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Video: Here's what the mainstream media thinks of video games
November 29, 2013 | By Mike Rose

November 29, 2013 | By Mike Rose
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We often witness the old-school mainstream media questioning the values and morals of the video game industry, whether it be arguments geared towards violence in video games, in-app purchases aimed at deceiving children, or the point of playing games in general.

The above conversation between the UK's Channel 4 veteran reporter Jon Snow and writer Charlie Brooker appears to perfectly encapsulate how the older generation of mainstream media views video games, as Snow hurls loaded question after loaded question in Brooker's direction.

During a brief play on the PlayStation 4, Snow questions the "violence" in kids' game Lego Marvel Super Heroes, is taken aback by the "shudder" of the PlayStation 4 controller, and asks Brooker to explain what Twitter has in common with Call of Duty: Ghosts.

Fortunately, it's not all video game misunderstandings -- Brooker is afforded the time to describe the premise of the wonderful Papers, Please! to Snow, which appears to go down quite well.

Brooker's new show How Videogames Changed the World is due to show on Channel 4 in the UK tonight, followed up Indie Game: The Movie.


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