You can’t stop this crazy train! Continue reading “Brutal Legend on schedule!”
Don’t know why, but the lyrics from Never Gonna Give You Up just popped into my head when I thought of this. Continue reading “Brutal Legend countersuit go!”
Lawsuits these days aren’t too uncommon, but the basis for many of them are just plain silly. Continue reading “Sony is sued over PSN account ban”
Oh no! Whatever will the lazy WoW players of the world do? Continue reading “Chinese government cracks down on gold farming”
Remember that Fallout MMO Interplay was developing? Turns out they were supposed to get cracking by April 4th this year. They didn’t, and now Bethesda wants the trademark back. How’s that for procrastination?
The murder of a Thai cab driver at the hands of an idiot teenager in Thailand has stirred up a controversy that is to GTA4 what Hot Coffee was to San Andreas. With global response to the incident, Rockstar seems to have riled up a bunch of video game violence critics.
In the latest chapter of this story, we have Somchai Jaroen-amnuaysuk, deputy director of Thailand’s Welfare Promotion, Protection and Empowerment of Vulnerable Groups Office going against poor old Rockstar, developers of GTA4.
He says that when a player “copycats a crime he or she sees in the game”, the makers of the game should be prosecuted. Prosecutions will force the game makers to act more responsibly, the director says. This is a pretty much WTF kind of idea, because till now, I’ve only heard these critics go against publishers, distributors and the like.
The fact that Rockstar is in good ol’ America is consoling, seeing as if it were a Thai company, it would probably have been “prosecuted” already. And speaking of Thailand’s legal system, let me remind you that the 19-year-old kid who killed the cab driver may be sentenced to execution by lethal injection. Not good news for the game makers.