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I don't religiously follow any specific news source so don't call me a Fox fan, but all you guys are bashing Fox News without even reading the original Fox News article!!! The article was about the usual ESRB rating system and how young kids get around it so you have 9-year-old kids playing games and the usual court cases that happen. They also noted how Bulletstorm uses sexual slang to describe certain kinds of death. The quote in question about Bulletstorm causing rape doesn't exist in the article. They quoted a psychologist who said video games are causing an increase in rape. Like it or disagree, it was her words, not the news network's, and it wasn't even the focus of the article.
All very good points! That is the biggest problem with the world today: People do not think! In fairness, though, quotes can be chosen to push a theme in an article, and Fox News is quite good at it. I'm not necessarily saying that they did that in this case, but it's been done. Fox News was also a major source of the hoopla over the Mass Effect sex scene, so it isn't a stretch either and Fox News has earned the skepticism and cynicism surrounding their "journalism."

On the other side of the equation, we have video game makers digging their own graves. Some games are just needlessly violent and don't actually have any value. Furthermore, we have games being advertised negatively: Dead Space 2 commercials are playing on kids wanting games that are gruesome and that their parents would disapprove of. Definitely not helping! Dead Space is a good game, and if the sequel is just as good then it isn't necessary to promote through means other than the good plot and gameplay.
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FOX asked Lieberman instead of a real expert. Why do you think they asked her and not a real expert? Precisely.
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This.

http://rt.com/usa/news/usa-congress-...erberg/?page=6

All big name news networks are controlled sadly...
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No of course it is not. Because you need to choose between two options which are not basically the same(!) And they are in no way there to make you think that you've made a difference(!) No they can't be.
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