Fox News Debate of Federal Funding for Games Goes About Like You’d Expect

Kotaku: Here's a video that is uncomfortable to watch on two levels. The first is that I feel terrible for Brian Ambrozy, the editor-in-chief of Icrontic, who is appearing on Fox News to try to explain why and what kind of video games are now eligible for federal arts funding. The second is the nonstop assault Fox and its counterpoint ringer make on one's intelligence.

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iamnsuperman3527d ago (Edited 3527d ago )

"fair" ha lol.

Love it how the tech guy put fox in their place from the get go and then again with "I'm talking to entertainers here". I tip my hat to you, Sir

Active Reload3527d ago

Yeah, this wasn't as bad as the article's writer made it seem, it's definitely nowhere near as bad as when Geoff Keighley was on there. Btw, the Asbury fellow is a complete a$$ just like 99% of Fox news network.

HolyOrangeCows3527d ago (Edited 3527d ago )

I understand making educational games....but "art"? I don't know....we're entering dangerous territory. Games are very commercial and easily replicated; I don't see how we could fund them to make "art" video games. And if they were the way I think they would be, I'm thinking it would be more like "software" than a game.

Ping Pong is an art.

metsgaming3527d ago

Kotaku and Fox news are very similar when you think about it so when one points the other out as a joke it makes me laugh.

ATiElite3527d ago

if a game is artsy and helps make learning fun and easy all the while getting little kids familiar with technology then sure my tax dollars can go there. Our education system and teaching format needs updated.

But what Fox Propaganda Fascist News needs to stick with is why my tax dollars go to Oil companies who every year have increased their profits while shrinking their workforce.

I'm sick of Corporate Welfare to oil companies especially when the top 5 oil companies made a combined $125 Billion dollars in profit last year and I'm paying $4 a gallon for gas made from oil dug up 10 years ago. Now that my friend is Bullcrap!

jdfoster003527d ago (Edited 3527d ago )

LOL YOU'RE COMLAINING ABOUT $4 A GALLON? IT'S $2.14 A LITRE OVER HERE IN THE U.K!!! Now that my friend is BullShit*!

ATiElite3527d ago

Dam sucks for you! lol I feel your pain but doesn't the U.K. have a lot of trains and stuff? plus your cars are more fuel efficient than our American tanks (SUV). but yeh your metric system and fuel prices suck. lol :) j/k
Man if they charged Americans $4 a liter here in the States...we would riot and burn this biatch down or invade another country for their oil.

The public transportation system in the U.S. is NOT reliable unless you live in maybe N.Y.C. or Chicago. anywhere else and you need a car and especially if you live in the suburbs.

Beefstew4u3527d ago

We pay about $1.30 a litre here in Canada at the moment. Which is like $5 a gallon. I could never imagine $2.14 a litre, that's like $8 per gallon =/

rabidpancakeburglar3527d ago

Why do the American media get so butthurt about every little thing?

one2thr3527d ago

Because our American society has gotten to sensitive during the last few years, which is very sad :(

Finger-Eater3527d ago

The American Corporate media in general can suck my balls.

JsonHenry3527d ago

I don't care if it is considered a form of art or not. But I am NOT for giving public funds to private devs/individuals based on the fact that games are recognized by the gub'ment to be a form of art.

r2kcipher3527d ago

honestly your tax $$ is pretty much dumped in a giant pit in the middle east. so whats exactly the problem with this? this will probably come from money budgeted for business grants anyway, so it doesn't effect you at all.

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