History Quotes / NewMediaAreEvil

4th Aug '15 8:28:15 AM Adept
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-->-- '''ShigeruMiyamoto'''
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-->-- '''ShigeruMiyamoto''' '''Creator/ShigeruMiyamoto'''
4th Apr '15 12:57:00 PM nomuru2d
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->My department is rather forward-thinking, but felt videogames, despite their 50 year history, were simply too new to consider. My classmates felt that [[ItIsBeyondSaving videogames were not worth saving]]; that rubbish was best left in the dustbin of history...What has happened is that GG has become an excuse for a generation of videogame archivists to not be trained professionally. -->--'''[=8BitRebecca=]''' [[http://postcardsfromspace.tumblr.com/post/113194431198/gamergate-is-killing-video-games on]] the fallout from [=GamerGate=]
20th Mar '15 9:23:00 AM johnnyfog
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->I think I checked Twitter four minutes after all my kids were born. 'Hey, nice baby. OH MY GOD LOOK AT [[SkewedPriorities THIS TYPO IN THE CABLE GUIDE]] LOL! -->--'''[[http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/more-cops-should-smoke-weed-1677597859 Drew Magary]]'''
17th Mar '15 9:04:18 AM johnnyfog
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->Just wait until our generation is old enough to be in congress. Then we'll be going after whatever the kids of that generation like without doing the research."'' ->''"I'd like to think we'd be a little better than that... but seeing how many people who grew up with their parents going after Music/TheBeatles and Music/ElvisPresley now wigging out over VideoGames and Franchise/HarryPotter... you might be more GenreSavvy than you think. -->--a couple of forum posts.
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->Just wait until our generation is old enough to be in congress. Then we'll be going after whatever the kids of that generation like without doing the research."'' ->''"I'd like to think we'd be a little better than that... but seeing how many people who grew up with their parents going after Music/TheBeatles and Music/ElvisPresley now wigging out over VideoGames and Franchise/HarryPotter... you might be more GenreSavvy than you think. -->--a couple of forum posts. [[/folder]]
16th Mar '15 9:42:08 AM johnnyfog
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\n!!!RealLife->His name was Jamie Kellner, and he was the new Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Turner Broadcasting Systems [who] stirred up a hornet's nest when he stated, in a 2002 interview, that personal video recorders like [=TiVo=], which allowed viewers to skip commercials, were tantamount to stealing from the networks. If folks didn't watch the commercials that the networks aired, he reasoned, they therefore wouldn't buy any products, and if they didn't buy any products, advertisers would stop paying for future commercials. Strangely, Kellner did not go on a crusade against the remote control. -->--'''R. D. Reynolds''' and '''Bryan Alvarez''', ''Literature/TheDeathOfWCW''
13th Mar '15 3:40:12 PM johnnyfog
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->My department is rather forward-thinking, but felt videogames, despite their 50 year history, were simply too new to consider. My classmates felt that videogames were not worth saving; that rubbish was best left in the dustbin of history...What has happened is that GG has become an excuse for a generation of videogame archivists to not be trained professionally.
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->My department is rather forward-thinking, but felt videogames, despite their 50 year history, were simply too new to consider. My classmates felt that [[ItIsBeyondSaving videogames were not worth saving; saving]]; that rubbish was best left in the dustbin of history...What has happened is that GG has become an excuse for a generation of videogame archivists to not be trained professionally.
13th Mar '15 3:39:52 PM johnnyfog
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->My department is rather forward-thinking, but felt videogames, despite their 50 year history, were simply too new to consider. My classmates felt that videogames were not worth saving; that rubbish was best left in the dustbin of history...What has happened is that GG has become an excuse for a generation of videogame archivists to not be trained professionally. -->--'''[=8BitRebecca=]''' [[http://postcardsfromspace.tumblr.com/post/113194431198/gamergate-is-killing-video-games on]] the fallout from [=GamerGate=]
1st Mar '15 8:56:52 AM VPhantom
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-->-- '''Dressler''' on AdolphHitler, ''Film/TheSumOfAllFears''
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-->-- '''Dressler''' on AdolphHitler, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, ''Film/TheSumOfAllFears''
2nd Feb '15 9:26:25 AM johnnyfog
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->''"Harman, the size of the world has changed. It's changed to the size where you can control it with your hands just like a PDA. The world will... keep getting smaller. ''([[EvilLaugh laughs]])''"''
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->''"Harman, ->Harman, the size of the world has changed. It's changed to the size where you can control it with your hands just like a PDA. The world will... keep getting smaller. ''([[EvilLaugh laughs]])''"''laughs]])''

->'''"The individual is supposed to be weak. But far from powerless -- a single person has the potential to ruin the world. And the age of digitized communication has given even more power to the individual. [[TheWorldIsNotReady Too much power for an immature species.]]"''
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->'''"The ->The individual is supposed to be weak. But far from powerless -- a single person has the potential to ruin the world. And the age of digitized communication has given even more power to the individual. [[TheWorldIsNotReady Too much power for an immature species.]]"'']]

-->--'''''Series/TheSopranos''''', "D-Girl" ->''"He's been playing those video games an awful lot. Makes him a ''[[MurderSimulator very good shooter]]''. Holding that controller's like holding a gun, they say in the news! You gotta help me, I fear for my life!"''
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-->--'''''Series/TheSopranos''''', -->--''Series/TheSopranos'', "D-Girl" ->''"He's ->He lived in a time when Fascism, like a virus--like the AIDS virus--needed a strong host in order to spread. Germany was that host. But Germany did not prevail. The world was too big. Fortunately, the world has changed. Global communications, cable TV, the internet. Today the world is smaller and a virus does not need a strong host in order to spread. The virus... is airborne. -->-- '''Dressler''' on AdolphHitler, ''Film/TheSumOfAllFears'' ->He's been playing those video games an awful lot. Makes him a ''[[MurderSimulator very good shooter]]''. Holding that controller's like holding a gun, they say in the news! You gotta help me, I fear for my life!"''life!

->''"It's nice to see that criticism isn't just for movies and video games. [[DeadpanSnarker Bloody opera - corrupting our kids...]]"''
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->''"It's ->It's nice to see that criticism isn't just for movies and video games. [[DeadpanSnarker Bloody opera - corrupting our kids...]]"'']]

->''"All the new media are art forms which have the power of imposing, like poetry, their own assumptions. The new media are not ways of relating us the 'real' world; they are the real world and they reshape what remains of the old world at will."''
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->''"All ->All the new media are art forms which have the power of imposing, like poetry, their own assumptions. The new media are not ways of relating us the 'real' world; they are the real world and they reshape what remains of the old world at will."''

->''"We've got to nip this Internet thing in the bud..."''
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->''"We've ->We've got to nip this Internet thing in the bud..."''

->''"Any new media or industry that grows rapidly is going to be criticized. That's just because the older, more established media have been around, and a lot of adults can be very conservative. They may not have an open mind to new things that weren't around when they were growing up, and are replacing the things they grew up with... over the years I've seen this standard image of a child playing a video game in which the child is alone in a darkened room, with his face very close to the TV, with the light of the TV reflecting off his face, holding the controller and just staring at the TV. I'd really like to be able to change that image of video games into something that's a little more positive."''
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->''"Any ->Any new media or industry that grows rapidly is going to be criticized. That's just because the older, more established media have been around, and a lot of adults can be very conservative. They may not have an open mind to new things that weren't around when they were growing up, and are replacing the things they grew up with... over the years I've seen this standard image of a child playing a video game in which the child is alone in a darkened room, with his face very close to the TV, with the light of the TV reflecting off his face, holding the controller and just staring at the TV. I'd really like to be able to change that image of video games into something that's a little more positive."''

->"''Newsreaders still feel it is worth a special and rather worrying mention if, for instance, a crime was planned by people 'over the Internet'. They don't bother to mention when criminals use the telephone or the M4, or discuss their dastardly plans over a cup of tea.''"
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->"''Newsreaders ->Newsreaders still feel it is worth a special and rather worrying mention if, for instance, a crime was planned by people 'over the Internet'. They don't bother to mention when criminals use the telephone or the M4, or discuss their dastardly plans over a cup of tea.''"

->''"The internet, our greatest tool of emancipation, has been transformed into the most dangerous facilitator of totalitarianism we have ever seen. The internet is a threat to human civilization."''
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->''"The ->The internet, our greatest tool of emancipation, has been transformed into the most dangerous facilitator of totalitarianism we have ever seen. The internet is a threat to human civilization."''

->''"In the old days when everyone played with, I don't know, wooden pegs, kids ''[[IncrediblyLameFun couldn't wait]]'' to do their homework!"'' -->-- '''CharlieBrooker''', ''Gameswipe'' on [[JustOneMoreLevel video game addiction]] ->''"They used to hate ''all'' the internet. And then they learned that they could [[TheInternetIsForPorn could pictures of breasts on it]], and now they only hate social media. 'Social Websites Melt Children's Brains', which is kinda ironic, because the ''Daily Mail'' melts [[GrumpyOldMan old people's]] brains."'' -->'''Martin Robbins''', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9dqNTTdYKY "Why the Daily Mail is Evil"]] ->''"I love this dude who is, as Judd Nelson describes him, a “hot weapons” dealer. Not only does he smuggle his guns by duct-taping them to the insides of arcade machine cabinets, but he’s also the prototypical version of the ’90s long-haired scumbag bad guy on every episode of ''WalkerTexasRanger.'' I just love that this thriving criminal empire is contingent on the continued existence of arcades. Out of curiosity, how many arcades do you think were accidentally blown up when he tried to pack hand grenades into ''{{Dance Dance Revolution}}'' machines?"''
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->''"In ->In the old days when everyone played with, I don't know, wooden pegs, kids ''[[IncrediblyLameFun couldn't wait]]'' to do their homework!"'' homework! -->-- '''CharlieBrooker''', '''Creator/CharlieBrooker''', ''Gameswipe'' on [[JustOneMoreLevel video game addiction]] ->''"They ->They used to hate ''all'' the internet. And then they learned that they could [[TheInternetIsForPorn could pictures of breasts on it]], and now they only hate social media. 'Social Websites Melt Children's Brains', which is kinda ironic, because the ''Daily Mail'' melts [[GrumpyOldMan old people's]] brains."'' -->'''Martin brains. -->--'''Martin Robbins''', [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9dqNTTdYKY "Why the Daily Mail is Evil"]] ->''"I ->I love this dude who is, as Judd Nelson describes him, a “hot weapons” dealer. Not only does he smuggle his guns by duct-taping them to the insides of arcade machine cabinets, but he’s also the prototypical version of the ’90s long-haired scumbag bad guy on every episode of ''WalkerTexasRanger.'' I just love that this thriving criminal empire is contingent on the continued existence of arcades. Out of curiosity, how many arcades do you think were accidentally blown up when he tried to pack hand grenades into ''{{Dance Dance Revolution}}'' machines?"''machines?

->''"To put things into perspective, the movie ''PansLabyrinth'' came out the same year as ''RuleOfRose''. Both are quite similar: they star little girls that have to live in unnatural conditions (the Spanish Civil War, an orphanage) and who escape in a world of make-believe that is potentially even worse than their reality. In either case, whether or not the supernatural elements are real is open to interpretation. ''Pan's Labyrinth'' received Oscars and its director went on to direct Hollywood blockbusters. ''Rule of Rose'' was mostly ignored and the only notoriety is has received was for allegedly being [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer violent kiddie porn]]. It's hard not to see this as a case study for how unfairly games are treated in mainstream media."'' -->--'''''Hardcore Gaming 101''''' ->''"The fact that games are a threat to traditional media is why they’re constantly being marginalized by the mainstream. And this marginalization explains why we have so many pathetic editorials by game journalists and industry spokespeople who try to find ways to '[[ProfessionalButtKisser legitimize]]' gaming in the eyes of the media and make it more 'inclusive', 'mainstream', and 'accepted'. They don’t get it. They don’t understand that it’s a war, and videogames and the new media are winning big time. Calling videogames artistically illegitimate, childish, etc. is the only weapon of the old media, besides lobbying for games to be classified as dangerous killing simulators."''
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->''"To ->To put things into perspective, the movie ''PansLabyrinth'' came out the same year as ''RuleOfRose''. Both are quite similar: they star little girls that have to live in unnatural conditions (the Spanish Civil War, an orphanage) and who escape in a world of make-believe that is potentially even worse than their reality. In either case, whether or not the supernatural elements are real is open to interpretation. ''Pan's Labyrinth'' received Oscars and its director went on to direct Hollywood blockbusters. ''Rule of Rose'' was mostly ignored and the only notoriety is has received was for allegedly being [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer violent kiddie porn]]. It's hard not to see this as a case study for how unfairly games are treated in mainstream media."'' -->--'''''Hardcore Gaming 101''''' ->''"The media. -->--'''[[http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/ruleofrose/ruleofrose.htm Garamoth]]''' ->The fact that games are a threat to traditional media is why they’re constantly being marginalized by the mainstream. And this marginalization explains why we have so many pathetic editorials by game journalists and industry spokespeople who try to find ways to '[[ProfessionalButtKisser legitimize]]' gaming in the eyes of the media and make it more 'inclusive', 'mainstream', and 'accepted'. They don’t get it. They don’t understand that it’s a war, and videogames and the new media are winning big time. Calling videogames artistically illegitimate, childish, etc. is the only weapon of the old media, besides lobbying for games to be classified as dangerous killing simulators."''

->''"Just wait until our generation is old enough to be in congress. Then we'll be going after whatever the kids of that generation like without doing the research."'' ->''"I'd like to think we'd be a little better than that... but seeing how many people who grew up with their parents going after Music/TheBeatles and Music/ElvisPresley now wigging out over VideoGames and Franchise/HarryPotter... you might be more GenreSavvy than you think."''
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->''"Just ->Just wait until our generation is old enough to be in congress. Then we'll be going after whatever the kids of that generation like without doing the research."'' ->''"I'd like to think we'd be a little better than that... but seeing how many people who grew up with their parents going after Music/TheBeatles and Music/ElvisPresley now wigging out over VideoGames and Franchise/HarryPotter... you might be more GenreSavvy than you think."''
12th Nov '14 9:43:28 AM johnnyfog
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->''"This is a problem much bigger than Facebook. It reminded me of what can go wrong in society, and why we now often talk at each other instead of to each other. We set up our political and social filter bubbles and they reinforce themselves—the things we read and watch have become hyper-niche and cater to our specific interests. We go down rabbit holes of special interests until we’re lost in the queen’s garden, [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness cursing everyone above ground.]]"'' -->-- '''''Wired''''', [[http://www.wired.com/2014/08/i-liked-everything-i-saw-on-facebook-for-two-days-heres-what-it-did-to-me/ "I Liked Everything I Saw on Facebook for Two Days. Here’s What It Did to Me"]] ->''"There were no truthers back in the 20th century. I grew up in the Golden Age of [[WhoShotJFK Kennedy Assassination]] Conspiracies, but the word 'truther' was never used to describe OliverStone or any of the other folks who decried the Magic Bullet theory. {{Conspiracy theorist}}s were just that, and nothing more.\\\ But the advent of the internet has allowed conspiracy theorists to blossom—to become [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness even more deeply immersed]] in their own version of the truth. You can find 'proof' of pretty much anything online if you're willing to look and you are strong of faith. At the dawn of the 21st century, conspiracy theorists acquired the power to link up and buttress one another. You no longer need to feel alone with your birther theory. You can find support. [[IgnorantOfTheirOwnIgnorance You can find validation.]]\\\ And this is how the truthering movement came into being. The modern truther is more than a simple nutjob conspiracy theorist. Being a truther means believing your truth to such an extent that you shun anyone who dares question it. Let the SHEEPLE out there think that two airplanes knocked down the Twin Towers. A truther knows better. The rest of you are so naïve, so easily led astray. Your wrongness is almost comical. I LAUGH AT YOUR IGNORANCE HAHAHAHAHA I BET YOU HAVEN'T EVEN SEEN ''LOOSE CHANGE'' YET. A truther is a rabid devotee of horseshit—someone who can take any imperfection in a tragic narrative and construct [[ChewbaccaDefense an iron mountain of garbage]] from it. And they'll probably end up dooming us all."'' -->--'''[[http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/see-what-were-really-missing-here-is-the-vaccine-truth-1641735183 Drew Magary]]''', "A Field Guide to [[{{Eagleland}} American]] Truthers"
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