Last Build Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2009 19:11:29 -0800Copyright: Copyright 2011
Wed, 11 Mar 2009 19:11:29 -0800
Resident Evil 5 is a game set in Africa. It would follow, then, that many of the characters are African. This same logic would apply to a game set on Kashyyyk, home of Wookiees. One would expect to see many of Chewie's kin.
Yet because of Resident Evil 5's setting, we've been hearing a multitude of voices claiming that the game is racist. Most recently, via the Wall Street Journal.
The controversy stems from the fact that you play as white man, Chris Redfield, who is sent to several villages in Africa to investigate an odd virus that is affecting said villagers and turning them into zombies. ZOMBIES!?! Yes, zombies. And what do you do with zombies? Well, you certainly don't have tea with them due to their tendency to eat brains. More specifically, your brains. So, you kill them. You kill them any way you can. Be it with guns, knives, machetes, a Bic pen...anything. They're zombies after all and it's you or them.
Thu, 06 Nov 2008 17:10:37 -0800Hmm...I was too busy being nervous about the election to catch this Election Day ad, but it's worth posting, even a couple of days late.
Sat, 25 Oct 2008 10:01:28 -0800
On Wednesday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will review a 2007 ruling of a San Jose federal judge finding that the 2005 Anti-Violent-Videogame law, written by state Sen. Leland Yee (D - San Francisco), is unconstitutional.
There is little doubt that the Court of Appeals will uphold the ruling, as the law as it is written violates the first ammendment.
Which leads me to think that the timing of this is awfully convenient, what with an election a mere 10 days away. Yee and his fellow state Sens. can claim that they're fighting for families when all they're really doing is pretending to be concerned.
As Ali so eloquently has written:
The problem is, when the politicians write such laws and they make such noise, they are undermining the work of the ESRB, leaving parents confused. If the politicians are serious about this issue, they need to back up the ESRB and their rating system instead of fighting them at every turn. And, until the politicians do back up the ESRB, I can only assume they are looking our for themselves, and not our kids.
Wed, 15 Oct 2008 10:28:08 -0800
Yesterday, we told you about Obama's in-game ad in the Xbox 360 version of EA's "Burnout Paradise".
Today, we have confirmation that the ads are also appearing in "Madden 09," "Nascar 09," "NHL 09" and "Skate." And, Rachel Maddow, of MSNBC's "Rachel Maddow Show" said last night that the ads are appearing in nine games total.
Of course, with those ads come some McCain-Palin spoof ads. You can view some good ones here.
If I had the time today, I'd like to photoshop my own. For now, I'll offer you a few premises. "NHL 09," + hockey mom Palin = "Hockey Moms Do it Better" and "That ain't lipstick, that's blood" (hockey joke about losing your teeth and bleeding...in case the Secret Service is looking).
Then, there's McCain. Of course, the good 'ol "I'm old" jokes float through the head, but I'd like something a little more esoteric. Perhaps you could name your "NHL 09" team "The Keating Five" (of course, that leaves out the goalie...who makes the save-ings and loans).
I guess, I'll fold to my easy-joke filter and suggest yet another "NHL 09" ad: "McCain: It's cold in here. I need a blankey."
Ah yes, that feels right.
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Fri, 12 Sep 2008 09:23:27 -0800
Now I know why Sarah Palin is suing the federal gov't over making polar bears an endangered species. They're terrorists!!!
Thank God we have her, able to look into the eyes of the bears and see them for the islamo-fascist-eco-terrorists that they are. I mean, for Christsakes, they carry dynamite and run on two legs. There must be some sort of training program in Afghanistan!
Or, so it goes in the new flash game, Polar Palin.
It's embedded above...
Fri, 06 Jun 2008 09:41:17 -0800(image) (image) The hard working people over at GamePolitics have the latest details on the current world of Jack Thompson (the ambulance chasing attorney who blames all adolescent violence on video games and those who make video game consoles). GP has done a great job, so I'll just provide links to the specific articles, along with a quick summary:
Thu, 08 May 2008 09:06:01 -0800Someone in L.A. is a Barack Obama fan: