Just saw an the add on tv. 60 Minutes is gonna have a story on "Computer Games for Adults" this sunday (channel 9 @ 7:30pm)
Might be interesting, but the ad looked pretty ghey... had some old person playing the the sims and saying "ooo i just kissed someone" lol
quote:Sure, but it does give exposure to people that not all computer games are just for horny adolescent teenagers anymore
Going by the advertisment its showing that games are also for horny adults. Not a huge improvment.
For the most part those that like games play them, those that dont, dont and those that dont because they think that they are for kids and should not be played by adults, but change their minds after seeing a short TV story on it should not be anyones target audience.
alot of people who dont play games also think its a big waste of time, and to some extent i would have to agree with them. While at the same time, these same people spend hours on end wired to there TV sets. In a way, games are just the next evolution in popular couch entertainment. I think thats what Microsoft is going for with the X box.
It was pretty crap...
The first half seemed to be trying to discredit "adult oriented" games, concentrating on BMX XXX, and the second half pretty much just talked vaguely about the sims online. There were some other little bits, but those two seemed to be the main stories.
Basically it was 15 mins of pap, and didn't really do anything other than put some games on the screen. Not much of a story.
It was both interesting and pathetic at the same time, it was a cheap American 60 minutes rip-off story buy a guy who is a self-proclaimed non-gamer, and I doubt that they did much research for it either, they only had a bit of Bill Gates and the Xbox, Will Wright (sp?) and the Sims, and some BMX XXX and the guys trying to defend it.
They could've done a bit more research and gone after John Carmack / ID Software, Tim Sweeney / Epic Games, Sid Meier, or Warren Spector / Ion Storm even!
Ahh well, at least my mum knows that I'm aiming to go into a decent industry with my Career...