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.
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"
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.