody gives a damn. If there was ever hypocrisy..... Wake up people, don't react like sheep.
I'll feel bad for the 130 that died that didn't do anything and were minding their own business...not the 130 died that killed them. Sorry, you can feel bad for terrorists but I'll sit and wait for the entire world to drop the bombs on them. ISIS doesn't deserve sympathy, love, or caring...they deserve to rot and have long before Paris. If you care so much for ISIS please do us a favor and move to Syria with them.
I don't think you understood what he was on about... He is talking about the innocent people that live in Syria itself that have no affiliation with ISIS. In the end, innocent people are being killed for one or more groups radical actions.
You need to learn how to read. Oh and ISIS is using American weapons and Toyota trucks delivered by USA. Funny how 1 year after fake US bombings ISIS becomes stronger. Some of you people really need to use your own brain. The no.1 military power in the world can't destroy terrorists driving jeeps in open desert in 1 year???And it took them 130days to anihilate the entire Iraqi army which was the most powerful army in the Middle East at that time. Logic folks logic, you are all being tricked.
Apples and oranges. An army wears uniforms and drives military vehicles so they are much easier to spot. Terrorists blend in with civilians. And I think you are wayy overrating the Iraqi army. In both Wars they just collapsed, many of them just surrendered the first chance they got
A lot more people would die in Syria if USA and France did not buy Oil. You're overlooking the real problem.
I'm sorry what?
You are blaming the US and France on supplying them with money through means of purchasing Oil. 1. That is a money leak issue within their own territory. 2. Arab communities need that money to survive, it is not all going to ISIS, they are not all bad.
@uth11 Actually no, during the terrorist siege and overtaking of the ancient city Palmyra for example, they had to cross hundreds of miles of open desert driving Toyota jeeps in a long column. USA of course did not bomb them, beacuse they are in fact arming them - it's now a well known fact. The ultimate goal is to overthrow another legitimate government which doesn't follow US criminal policy. BUt keep drinking that government kool aid, no wonder the world is going to sh#t, some poeple will believe anything. Just like that fairytale of Russia being a threat, then you look at one single piece of information and you start thinking: Russia 2 military bases outside of it's borders, USA:800. Who's the threat again?
Well known facts should have links to reputable sources...
Its all about the ratings. These media douchebags would frame their own kids if they could make money out of it.
saddam hussein use ps2 http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...
smh Nothing to see here.
entirely expected, when the media starts looking for a scapegoat when bad shit happens somehow Gaming is always the one they remember.... not that you'd really need a scapegoat consideringing Isis doing stupid shit already has a scapegoat called religion
NSA problably making demands to Sony at this very moment.
Some of the worst times in history and the worst terrorists came before video games existed. Just like movies, games get inspiration from real life/events. They need to let this go.
Video games are blamed for violence constantly. It's nothing new. Video games are going to have a stigma until a new form of entertainment becomes a reality. It used to be magazines, then radio, then TV, now games. Nothing new here, people just don't realize ho unoriginal their ideas are.
Why would the games be bashed? I thought it was determined that they were only using ps4s to communicate
Should we moan at a car maker for providing transport to ISIL they use daily? What about a Food company that provides food for them at some point? No. Total PC crap from people that use any excuse to throw the video game card and to no doubt ban the card
Better burn all the PS4's now. Free us from this fear! lol... k see you guys online.
Oh really? This was big news? Where again? A few sites maybe? Or.. is this also like the game studios drama in the wake or the attacks (which were both far away from the attacks if you now the city). Stop playing gamer victim or tagging current affairs to gaming. It looks real stupid. BTW. Demonized
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