Fox News: Halo 4 Could Keep Voters At Home

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It's just idiotic. If someone had to choose between gaming and voting, and they chose gaming, I'm sure they were never going to vote anyway. Also, voting in a broken system won't fix the system. But neither will paying Micro$hit money.

Voting being something that requires thought, heh. If that were true, they wouldn't let just any citizen of a certain age do it. Of course, I too am surprised that 10-15% of voting age youths won't be voting. I expected it to be higher. There were like 3 sections on the local ballots that showed people who weren't running unopposed, and the rest were lose-lose choices. Can you really blame them for believing that the only winning move is not to play?

Halo 4 didnt keep me from voting. DBZ Budokai HD collection did. oh and the fact that the 2 canidates are two bowls of crap that smell equally as bad

Halo 4 won't keep voters at home, not giving a shit will.

"There will always be that percentage who are too cool, too cynical, and too ignorant to be bothered. I would guess that's between 10 and 15 percent of the kids of voting age," he said. "The idiots who can't get a date and look at the women's breasts in the games will definitely find Halo 4 more interesting than something that requires thinking."

Oh dear...

Best of the 3:
So then it's agreed, Master Chief for President?

It's obvious his Foreign Policies would work well. Who'd be the Vice though, Sgt. Johnson is dead and he would have been an awesome VP.

OT:*checks election stats*
Nope, doesn't seem to be the case here. Carry on to playing Halo 4 people. Now if only I had it...

Halo 4. It's just that good.

Odds are Halo 4 being released will hurt democrats more than republicans, Fox is just making excuses now and their whining and crying will continue for quite sometime.

Fox news should be happy, because any self respected gamer wouldnt vote for mittney anyway so they are wining over this.

So FOX is worried that perhaps people will not vote because... Why? The result will be the same no matter which of their puppets wins. Oh yes, we are still pretending that elections matter, sorry, almost ruined the illusion there.

The way I see it is that if someone would rather play a video game instead of going out to vote than most likely they wouldn't have voted today whether Halo 4 came out today or not. That is how I see it anyway.

Don't see why Fox would be upset about this - by all rights fewer youths voting is exactly what they want if this conspiracy theory does indeed exist.

Fox is just grasping at straws to explain how the country just doesn't agree with their world view.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/11/07/five-ways-mainstream-media-tipped-scales-in-favor-obama/

See point number two. For those who don't want to click on the link and give them views: (I sympathize)

"Pounding Romney With Partisan Fact Checking"

Because facts are partisan now.

I do not consider Halo 4 to be in any way the voice of a nation or even belonging anywhere in the same sentence as politics.

The same goes for FOX.

Oh, and honestly? I don't think Halo really put a dent in anything.

I recall reading something very similar a long time ago. A different game I think. Same basic idea. It's the pre-Christmas season heating up.

TizzytheTormentor:
"Meh" Sincerely, all the people playing Halo 4.

OT: Oh Fox News, you so silly! Unless people are locking themselves in their houses to play this (which I sadly know has been done by at least someone) I don't think Americans are just going to overlook the election...and if they do...um...sucks to be them?

I voted (and my guy lost, pretty much as expected), but honestly a lot of people seem to make any excuse they can not to vote. It's been that way since I turned 18. I can understand why there might be some concern over Halo 4 making things worse, but really I think it's just general vote apathy.

Even with record numbers of people having turned out (according to some reports) the bottom line is that a lot of people just don't care because the USA just isn't designed to change quickly. Obama can do a lot in his second term now that he doesn't have to worry about re-election, but chances are we aren't likely to feel a lot of the effects until after he's out of office, and then whatever happens will fall on whomever the president is at that time, who himself will seemingly do very little. The problem is even worse with the nation as heavily polarized as it is now.

To bottom line is that a lot of people, especially kids, figure it just determines which talking heads are on TV, and I suppose that's true. While I went out to vote for Mitt, as I've mentioned here a few times, I personally didn't even like the guy, both cantidates sucked. I, like many people, went through the motions out of obligation, and pretty much voted my party as what I saw as the lesser of evils. Like pretty much every election, the
guy I backed in the Republican primary wasn't even an option. The guys I'd like to see in
the primaries rarely even make it that far.

As I've said before, I think right now we should probably start taking bets on when American Civil War II is going to start more than anything. Not so much because of hatred over Obama (and I doubt it will be during his term) but really I'd be surprised if even American apathy is going to hold it off much longer with things this polarized. As odd as it sounds I've heard more vocalized threats in public about killing one cantidate or the other if they won than during any other election. Every 4 years it's getting a bit worse.

I THINK it was here on The Escapist that I once heard this theory before, so... I'm not American and here in Brazil you're obliged to vote, otherwise you must "justify" the reasons why you didn't (this is actually pretty stupid because A) when there's no one you believe him you are forced to go and vote anyway, and even if you vote blank, in a logical matter, you just voted for whomever wins. B) There are tons of people who barely know how to put 1 and 1 together, democracy becomes a dangerous weapon in their hands, since they are easily bought with empty promises and cheap tricks), anyway, do you guys think there's anything to it? I learned to totally hate Fox News simply by staying in the USA once a year and turning the hotel's TV on, I also hate that blonde reporter (I think from CNN) that believes she's a bloody detective and over dramatizes every single fucking crime that's ever committed, but STILL, a tourist will always be a tourist and even if I tend to stay LONG periods I can't really know: is Fox News really THIS conspiracy pychotic, or is there some truth to its statements?

Dear world,

These are the main reasons I will never participate in this voting "process":


Also, I did not purchase Halo 4. I am too consumed right now with Pokemon White 2, Borderlands 2 and the wait for the new DLC for Skyrim to give a Sun Goddess' fuck about Master Chief and his somewhat malfunctioning AI companion.

Which leads me to the question: why exactly is voting only open for a single day? You'd think such a huge decision as a country's president should warrant at least 2 or more days of processing choices.

poiumty:
Which leads me to the question: why exactly is voting only open for a single day? You'd think such a huge decision as a country's president should warrant at least 2 or more days of processing choices.

It's actually open for weeks beforehand.

Another piece of Non-News from Fox News, a channel that should be prosecuted for its deceptive name. I dont know why anyone with half a brain even watches them anymore, aside from having something to laugh at.

ResonanceSD:

Hi there folks, News Corp employee here.

If you'd read the article properly, you'll see that that's a quote from a "Gaming Analyst", not FOX.

Please save your catcalls and bile for things that Fox actually does, not things you'd like them to have done.

Just to make sure, I got that. What I meant was refering to the same idiotic trash "authorities" that always show up on Fox News, like that lovely Mass Effect sex scandal fiasco, where the "authority" talked about things that can't even happen in front of Geoff Keighley, who was barely even allowed to speak to correct her ignorance. These are the kind of 'scum' I'm refering too. Not the newscasters, but the general ilk that show up in Fox News.

IamLEAM1983:
Faux Noose is being silly, as usual. This is newsworthy how, exactly? It's not the first time they've gone "HRRRKDUURGGKH, THOSE GOSHDURNED LIBRALS AND THEIR VIDJAGEEMS. RUINING AMURRICKAH FOR THEM REALS 'MURRICANS. 'MURRICANSES."

Because, y'know, real patriotic Americans stay inside, get fat, watch Fox News and curse Matt Groening and James L. Brooks for daring to land Liberal humour on their beloved prime-time show which is financed and dragged out like a dead horse by a right-wing megacorp.

One thing I'd like to point out, that not a lot of people bring up: Fux News is always playing the "REAL 'MERICANS" card, but I have never seen a navajo, cherokee or indeed, ANY native american presenter on a forks news broadcast. Technically, No white american who isn't related to a native american is "True American 100%".

Oh, sorry, I should be more on topic, but, well, I think someone's already said Meh.

SpectacularWebHead:
One thing I'd like to point out, that not a lot of people bring up: Fux News is always playing the "REAL 'MERICANS" card, but I have never seen a navajo, cherokee or indeed, ANY native american presenter on a forks news broadcast. Technically, No white american who isn't related to a native american is "True American 100%".

Oh, sorry, I should be more on topic, but, well, I think someone's already said Meh.

This is true. False Brews ignores any America that is not White America. It ignores most of the rest of the world, as well, for, well, not being America.

Half the fun of talking about that freaking news network is trying to find new ways to desecrate its name. False Brews was kinda lame, I'll admit.

Forced Newts? Forts Thews? Forks Moose?

ResonanceSD:

Hi there folks, News Corp employee here.

If you'd read the article properly, you'll see that that's a quote from a "Gaming Analyst", not FOX.

Please save your catcalls and bile for things that Fox actually does, not things you'd like them to have done.

Hi there newscorp employee, Society here.

If YOU'D read the article properly, you'd have noticed that's a quote from a gaming analyst on a FOX broadcast, ergo, a game analyst who has been paid quite a bit of money to say there is a problem when there really isn't so that they get a story and incite a moral panic, thus killing two bird with one wire transfer. It's a fair leap to make, considering Fux news tries to make this kind of negative publicity hit the gaming industry every couple of weeks or so.

Please save your excuses and justifications for things that FOX doesn't do in such a blatantly obvious way so people might actually believe you, rather than things any rational person with a reasonable knowledge of the shit Fox has pulled previously can dismiss as excuses for a company probably monitoring your online communications as we discuss.

Don't get me wrong, I've got nothing against you, but Newscorp is, in a very real way, an evil corporation. One man putting his own spin of bile into news around the entire world doesn't strike you as a little wrong? Defending it, even if you ARE working for them, is not something you need or should even want to do. Hell, this incident is small potatoes next to all the crap they've done regarding politicians over the years. I get that it's not nice to hear people bad mouthing your place of work, but You must acknowledge that Newscorp isn't exactly sanguine?

IamLEAM1983:

SpectacularWebHead:
One thing I'd like to point out, that not a lot of people bring up: Fux News is always playing the "REAL 'MERICANS" card, but I have never seen a navajo, cherokee or indeed, ANY native american presenter on a forks news broadcast. Technically, No white american who isn't related to a native american is "True American 100%".

Oh, sorry, I should be more on topic, but, well, I think someone's already said Meh.

This is true. False Brews ignores any America that is not White America. It ignores most of the rest of the world, as well, for, well, not being America.

Half the fun of talking about that freaking news network is trying to find new ways to desecrate its name. False Brews was kinda lame, I'll admit.

Forced Newts? Forts Thews? Forks Moose?

Hey, Richard Bransons Brooklyn-esque memo to anywhere that isn't White America: Fucks Youse.

SpectacularWebHead:

Hi there newscorp employee, Society here.

Say there is a problem when there really isn't so that they get a story and incite a moral panic,

Pretty sure no one's trying to incite a moral panic dude, no idea where you're getting that from. It's an opinion piece. Some lucky people get paid to speak their mind, due to in this case perceived expertise in a field, most people do not.

Side question, are you employed?

"The idiots who can't get a date and look at the women's breasts in the games will definitely find Halo 4 more interesting than something that requires thinking."

Comedy Gold.

Who is this guy and can he come do some shtick at my local comedy club, our local talent is running stale.

ResonanceSD:

SpectacularWebHead:

Hi there newscorp employee, Society here.

Say there is a problem when there really isn't so that they get a story and incite a moral panic,

Pretty sure no one's trying to incite a moral panic dude, no idea where you're getting that from. It's an opinion piece. Some lucky people get paid to speak their mind, due to in this case perceived expertise in a field, most people do not.

Side question, are you employed?

Oh I see, You are the quintessential newscorp emplyee, you take one segment of a statement, spin it in such a way that the context is removed, and respond to it in a non-sensical way, then switch to a random-ass question that has nothing to do with the subject. And no, I'm a student.

ResonanceSD:
It's an opinion piece. Some lucky people get paid to speak their mind, due to in this case perceived expertise in a field, most people do not.

And Fox saw fit to pay him and put his piece out there, therefore they also own the opinion they are willing to publish.

Also, yes, I am employed.

"There will always be that percentage who are too cool, too cynical, and too ignorant to be bothered. I would guess that's between 10 and 15 percent of the kids of voting age," he said. "The idiots who can't get a date and look at the women's breasts in the games will definitely find Halo 4 more interesting than something that requires thinking."

Well sir.

Sincerely,

Fuck you, Mr. "look at me I'm smart because I vote". Fuck you dearly. God I hate people like him.

Tanis:
image

Fox News 'expects'.

You know, like the ones who say Evolution is 'just a theory' and Abstinence Only SEX ED 'works'.

You know, morons.

hahah thats an awesome photo

GOP election strategy 2016: Bribe developers to cluster AAA game releases in election week. Ensure that they are addictive as hell. Win election due to young voters too glued to their screens to care about election.

Won't win, but I'd say it's worth a try. :3

Moosejaw:
Ohhh yeah. Picking Corrupt Rich Guy A or Corrupt Rich Guy B requires ever-so-much thought. I think Halo's a little tougher than flipping a coin.

Oh you forgot Corrupt Slightly-Less Rich Guy C. The underdog of the race.

shadowstriker86:
Halo 4 didnt keep me from voting. DBZ Budokai HD collection did. oh and the fact that the 2 canidates are two bowls of crap that smell equally as bad

Thank you. It's almost as if this point-of-view is not considered a valid one.

Come Election day, what did I do instead of vote? Play Halo 4. Yeah. That's right. But even if it didn't come out, I would've played something else instead.

And it's not like I didn't have a chance to vote. My job has me going to state offices on a weekly basis - Polls were set up every time I went and I could've easily taken a few minutes out of my routine to cast a vote. And oh how those curious pollers kept asking me if I were taking part in the democratic process.

They'd say, "Excuse me sir, have you voted today?"

"No."

"Are you going to take part in this election?"

"No."

And then.

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I exit the building.

First off, I'm not an american.

Second: How can Fox news exist?!?!?!?

I dont usually use more than max 2 question marks, but it boggles the mind! To someone outside the US...it just seems impossible. Every time I hear something about fox news it sounds like something no one could say with a straight face. How is this channel still live? Do people watch it for laughs?

Thirdly: I can understand people not wanting to vote. Not because they want to play games instead, but rather that it doesnt matter much to them which president screws them over. I'm cynical and its not even 12 o'clock.

Edit:

Tohuvabohu:

shadowstriker86:
Halo 4 didnt keep me from voting. DBZ Budokai HD collection did. oh and the fact that the 2 canidates are two bowls of crap that smell equally as bad

Thank you. It's almost as if this point-of-view is not considered a valid one.

Come Election day, what did I do instead of vote? Play Halo 4. Yeah. That's right. But even if it didn't come out, I would've played something else instead.

And it's not like I didn't have a chance to vote. My job has me going to state offices on a weekly basis - Polls were set up every time I went and I could've easily taken a few minutes out of my routine to cast a vote. And oh how those curious pollers kept asking me if I were taking part in the democratic process.

They'd say, "Excuse me sir, have you voted today?"

"No."

"Are you going to take part in this election?"

"No."

And then.

image

I exit the building.

What episode is this epic dance from? I have to see it!

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