Month: July 2005

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G4-shadowing

Are you ready to be surprised when G4 broadcasts its third annual G-Phoria awards ceremony on Tuesday, August 9? Well, too bad. G4 has gone and spoiled the surprise by releasing a list of the winners that were revealed at a Los Angeles ceremony last night. Readers of this blog will know I’m no fan […]

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Bloody Errors

The Associated Press has a great human interest story about a blind 17-year-old gamer who routinely beats opponents with his back turned away from the screen. The article has one quote, though, that makes it seems like the story’s author wasn’t watching the screen either. In describing a Soul Calibur II (the article misspells it […]

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Now That's Sarcasm

Steven Johnson, author of Everything Bad is Good for You, has an excellent commentary piece in today’s Los Angeles Times defending Grand Theft Auto. He makes great use of sarcasm, statistics, and specific anecdotal examples to make a thoroughly convincing argument. Johnson expressed a similar sentiment on NPR’s Fresh Air last week. That remind me, […]

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Thompson: Gaming News Sites Are Useful for Something

“Sims 2, the latest version of the Sims video game franchise … contains, according to video game news sites [emphasis added], full frontal nudity, including nipples, penises, labia, and pubic hair.”-Attorney Jack Thompson, as quoted in a Gamespot article Nice to know that Thompson is willing to use the games press to his advantage, even […]

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The Paper of (Inaccurate) Record

The New York Times: “Over all, the Grand Theft Auto series has sold more than 21 million games, making it the best-selling game on record.“ WikiPedia: Nope

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Game Editors of the World…

…Unite agains the injustice of controversy. (via Kotaku)

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Scorching!

A brief lesson in beverage dynamics, courtesy of the media headline writers. Question: What can you do to “hot coffee”? You can: Spill it Cool it Let it get stale Brew it (and brew it again) Pour it Steam it (or get steamed over it) Heat it up Serve it Spit in it Stir it […]

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Best Analogy Yet

“An artist makes a painting, then doesn’t like the first version and paints over the canvas with a new painting, right? That’s what happened here. Hackers on the Internet made a program that scratches the canvas to reveal an earlier draft of the game.”-Rodney Walker, a spokesman for Rockstar Games, as quoted in today’s New […]

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Absoultely Worst Pun of the Moment

“Grand Theft Auto, is not just in some Hot Coffee, but the game industry could be in some hot water should parents feel things are getting out of control.”-Steve Sabludowsky, Publisher of BayouBuzz.com, in an editorial. More on the latest developments when I get a chance.

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Why I Love the British Gaming Press

First comes this article from Computer and Video Games which cites “reports emanating from US retailers… that the demand for Microsoft’s next-gen machine has been so great that a huge number of customers have pre-ordered their Xbox 360s – possibly resulting in empty store shelves when the console actually launches in November.” The retailers cited […]

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