- Nov 19, 2009
Are people just reading the headline before commenting? Nowhere in the article are video games "blamed" for this incident. Come on guys.
If that was the title no one would probably read it because it doesn't sound like videogame related news...which it isn'tJDKJ said:I guess it's thought that if it had read the more accurate "Captain and Second Mate Blamed for Tug Boat Accident," no one would bother to read it -- but I'm not seeing the logic in that line of reasoning
^ThisRockWhore said:Umm yeah unless I'm missing something, I didn't see videogames being blamed once in that article, just blamed the guy for doing that when he should be concentrating on his job. Bit of a misleading title, no?
My thoughts, exactly.bleachigo10 said:Wait, so if a guy playing video games crashes, its the video games fault? But if a guy crashes his car while texting, its the drivers fault for being an unatentive asshole? I call bullcrap.
Obviously video games can mind control you and force you to play them.bleachigo10 said:Wait, so if a guy playing video games crashes, its the video games fault? But if a guy crashes his car while texting, its the drivers fault for being an unatentive asshole? I call bullcrap.
WorldCritic said:Are you kidding me? It was the captain's fault for being a massive idiot. If they actually say that videogames were at fault in the end then... you know what? I don't even know anymore.
Sneaky-Pie said:This is the fault of the captain's negligence, not a game.
Croaker42 said:And the world keeps blaming video games instead of idiots.
Personal choice and restraint failed the good captain.
I know honest titles would make the stories seem less interesting. But I believe it's something that needs to happen for journalism as a whole.
Not G. Ivingname said:Here an idea, why not blame the idiot that decided to play Heart's while driving a several ton machine?
At no point does either article blame video games. Only the sailor and/or the policies of the company regarding is blamed. The title this website has given the story is very misleading. Makes you wonder why a gaming website is making itself the victim....PhunkyPhazon said:Should we blame the captain, should we blame the vessel, or the crewman who allowed his captain to do this?
Hell no, blame video games.
Doesn't take much to do that. Gently kick the shit bucket and the flies usually gather in an angry swarm. It is kinda amusing to watch.OhJohnNo said:Terribly misleading headline, Chalk. Nowhere are video games blamed in the slightest. If I didn't know better I'd suggest you were just trying to get the notoriously quick-tempered Escapists flaring up into outrage for your own amusement.