We spend far more time staring into an old man’s creepy eyeballs than on any previous episode, in this week’s installment of Game|Life’s video program.
With no new games of note available this week following the delay of Rayman Legends, we take a break from the usual rundown and glance through the new games and/or tech demos shown at Sony’s PlayStation 4 unveil last week.
The National Rifle Association had an entire week following the tragedy in Sandy Hook to craft a response that reflected the complex, difficult and long-overdue conversation taking place around the nation regarding gun ownership, the availability of high-speed weaponry and mental illness in the United States.
Instead NRA spokesman Wayne LaPierre stood up at a press conference this morning and announced the real culprit behind mass shooting in our country: videogames.
Videogames, LaPierre said, are part of a “callous, corrupt and corrupting shadow industry that sells and stows violence against its own people.” Other members of the cultural Axis of Evil include music videos, the TMC horror movie double-feature “Splatterdays,” the 1994 film Natural Born Killers, which critiqued the media glorification of mass murderers, and the 20-year-old videogame franchise Mortal Kombat, which features no guns.
“In a race to the bottom, many conglomerates compete with one another to shock, violate, and offend every standard of civilized society, by bringing an even more toxic mix of reckless behavior, and criminal cruelty right into our homes,” said LaPierre. “Every minute, every day, every hour of every single year.”
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Nerding out with his car, which he calls the Ecto88, is one of Cline’s favorite things to do, and he’s about to make it a possibility for one lucky reader of his geeky sci-fi novel Ready Player One. After taking Ecto88 on his previous book tour, Cline bought a second DeLorean for $22,000 on eBay, added a flux capacitor and used it for his paperback tour.
When the paperback promo swing finishes, he’s giving away the dupe DeLorean to whoever can solve three videogame challenges — just like the great online hunt in the Matrix-esque “Oasis” that the protagonist of Ready Player One attempts to master.
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We’ve all heard of some of the videogames that had a dramatic impact on everything that followed after.Tetrislaunched a puzzle-game craze that never slowed down;Super Mario 64laid down the ground rules for 3-D action games.
Now here’s 7 games you’ve never heard of that changed ERRYTHANG.