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For those (like me) who missed this jem :P

Postby NBJeff » Sun Sep 27, 2015 1:12 am

I cannot believe that this actually made news:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fw4Rlvzxe4g
Apparently people are calling this game "exploitative" and "tasteless"...

Haha, I don't know about you guys but I just enjoy building things, watching it fail and trying to do better the next time around!



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Re: For those (like me) who missed this jem :P

Postby Taxen2 » Sun Sep 27, 2015 2:49 am

Well that was complete rubbish that I just watched. The "news" creating a "controversy" to fill some time. Another reason to love the media.
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Re: For those (like me) who missed this jem :P

Postby GC13 » Sun Sep 27, 2015 3:35 am

It's more the pre-Internet equivalent of click bait: "are your socks lying in wait to kill you? Details at ten!" Then they run the story and they talk about how a university tested a bunch of socks for hazardous chemicals from manufacturing and they passed inspection.

The intro was a bit inflammatory, but they let Mr. Morris get his point across nicely without ever challenging him or trying to trip him up. My complaints would be about their choice of in-game footage, and the fact that they had video from a real prison at the start of the clip when they were setting expectations for viewers about just what kind of game Prison Architect is. I think a timelapse of a prison being built would have still made their point while better priming the viewers.
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Re: For those (like me) who missed this jem :P

Postby NBJeff » Sun Sep 27, 2015 8:50 am

GC13 wrote: My complaints would be about their choice of in-game footage,


My thoughts exactly. I spend more time planning and building the prison than dealing with riots and all that fun...
(and i've never had to fight a fire...)
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Re: For those (like me) who missed this jem :P

Postby WiseWoodrow » Tue Sep 29, 2015 3:04 pm

Do people even take the news seriously any more anyways?

Thanks for sharing.

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