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Violent video games touted as learning tool

Now, there's an ongoing debate about violence in video games (and violent media in general). It's a good debate, and one I'm not going to get into here. Here's what I'm going to focus on- the last paragraph of that story (from Daphne Bavelier, author of the study in question).

"As you know, most of us females just hate those action video games," she said. "You don't have to use shooting. You can use, for example, a princess which has a magic wand and whenever she touches something, it turns into a butterfly and sparkles."

...

/slow, extended blink

Please. Please, please, PLEASE be joking, Dr. Bavelier. Because if not, what the actual fuck.

Signed,
me and half of my Warcraft guild.

ETA: Edited for coherence.

Date: 2010-05-28 09:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] valtyr
You can use, for example, a princess which has a magic wand and whenever she touches something, it turns into a butterfly and sparkles

sparkles!

This!

Date: 2010-05-28 11:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] truthiness-aura.livejournal.com
Love that game, love it. I bought the single that's the soundtrack and have listened to it over and over and over and over and...

I like me some ponies and sparkles! But I also like me some ranged sniper combat. And some d20s. And some Lock and Load procs.

Re: This!

Date: 2010-05-28 11:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] valtyr
I would like to be a princess with guns that shoot rainbows. Deadly rainbows.

Re: This!

Date: 2010-05-28 11:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] truthiness-aura.livejournal.com
Oooh, I like that. I would like glitter grenades.

Date: 2010-05-29 05:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alivemagdolene.livejournal.com
If only they had a game where you could have a princess with a magic wand that turns things into shoes, having babies, being submissive and stupid, and dieting! It could be set at the mall!

I love whenever some twat opens her mouth to share on behalf of billions of people. There really is no good way a sentence can end when it begins with "As you know, most of us females...".

Heh heh, "twat".

Date: 2010-05-31 04:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] truthiness-aura.livejournal.com
That word needs to be used more frequently.

There really is no good way a sentence can end when it begins with "As you know, most of us females...".

SECOND! And you can sub in anything for "females": gays, blacks, Jews- it's a banquet of potential prejudice. /facepalm

I'm going to go wider and say that if you start a sentence with "As you know, most of us (blank)", you need to either be saying something very sarcastic or you need to stop that sentence right there.

(This is, in fact, so ridiculous that I'm holding out hope that she WAS being sarcastic, and the AP reporter just didn't pick up on it.)

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