Web Wednesday - June 12th, 2013

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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.

WTVY Web Wednesday

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.

Tuesday, we told you about a handful of major home video releases hitting Blu-Ray and DVD from Disney, such as The Emperor’s New Groove among other recent animated films. On our Facebook page, we asked what animated Disney films was your favorite. A user named Recor Rules said, "[I]t is a tie between Beauty and the Beast, and Finding Nemo, My daughters is Lady and [The] Tramp, had to buy two copies of this because she watched it so many times that the DVD quit working, and my sons fave is Cars."

This week, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, is taking place. At the expo, some new and upcoming video games and consoles will be showed off for the public. On Monday, for our daily poll question, we asked if you considered video games to be art. The results of the actual poll had 12% voting yes, 85% voting no, and 3% not being sure. However, the discussion on our main Facebook page was spirited and came from on sides. For example, Catherine Tew said, “No. Video games have become such a waste of time. Too many people use video games as a babysitter for their kids, if the kid won't hush, just stick them in front of the TV.” By contrast, Eric Massey commented, "Some of the most amazing stories, characters, images and music ever created are found in great video games. Your interaction makes them all the more compelling." And, Kati Price added, "I 100% see them as art...It is a huge artistic process. Someone comes up with the idea, does the…graphic design, does the voice work. All of this is a very creative and artistic process. Major props to the people who make this happen!"

A deli in New York was selling an unusual breakfast item, as we reported before, it’s a combination of a doughnut and a croissant—a cronut! They sell for five dollars a piece! When asked on our main Facebook page if they would buy one, some of our viewers and readers responded. Lori Baber said, "I wouldn't pay $5 for one, but I'd just make them myself. " And, Joyce Knight responded, "Dozen of hot glazed please any day but wouldn't pay $5.00 for a so call donuts."

Going back to E3, we asked which of the next-generation gaming systems that our viewers were most interested in. Dustin Benton responded that the PlayStation 4 “[ALLOWS] indie devs to self-publish their work is a good thing. plus i want a console for gaming." An area gaming store, 1UP Games, used their Facebook account to say, “The PS4 if going to be less expensive as well as support used game trading/selling." They added, however, that they will be selling for all of the new systems.

In addition to asking a poll question if video games were art, on Tuesday, we asked if people visiting our web-channel considered comic books to be art. Cathy Green says yes and adds, "The detail and imagination that goes into each picture is amazing. Comic books are also a great way to get kids to read and the pictures definitely keep their attention!" And Tony Reeder responded simply, “Of course they are art. Each frame is a drawing.”

And, our segment about the fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic from a couple of weeks ago, “Meet the Bronies” continues to receive feedback and attention. It became an extremely popular article, with over 2000 total hits and views from over 40 different countries! Ian Ballinger commented on the article itself, saying, “"I just want to thank all you guys at WTVY. Bronies get such a bad reputation thrown at them, and you guys have given a positive light to the Brony community!" And, OneBrokePony added their reasons for enjoying the show, saying, “I'd say that for me it's because it's a well written, clever show. It's fun, has heart, and good characters. That it's cute doesn't hurt either."

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.

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