Archive for September, 2010

Video Game Violence, is there such a thing as too much?

So chances are, you’ve played a violent video game or two. Maybe even killed an innocent civilian for no reason, without even giving it a second though. Or maybe perhaps when playing “No Russian” in Modern Warfare 2, you said to yourself, “Now this is just too much.” Well the website arstechina.com asked their readers what they felt. The results were mixed of course. Some readers used specific examples to back up their point, games such as Fallout 3, Manhunt 2, and Duke Nukem forever.

Others were simply quoted as, “Um, nope. It’s a game.”

So should there be a line drawn? Is there too much? In my opinion, every one is different. Sure, I’ve never been disgusted or repulsed by anything in a game, however others are horrified when I describe things to them. But there is no way to deny video games can effect us. They make us laugh, get us angry, even become sympathetic towards a fake person. So is it that big of a stretch to think that too much violence can affect us as well?

“Nay,” says this gamer, but maybe I’m wrong. The rest is up for you to decide.

Via arstechnica

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Superstars V8 Racing Coming to PSN for $19.99, or WIN A COPY!!

Superstars V8Racing will be released on October 26, 2010 directly to the PlayStation Network in North America for only $19.99.

“The speed and excitement packed into this title, as well the robust amount of teams, cars, tracks, 12 player online multiplayer and full platinum trophy support are a big first step for retail-ready downloadable games on PlayStation Network,” said Greg Lanz general manager of O-Games, Inc. “The chance to deliver it all for $19.99 is something that just couldn’t be done in stores. We’re also happy to give fans a chance to win a copy on us and see why Superstars V8 Racing will be outpacing the competition this fall.”

To win a free download of Superstars V8 Racing, visit their Facebook page here. Once there, “Like” the page, and then post the phrase “Superstars V8 Racing on PSN” onto the wall for your chance to win one of 25 free games. “Contestants have until October 25th at 11:59pm PST to be eligible for entry. Winners will be chosen at random. Entrants must reside in North America to be eligible.”

Good Luck!

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Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Debut Trailer

This eagerly anticipated DLC for Red Dead Redemption is “Coming Very Soon” and besides just Zombies, promises to have some Mythical Creatures, probably along the lines of Big Foot, or the elusive Chupacabra.

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SBK-X Super Bike World Championships Coming Oct. 19

SBK-X Super Bike World Championships is a must buy for all race or motorcycle fans. The graphics are stunning and the realism is said to be amazing. Eurogamer’s review rated it a 8/10, and most others are rating it above 7/10. There are many different game modes, as well as a 16 player multiplayer option where you and friends can create a team to race against other teams.
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