Law And Order Handles Video Game-Fuelled Child Neglect Badly

In last week's ripped from the headlines episode of Law and Order: SVU, a couple gets so wrapped up in a ridiculously fake video game that they forget who their daughter is. "This is the kingdom of Galagar!"

Parents neglecting their children because of video games is a serious subject, but I can't help but giggle every time a show like Law and Order rolls out the fake video game for a story like this. Note how the woman shouts to her on-screen offspring, urging him to hold on while not actually doing anything. Check out that awesome battle sequence, and those graphics! It's no wonder this poor couple got themselves so wrapped up.

"An Xbox tournament hosted out of Korea. He had the cutest avatar." Priceless.

"This is the kingdom of Galagar!" shall forever be my battle cry.

Episode Synopsis [ - Thanks Greg!]


    Is that guy playing the game the rumour monger from the very first Kevin Butler ad?

    HAHA this is hilarious!

    Law & Order really has it in for video games, I remember an older episode where someone was talked into killing himself by someone else superimposing his face onto a GTAIV character.

    The highlight was the 'manic teen gamer' twitching and muttering on the stand, like he was holding an imaginary controller.

    This is as embarrassing as that episode of Dexter where he was playing Halo 3... on a laptop... to Pac Man sound effects...

    Or in Scrubs where Turk was trying to "finish" Quake Wars in two player, when the stock footage they were showing was clearly only one player...


    Just when I'm beginning to think gamers were close to being taken seriously, something like this comes along.

    Oh man I remember a CSI episode where the cop needs to play second life to find a murderer.

      Or the CSI: Miami, where they had to get to the next level of a GTAIV clone to find out where the next violent crime was going to happen next, only to find they had to break into the virtual CSI lockup to steal the evidence.

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