Fox news calls out Bulletstorm and says it will encourage kids to be violent and increase rapes. Apparently playing out sex scenes means your a rapist in Fox world. Check it out here, I’d suggest after a few stiff drinks to be able to get through it. Gameinformer.com was able to get Epic Games/People Can Fly’s response. Check it out here.
Thealistdaily.com has a story on how Dragon Age II their sticking with ‘mature themes’. Violence, who cares about violence…it has sex in it oh noes! I wonder if Fox will start bad mouthing them too or if they only pick on smaller publishers. Check it out here. Of course maturity is in reality harder to pin down. It reminds me of a Gameoverthinker covering these themes in comics and games and what might happen. Check it out here.
I heard that there was a Transformers 3 movie commercial in the Superbowl so I popped over to youtube.com to check it out, trying to stuff the horrific nightmares of the first two awful horrors away so I wouldn’t prejudge it. The flickering ADD shots make it hard to figure much out, but what what I saw Id rather be strapped down and forced to watch Twilight. Check it out here.
Over at Geekfeminism.org they have a good summary of a dustup over the anti-harassment policy and it has some solid information and ideas about sexual violence to women and men. Its serious stuff, but well worth reading. Check it out here.
Bill Roper, former CEO for Flagship – the company that made Hellgate”London, has an cool insider interview over at Gamasutra.com on what happened to drive the game under. Check it out here.
“You may try to rationalize a myth, but you shall never destroy the truth.”