| Mail |
You might also like: WoW Insider, Joystiq, and more

Reader Comments (5)

Posted: Nov 28th 2007 12:10PM (Unverified) said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
"Funsucker" is an okay term, but I prefer "Chupafunbra."

Posted: Nov 28th 2007 5:54PM Pylades said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
Chupafunbra is brilliant. I'm going to have to remember that one.
Reply

Posted: Nov 28th 2007 1:26PM (Unverified) said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
Media exhaustion is catching up with the "blame gamers" trend in news, so if we can hold out another few years we'll stop being the scapegoat and they'll find something new to demonize.

Besides which, the games industry makes money, tons of it. If you've noticed, it's very difficult to demonize an existing product... if it's extremely successful.

As an example, look at the cigarette industry. They're still doing very well, unfortunately.

Posted: Nov 28th 2007 7:26PM (Unverified) said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
>> I haven't read that video games are responsible for global warming yet, but it's only a matter of time.

well there's an internet meme to the effect that an avatar uses as much electricity as a real person, so I think we can say that blame for global warming is already happening...

Posted: Nov 29th 2007 5:28AM (Unverified) said

  • 2 hearts
  • Report
Awesome article, Robin, with great tips.

Every time I see the media warming up for the anti-games frenzy, I wonder what the world would be like if they did that to everything:

"OMG! The killer played GOLF! Golf must make people VIOLENT!"

"OMG! The abusers met through CHURCH! Church must encourage anti-social behavior!"

Those assertions would be brushed off as absurd by the public, yet in content they're no different from asserting that the presence of a game in someone's life must be responsible for their violent acts.

Featured Stories

Engadget

Engadget

Joystiq

Joystiq

WoW Insider

WoW

TUAW

TUAW