Archive for the ‘Commentary’ Category

Charity in Gaming

By way of Gamepolitics, I read an interesting editorial piece regarding charity within the video games industry. Ryan Sharpe, co-found of the Get-Well Gamers Foundation, basically came out saying that the video game industry isn’t doing enough charity work. While he did make the comment that he was unaware of all of the charity work [...]

France’s Web Filtering

Australia has already begun instituting internet filtering, and now it seems like France is one step closer. Now I need to ask the question whether or not governments should even have the right to filter the internet. The old argument is that even if you block something, people will still find a way to obtain [...]

The Tester

I sat down and watched the preview show for Sony’s The Tester. They really are hyping up being a game tester, making it sound really cool and everything. There was some truth in what they were saying, because it really does take someone who is dedicated to video games and who literally could play them [...]

Why the iPad is no good

Well the news about the iPad has been around for a while, and there are plenty of game developers excited about it. Why? I haven’t the slightest clue. There is three differences between the iPhone/iPod touch and the iPad and they are: (A) Size of the screen (B) System power & (C) Price. The iPod [...]

Kiva

I came upon this interesting site, called Kiva. This is an organization dedicated to helping disadvantaged individuals. But this is not exclusively a charity, but allows you to help people help themselves. This site allows you to be an investor in poor entrepeneurs, and only a little bit at a time. Take a look at [...]

South Australia Censorship

While South Australia has recently been the subject of a heated discussion regarding mature rated games, it is now subject of a different type of problem – censorship. This news, coming via Gamepolitics, indicates that any person living in South Australia is required to publish their real name along side their comments or posts regarding [...]

Rockstar Letter

For those of you who have any idea about the quality of life (QoL) issue for game developers, the mention of the EA Spouse letter will make your hair stand on end. Unfortunately it seems that the big bad publishing giant EA is not the only company now to have received an open letter regarding [...]

Video games were invented by the devil

Today brings another “genius” who tells us that she thinks that video games were invented by the devil. Anytime I read something like this it boils me up inside. They continue to show that some people are just not meant to be parents, or don’t really want to do the hard parts – like discipline.
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Christian Group Calls for MW2 Ban

I think that its time that we ban free speech in this world. I know that this is an outrageous statement, but I am equal in audacity that the Maine Family Council has excercised in calling for the banning of Modern Warfare 2. Not only that, but they have also used lies and misdirection to [...]

Poor Video Game Media

Recently I came across a story regarding a school shooting that was recently adverted. Another example of mainstream media playing up a video game link for no good reason. There is a great interview with Guillaume de Fondaumiere (co-CEO  of Quantic Dream) in which he discuss the reasons he believes that mass media so poorly [...]