Video games aren’t just environments that exist in a virtual world. Much like the Internet, such imaginary spaces can spill over or “seep” into the real world. We see such things happen to varying degrees:
- Gaming can get you $1 million contracts.
- Gaming can/should sometimes get you a job.
- Gaming can be used for propaganda.
That last point brings me back to my earlier post where Jon Stewart remarked how congress was filled with jackasses. Once again, all these people at the Gaming Senate Debate really need to get a reality check.
These Congressmen, supposedly highly-paid terrorist experts from the Pentagon, have no idea what they are talking about by saying that terrorists are modifying Battlefield 2 to their needs. Such is possible, but just isn’t true. They reference an infamous fan-made video by Sonic Jihad which the Pentagon thought was a training game for Terrorists.
Granted, we do realize that video games can have interesting implications, but for goodness sake, get the facts right!