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- Hyuk in posted at May 25, 2009 2:13 am
A 12-year-old schoolboy leapt from a sixth floor veranda after his parents decreed that he could no longer play computer games.
The boy, who lived near Bangkok, Thailand, was apparently an avid gamer, and was distraught that his parents had banned him from gaming. Police searching his mobile found that he had sent numerous mails to friends complaining of the ban, and saying “tomorrow is my last day.”
According to classmates the boy arrived at school Thailand normally, but after placing his bag at his desk headed straight out onto a sixth floor veranda, with a grim expression on his face, and there immediately jumped to his doom.
Just which game or games prompted this unfortunate case is not mentioned.
Thailand’s Ministry of Health criticised the parents for their handling of the case saying “For children addicted to gaming, the most effective approach is not to ban games but to regulate the time spent gaming.”
Surprised? No, we have been so fed up with things like this but the answers or solutions would never be figured out
Japan’s Koumeito party, long a member of the ruling coalition, has condemned adult games featuring sexual coercion and violence as being a highly negative influence on Japan’s tiny rates of sex crimes. They are calling for a ban or further restrictions on their sale.
As part of the deliberations of its “Project Team for Creating a Protective Rearing Environment for Children” it leapt on the anti-eroge bandwagon, offering a variety of baseless claims, such as: “There is a very good chance that the influence of violent sex games far exceeds that of regular pornography.”
They claimed that “research” into the influence of such rape games is lagging in Japan, as compared to the English speaking world, well known as a bastion of child safety.
Their (foregone) conclusion was that the government must consider a ban or further restrictions on eroge in order to protect the children from their pernicious influence.
No evidence, scientific or otherwise, was presented in support of any of their claims.
As usual, a quick reproduction of actual international sex crime statistics demolishes their arguments, showing Japan to be amongst the safest countries
- genfar in posted at May 20, 2009 10:23 am
Hey hey been a while since I wrote anything on my blog but went ahead and decied to write this out as seeing this has been some stuff on my mind for a while now. This blog write out is my viewpoint on people that play MMORPG's and the annoying stuff they tend to do, Please note that this dosen't include anything like running in circles somewheres or whatnot this only includes things that affects other players fun in a game.
Yep still one of the biggest annoyances in all times in mostly free to play mmo games, but can also be annoying in pay to play ones also. One of the biggest reason they are really such a annoyance in games is becasue they mostly do this illegaly ( no having a bussness license dosen't make you legal if your doing this stuff in a game that clearly said in thier ToS is a violation of the rules and such, I am jsut waiting for the day some company accualy takes legal action on one of the gold sellers for this. ) Selling gold or any game currancy in game also makes and leads to inflation of prices of sold items and such, also still a view point in most games its against thier ToS anyways so since you have no respect for
Battle damage brawler Ikki Tousen: Shining Dragon is known just for that: battle damage. And since it's girls in sailor suits and maid outfits, damage comes in the form of shredded clothing.
Known as Battle Vixens in the West, Ikki Tousen is also a manga and animated series. The above image is taken from the anime's third season, Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians.
Publisher Valcon Games was was planning on bringing PS2 game Ikki Tousen: Shining Dragon to the West, but those plans are in a holding pattern. Blame a "Mature" rating from the ESRB, which pumped out this description:
All the female characters are dressed in short skirts or skirts with a high slit. The game features frequent depictions of panties, cleavage, and exaggerated breast jiggle. A special attack move allows some characters to rip opponents' clothes to shreds – exposing even more of the female anatomy (legs, breasts, partial buttocks).
And that right there, that dreaded "M" rating seems to have sealed the game's fate in the West. Colin Goron, Co-founder of Valcon Games, put it best: "We could remove all the stuff that makes it an M-rated game, but then we don't think the customers would
I was being bored at work and decided to look at the main issue with mmo balancing.
The most balanced mmo is based on a "rock paper scissors" system. The most basic rpg for that has just 3 classes. Tank, Healer, Dps.
But the problem with this is, there are a lot of people out there with different tastes and interests. And having just 3 classes doesn't appeal to a huge audience anymore. The main reason for this is, because with the setup of a tank, healer, dps there is no room for solo play. A healer can't kill anything without dmg, the tank almost can't kill anything or will take hours to kill it and the dps can't take dmg.
So game creators have to make their classes being able to solo. This means that they have to break(adjust) the basic 3 classes. Giving a healer dmg and some tank power, a dps some tank power and recovery and a tank some dps and recovery. At the same time they have to make more then 3 classes to create a deeper and more varying gameplay for their players.
I'm not sure which process their classes undergo, but it's obvious that in the end the rock paper scissors system is broken or not in game at all.
Dragonica is another attempt at an action based MMORPG. I guess the closest relation to this game would be Maple Story. It seems to be like that more than any other. The primary difference is that the characters and backgrounds are in 3D instead of 2D. Other than that it is very similar to the other Maple Story and LaTale and any other clones of that genre you want to associate with it.
Introduction to magical world by some floating blue fairy thing. Wolves attack a village and you are forced to defend it.
The graphics is trying to convey a unique style of super deformed characters and a 3D background yet still trying to keep the game as the side scrolling action game. The skill effects are fairly simple and the most complex effects are at the portals. Characters are fairly bland and share the same equipment for many levels. It isn't until you reach the job change that characters start becoming more diverse in looks. Otherwise everyone looks like the same person with a different hair style attached to them.
Character creation is simple. All you need is a name, one of 4 basic classes, a hair style, and a face you will almost never see. The hair style and hair
- Hyuk in posted at May 18, 2009 3:01 am
According to this MSN news report the word “noob” alongside “chiconomics” and “defriend” are candidates to be selected as the millionth English word next month. Global Language Monitor has stated that on June 10th at 10:22am the milestone figure will be passed and the title given.
The rapid increase in new words being generated is due to the massive rise in popularity the English language has undergone in Asia. The English language is currently experiencing it’s most fertile period since the times of William Shakespeare with a new term being coined every 98 minutes. The Texas based association acknowledge a new word once it’s usage reaches 25000 within the media and social networking sites.
The Chief analyst at the Global Language Monitor stated that “Despite having a million words at our disposal it is unlikely that we will ever use more than just a tiny fraction of them.”
From a gaming perspective we would certainly love to see the word noob bestowed with such a landmark honour.
Shakespeare pwned n00bs
DAMN IT !!! this PC the everyone's dream i'm not a nerd who spends his whole day at PC....but i enjoy the time spent playing games.
So...let's check the computer and other components
This ABS comes with a 3.0 GHz Athlon processor. The dual processor will run multiple programs without hindering performance.Memory:
This system comes standard with 4 GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive. The RAM is adequate for most games but if you plan on heavy multitasking, most people recommend two gigabytes.Video/Audio:
The 512 MB Radeon graphics card is adequate for most games. This system has a PCI Express expansion.
The Ultimate X8 has integrated 8–channel C–media audio to make your games sound as good as they look.I/O Device:
The base price doesn’t include a monitor, mouse or keyboard. This is OK if you have the peripherals and are just looking for a new tower. If not, plan on spending some extra money for a complete package.Value/Price:
The price is real
In Version 13, FlyFF adds another compelling reason for users to play cooperatively, and it’s called the Couple System. Ta-da! Two player characters of opposite sex can choose to become a “couple” by mutual agreement. Once these two player characters form that magical bond, let no one tear it asunder.
- Hyuk in posted at May 14, 2009 11:02 pm
It seems the campaign against Rapelay didn't fail, earlier today destructoid reported a update news that Rapelay has been taken off shelves in Japan due to the consuming campaign over America against the gameplay of raping teenagers.
(America ruined it for everyone? Well, I totally agree)
"This is one of those stories that makes us happy, not because we want to see RapeLay, the controversial game that was "discovered" on Amazon.com, taken off store shelves, but because it proves a point.
I always hear about how messed up Japan is because they play games depicting rape, so on and so forth. Well, that's not the case here because Canned Dogs reports that mainstream Japan has caught word of this game, and begun doing news reports on it. And this news has made a lot of non-otaku people mad. In response to this, Illusion has removed Rapelay from their website, and is now out of production.
This is probably due to all the complaints filed against this game over in America, which has bled over to Japan thanks to the internet, whatever that is. So next time you see something weird from Japan, don’t blame them for being so messed up, blame t
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