A couple nights ago on Jeopardy!, during the meet-the-contestants section, Alex Trebek asked one of the contestants what he does for a living. He replied he markets video games. Alex then asked him if he markets any of those violent video games everyone’s up in arms about. The contestant replied, “no,” to which Alex Trebek said, “Good!”
Alex, when did you become Jack Thompson? You’re not paid to debate against violence in video games, you’re paid to read answers off of a card. And since when did you become such a prude against violence? You’ve never stated that you were against all of the violent books, movies, and TV shows that have showed up as clues on the show in the past. Heck, you’ve never even mentioned you were against the violent video games that were used as clues on the show in the past. And you probably don’t know shit about them, seeing as you’ve said in the past that the only game you play on your computer is Spider Solitare.
Based on the clues, the writers on your show have shown in the past that they know a thing or two about video games- they even referenced the “Leeroy Jenkins” viral video in a clue about World of Warcraft. I’m sure if you asked them, they’d tell you that there’s more to video games than violence- there’s storylines, there’s fun, and there’s sometimes a message. Just as there is in movies that feature violent acts.
Do what you do best, Alex. If you’re going to be spouting opinions, you shouldn’t be doing it on a game show.