Andrew Eisen: 20 Of the Dumbest Things Ever Said About Video Games

December 9, 2013 - GamePolitics Staff

You can subscribe to Andrew's YouTube channel here.

Bill Cosby always said that kids say the 'darndest things,' but he never did a show about how adults say the dumbest things about just about everything. In Andrew Eisen's latest video he details the "The Twenty Dumbest Things Ever Said About Video Games."

It's a veritable who's who of people spouting off uneducated and misinformed quotes about everything from how games turn little children into killing machines to how someone can tell a person's heart rate by watching surveillance footage...

You can check out Andrew's latest video to your left. It's 18 minutes long, but it is well worth watching all the way to the end. Honestly Andrew could have done a top 100 list because people like to say really stupid things about subjects they know very little about.


Comments

Re: Andrew Eisen: 20 Of the Dumbest Things Ever Said About ...

It turns out that we can, actually, tell someone's heart rate from videos of them.

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/149623-mit-releases-open-source-softw...

However, I don't think this really detracts from your point... and I doubt very much that anyone actually analyzed the video to try and detect his pulse. As you point out, the footage is probably terrible (I haven't seen it), and the MIT method may very well not work if the subject is too small in the frame, and/or the video quality is too poor.

 

Re: Andrew Eisen: 20 Of the Dumbest Things Ever Said About ...

Today, maybe, depending on the quality of the video.  Back in 2005?  Nope.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Andrew Eisen: 20 Of the Dumbest Things Ever Said About ...

Speaking of Jack Thompson, I remember a radio interview (skip to 6:10 at http://www.eagleforum.org/radio/mp3/2010/Thompson-06-05-10b.mp3) with him where he basically says: "The game industry says they have more non-violent games that violent games, but nobody buys the non-violent games!". That always struck me as odd because that says a lot more about the people who *buy* video games than the game companies/retailers.  In fact, I don't know why he is slamming the video game industry when he claims people don't buy non-violent games!

Here is the whole interview:

http://www.eagleforum.org/radio/mp3/2010/Thompson-06-05-10a.mp3

http://www.eagleforum.org/radio/mp3/2010/Thompson-06-05-10b.mp3

Re: Andrew Eisen: 20 Of the Dumbest Things Ever Said About ...

It's also not true.  At all.

 

Andrew Eisen

Re: Andrew Eisen: 20 Of the Dumbest Things Ever Said About ...

I know it's not true. but if people would rather play violent games even though there are more non violent games available, that seems to be an issue with society, rather than the video game industry. I don't understand why Jack thinks the industry is responsible for the public desiring violent content.

Re: Andrew Eisen: 20 Of the Dumbest Things Ever Said About ...

"but if people would rather play violent games even though there are more non violent games available, that seems to be an issue with society, rather than the video game industry."

It would be if the generalization that "people would rather play violent games" were true.

 

Andrew Eisen

 
Forgot your password?
Username :
Password :

Poll

Have you visited a video game arcade in the last year?:
 

Be Heard - Contact Your Politician