Conservative TV and radio host Glenn Beck criticized Ubisoft's recently released open-world hacking game Watch Dogs on his Internet TV show. During a recent episode of his show The Blaze, Beck called the game's protagonist Aiden Pearce an "anti-hero."
"Why must everyone be an anti-hero? Why must everyone break the law? Why can't we have a Superman? Why can't we have somebody who is doing the right thing, does the hard thing? Instead, everybody is an anti-hero," Beck said.
Beck also took issue with how "Watch Dogs promotes hacking."
"The idea here is they are teaching you to hack and then become the ultimate voyeur in other people's lives–including their bedrooms–by hacking into their phones and everything," Beck said. "This game is teaching people to hack into whatever is docked in your bedroom. What the heck is wrong with us? What are we thinking? We are inviting this into our home and our lives. We are teaching our kids [hacking] for entertainment purposes."
Beck also said that there's no clear data on how games affect our brains:
"These games re-wire your brain; we don't even know what they do yet. This is brand new stuff," Beck said.
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