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BioWare on Dropping Violence from Games

In a recent interview with the BioWare founders, GameIndustry.biz discussed with them the maturing of the videogame industry.  Is there a possibility that as videogames mature, violence will be seen less.

That is not to say that violence will completely be dropped from games, but that games will use violence less and less as a way to attract crowds.  Most of us don’t remember the original MK for being a solid fighter.  It was about being able to rip your opponent’s head off.

The same goes for the original GTA series (although, I always found myself having more fun with those).  The first few games in the franchise were top-down views, and had no story whatsoever.  Yet somehow, they got us playing.

Even today, a lot of the people who enjoy Grand Theft Auto enjoy it because it lets them blow things up and shoot people.  I guess that’s fine, but it’s never been enough to keep me entertained for more than an hour.  Don’t even get me started on the missions.

What do you think?

You can also check out the interview here.

Master Chief’s High School Senior Photos

They grow so fast…don’t they?

Check out his full set at PWNorDIE

Found it on: BADJoystick

Assassin’s Creed 2 GameStop Pre-Order Bonus

If you ask me, this is the kind of thing that should just be included or free.  If you want to entice me, give me a cool little figurine or keychain.  I am a sucker for those.

Anyway, for those of you who do like extra levels, GameStop is offering a code with pre-orders that gives players a chance to play through the Palazzo Mecici as the game’s protagonist, Ezio.

Check out a pic and the story here: Kotaku

Valve Changes L4D2 Cover for ESRB


New Art.  Notice the pinky and ring fingers

New Art.



ESRB doesn’t want chewed off fingers, it seems.  One is ok, just not two.  

Valve has been in the news quite a bit these days. Mostly for trying to fend off angry petition signers, an issue addressed by Sessler’s Soapbox yesterday.

Now, Valve had to change the Left 4 Dead 2 cover art, which was deemed too violent by the ESRB.  The new image now has the pinky and ring finger bent rather than ripped off by a zombie.

It’s alright.  The cover art still looks nice.


Story from 1up.com

From L4D2 Blog

Sessler’s Soapbox: To the Left 4 Dead 2 Petitioners… – G4tv.com

Once again, thanks to Tommy for the link and the heads up!

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Btw, is it just me, or does Adam Sessler have the coolest freakin’ shoes?