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  • Kingsman - May 23, 2011 7:25 p.m.

    Having listened to (what can laughingly be called) the 'debate', it seems that Yelly McBaldhead, really only wanted a forum to bitch about the deficit and the fact that videogames being at issue was only circumstantial. I'd be willing to bet he takes issue with the entire NEA getting funding, not just videogames. It is really unfortunate that Fox began with such a misleading headline (I know, everyone's wearing their 'surprised' faces) saying 'Call of Duty' might get federal funding is so disingenuous that a gentle breeze with make it an outright lie. But let's be honest. Without stuff like this to boil our blood, life would get boring. So let's thank Fox for the vital entertainment services it provides.
  • FVDub - May 23, 2011 7:20 p.m.

    Video games are great and Fox News is terrible, but government funding should probably be spent on more important stuff than artistic video games.
  • jackthemenace - May 23, 2011 7:14 p.m.

    I'm with Bladex on this one. At first, I thought- FINALLY! A worthy argument about whether games are FINALLY being accepted as an art by the mainstream media! And then I saw The "Fox News" part, and twigged on that the argument was actually probably about something trivial, like Obama buying 'Ponyz' for his daughter or something, and that being spiralled off into some crap about "Sexbox" being given funding by the government to continue corrupting childrens' minds. Of course, I could be wrong. It could have been 'Catz' he bought.
  • 510BrotherPanda - May 23, 2011 6:55 p.m.

    WAIT, scratch what I said in the previous comment. If it's for saving kids from landmines and helping relieve PTSD, then the US govt. SHOULD go through with it. FOX is dumb and ignorant...
  • MancisFrorkYorgan - May 23, 2011 6:50 p.m.

    Fox News should not have used footage from Modern Warfare 2 in the background, even though Modern Warfare 2 is as valid an artistic piece as, say, Braid or Limbo. I do agree that 'non-profit educators and artists working in interactive media' should receive funding from The National Endowment for the Arts. The National Endowment for the Arts is dedicated to supporting the arts, and it cannot be denied that games are an art form. Therefore, 'non-profit educators and artists working in interactive media' *should*, logically, receive funding.
  • 510BrotherPanda - May 23, 2011 6:50 p.m.

    I don't know about Activision needing fed funding, but stuff like thatgamecompany's work should...if only because the artistic aspect is so in-your-face obvious...
  • joemoreheroes - May 23, 2011 6:47 p.m.

    The government giving money to these games corporations in the government giving money to more evil corporations, and appeasing more corporate lobbies. Something that angers the demographic that people who show outrage over stories like this, belong to. Good to see they are finally adding non profit though since usually it just goes to the big bucks that larger, and can fund more campaigns. Like General Electric or the likes. Did Electronic ARTS ever get any money? Any way this is slightly better than the sensationalism in the media that we are used to. Maybe Fox did a poll and found out more people wanted to hear about videogames in their news. Maybe they got what they wanted to hear about off a little bit.
  • Bladex206 - May 23, 2011 6:47 p.m.

    At first I was like interesting. But then I was like "Oh it's Fox News"
  • Bubblesauce - May 23, 2011 6:40 p.m.

    now I'm not american and I'm not sure who this Neal Asbury person even is really, but he sounds like kermit the frog... just throwing it out there
  • ThomasTheLamb - May 23, 2011 6:37 p.m.

    WTF First maybe
  • Moondoggie1157 - May 23, 2011 6:33 p.m.

    It's Fox news, the fact that this is given a second of thought is a joke. Does anyone actually take Fox news seriously anymore?
  • ThatGuyFromTV - May 23, 2011 6:32 p.m.

    Gaming seems to be doing fine on its own... and the fedshave enough money problems on their hands as it is. FIRST btw

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