I think that first of all, both of the articles seem to use the same quotes from the same person. Who is Marlene Perrotte? Who does she represent? Did the media seek her out? Does she represent the PTA? She seems to only be identified as a random parent. We don't know her education level, her interest, whether her kid already excels at math (and she's less likely to 'try everything'), or if her kid is currently in foster care.
I think that quoting one parent while saying "parents", plural, is irresponsible journalism. It leads me to believe the reporter/station/whatever has an agenda.
I also think that people said the same damn things about TV, radio, and the internet. I think that this person is tossing around the word 'addiction' without knowing what she's talking about. I think that these articles should not have even made it past the editor.
As far as the video game itself, I agree with Oniya.