Maturely handled sex in a game is unlikely any time soon, but it'll be an amazing day when it's there.
Show me a single console shooter that did what Halo 3 did with it's online community. The rankings in individual play modes are great, and the matchmaking is far better than any other I've played. Add Bungie Net on top of that, allowing me to take screenshots from games I've played and put them on my PC. Even better, I can take screenshots of myself killing the people I play with at work and set it as their desktop background.
I do love the theories of bribed reviewers though....
The old classics were genre specific too. The difference is that while they took a genre and lampooned it, they were always, in and of themselves, good movies.
Airplane, for example, was a spoof of the Airport movies. However rather than just submit to wackiness for no reason, there were straight characters that moved the film along rather than complete and unnecessary goofiness. Also, relying on jokes instead of pop culture references probably helped :p
Seems a bit defeatist to me. I've had girlfriends in the past that never gamed, and some good coop games or even stuff like New Super Mario Bros got em hooked.
I don't think anyone's trying to trick people into liking games, but it's good to have a place to start if you want to share a hobby.
Ooh, Mass Effect would be a good one.
Guys have female friends, girlfriends and sisters that I'm sure they've tried to get to play games.
Gotta love that!
It's to the point now where I'd just rather have a bunch of DLC than ever have to buy Rock Band again, ya know?
Not for nothin, but I don't know how responsible a 12 year old is for their own actions. At such a young age, cause and effect aren't yet fully cemented in the mind, and parent imitation is still a primary method of learning behaviors. I'm not sure that 'trying them as adults' is really proper.
What you're saying is fine when you're talking about a fully adult audience, of course, they should be held responsible without questions.
I hear ya. When I was young I ran up a $300 phone bill on Compuserve because my parents didn't tell me it connected in New York. Got my Game Genie codes though:)
Still, I find that those who should be ignored, the people unable to spell with the bravado you speak of, tend to sink to the bottom anyway.
Aw c'mon.. CRT for the win! Well, I love mine anyway, too bad they stopped making HD CRTs for the most part.
I've never gotten the problem with DLPs, especially stuff like the Sony SXRD series. They look just as good as any others except for the rainbowing, which is much more minor than it seems. In stores they look terrible, but if you make me stand a few feet away from the TV and off to the left when I'm at your house playing games, I'm not comin back over any time soon.
Isnt' that what the article says? It says the the problem is that people blame the xbox. Maybe I read it wrong.
I pretty much use Xbox Live to play with people I already know, but there are times when you just can't avoid playing a game full of randoms. Every once in a while you get a really good group though. Those are fun cuz you can lay the smack down on all the idiot kids!
Red vs Blue is one of my absolute favorites! I still quote it in conversation to this day. "Stop makin up animals!"
The source for the author's information appears to be Jack himself. I'm doubting the legitimacy of this.
Yeah, hokie, the viginia tech thing was ridiculous. Guy didn't even play CS if I remember right.
I don't expect that this game will in any way live up to the things that Molyneux has been saying, but I'm still extremely excited for it. I loved the original Fable, despite its obvious and glaring flaws, and I'm sure I'll feel the same about II.
Box art rules!
Yeah, me too, but if they're delaying it to improve it (especially localization) then I'm okay with it.