Gaming vs News Media
The mainstream news media’s coverage of games is so absurdly out-of-touch that it is in danger of damaging its own reputation. Colin Campbell reports…
Fox News’ recent story about Mass Effect – and the strong reaction its lazy reporting and gross inaccuracies inspired – is a warning to the mainstream media. The days when TV news could tar and feather gaming any time it pleased are gone. Gaming is no longer the weedy kicking boy of mass entertainment.
But that is sorta beside the point.
Most of the commentary surrounding this episode has supposed some anti-gaming agenda in the news media. Or has opted for simple Fox bashing. Or has focused on the development of gaming itself as a medium in its own right. But this story is really about the changing shape of media as a whole. It’s much bigger than ‘TV news versus games’.