Today in Fox News hysterical anti-green teeth-gnashing: LIBERAL ACTIVISTS ARE BRAINWASHING YOUR KIDS WITH ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS VIDEOGAMES!!!11!
Could there possibly be a bigger ado about absolutely nothing? I know it’s Fox’s M.O. to make shit up about the most benign things in order to keep its base in continual fear of the big, scary liberal machine and whatever, but we’re talking about videogames. That parents, should they feel so inclined, can simply choose not to buy, thus sparing their precious little urchins from having their minds befouled by the evils of games teaching about the importance of taking care of the natural world. (Scary, I know.)
Personally, what most amused me in this sordid exchange was when they got all up in arms about how these games were supposedly going to be played by “five-year-olds”. Yes, because nothing appeals to teh children like spending dozens of hours watching a city slowly rise from the earth as a result of tedious socio-politico-fiscal micromanaging.
These people aren’t just wrong-minded and demagogues; they’re outright delusional.
(Full disclosure: I am a SimCity fanatic and have been loyal to the series ever since I first started playing it … when I was nine.)