Fox News launches an attack on Bulletstorm

Fox expert psychologists links games to rape

Fox News has launched a serious attack on EA and Epic's latest title, Bulletstorm, and video games in general with their latest piece of 'reporting'.

In an article entitled "Is Bulletstorm the Worst Video Game in the World?" Fox News launched a savage attack on video games in general claiming that games can seriously damage children and even linked them to a rise rapes.

Psychologist Dr Jerry Weichman of the Hoag Neurosciences Institute said: "If a younger kid experiences Bulletstorm's explicit language and violence, the damage could be significant. Violent video games like Bulletstorm have the potential to send the message that violence and insults with sexual innuendos are the way to handle disputes and problems."

It gets worse though as author and psychologist Carol Liebermann added: "The increase in rapes can be attributed in large part to the playing out of [sexual] scenes in video games."

The Entertainment Consumers Association chief Hal Halpin was the only defender of the industry in the article saying: "Between a great ratings system, parental controls on the consoles and the major retailers inhibiting the sale of mature-rated games to minors, the matter is really one for parents and adults to consider, individually. I respect the creative rights of game developers to make a game like Bulletstorm in the same way that I appreciate Quentin Tarantino's right to make over-the-top movies like Kill Bill."

It is important to note that the no evidence was given to back up the claims of the experts, Carol Liebermann and Dr Jerry Weichman.

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