Thursday, December 23, 2010

5MB: top news in gaming for the week of 12/24

Posted By on Thu, Dec 23, 2010 at 10:21 PM

1MB All right San Antonians, according to KENS 5, there have been three GameStop robberies in less than a week. The three robberies occurred at Bandera Road and Mainland, the 600 block of Northwest Loop 410 and the 6000 block of Northwest Loop 410. In one robbery, the store employees were tied up with duct tape and put in the restrooms. I understand the stress of the holidays gets to everyone but come on people, have more class than that. [Game Politics]

2MB It finally happened. The Xbox’s Kinect has been Rule 34’d (if you don’t know what that is, please leave the internet and come back educated.) Sex Video game maker ThriXXX has reportedly made a “game” where users use the Kinect to rub their hands across the breast of the woman on the screen as your other hand is free to umm

flip through the Hemmingway paperback you picked up. However, Microsoft has stopped the progress and said that they will not let a company publish an "AO" (adults only) game for their platform. That won’t stop ThriXXX from making games though. The company is looking to add the Kinect hardware to computers by 2011 [Kotaku].

3MB IGN has posted a review column on zombies in video games this year. Zombies, unlike sparkly vampires, are somehow more believable. Shows such as The Walking Dead and books like Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies, and World War Z all show that zombies are in high demand. They express our fears about death, with outbreaks being used as a metaphor for just about every incurable disease out there.  But are they good for games? That’s all up to the individual gamer. Dead Nation, Red Dead Redemption, and Black Ops are just a few of the bigger names to feature our undead friends. Do they add to the main story? No. Is it a fun adventure with friends or random people online? Of course. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, zombies are going to be around for a bit longer. Unless of course, you put one right between their eyes. [IGN]

4MB Next time you feel cheated during a gaming session, remember to calm down and collect yourself. A judge in Wichita, Kan., is hearing testimony in a case that involves assault, death, and Madden 2010.

According to the article, 22-year-old Luke German was accused of cheating by two brothers, 26-year-old Christopher Redgate and 22-year-old Benjamin Redgate. Christopher said that Benjamin began to argue with German after drinking and playing Madden 2010, and soon the argument spilled outside onto the front lawn. Benjamin than assaulted German with a metal pipe and struck him several times. Benjamin also said that he tried to help German by taking him inside the house.

Both brothers are facing second-degree murder charges for the crime. It also shows that in football and football video games, there are more insufferable people than T.O and OchoCinco. [Game Politics]

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5MB Finally, I want to take this last MB to wish all (if any) readers a very merry Christmas. This will be my last column until after the New Year. So to everyone, be safe, be happy, and enjoy those new games you got. See ya’ll in 2011.

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