Stephen Colbert Slams Madden’s New Concussion Rules

Stephen Colbert Slams Madden’s New Concussion Rules

The Colbert Report tackled the latest innovation in Madden NFL 12 last night, with pseudo-conservative host Stephen Colbert – no stranger to video games – blasting EA Sports’ “horrifying new feature” that sidelines Madden players suffering from concussions.

EA calls the new feature /”another opportunity to create awareness” about the impact of head injuries on players, but Colbert has (unofficially) put the Madden maker on notice.

“We cannot let real-world consequences invade our mindless video games,” Colbert warned during his most recent Threatdown segment. He underscored that opinion by highlighting the removal of mindless from games like Grand Theft Auto IV and his own “teachable moment” from Angry Birds.

Watch a clip of that segment above or see the whole thing at Colbert Nation below.

ThreatDown – Superman, Madden NFL 12 & Glee [Colbert Nation]


  • Anything Colbert loves is automatically terrible. And anything he hates is automatically wonderful.

    I love his satire, its so goddamn true.

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