Video Games

November 15, 2010

Video Games and Addiction

I thought today I would pro­vide my read­ers with a bit of enter­tain­ment along with some words for thought.  We all play games and while we play them from time to time they or some­one else play­ing them has done some­thing to make us mad.  Most of us quit but some of us get angry at oth­ers, yell at oth­ers, yell at the com­put­er, break the com­put­er or one of many oth­er anger infused reac­tions.  I’ve col­lect­ed a group of videos that real­ly go to show how bad some peo­ple are addict­ed to their video games.  So what con­sti­tutes addic­tion?  Is it the amount of time spent?  I used to spend 12 hours a day play­ing what­ev­er video game I want­ed to at the time but I would still get all the things in real life I need­ed to getRead more…

April 26, 2010

California Video Game Law Unconstitutional?

The Supreme Court said Mon­day it will be decid­ing if a Cal­i­forn­ian law passed last to pre­vent the sale and rental of  “patent­ly offen­sive” titles to minors is  uncon­sti­tu­tion­al. Jus­tices agreed to hear the appeal after a U.S . appeals court based in Cal­i­for­nia struck down the law, which also impos­es strict video game label­ing require­ments, as uncon­sti­tu­tion­al. The Supreme Court is expect­ed to hear and rule on the argu­ments dur­ing it’s upcom­ing term which starts in Octo­ber.  It’s one of most impor­tant cas­es for the term so far.  “In appeal­ing to the Supreme Court, the state argued that the free-speech guar­an­tees of the First Amend­ment do not bar a state from pro­hibit­ing the sale of vio­lent video games to minors under 18.” The law was adopt­ed in 2005, how­ev­er it has nev­er been put into effect because of the mount­ing legal trou­bles it has faced. “TheRead more…

April 15, 2010

Top 10 Video Game Cinematic Trailers

I’ve always been a suck­er in CG trail­ers for video games.  As such I feel inclined to gath­er them all in one place.  Let me know what you guys think of these videos.  These videos are in no par­tic­u­lar order but I am going to num­ber them all the same.   These are just some of my per­son­al favorites these aren’t nec­es­sar­i­ly the “Best Ever” but all the same they are awe­some.  Let me know what you guys think.  1.  Drag­on Age: Ori­gins — Gray War­den   2. Drag­on Age: Ori­gins — Sacred Ash­es   3. Gears of War I : Mad World   4. Gears of War: Last Day Extend­ed Trail­er   5. Gears of War III: Ash­es to Ash­es — Dom looks so badass   6. Mass Effect 2: Cin­e­mat­ic Trail­er 7.  Mech­war­rior 2: 31st Cen­tu­ry Com­bat — ThisRead more…

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