Play Magazine Hire The Shit Spweing Slag to Write for them.
Confirming on this morning's 'The Wright Stuff' Anne (I hate Games) Diamond confirmed that since she wrote the article on evil in gaming, she has become hated by the gaming community (at least she noticed) and as a result Play Magazine have asked her to write for them regularly, to provide a 'mum's point of view' on games.
What a steamin' pile of bollocks.
Ultimately this means one of two things:
1) Play Magazine thinks that Anne Diamond is a font of wisdom
2) No one buys the magazine, in favour of Edge or GamesTM etc... and this is shameless headline grabbing.
I can't say either way, but I have emailed them to provide a 'Dad's point of view' being as I am not only a parent of three, as well as a trained Youth Worker and a governor of a local school, through which I am getting DS consoles used as learning tools, so hopefully I shall be as faily hired. (Unless of course I am not reviled enough within the gaming community to get people blogging...)
- On a related note, she just said 'crap' on morning TV, how dare she corrupt my child's ears with such filth???
Why is it that putting a room full of gamers, adding in a couple of strangers and a game that encourages hilarity - in this case Burnout Paradise - results in the sort of conversations that would leave Faith Nelson blushing?
This evening's ruck on BP started of as fairly innocuous, with the occasional takedown shot of nudity, when suddenly the chatter erupted into something very disturbing and worrying.
"Well, cheese makes for the perfect kitten raping tool"
That one line led to talk of 'churning man milk', 'www.rapeatiger.co.uk', 'Fen Folk are all inbred', 'why not steal a car and attatch a cat to the back...'
Now I am an animal lover, but I found myself in hysterics when it came to the conversation, that almost became a Burnout Paradise/Bestiality version of 'The Aristocrats'.
Either way, we are off for a shower, need to wash the filth off...
Right, as I posted before Jim Sterling suggested a moron gauntlet, which would give 'so-called haters' the change to go toe to toe with him for a chortle. Well, one of the people he 'named' was our very own Bouncybhall, who accepted, only for Jim to suddenly suffer amnesia.
Which is all well and good, only now Bouncy is off on a winner's victory lap.
So Mr Sterling, if you don't remember him, here's a reminder.
He's the one who you wrote about as 'The Jim Sterling Hate Site'
He's also the one he claims you have quoted in your sig on your other forum.
And perhaps more importantly, he's the one that has made a Lego Minifig out of you.
So, I can understand not remembering, he's quite forgettable (sorry Bouncy) but we offer you this, instead of honoring your Moron Gauntlet proposal, why not come onto our podcast? Same rules apply.
Or just set up a Moron Gauntlet and belittle Bouncybhall (sorry again Bouncy, but this has gone on long enough now).
It has been a while since our very own Bouncybhall and Destructoid's Jim Sterling have crossed paths, despite Bouncy's constant moaning and complaining about the 'hack' writer.
We were hoping that when he left Consoles and Conkers that it would calm down, but he didn't and now he has noticed the offer Sterling made to participate in the 'Moron Gauntlet' in Jim's recent C-blog.
Now while we don't condone Bouncy's hatred, we do like the idea of seeing him given a platform to actually do something proper, rather than feeble rantings on a blog.
So please, make this happen, it might make him shut the fuck up, and write about proper stuff.