'Anyone Who Thinks Games Are Bad For You Is A F--king Idiot'

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon may be a violent, gleefully stupid video game, but it also has a Serious Message about violent video games. Here's a chat between two of the game's characters, captured above if you want to watch, transcribed below if you don't want anyone nearby hearing this profane insight.

Doctor Elizabeth Darling: Rex, are you doing OK after that EMP surge?

Rex Power Colt: Good as new, doc. There's no challenge I can't beat.

Doc: I don't know, Rex. I'm pretty unstoppable in The Bishop of Battle.

Rex: Doc, you play video games?

Doc: Yes, Rex, video games are a proven coping mechanism, like any hobby. They've been shown to improve hand-eye coordination, problem-solving, social interaction and self-confidence. And no studies have managed to prove a correlation between video games and violence. Frankly, anyone who thinks games are bad for you is a F.U.C.K.ing idiot.

Rex: Hey, whoa, whoa, Doc.

Doc: No, Rex, F.U.C.K. stands for 'failing to understand our capacity for kindness.' It's an acronym. Though I suppose this isn't a game anymore. Is it?

It's entirely possible that the doctor here is a Kotaku reader.


    Couldn't have said it better myself.

      Agreed. It is preaching to the choir but that's fine as it is a good part of the games satire.

    God bless Gabe Newell the non-sellout version of Bill Gates and Hideo Kojima the hipster version Cliff Belzinski

    Games are not bad for you, they are just for losers. OOHHH YEEEAAAHHH

    Last edited 02/05/13 4:26 pm

    So, lemme get this straight, video games can be good for you, but they can't be bad for you? Doesn't compute.

    Just like that, the first commenters out of the gate play their roles to perfection, exemplifying the idiom "you can't teach an old dog new tricks"; where the old dog is the purported average gamer and the new tricks are the capacity to reason, critically analyse, empathise, and funnily enough, pick up on the explicit sarcasm of the author.
    Well done, internet commenters. Well done.

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