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The Daily Mail is widely considered to be [i]the[/i] anti-game newspaper in the UK- and it's hardly been more clear than in the last fortnight or so- two anti-DS diatribes on as many consecutive days, one masquerading as [url=http://forums.theeca.com/showthread.php?t=4621]parenting advice[/url] and another as a travel article, an article [url=http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=562729&in_page_id=1770]connecting[/url] a stabbing that happened to occur on launch night to the game, as well as some hardly balanced [url=http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/newscomment.html?in_article_id=562891&in_page_id=1787]comment[/url] on the matter. Finally, today we discover a [url=http://forums.theeca.com/showthread.php?t=4633]piece[/url] in last week's Mail On Sunday.

Now this might be an application of TDM's pre-emptive censoring of their article comments, but they haven't really seen anything like the opposition that the likes of Kevin McCullogh or Cooper Laurence did- I remind you the pair of them saw a lot of very sensible criticism mixed in with the (deserved) shouting- in fact, they appear to be seeing little or none at all.

That being said, when I took my comments about the DS article to their [url=http://chat.dailymail.co.uk/dailymail/threadnonInd.jsp?forum=376&thread=9892272]forums[/url], and I got some very surprising responses:

[QUOTE]Well said!

My daughter has a DS (and I play the brain training games on it) but still spends more time reading books and writing stories than she does playing on the DS.[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE]I have played video games since I was old enough to hold a controller, but my parents never let it control me, and like any good parents, made sure that no was no! Just like the children in the article, I'm certain I pushed my luck on many occasions, I was a kid, so I probably tried it at every opportunity. However, no parent would let their children have sweets for every meal, so why let them go mad with a console? A bit of sense strikes a good balance.[/QUOTE]

So the question is, could we, as a group, theoretically or actually collectively descend on the Daily Mail forum- and the forums of similar media outlets with an anti-game bent, and rather than attack a target as McCullogh and Laurence, "colonize", if you will, their forums, with gaming discussions otherwise destined to be hidden in the less visible forums such as our own in order to combat ill-researched articles like those linked above simply by showing ourselves as a large part of the market for their newspaper/TV channel/whatever?



beemohoh my god... it is ham
That GPol last.fm group again

ConstantNeophyte;70768 wrote:
I must agree with beemoh as well.

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