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2012
unknownj
And I don't even have the words for this:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,84168,00.html

"Experts say being the virtual Iraqi army is probably not about sympathizing with the enemy, but instead about seeing what it's like to go up against the most powerful military in the world."

"But gamers also say that enhancing images and designing new scenarios is a form of expression. Missions or maps based in Baghdad really show the viewpoint of the creator[s], It's like getting inside the mind of the author and really examining what they think about it."

"[Games] are the only entertainment that empowers users," said Lowenstein. "With a movie, when you come out you can say, 'I didn't like the ending,' because you didn't make the ending. Games are the only entertainment form that allows the user to determine the outcome."

(apart from writing novels, or music, or any other expressive form of entertainment that these dumb fucks don't consider because they're too busy sitting on their arses playing their playstation 2 in between flicking through right wing news channels and low quality imported porn)

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"[Games] are the only entertainment that empowers users," said Lowenstein. "With a movie, when you come out you can say, 'I didn't like the ending,' because you didn't make the ending. Games are the only entertainment form that allows the user to determine the outcome."

That's a really stupid thing to say anyway, because 99% of games have a pre-determined ending, or set of endings. But yeah, your note at the end is the most important criticism of that incredibly dense statement. Pfeh, Foxnews - the only network committed to the legality of lying! Woohoo!

I sure as hell don't feel empowered when I play games. Half the time I feel like I'm having fun... half the time I feel like I'm wasting my fucking time and paying for the privilege.

The only fun game at all is GTA3, because you can drive around running over exactly the sort of people you wish you could run over every day of your life ;o)

I love Fox News - it makes me appreciate a balanced outlook far more. At one point, they were reading out what people had said about Fox News after watching it on cable in other countries. One person said

"It is less obviously biased than the other networks"

I nearly wet myself

I can't afford GTA3. *is sad*

But no, there are many fun games! Like Jagged Alliance 2 - which yesterday frutrated me so much I actually smashed my keyboard. Not even the Daily Mail is capable of generating that much frustration in me! Sad, eh.

I'm replaying Red Alert at the moment, you know. I'm not terribly good at it, but I beat it before and I'll do it again, heh.

Fox News is totally ghey, I've never watched it and never plan to - I've heard enough about their practices anyway. You know they actually took a case to court, defending the right of news networks to not just distort the truth, but to actively lie.

low quality imported porn

pfft, clearly you never had Live TV, otherwise you'd know that america produces enough low quality porn by itself without having to import it! ;)

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