*CBS looks at the Manhunt 2 controversy, makes for excellent filler
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CBS looks at the Manhunt 2 controversy, makes for excellent filler

12:27 PM on 10.31.2007  ·  Earnest Cavalli
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Mainstream news wouldn't exist without fanning the flames of controversy, and you'd be hard-pressed to find a more adorable set of billows than Katie Couric. In the above clip, Ms. Kittenpuff Couric -- or, more specifically, her underlings -- takes a look at the controversy surrounding Manhunt 2, and shockingly they manage to avoid the typical mainstream news gaffes. No one refers to any system or game using the catch-all term "a Nintendo," there's very little sense of condescension (at least in the reporting), and overall, the tone seems evenhanded, if slightly cliché (cue soothing British Ph.D. at 1:32).

Of course, this sort of coverage is not aimed at gamers. According to traditional Hollywood wisdom, if it were, Katie would be half naked and the Master Chief would be standing behind her grilling a hamburger and wearing a backwards fluorescent baseball cap with the words "Sit On It" scrawled across the front. Sadly it seems there is no happy middle ground between pandering to middle America and pandering to concepts of cool from a decade ago, at least as far as gaming in the media is concerned, so I suppose we have to make a choice.

Well, at least Katie is adorable ... 

 
 

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