Jon Stewart And John Hodgman Solve The Violent Video Game Problem

November 6, 2010

Fear not, Mom: the Johns (Stewart and Hodgman, that is) have found a few ways to keep your kids from wanting to buy violent video games! Among Hodgman’s suggestions: make a Supreme Court Justice video game to convince the justices to change their minds about banning the sale of violent video games to minors, sell video games packaged with real firearms, and get Ira Glass to do motion capture work for video games so that his sophisticated taste won’t appeal to youngsters.

Personally, I think they’re really onto something. Especially the last suggestion; Ira Glass is just such a classy dude. I really think his antics would go flying over the heads of today’s teenagers. And while violent video games would still technically be available to those under 18, the problem would solve itself – no kids would want to buy them! Another problem solved by John Hodgman. You’re welcome.

Hit the link below to check out the humorous video and decide for yourself which method would work best!

[The Daily Show]

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Jess Brohard

Jess is a hardcore gamer and a computer science major. Her favorite video games include Team Fortress 2, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, World of Warcraft, Guitar Hero, and arcade games.

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