Watch Dogs Attacked For Promoting Real Hacking


Let’s make it clear from the start, whatever Aiden Pearce does in Watch Dogs, it has very little in common with real-world hacking. That has a lot more to do with rainbow tables and waiting in front of a screen than wearing a cool jacket and running around a city with a magic phone.

That didn’t stop conservative commentator Glenn Beck from criticizing the game for promoting real-world hacking, though.

“The idea here is they are teaching you to hack and then become the ultimate voyeur in other people’s lives, including their bedrooms, by hacking into their phones and everything,” Beck said.

“This game is teaching you to hack into whatever is docked in your bedroom. What the heck is wrong with us? What are we thinking? We are inviting this into our home and our lives. We are teaching our kids for entertainment purposes,” Beck continued.

Beck seems generally misinformed about Watch Dogs and gaming in general, but sadly he has an audience and influence.

Watch the full clip above and see what you think.

[Source: Polygon]

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