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Old 08-25-2011, 08:37 AM
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A German TV station (RTL) recently broadcasted a "report" on Gamescon. During the report, they did their best to depict the attendees as socially retarded, dirty and plain disgusting manchildren whose priorities lie more with playing "kids games" instead of investing into a razor.

Here it is (with subtitles)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wezS2_LMIBc

This has caused some major backlash all over social networks like Facebook, apparently their site got temporarily hacked, and another TV station, Giga, retorted in their own special way: satire http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCLrcNl0Tv8 (sadly no subtitles).

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Old 08-25-2011, 08:46 AM
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Wow, it's like watching a 1980's movie in terms of stereotyping. I mean jesus, can you get less with the times than trying to mock uber-nerds? And do they not realize that the last thing they want to do is screw around with anyone capable of black hat work?
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Old 08-25-2011, 08:48 AM
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Media does that always. It happens everywhere.

Videogames are a taboo for society, as well as anyone who dresses or acts diferently.

In my opinion the guys from Gamescom shouldn't have given a fuck about the report. Media might use that to vilifie them even more.
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Old 08-25-2011, 08:49 AM
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I'm not shocked that the country that gave us Nazis and overpriced luxury vehicles would have news segments dedicated to mocking people that aren't doing anything to anyone.

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Old 08-25-2011, 08:51 AM
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One has to mention that the show that did the "report" was Explosiv, which is a tabloid show (I hope that's the right term) with a rather low credibility.

EDIT: And I'm also pretty sure that RTL will get some legal charges because of slander (?; In German "ble Nachrede")

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Old 08-25-2011, 09:04 AM
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RTL is a terrible station anyway, featuring only trash.

Still, I hate it when they show rubbish like that, and I wish they really paid somehow for that...
Though, I didn't hear anything about their site being hacked.
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:30 AM
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Though, I didn't hear anything about their site being hacked.
Apparently, not really hacked, someone abused some sort of loophole or exploit regarding avatars on their "community page" to create the illusion of a hack.

http://de.ign.com/pictures/games/82339/200060.jpg
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:33 AM
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I dunno if you guys have ever tried to watch Fox News but this is really no different... hell... I've seen worse out of them.
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:35 AM
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During the report, they did their best to depict the attendees as socially retarded, dirty and plain disgusting manchildren whose priorities lie more with playing "kids games" instead of investing into a razor.

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This is an outstanding sentence that paints a vivid and somewhat amusing picture, and Bolvar applauds you for it.
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:41 AM
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I dunno if you guys have ever tried to watch Fox News but this is really no different... hell... I've seen worse out of them.
Eh, that may be, but doesn't mean I have to like it. Just something that annoys me a lot.
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:44 AM
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:46 AM
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In response to Kike-Scott and Sonneillon:

Well, there are occasional and rare shows about addiction to computer games, which often feature WoW and are usually absolutely hilarious in their inaccuracy, or FPS games laying the foundation for homicidal maniacs, but filming nerds and ridiculing them afterwards (without paying them as they usually do in their "RL soaps") is a new thing.

And I'm not sure how to take this from you, Bolvar
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Old 08-25-2011, 10:02 AM
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Yeah, it was funny to see those guys just standing there while the model ridiculized them. Really low self-steem or what?
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Old 08-25-2011, 10:17 AM
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It's like a tabloid but on TV. o.o
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Old 08-25-2011, 10:22 AM
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I dunno if you guys have ever tried to watch Fox News but this is really no different... hell... I've seen worse out of them.
Same for any American news channel sadly.
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Old 08-25-2011, 10:27 AM
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it isn't as shocking as i expected it to be.
the things i mind the most is, that lara (laura?) girl, that works there, she's obviously just stupid as fuck. i mind them saying that everyone there stinks. and also, they imply that the only thing guys at that age should be worried about are girls, and that they're not normal for having other interests.

other than that, it's just a report trying to get people to watch it by using hyperbole.
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Old 08-25-2011, 01:07 PM
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I laughed so hard! Are you sure this is a serious network, they kinda remind me of the onion...
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Old 08-25-2011, 01:49 PM
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And I'm not sure how to take this from you, Bolvar
It was a compliment. You might be the last person around here I permit to date my sister. Savor it.
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Old 08-25-2011, 01:58 PM
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The network apologized for airing it.

http://kotaku.com/5834450/german-tv-...-hurt-feelings
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Old 08-25-2011, 02:24 PM
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The network apologized for airing it.

http://kotaku.com/5834450/german-tv-...-hurt-feelings
I certainly did nazi that coming.
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Old 08-25-2011, 02:24 PM
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The network apologized for airing it.

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Half-assed apology
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Old 08-25-2011, 02:25 PM
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I certainly did nazi that coming.
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Old 08-25-2011, 03:16 PM
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What a funny gal, using her body to sell stuff and then judging other people for being shallow because they have an interest in games.

Also, "they stink", well no shit sherlock, it was 30C and it's packed with people. No wonder people sweat a little.
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Old 08-25-2011, 06:08 PM
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it isn't as shocking as i expected it to be.
the things i mind the most is, that lara (laura?) girl, that works there, she's obviously just stupid as fuck. i mind them saying that everyone there stinks. and also, they imply that the only thing guys at that age should be worried about are girls, and that they're not normal for having other interests.

other than that, it's just a report trying to get people to watch it by using hyperbole.
Laura, ya. Whose facebook site mysteriously went MIA shortly after the first shockwave of angry nerdscreams
I think there is a lot of pent up anger and disgust about these TV shows in general and some people are now just hopping the bandwagon. Gamers are mostly upset because, like Kike-Scott said, videogames are still a taboo and our politicians aren't helping the cause by being ignorant and generally two generations too old to have any clue but still run their mouth about internet laws, the necessity to strictly censor games rated R and videogames being a breeding ground for murderers and social deadweights.

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I laughed so hard! Are you sure this is a serious network, they kinda remind me of the onion...
I wish it was the onion

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Same for any American news channel sadly.
No offense but that's one of the things that makes it so revolting. We usually take pride in our good journalism, sadly, it's gone downhill very, very fast in the last 5 to 10 years.

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Old 08-26-2011, 07:01 AM
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Stupid people is stupid.

It was books before, music and TV later and now videogames. Retards always find some "it's all your fault!" stuff.

I'm glad they got punched in their faces.
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