For the most part I ignore what the mainstream media has to say about violent video games because for the most part they just talk out there ass and they do not understand the concept of video games nor understand why we as gamers play them. Here is a perfect example for you:
Glenn Beck, host of CNN’s The Glenn Beck Program, has added his name to the list of concerned citizens against the violence and sexual content found in Grand Theft Auto IV. In a recent interview with Dr. Cheryl Olson, co-author of Grand Theft Childhood, Beck lashed out with indifference toward gaming and then proceeded to ‘dis’ bloggers.
“I will tell you that all these video gamers … they’re bloggers, as well as video gamers – they’re writing all kinds of stuff about me [that] I’m the enemy now of video gamers. I could care less about video games. Video game bloggers? They’re losers …”
For someone who could care less about gaming he sure does have his share of opinions on the subject. Watch as Beck wastes Dr. Olson’s time by ranting about his personal life as an internet joke when he realizes the good doctor wouldn’t be able to add to his sound-byte reel of uninformed gaming hatred.
Our favorite part? Beck cashing in on the Grand Theft Auto IV hatred for ratings and advertising dollars and then proceed to accuse the ‘game industry’ of giving GTAIV an M-Rating purely for monetary reasons. Say it with us now. Irony.
What do you think?
Thanks 360fanboy.com for getting this out there.