Every Wednesday, News 4 This Morning takes a look at the stories from our show that viewers and readers are talking about on our webchannel and related social media.
On Monday, News 4 reported on a story out of Siberia, where just one day after temperatures were in the mid-80s, snow fell in that part of Russia! And, it was more than just a few flakes to boot! On our main WTVY Facebook page, we asked our viewers if they would like to see some snow soon, or simply prefer that it stay warm. Elaine McIntosh responded, ""Heat is better than snow, that's for sure!" On the Flip side, Mollie Manus answered, "yes !!!!! I love snow if it could be 80 today and snow the next day BUT be back to 80 in a day or so would be so awesome."
On Thursday, July 13th, 2013, our daily poll question was “Do You Watch Anime?” The results showed that a majority of people either don’t watch it or just aren’t quite sure what it is. News 4 received some additional feedback on the story on our main WTVY Facebook page. Linksy Epperson said that her daughter and nieces love Anime. Meanwhile, Robyn Farmer replied, “Yay for seeing anime represented on WTVY! It makes me even more happy than seeing the Bronies represented. Keep it real, WTVY! c: There are way too many favorites to name though, but I'll keep it to the ones most Americans know: Naruto, Fruits Basket, Ouran High School Host Club, Gundam Wing... and many, many more. Most of the animes I watch are from the Japanese releases though, versus the American/Canadian company releases.”
Tuesday, we reported that several Sears stores were closing down in Canada. On our main WTVY Facebook page, we asked viewer opinions of the long-lived retail chain. Sara Clements responded, “Yes, I love shopping at Sears and have been going there since I was a child. I remember when Sears in Dothan had a cafeteria and sold candy. They have affordable prices for families and I would be very disappointed if ours closed.” And, Sam Breth added, “Yes I shop at Sears, I buy all of my tools there (Craftsman Tools) they are excellent and have a lifetime replacement guarantee. If you break them,there is no questions asked,they just replace them. I also buy clothes there.”
Tuesday, we wrapped our coverage of E3, the Electronics Entertainment Expo, that took place in Los Angeles. The major video games exposition not only took a look forward at two upcoming video consoles—the X-Box One and the Playstation 4, but at what new games are coming for the next-generation console already on the market, the Nintendo Wii U. Some of those include Mario Kart 8 and Super Mario 3D World. On the article of that story on our webchannel, a user named Kaihaku spoke of his experiences playing the demo of the new Mario platformer, Super Mario 3D World: “It wasn't the Mario that I was expected but it won me over fast. I played with three strangers who had been waiting in line with me…The demo also had what might just be the slickest balance of cooperative and competitive gameplay that I've ever seen.”
Also on Tuesday, we shared a report of a study that shows that there are more adult women that play video games than boys under the age of seventeen. The same study also showed that women as a whole make up nearly half of all gamers. On our Facebook page, Jamie Brand, a 31-year-old female gamer explained why she is passionate about the hobby. Brand says “[I have been playing since the original Nintendo came out. Right now i own a GameCube,Wii,ps2,ps3,laptop,desktop, and kindle fire. I enjoy all games but different console different genre. Racing is good on ps2, mmorpg on the laptop, etc. I enjoy playing b/c it doesn't matter how bad or great ur life is, when ur in the game ur a whole new person and can live out whatever life u couldn't in reality. U can b a criminal, a street racer, a superhero, etc. Limits are endless!”
The views of commenters, readers, and viewers do not necessarily reflect the views of WTVY News 4.
Links to all of the stories mentioned in this segment can be found below.