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TV and Games: Yes It’s That Bad

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The ECA Newsletter pointed me to this story from a site called Slightly Relevant. In it, the writer discusses how incredibly silly games are portrayed, specifically in prime time crime dramas. You could of course go much further than this. I watch House every week but they did a “game” episode once that will make you stare blankly at the screen for 45 minutes. So many people play games you have to wonder how hard it is for these people to consult someone with some knowledge of the medium. There’s some pretty funny stuff here and the videos are all worth watching, but the above clip from Life is priceless.

Prince of Persia “level 10” FTW!

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Bill Abner

Bill has been writing about games for the past 16 years for such outlets as Computer Games Magazine, GameSpy, The Escapist, GameShark, and Crispy Gamer. He will continue to do so until his wife tells him to get a real job.

9 thoughts to “TV and Games: Yes It’s That Bad”

  1. Holy crap I have played through partway of two thrones before finally giving up because of those damn wolves that just drain all your sand and fuck you up. It was getting very annoying.

    Secondly what the fuck.

  2. Oh, neat! I had no idea you could hack the Microsoft Excel master file for the Prince of Persia leaderboards just by pushing random buttons during that cutscene!

  3. I was wondering why that excel file was at level 10. I just thought to get to the next level you had to learn to embezzle, like all good princes.

  4. OH NO! Not that again.
    “It’s just a hard-drive with games on it; bla bla I have a Captain Kirk costume” Oh shut up D:

    It always makes me wonder what other things they manage to portray in such a skewed way.

  5. TV’s just jealous games are taking all their market share, so they make fun of gamers while secretly wishing we’d all reallocate our 1 – 3 hours per day back to their programming instead of the consoles.

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