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Console Games / Bully draws protesters to Rockstar's front doors
« on: August 04, 2005, 12:26:44 am »
Washington, D.C.-based group marches on developer's Manhattan headquarters to protest marketing of violent games to children.
Although the Hot Coffee isn't quite as piping hot as it has been of late, the fallout over the hidden sex mini-games in Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is still simmering. Always a lightning rod for controversy, Rockstar might be growing weary of all the free publicity it has been getting, as games it hasn't even released yet are now becoming the target of public outcries.

Yesterday, members of the Washington, D.C.-based youth group Peaceoholics protested outside Rockstar Games' New York offices, carrying signs that read "Put the cuffs on Rockstar, not youth" and "Prosecute Rockstar Games; they are felons" and chanting "Hey hey, ho ho, Rockstar Games has got to go."

Though the Peaceoholics have accused Rockstar of marketing violent games for children in the past, Tuesday's event was specifically directed at convincing the developer to shelve the upcoming Bully, which Rockstar describes as a game where players take the role of a "troublesome schoolboy" who "stands up to bullies, gets picked on by teachers, plays pranks on malicious kids, wins or loses the girl, and ultimately learns to navigate the obstacles of the fictitious reform school."

Although the game is not yet rated (an M for Mature tag seems a certainty) and Rockstar has revealed next to nothing about the actual gameplay, Bully has already made some waves. Given the developer's history with controversial titles and the lasting taboo of violence in a school setting ever since the Columbine High School shootings, it's a safe bet this won't be the last bit of protest directed Rockstar's way over its latest offering.

Attempts to reach Rockstar Games and Peaceoholics for comment Wednesday afternoon were not successful.

Wow...they say they are protesting against rockstar because they are selling games to children? Does anyone have a brain. GTA: SA and Bully arn't meant for children. People just don't understand, they are so dumb in their brain they think these games are for children. Dumb asses.


Forum Games / A - Z Countries Game
« on: June 18, 2005, 05:53:07 pm »
Exact same thing as A-Z Cities game except with countries. Follow the two post rule! You must also put the continent its located in.


Argentina, South America

Forum Games / The Avatar Above Me
« on: June 11, 2005, 08:25:29 am »
The rules are simple, a rating system from 1 to 10, 1 being alful and needs great improvement, 10 being the best and could not be improved! Simply, the numbers inbetween will range from good to bad depending on the closeness to 10 or 1.

Of course too, let's start with mine!

**The post rule strictly imposes a two post wait for posters before reposting

Forum Games / The Three-Word Game!
« on: June 11, 2005, 08:15:02 am »
Welcome to the Three-Word Game!

The rules of this game are simple. Keep a story going using only 3 words each time. If the story gets out of hand and starts becoming gibberish, I will step in and begin a new story.

Please remember the forum games rule, no posting untill after 2 other people post.

If you need to end a sentence, please put a PERIOD! (then he jumped.) If you don't, people won't know what's what!
Also, if you are NOT ending a sentence, I prefer leaving it at nothing, but multiple dots are ok. (and then he.......)

Time to kick it off with the following 3 words: Please continue the sentence from them.

The table fell

Forum Games / A - Z Cities Game
« on: June 11, 2005, 08:10:46 am »
Okay, this is very simple, you have to post the name of a City according to the letters of the Alphabet, e.g. Albany, then the next poster has to reply Berlin and so on..


-You can only post real world city names nothing else.
-You can't use cities from City Journals and anything else which is not a city.
-Please use only the English alphabet.
-Please avoid repeatings of the cities
-You can post a picture of the city, but it can't be bigger than 800 x 600 Pixels
- The country must be listed with the city.

Now have Fun!

Let's start:

Athens, Greece

Console Games / Revolution's E3 Secrets Revealed???
« on: May 17, 2005, 06:35:07 pm »
I found this posto n Gamespot's forum and I thought it was very interesting. You should read it and tell me what you think...

"I think my brother I stumbled upon what Nintendo is going to do with Revolution. If you haven't seen the "Nintendon" video, you must watch it to see what I am talking about. The Nintendon video shows a brain-like unit that has a "right" and "left" side. The left side I belive is for creating games. And the right side is for playing games.The brain-like unit has the left side of the brain for game creation and the right side for playing games. The unit that Nintendo showed off today was just one part of Nintendon.

1. At E3 today, Reggie showed the game Electroplankton. This game was for some reason singled out for it's music. The game enables the user to create music in a video game. David Hollins (DJ at E3) mentioned that the game has a "rich palette of sounds" . Does this mean that Electroplankton will somehow work with the brain-like unit for music creation in a video game?? David Hollins also says "make the track completely with just the sounds from the unit". I think this implies that music creation can be made with this game. He also says "What am I going to do to make a song for a video game". This is also a clue. Reggie also mentions that Electroplankton "may not even be considered a game". He says "it should be actually be considered a creative tool"

2. At the E3 presentation, Reggie keeps mentioning in the numder 2 along with the "right side of the brain". The 2 sides of the unit (left & right side), 2 billion game titles moved

3. Iwata says "I hope you let me create some elements of mystery to my futher remarks today. Maybe we can look at this as a form of puzzle game". This means that he wants us to looks at the big picture while taking bits a pieces out of what they are saying.

4. Iwata says " The advances in our technology will also relate to areas that have no direct baring on game play" . This goes back to the creation part of the unit.
He also mentions how that quote was a mysterous comment. Clue!!!

5. Iwata says "Our competitors (Playstaion 3 & XBOX 360) have taken time at detail the power of their co processor and their onscreen display....the added benefit of our technical approach with Revolution...every home game machine in history have married a controller to a console and a console to a the next generation the addition of the these 4 elements controller, console TV, internet interact with each other forms a central differance in Revolution design. This tells you that Revolution will not be like other video game consoles. Remember what was shown today is just one part of Revolution. I think this part of the system will be for the Internet and downloadable content. This also suggests that XBOX 360 & PS3 will be showing off how fast and beautiful their graphics are. Revolution will be different . That is way Nintento didn't show any specs of the system or videos of the games yet. They didn't want to be like the other competitors that only care about graphics and not games.

6. Iwata also mentions the "game experience" will seperate them from the other competitors

7. Iwata says "Samas will take you places you've never gone before....The key here is not what you are playing how you'll be playing" This goes back to the 6th example that I mentioned. This was shown in the Nintendon video

8. Iwata says "We are convinced game creation on Revolution can be the most periphery friendly..simplier, faster, and less expensive that any other new system." This means that anyone can create games. The system probably has a dev kit built into it. "The big idea that can prevail over big budgets"

The Nintenton system that is seen in the video is the real thing. Reggie says "We look forward to seeing you on the show floor tommorow and be prepared to let your right brain run wild." Remember the right brain is the part where the games are played. Reggie wanted us to think that the people on the show floor would be seeing Mario Kart DS. But I think Nintendo has something very special to show all of us.

For those people how haven't seen the Nintendon video, I'll post the web site in a few minutes. Check back on this thread in about 20 minutes. In the mean time you should watch the E3 Nintendo presentation to see the excerpts from this post."

Console Games / Xbox360 Video Messaging
« on: May 15, 2005, 06:34:56 pm »
I heard the Xbox360 is coming with video messaging. If this is true I would like to know what you think about this. Personally, I think this isn't a good idea. It will get dirty really fast...I can just imagine what people will do.

I hope they have an option to turn video messaging off!

Site News / No Nintendo Revolution?
« on: April 20, 2005, 04:34:55 pm »
This kinda ticks me off a bit, if this is true. I was really looking forward to seeing that.

I am stil glad that Spore and XB2 will be there though.

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