Fox News’ imaginary Bulletstorm "controversy"


Posted by Eric on Monday, February 14th, 2011 in Gaming Life / Rants

Fox News published an article by some tool named John Brandon claiming Epic Games’ new release, Bulletstorm, is "the worst video game in the world." The article begins as an exploitation of sorts to some of the more "distasteful" aspects of the game, soon thereafter spiraling into a fantastic whirlwind of suck luring the reader’s attention toward some of the harsher challenges of the entire gaming industry.


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"Parents who use videogames as a babysitter shouldn’t have sex to begin with."


Posted by Eric on Wednesday, September 03rd, 2008 in Gaming Life / Quotes

The game industry has long awaited a major face like Perrin Kaplan to say something like that. For an ex-vice president of Nintendo, a line like that is a pretty huge thing. I’ve been saying that parents are to blame for kids playing violent games for years. I would expect nothing less than a standing ovation at a conference where this is even muttered under someone’s breath.

Things are a lot different than when I was growing up. Obviously you’ll hear every generation say that, but when it comes to video games there just isn’t any excuse. Cars will change, music will evolve, movies will get less intelligent and entertaining as Hollywood continues fund super smash hits like Disaster Movie, and video games...well...they’ll continue to get more real. People freak out at the sight of games like GTA or Gears of War, saying they’re too violent for our society, blah blah blah. The truth is, they’re right. When our society consists of uneducated and ignorant parents who use these crazy $400 contraptions to keep their kids out of their hair while they watch reruns of Everybody Loves Raymond and laugh it up with their fabulous friends about their fabulous lives, you can expect kids to grow up corrupted. Anyone who can’t see that by now should be shot point blank in the pupil with a Dethklok t-shirt cannon. Man that’d be brutal!


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Cooper Lawrence: Chasing the Scapegoat


Posted by Eric on Monday, July 14th, 2008 in Gaming Life / Politics

For some reason I missed a quarrel in the gaming industry back in January when a "psychologist" was on Fox News bashing Mass Effect, a highly rated RPG by the creators of Knights of the Old Republic. Cooper Lawrence, author of three 1-star rated books, commented on the game:


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