While altruistic, I think this exemplifies the state of our youth, and our overall ability to learn:
Concussions in football games are taken more seriously than ever before. And going forward, that will hold true in the next edition of the “Madden” football video game franchise when concussed players won’t be allowed to return to the field in the game they are injured.
“Concussions are such a big thing, it has to be a big thing in the video game,” [John] Madden told The New York Times in a telephone interview. “It starts with young kids — they start in video games. I think the osmosis is if you get a concussion, that’s a serious thing and you shouldn’t play. Or leading with the head that you want to eliminate. We want that message to be strong.”
Well, it does make sense to reach kids via video games. They sure as hell aren’t going to pick up a book on concussions or listen to a PSA about why they shouldn’t lead with their head.
But isn’t this called brainwashing?
Makes you wonder what else they add into video games to make us think or do what they want.