I watch CNN every day when I come home from school and even on spring break, I watch CNN because I like to have something on. Today on Rick’s List, their disturbing story of the day was on H-games. As an entry level Otaku, I have something to say.
First, CNN shouldn’t go on promoting a story about an H-game, saying that it is absolutely horrible. It doesn’t work like that any more, I didn’t Google it immediately after, but thousands of people did. Anyone can look at the twitter feeds if you really want to, anyone can Google right now, to find out more. So now everyone in America who didn’t know about H-games knows about them, and who didn’t know will now be up in arms with out the complete story. And will they use that power, the power to Google, to find complete story? No.
CNN missed the other side of the story. You guys play the Sims right? Yeah? Okay, well, then you know Dating Sims in Japan supersede H-games, right? No, you didn’t report that. It’s not a big deal. There are all kinds of games out there. Are you going to report on those too? Or just those few controversial games that really get people going when they really shouldn’t be?
Secondly, as I could briefly mention it in my tweet, I really can’t say anything about H-games. They’re for people who want to experience that fantasy and I don’t say anything about that. People use the argument, Well, there are mass murder games out there, what’s different? I think people then would point out that the feasibility is different, it’s easier to do one than the other, but that’s lame. The point is that there is probably no difference. If you don’t like something, don’t hang out with people who part take in it. If you don’t like a game, don’t play it, don’t let your children play it and don’t like it. But that doesn’t mean you have to condemn it outright. People who aren’t given the whole story seriously shouldn’t be making any decisions on what Japan should do to their gaming industry. (I’m not talking about CNN this time.)
Third, I’m not defending the H-games. I’m defending Japanese games. The story portrayed Japanese games in such a horrible light that I actually had to tweet to Rick. And then I had to blog about it! That’s how bad it was. CNN has to go back, right now, and explain all of those other games, so that the story is balanced. It’s not right now. Again, I’m not defending H-games, I’m defending Japanese games and your amazing ability to choose what you want to do in your own life.
Finally, there was a famous Politician, Nick Levasseur, that said something recently.
Anime is a prime example of why two nukes just wasn’t enough.
I bet that many people still remember that, because I do. It was outrageous then, because I love anime. He even brought Nukes into the mix. So now, let’s feed the flames, and not more four days later, sure, let’s talk about an even more sensitive topic. Yeah, let’s do that.
That’s all. My rant is finished, my venting has let off my steam.