Fox News Goes Crazy Over "Liberal" Simulation Games:

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  1. janpor

    janpor New Member

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    I personally like strategy games, business simulation games, city-building games, etc.

    I started them to play at a fairly young age, around when I was 11 y.o. or something. This was the time of Windows98. I also remember having Windows95 on the family computer back in the days... :shock:

    Anyhow, FoxNews went completely bonkers on Stimulation Games, in this case SimCitySocities:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oq_R4LrzHb4"]FoxNews On SCS[/ame]

    I perfectly understand now why American is going up in flames -- people watch this crap? They watch the channel that airs that?! :omg:

    Listen y'all -- business simulation games, strategy games, city-building games, etc. should be handed out-free sort of speak to children. Why? You learn a lot because of them: balancing a budget, making responsable desicions, etc.

    I like playing Railroad Tycoon II back in the day -- because of it, I learned -- when I was about 11-12 y.o. -- whar "shares" were, how they worked, what a dividend is, etc.

    And games like e.g. SimCity -- you indeed can opt for "liberal" policies like capping pollution, taxing the companies that pollute more, adopt eco-friendly stuff that leads to expanding high-tech industry, etc.

    Way better than all those crazy racing and shoot-everything-to-pieces games.
     
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    Still trying to find the Fox goes "crazy" or "bonkers" in this segment?

    Everything they said was right on....you disagree of course. I don't. I would hardly call it crap, just a difference of opinion than yours.

    It's indoctrination....period.
     
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    No, they're looking out for our common good.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVl8vfev4L8"]Sim City Mayor - YouTube[/ame]

    And secondly, are they claiming that people are going to get confused by this? Their viewers have some probelms telling the differnce between the Simpsons and reality.
     
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    Oh, please -- any person with a fuctioning brain that what FoxNews aired on this is a large mis-representation.

    As for your claim of "indoctrination" in games -- that is outright ridiculous. Since when did we replace "education" with the word "indoctrination".

    Take the game involved SimCitySocities -- I don't have the game, played it once and didn't like it because it's too different from the orginal SimCity series... SimCitySocities is about "social engineering" overall, so anyone can criticize it for being it too "this or that", "liberal" or "conservative". It depends on how the player builds his/her city. The criticism doesn't make sense, at all! It's just more fear-mongering, because now it isn't even safe anymore to buy your kids a harmless pc game.

     
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    Well, I guess purchasing wind turbines is obviously an act of indoctrination.

    No give your kids Grand Theft Auto, killing hookers is a much more valuable lesson.
     
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    SimCity liberal? Matt Yglesias was just writing about how SimCity contained the supply side trick of charging businesses 0% tax and getting residents to foot the entire bill in order to get optimum growth.

    And, come on. Whenever I play Civilization I automatically become a neo-con. When the Russians enslaved one of my workers and then killed him I launched a shock and awe campaign to "liberate" their people to my enlightened democratic rule.
     
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