This just in: Twitter is popular, MySpace is for teenagers and bands courting teenagers, computers are Important, the Internet exists, and the moon is somehow involved in the tides of the oceans! Ground-breaking news, gentlegamers, from the people over at Reuters. The best way to read their article “New arsenal of shooter games target older players“, is to pretend it’s your dad reporting it on the evening news. If your dad is cool, or a gamer, pretend it’s someone else’s dad.
Our favourite bits:
“Coming to a video game console near you, an onslaught of new military-themed shooter games– and they’re not all for children” (Because all video games are just for children, right?)
“Massive Action Game, and throws 256 players – the largest multiplayer experience for a video game” (Because MMOs totally aren’t games, right?)
The whole article reads like a giant fluffpiece, namedropping all the important keywords to make sure it shows up in a google search for almost anything gaming related. At least they bothered with one decent factoid that’s often overlooked: “Kamy Akhavan, managing editor at ProCon.org, said while sales of video games have quadrupled from 1995-2008, the arrest rate for juvenile murders fell 71.9 percent and the arrest rate for all juvenile violent crimes declined 49.3 percent in that period.”