Fox News: “Games like Flower & The Sims are Corrupting The Youth”

By on September 6, 2011


According to Fox News, games like Flower and Sim City are corrupting the youth.

Fail.

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  • Uberanimefan

    *sigh* Why….why….why…

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  • Metarro

    i bet they play farmville.

  • Guiltytenshi
  • http://twitter.com/godfree Danny Pena (Godfree)

    Flower?!? lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1048459491 Jourdan Cameron

    0_o
    That’s the most disturbing thing I’ve ever seen on the internet.
    Keep in mind that I’ve tons of footage from PETA…

  • Maplestorynxspam1

    WHY DO THEY ONLY PLAY FARMVILLE?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sam-Warren/100001120767115 Sam Warren

    I’d rather my kids learn lessons from those games then to hear them swearing while killing virtual people, at least this way… you know they learn what’s going on and if your so concerned. Watch the Parents… and a video game is not a baby sitter, so the faster they learn from this the better off everyone will be. I will address one last thing… putting fear into kids about what past and current generations are doing give me a break, it’s not different from someone saying if you don’t believe in god your going to hell… double standard and yes it’s a fear tactic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/echeverriamario Mario Echeverria

    Flower!? really?
    What’s so corrupting about Flower? LMFAO

  • http://www.facebook.com/echeverriamario Mario Echeverria

    Flower!? really?
    What’s so corrupting about Flower? LMFAO

  • Erikjo

    What morons…. And I am a conservative.

  • Ewong247

    okay, so they say kids will be subjected to liberal fear mongering if they play these games, which they say are BORING. That pretty much defeats their own argument since kids wouldn’t be playing boring games in the first place! Thanks for making it obvious you are a moron.

  • Anonymous

    As a Finnish person, I wish I could apprenticeship in Fox News. They seem to have the best comedy writers in the news industry :D (this is sarcasm)

  • Pat

    Oh boy. First triple face-palm of the history. I don’t know if I should cry or laught…

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  • Joe-conell

    “Fate of the World is not designed as a children’s game, but it should be suitable for most anyone over the age of 12.”

    so much wrong with fox news… why?! WHY!?

  • Afrit357

    How many people idiots commented before listening to the video. The words “corrupting the youth” don’t appear even once in the video. The video is merely commenting on how many indie games and the like are little more than blatant green propaganda.

    Though using flower as an example was ignorant since its more zen than anything.

    • Cam

      Yes, but to FOX, anything that doesn’t fit the bill of “shoot everything, get points,” is a hidden agenda (It should also be noted that FOX does not like “shoot everything, get points,” games, either). Flower had a good environmental message. As you flew through the level reviving flowers, piles of garbage would be replaced with rolling hills, wind turbines would sprout out of the ground, stuff like that.

  • Anonymous

    This is just plain ridiculous. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1621595958 Jared Booz

    where the eff do they get their weed at?

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  • Mario

    …Every time Fox News has ever brought up video games they have been so incredibly wrong.  Fox News fails to amaze…  Holy shit these people are morons.

  • 444koala

    First of all they are heavily judging books by their cover here and second of all if there really was something in a video game that they don’t want their kids to see or learn about than that’s their problem not the developers.  They’re the parents after all.

  • 444koala

    First of all they are heavily judging books by their cover here and second of all if there really was something in a video game that they don’t want their kids to see or learn about than that’s their problem not the developers.  They’re the parents after all.

  • http://twitter.com/JoshuaNyquist1 Joshua Nyquist

    sim city boring!?!?!

  • http://twitter.com/JoshuaNyquist1 Joshua Nyquist

    sim city boring!?!?!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jorgen.f.mosand Jørgen Fallet Mosand

    What a douche, and so hysterical. Very annoying to listen to.

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  • Josh

    He’s right though…that stuff is boring…I mean who actually plays that shit? Lets be honest here, video games are meant for the more mature audiance, and thats why those games are actually worth playing.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=839270407 Steph Laberis

      You’re just one part of a vast audience. Games are meant for whomever wants to play them. I don’t like most FPS games, zombies are overplayed, space marines and orcs are boring to me, yet I fall under a mature audience though, being in my 30′s. Does that mean I am not allowed to enjoy games like the Zelda series, Okami, indie games like Limbo, Journey, or the classics like Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy, etc? Are those no longer real games? Or by “mature” did you mean “adult male”?

  • Josh

    He’s right though…that stuff is boring…I mean who actually plays that shit? Lets be honest here, video games are meant for the more mature audiance, and thats why those games are actually worth playing.

  • Josh

    He’s right though…that stuff is boring…I mean who actually plays that shit? Lets be honest here, video games are meant for the more mature audiance, and thats why those games are actually worth playing.

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  • runb0yrun

    You have got to be kidding me. Games like Flower, in which you control flowers and bring colour and life back into the land, and The Sims in which you create people and live their lives is youth corruption? Sure, let’s just let our kids play Grand Theft Auto instead.

  • DestroyerOfSense

    They blamed both the Columbine shootings and the Virginia Tech Massacre on video games. Now they’re doing this. Wow… I thought our media couldn’t get any worse….

  • Anonymous

    I never knew my McDonalds burger came about by slaughtering polar bears. Thank you, Fox News, for this enlightenment.

  • SemiPsychopathic

    I like how they kept mentioning simulation games, but the footage they showed was of Flower even though they didn’t mention it at all. 

    That was a nice touch.

  • DERP

    who is this fucking dumb. WHO IS THIS DUMB. fox news. the biggest trolls in the entire world.

  • Fake

    Jesus Christ, Fox news is pants-on-head retarded.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7FI6E4CZE4EOZXAJTIQCK6L5HM IVAN

    Try Actually Playing the games! and another thing “these games are boring!” no they are not. watching sesame street is boring!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=645130133 Roman Van Persie

    Ths video makes me want to KILL, more than an infinite amount of time playing GTA games would.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_A62USYOL3R244ORGDALIDSTBVE TW

    First, have they (or anyone else) played fate of the world? It’s not a game I would have my theoretical child play because it’s too complex and not for kids, and it’s also not very fun. The argument that nuclear is safer than solar or wind power is a joke, and Sim City Societies isn’t a bad game and I would let a child play it. What is wrong with teaching children where their food comes from? It’s not saying don’t eat McDonalds, it’s saying that there is more to it. I suppose getting educated is so liberal and anti-American.Then they go into left field by mentioning the tag sale game, which again wouldn’t appeal to a child, but is interesting to some adults.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_A62USYOL3R244ORGDALIDSTBVE TW

    First, have they (or anyone else) played fate of the world? It’s not a game I would have my theoretical child play because it’s too complex and not for kids, and it’s also not very fun. The argument that nuclear is safer than solar or wind power is a joke, and Sim City Societies isn’t a bad game and I would let a child play it. What is wrong with teaching children where their food comes from? It’s not saying don’t eat McDonalds, it’s saying that there is more to it. I suppose getting educated is so liberal and anti-American.Then they go into left field by mentioning the tag sale game, which again wouldn’t appeal to a child, but is interesting to some adults.

  • http://www.facebook.com/antonio.barrientes Antonio Barrientes

    I could punch the scrotum of a million men in rage, and it would still not be sated.

  • Ubersoldier

    What the Fuck is wrong with you, Fox?! Watch out! Mario jump on heads of innocent turtles – kids become psycho murderes. Mario collect coins – kids become greedy bastards. Don´t play Mario Bros. kids. 

  • Connor McCluskey

    fox… is the worst news channel ever they are completely retarded

  • Typical.

    Fox News again misses the mark. 

    Raise your hand if you’re surprised.

  • Fox

    “oh kids, by the way, I am concerned that you’re playing games that support preserving the habitat we live in… Here, here is a game called GTA.. learn about insensitivity to humanity as a whole.. This is much better for your generation”

  • Guest

    These people are idiots.  Not only are they more concerned about kids caring about the environment than graphic violence, (which they even mention and then disregard) but they have this notion that morality is agreeing to their specifc political worldview.  Not to mention that the game “Flower” doesn’t have more than about 5 lines of dialogue.

  • Angie

    “…lessons parents don’t want their kids to learn”

    So Fox News is basically saying that conservative parents want to brainwash their children into believing what they do, rather than have them come to their own logical conclusions that may (or may not) conflict with their parents’ beliefs, by forbidding them to play these games.

  • Guest

    it is not

  • Jonathan Mcdonald

    Someone slap those numb-skulls.

  • FlowerFan

    Wtf. See a nice friendly game where you control a bunch of flower petals to calming music? EVIL. BURN IT. THE GAME IS A TERRORIST. What the fudge.