After ditching the source engine for it's long in development RTS/FPS title, creator Unknown Worlds have finally announced that it will be releasing the sequel to it's original Half-Life mod Naturals selection. The game will be released on Steam in the second part of this year according to the promo site. If the teaser is anything to go on, this game is sure to make some waves.
After reading '10 years later, The Real Story Behind Columbine', I want to bring to the attention of game journalists, that covering a story where game violence gets blamed for the behaviour of criminals (even in a defensive manner), tends to fan the flames. Now that conclusive evidence has been brought forward that clears the name for video game violence, this is the time to take up the torch and make people aware of the fact. In time, I'm sure many of the perpetrators these school shootings and other violent acts will be exposed for what their real state of mind and motivation was. By that time the sensationalism in the coverage of the events have died down, but this should not go by unnoticed. You are in a position to raise awareness. You are the ones are heard. Instead of a whiny or sarcastic and unsubstantiated post in the defence of video games and the violence therein, take some time and and bring the real story to the attention of your readers so they can be armed against the accusations that go wildly flying whenever an event such as this occurs.
I have only read this one article and I don't claim that I know the real story behind these events. If you want to call yourself a journalist as opposed to a blogger, do some digging and bring us the truth.
Trends in Japan is reporting on a soon to be released (in Japan) Wii game called
Ouchi de Mugen PuchiPuchi Wii (Infinite Bubble wrap at Home Wii)
It's a game based on Mugen Puti Puti (Endless Bubble wrap) that has grown in popularity in Japan.
Famitsu is reporting on a Wii game coming out on the 24th of May in Japan.
A rough translation of the title reads: "Sweeping, Cleaning Squadron, Oh I Come!" Judging from Google's translation and the pictures, this will be a Echi (or erotic) game. There's also talk about "CG Rewards" (translation FMV sequences) for completing certain tasks. As far as I know, there aren't many of these games released by Nintendo.
Nintendo seems to be letting this one slip through. Or is it just because it's being released in Japan?
Will the west also be seeing this kind of game in the future? If yes, I hope they change the supposed "High school girls" that feature in all these games, to the Japanese equivalent of collage girls.
The official website has some teaser videos, if you are willing to click around the moon speak, flash site.