Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Animal Crossing, Missouri, and Sex?

I try to stay away from stories like "You child might find an adult online", but this one strikes home. The whole story can be found on KMIZ, a local ABC station. What it comes down to it, the local Internet Crimes Task Force set out a warning that predators is using games to target kids. Now there's a shocker.

I stand behind any thing that police do to keep the prevs away from my enjoyment. However, the police should not say junk like "There is no reason an adult should have this game." when talking about a game like Animal Crossing. There are adults, men and women, that do enjoy that game. Not every person is born alike and not every gamer is alike. Some go for puzzle games like Tetris and some go for the blood and guts games like Mad World. So, Andy Anderson of the Mid-Missouri Internet Crime Task Force, if you feel there is no real reason why 29 year old male, like myself, should not play a game like Animal Crossing, please let me know why.

For everyone else, there is two tips for you. Adding only people you know to your friend list. For Animal Crossing, you just have to have to follow the in game instructions to add people. Adding people on Nintendo's Animal Crossing site or on internet board might not be a wise move if you don't know them. Lastly, be pro-active. Don't hang all over your child back to find out if Resetti the Mole is putting the moves on your child, but ask general questions about the game. Keep an ear open to something that you might not want to hear. But most of that I covered before.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Saying One Thing and Doing Another, the Lesson Learn By Eliot Spitzer


I thought for awhile if I should cover this. The mainstream media covered the story for about 3 days before the Obama anti-American pastor hit the screen. But since I got a little time before my Xbox/Nintendo customer support review, I thought I should cover it. The only thing that held it back was because I getting tried of posting every gamer pissy moment.

During his term as Attorney General, he fought computer chip manufacturers, insurance companies, record labels, police corruption, and even the New York Stock Exchange. He even got named TIME Crusader of the Year 2002. When he became governor he proposed a bill for same sex marriage, criticize for use of police surveillance, even try to give illegal aliens driver's licenses. But gamers will best remember him for what he said about TV, music, and games.

Media content has gotten more graphic, more violent and more sex-based… Currently, nothing under New York State law prohibits a fourteen-year old from walking into a video store and buying… a game like ‘Grand Theft Auto,’ which rewards a player for stealing cars and beating people up. Children can even simulate having sex with a prostitute…
When he got in to office, Spitzer came up with the "Safe Games Act". If it passed, selling or renting a game to a minor will be a Class E felony (rape, dismemberment, physical torture, mutilation or evisceration of a human being), every new game system must have parental controls, and a universal rating system. I already pointed out the flaw of parental controls and parents before, but they got to used to be effective. But putting some guy in the same boat as rapist and killer for selling a game to a kid is just wrong.

It got fast track though the New York Assembly, but it hit a bump in the road named Joseph Bruno, the Senate Majority Leader. I guess the whole police keeping tabs on where he goes rubbed him the wrong way. It's expected to rear it's ugly head again this year. But since just about all of the gaming law have been shot down, it's doubtful this won't last long.

Now here where why you shouldn't do one thing and say another. A FBI wiretap of the Emperors Club VIP caught him hooking up a call girl. "Kristen" was to meet up with "Client 9" in Washington DC for the night. My guess, it's not to take her to dinner and a show and part ways. After three days, he left office.

If your against something but do it any way, that gains you the title of hypocrite. It's only make it worst if you are the Attorney General, a person that knows the law, to use services that are against the law. And for me, if your married and living under the same room as your wife and taking part in this, your just asking for trouble. Here's the common life lesson, don't shit on what you eat.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Welcome back to the 90's anime

Wow, a post not about video games or video games violence, although this BS makes me mad, but about my on again, off again love of anime. When I started to watch anime in the middle 90's, I enjoyed series like Neon Genesis Evangelion, Tenchi Muyo, and Ranma ½. But for some reason, I guess much like Hollywood, anime companies are slowly running out of stuff that is new. Not a bad ideal since there still many outstanding series being made, but a look back could do as much more harm as the Starsky and Hutch movie.

Evangelion: 1.0 is a retelling of the Evangelion series, but in a nice movie format with updated everything, in 3 parts. In case you don't know, Second Impact kills off 3/4 of the world and floods everything. So, basically what Al Gore said except in anime form. After 14 years, Shinji Ikari comes in to Tokyo 3 to plot a giant robot to fight battle giant monsters and to become a whinny little prick. Oh and it fights with along side late 90's anime idol, Rei Ayanami, although I was rooting for Asuka Langley Sohryu because he gave Shinji alot of shit, until she bacame a whinny little bitch. Any way, if you can find at the local art house, check it out, because if End of Evangelion is any indication, it might be a while before we see it on DVD. Enjoy this trailer.



Fans of Vash the Stampede will be happy to know that long awaited movie for Trigun is coming. Announced two years, it's finally coming out in 2009. The hold up was they had to finish the manga of Trigun Maximum first.

Last, but not least, is a new Slayers TV Series. After three TV Series, five movies, and four OAV, it appears it hasn't got old with some of the fans, myself included. Not much infomation about it. We might see the return of Lina and gang, or the dreaded Naga, and just something new with the Slayers logo slapped on it. I hope some more will be confirmed pretty soon.

And becasue of the soon to be released No Doubt song pack Guitar Hero 3, here's one of my favorite AMVs, again, from the 90's.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The video game world own plot twist

It's been about a week since the whole Fox News VS Gaming World, and it's still on the bitter nerves of gamers. Fox News hasn't apologized yet, but child care and dating book writer, Cooper Lawrence, said something close to "Opps, my bad." in Sunday's New York Times (Don't forget Bugmenot.com). Kind of funny that a paper that has been known for left leaning post something bad about Fox News. It all comes down to this:

"I really regret saying that, and now that I've seen the game and seen the sex scenes it's kind of a joke. ..."But it's not like pornography. I've seen episodes of 'Lost' that are more sexually explicit."

Well, we do know one thing, someone is watching Lost. Good chance you found out she "misspoke" is when she saw the thousand reviews for her book, most of which had only one star, claiming that they never read it.

Over hill and dale, Adam Sessler added another 2 cents, this time added at Fox News and Lawrence on Friday's X-Play.



Second to last, but by the oddest turn of events, gaming crazy, old, arch villain, Jack Thompson told Kotaku's Brian Crecente, "The guy (?) who shot his mouth off about it had no idea what the Hell he was talking about." Either he is referring to Kevin McCullough or forgot the meds.

And now there's this. Close your eyes young en' and people at work, a "NSFW" video. Basically a spoof of the interview from Loading.Ready.Run


And with that, adu. Or until when I feel like it.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

HOT MASS EFFECT ACTION doesn't exist.

Here we go again. Fox News's "The Live Desk with Martha MacCallum" ran a really short debate with the most underhanded title ever, ""Se"xbox". Enough has been said (Yeah, every word is a link.) But if your lazy, here's the video, which can also but found on the Live Desk site in better quality.



I'm not going to all ape on Fox News, there is nothing wrong with the channel. My biggest bone to pick is with Cooper Lawrence. She has written a number of dating books, including "CosmoGIRL’s All About Guys". She why was she called in for a chat about interactive picture box? Not for her knowledge about what makes Ms. Pac Man different from Mr., because she's an "psychology expert with a master's degree in developmental psychology". Yeah, an egg head that likes to talk about the head. So she'll say "researchers say this" and "researchers say that", which she did. Maybe she didn't act so arrogant, she won't have came off as a bitch.

Which comes all comes down to this. I have already did a whole thing about the rating system and it works, so I won't go over the fact that Mass Effect isn't for the kiddies and parents need to be more proactive to watching or using the systems in place. But all of this rings of a forgot time called the 80's back with CNN was starting out and Frank Zappa is still ruling the local radio stations.



Thank god that was just music... wait before that was comic books... and TV. Well, I guess anime is next. Stay tuned for that one.

Vote in the poll what you think. You got till the 7th.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Final Fantasy 4 DS is set to own all Final Fantasy.

It's no secrect that I loved Final Fantasy 4 and when I heard it was coming to DS, I was trilled. When I found out there cut scenes with voices, I was ecstatic. Which leaves me with alot of questions. When in the heck is this hitting America. Voices or no voices? Why isn't it here yet? Oh well, enjoy this video.