If you’re anything like me, you probably binge watch most of your television shows and watch everything digitally, completely void of national television broadcasts. If you’re even more like me, you don’t watch Fox News. Either way, there’s probably a good chance that you missed this TV gem I stumbled upon this morning.
Fishing around on Facebook, I came across a photo of a Fox News broadcast posted by Irrational Games founder and BioShock creator Ken Levine that read “Glad to help, Fox. Glad to help.” As you’ll see in the photo below, some of Fox News’ onscreen graphics are looking quite similar to one of last year’s best video games… but don’t take my word for it.
Someone, please, tell us what in the name of Zachary Comstock is going on here?
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The mixture of irony, inadvertent hypocrisy, and suitability in this is face-melting. On one hand it feels almost facetious considering that Fox News is typically the network that’s quickest to pass the blame for the nation’s most atrocious acts of violence on video games. For them to have assets on their broadcast that correspond with one of the more violent games of the last generation is beyond preposterous.
Ultimately, this is about as eerily appropriate as it is a conspicuous ripoff– an extremely influential US political media corporation decides to “borrow” assets from a game that features a maniacal zealot who helms a town of inhabitants that worship the Founding Fathers of the United States as religious icons. I can’t even, guys.
Not sure if the folks at Fox News have a troll crafting up their lower thirds and graphics, or if this is just some haphazard mess of a coincidence, but one things for certain: in some arbitrary dimension, the Lutece twins are laughing their Tear-manipulating asses off about this.