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Andrew Fletcher
Andrew Fletcher
12 years ago

Thanks for pursuing this article Adilegian, it’s always good to see readers questioning news stories and their sources. But if I understand correctly, the quote from Jane Healy is still valid even if it occured in an article about CES, rather than at a summmit held there (to which it was not explicitly attributed in the article). If you happen to know that the summit itself did not actually take place then obviously the piece is stretching the truth, but I don’t think Jane Healy’s lack of involvement in the summit alone is proof of this, nor does it invalidate… Read more »

Adilegian
Adilegian
12 years ago

I pursued the link your site provides to the article about videogames’ rewiring developing brains, and I was curious to read the source material of the presentation attributed to Jane Healy. Unable to find the material online–and unable to find Healy’s name on the list of CES participants–I asked her directly for a transcript. News flash: Healy has never been to CES. The article linked here lifted a quotation from USA Weekend’s December piece looking FORWARD to CES. In other words, the “news link” on your front page reports an event that never happened. You might consider researching the information… Read more »

Adilegian
Adilegian
12 years ago

I pursued the link your site provides to the article about videogames’ rewiring developing brains, and I was curious to read the source material of the presentation attributed to Jane Healy. Unable to find the material online–and unable to find Healy’s name on the list of CES participants–I asked her directly for a transcript. News flash: Healy has never been to CES. The article linked here lifted a quotation from USA Weekend’s December piece looking FORWARD to CES. In other words, the “news link” on your front page reports an event that never happened. You might consider researching the information… Read more »

Adilegian
12 years ago

I pursued the link your site provides to the article about videogames’ rewiring developing brains, and I was curious to read the source material of the presentation attributed to Jane Healy. Unable to find the material online–and unable to find Healy’s name on the list of CES participants–I asked her directly for a transcript. News flash: Healy has never been to CES. The article linked here lifted a quotation from USA Weekend’s December piece looking FORWARD to CES. In other words, the “news link” on your front page reports an event that never happened. You might consider researching the information… Read more »

gamevet
gamevet
12 years ago

I’ve heard plenty of stupid comments on live, from kids talking about their day to eachother, to gamers talking making lude homosexual jabs at others. If you don’t care for it, unplug the headset.

seluropnek
seluropnek
12 years ago

The online racism (not to mention rampant homophobia) in games is pretty depressing. Can’t they at least think of creative insults? Honestly, I wasn’t aware that this many racist people existed until online console gaming and youtube comments.

The first console game I played online was SOCOM, and topping the leaderboards were names like KKKWHITEPOWER.

Andrew Fletcher
Andrew Fletcher
12 years ago

Persuasive Games should pitch “Wii Fat” to Nintendo. Ho ho..

And while I’m apologising for that joke, I suppose I ought to say sorry for the unremittingly miserable set of headlines that I chose to kick off the new year.

Still, always good to remind pirates how naughty they are to the industry that feeds them. And a worryingly yeah-I-could-see-how-that-might-be-true “games re-wire your brain” story is one of my favorite repeating articles.