Don't click or your IP will be banned


Hittin' The Web with the Allman Brothers Band Forum
You are not logged in

< Last Thread   Next Thread >Ascending sortDescending sorting  
Author: Subject: kobe Bryant/Jimmy Kimmel war video game commercial

A Peach Supreme





Posts: 2100
(2102 all sites)
Registered: 8/13/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 11/11/2010 at 09:28 AM
Am I just a grumpy old guy or is that commercial with civilians including Jimmy Kimmel and Kobe Bryant in a huge Fallujahesque fire fight somewhat offensive given the fact that we have real people,kids really ,out there doing the real thing, facing real bullets and death and getting paid peanuts for it while pretty much being forgotten by most of the public at this point ?

I get that it's only a commerical and the theme is that every day people want to escape reality and play a little soldier game but c'mon Jimmy and Kobe, did you really need that money ???

 
Replies:

True Peach



Karma:
Posts: 12495
(12485 all sites)
Registered: 4/4/2003
Status: Offline

  posted on 11/12/2010 at 06:50 AM
I thought the same thing, but I'm not a gamer so I don't "get" the attraction to those types of games anyway.

 

____________________
I pledge and support the elimination of the derogatory use of the r-word from everyday speech and promote the acceptance and inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities. http://www.r-word.org/

 

Maximum Peach



Karma:
Posts: 9082
(9082 all sites)
Registered: 2/25/2003
Status: Offline

  posted on 11/12/2010 at 09:44 AM
I’m with both of you guys. I think it’s absurd and in pretty poor taste. They also diminish what the troops accomplish just to become a soldier, sailor, Marine, etc. I think they say, “now anyone can be a soldier” or something like that.

These games remind of games like Rock Band. Why would you spend countless hours playing that when you can pick up a real instrument and learn the friggin’ thing?

 

World Class Peach



Karma:
Posts: 5059
(5060 all sites)
Registered: 8/27/2006
Status: Offline

  posted on 11/12/2010 at 10:29 AM
one can trace the violent nature of video games back to it's origins.

PacMan. The brutal carnivoristic aggression it instilled.

 

Maximum Peach



Karma:
Posts: 9082
(9082 all sites)
Registered: 2/25/2003
Status: Offline

  posted on 11/12/2010 at 10:36 AM
quote:
PacMan. The brutal carnivoristic aggression it instilled.


Are ghosts actually meat? I take issue with your premise.

 

Maximum Peach



Karma:
Posts: 9082
(9082 all sites)
Registered: 2/25/2003
Status: Offline

  posted on 11/12/2010 at 12:05 PM
Tom - Here is another take on it. This is from a friend of mine who was a special ops Marine, Force Recon (they do black and green ops). I asked him if we were being curmudeonly with our thinking. He is being slightly tongue in cheek at the end, but it's another take on it, sort of funny too.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------
WRT video games, yes, you're a curmudgeon (not that there's anything wrong with that). I think some of those games are a lot of fun, but I don't play the multi-player versions online b/c the idea that some 10 yr old kid in Korea just killed me three times in 2 minutes would be frustrating. There are benefits for the military too - as the use of UAVs and robots expands, future soldiers will find gaming experience useful. To the extent that these games lower thresholds for violent behavior (which anti-gaming moralists protest), that can also be a feature, not a bug down the road... And I'm fine with people playing violent video games rather than trying to develop real-world skills - I like having a monopoly on that (just in case SHTF).

 
 


Powered by XForum 1.81.1 by Trollix Software

Privacy | Terms of Service | Report Infringement | Personal Data Management | Contact Us
The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND name, The ALLMAN BROTHERS name, likenesses, logos, mushroom design and peach truck are all registered trademarks of THE ABB MERCHANDISING CO., INC. whose rights are specifically reserved. Any artwork, visual, or audio representations used on this web site CONTAINING ANY REGISTERED TRADEMARKS are under license from The ABB MERCHANDISING CO., INC. A REVOCABLE, GRATIS LICENSE IS GRANTED TO ALL REGISTERED PEACH CORP MEMBERS FOR The DOWNLOADING OF ONE COPY FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. ANY DISTRIBUTION OR REPRODUCTION OF THE TRADEMARKS CONTAINED HEREIN ARE PROHIBITED AND ARE SPECIFICALLY RESERVED BY THE ABB MERCHANDISING CO.,INC.
site by Hittin' the Web Group with www.experiencewasabi3d.com