Surprisingly enough, they get it all wrong.
Games journalist Geoff Keighley does an admirable job of trying to set the liars straight, but he’s outnumbered. One “expert” suggests that the game desensitizes the player to sexuality (without mentioning that the sexual content is PG-13 levels at the most), and a member of the “panel” asks why the game wasn’t rated Adults Only (again, PG-13…).
Of course, the host admits that she only recently bought a video game for the first time, and another says she feels old, wondering where the Atari went.
And they’re telling viewers what to think about video games. They’ve all made idiots out of themselves, being willfully ignorant and spreading what’s tantamount to lies.
The whole issue would be hilarious if people didn’t actually watch, and believe, Fox News. Instead, it’s really, really frustrating, and more than a little scary.
Joystiq reminds me that the “expert” actually laughs when Geoff asks her if she’s ever played Mass Effect. Then she says no.