Thursday, 20 December 2012

Quick Fix: So tomorrow's the end of the world...


Sorry for the crappy quality, but I know you've seen that before anyway. I for one have come to grips with the inevitable ape uprising and will be pledging my support to our simian masters. ;) In all seriousness, hopefully over the course of the next 4 weeks, the 2012 Doomsday bullshit will finally come to an end. I got really sick of it 3 years ago back when it started. In fact, I recall writing an email on a time capsule website which will be sent to me tomorrow... should be interesting too see it!

Also, I have another follow-up to the Connecticut shooting to address in regards to video games. Obviously, they're getting blamed on this shooting as usual. Fox News in particular seems to blame the recent rash of shootings in the States on GTA (which had a mall-shooting level) and Call of Duty (which it humourously calls a "military simulator"... ArmA is a military shooter, but it has a much smaller user-base, not that Fox would know that). Anyway, while video games have not been conclusively linked to real-world violent acts, but I do think that if we're asking gun nuts to make compromises then we should as well. ESRB ratings need to be better enforced so kids aren't getting ahold of Mature-rated games. This should help to pacify senators,  keep kids off of their bloody headsets online and might finally dethrone Call of Duty. I jest, but I do hope that changes don't turn violence in video games into obscenity.

Of course, since I live in Canada these won't have a direct result on me outside of residual effects on the industry (less M-rated, mass-market games perhaps?). And it's not like it matters anyway since we're all going to die a flaming death come tomorrow.

Have a happy apocalypse!

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