More Reviews
REVIEWS Grim Fandango Remastered Review
This little light of mine. I'm gonna let it shine. Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine!

Funk of Titans Review
It’s always particularly tough to find the funk of a game when it already doesn’t have much rhythm.
More Previews
PREVIEWS The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Preview
CD Projekt RED delivered hands-on of their latest installment of their HBO-like fantasy RPG. How does the monster-hunting mutant fare this go around?
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES RUGBY 15
Release date: 02/01/15

DEAD OR ALIVE 5 Last Round
Release date: 02/17/15

Dragon Ball XENOVERSE
Release date: 02/24/15


LATEST FEATURES 5 Best Zelda Games of All Time
Nintendo's epic adventure series has seen many entries over the years. Here are the very best of the bunch.

Blades of Steel, NHL 94, More 90's Hockey - Old Games With Grandpa Heath
If Captain Comic were picking players for a pickup hockey game, who would be his first choice? Probably Cliff Ronning.
MOST POPULAR FEATURES PlayStation Downloads January & February 2015 - Monopoly, January's Free PS+ Games
Have you been playing online with your PlayStation devices? Make sure to get these free games for the month of January in our weekly update feature.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP oblivion437
Finally Broke My Crowdfunding Rule
By oblivion437
Posted on 01/12/15
I've had a long-standing rule to avoid getting involved in any sort of crowdfunded activities.  I didn't donate to Shadowrun or Wasteland, but I did buy and enjoy both of them (I'm plugging both of those games right now, just so you know they're good).  I haven't...

GAMING NEWS

CNN: Man Up and "Get Off The Video Games"?

Posted on Tuesday, October 4 @ 16:53:05 Eastern by


CNN contributor William J. Bennett, the U.S. secretary of education from 1985 to 1988, has a mouthful to say about how men are falling behind in the gender battle and how video games contribute:

For the first time in history, women are better educated, more ambitious and arguably more successful than men...

If you don't believe the numbers, just ask young women about men today. You will find them talking about prolonged adolescence and men who refuse to grow up... This decline in founding virtues -- work, marriage, and religion -- has caught the eye of social commentators from all corners.

Man's response has been pathetic. Today, 18-to- 34-year-old men spend more time playing video games a day than 12-to- 17-year-old boys. While women are graduating college and finding good jobs, too many men are not going to work, not getting married and not raising families. Women are beginning to take the place of men in many ways. This has led some to ask: do we even need men?

So what's wrong? Increasingly, the messages to boys about what it means to be a man are confusing. The machismo of the street gang calls out with a swagger. Video games, television and music offer dubious lessons to boys who have been abandoned by their fathers.

...The Founding Fathers believed, and the evidence still shows, that industriousness, marriage and religion are a very important basis for male empowerment and achievement. We may need to say to a number of our twenty-something men, "Get off the video games five hours a day, get yourself together, get a challenging job and get married." It's time for men to man up.

Apparently, to be a man in America, he has to work, get married to a woman, and be religious. Well, I'm an agnostic gay man who works by playing and writing about video games... so I guess I'm screwed. So is the rest of the video game industry, as the vast majority in the industry are men. Also, this just in: Women don't play video games. See? Facebook, Popcap, and iPhone games really don't count?

Now, I get it. Even I know a few guys who I wish I could kick out of their gaming chair and tell them to drop their video games for a sec and be responsible for a change. It's all about balance, yes?

But if we really want to talk about masculinity, I could talk about how video games are essentially a throwback for men, back to a time when strength and courage meant something instead of their marginalization in the modern workplace, which is why so many successful games are about historical quests, warfare, epic heroism, and the frontier, be it in space, the Wild West, or the apocalypse.

Instead, we just get another tiring editorial by an old man slamming young men with his erect judgmental ignorant troll face.

[Source]

FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.


More from the Game Revolution Network




comments powered by Disqus