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I just watched a debate between Jack Thompson and Tony Rolando about violence in video games. First I’d like to come out and say that Jack Thompson is a dick, I wish him the worst. Secondly, Tony made the point that if you don’t know your child’s top five games, then you’re not doing a good job as a parent of looking after your child. How many parents out there actually know what their children play? It’s kind of stupid. Violence in games doesn’t affect people. It should all be about the gameplay. Yes, GTA is violent, but it’s also a very good game. And the more Jack Thompson complains to the media about it, the more popular it will be. How is this? If controversy = pageviews, then controversy = popularity. 

I saw a book called a Theory of Fun by Ralph Coster. It’s about game design and it’s not just full of pretty pictures. I should get round to reading it soon – ish.

At the weekend I also bought Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix. And Bionic Commando.

Written by Pierre

March 23, 2009 at 18:30

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