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22 November 2005
50 Cent: Jack Thompson's Evil Twin
Just go read this. In a nutshell, rapper 50 Cent says buy his violent game, 50 Cent: Bulletproof, and play it with your children. No really.

Best quote: "I think everyone knows that a game is a game. There's the part where you actually press start on the controller -- after that you are playing a game."

If you thought Jack Thompson, the world-famous violent-game eating attorney, had gone off the deep end before, just wait 'til he gets a load of this. Matter...meet anti-matter. The press releases should start up any minute now. Game Politics, please call the office.

As I've said before, I'm not a huge fan of violence for the sake of violence. The notorious game Manhunt was one of the worst experiences I've ever had, for example. But I kind of understand where 50 Cent is coming from on this. If my son is going to have a first game of DooM (or the equivalent 10 years from now), I'd rather that he be fragging me than be out fragging with his friends where I can't monitor his reactions and behavior. If he wants to play GTA then I'd rather he do so with me to provide a tether to reality, and just maybe morality.

As 50 Cent says: "Play the game and explain to them what they are playing."

Interestingly, I don't recall my own parents closely monitoring my consumption of violence. Then again, the kind of violent game I played was Blue Max on the Commodore 64.
--Matt Matthews at 19:52
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Everything about 50 Cent's game has annoyed me ... from the day he described at a "violent fantasy version of his life" or ... whatever the hell it was.

I loved GTA. I hated Manhunt. There's a difference between gameplay with violence and just violence. Not having played 50's game, I don't know which one he's got ... but this is easily translated as "Buy my game, I don't what age you are"

By Blogger Josh, at 23 November, 2005 12:36  

Anonymous, never shot even once on the street in a gang incident, said on Wednesday children should not even want to play 50 Cent's new video game, rated 'mature' for blood, gore and sexual themes, but rather use it as a teaching tool to explain to their parents the difference between good games, which are worth their money, and bad games, which are not.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 23 November, 2005 14:54  

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By Anonymous Alpha Troll, at 23 November, 2005 21:00  

Wunderbra!

Me commenz wust deleted und ... I dont care boot 50 Cents. guffah!

/Just my 2 continental cents (which are currenty tradable at a coin shop for over a thousand Federal Reserve Notes worth of limited liability insurance policies.

By Anonymous Ralph Malph Alpha, at 23 November, 2005 21:16  

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