FoxNews.com - Bulletstorm: Censored in Germany, Coming to America.
FoxNews.com first exposed Bulletstorm on Feb. 8, warning that the game ties ugly, graphic violence into explicit sex acts: "topless" means cutting a player in half, while a "gang bang" means killing multiple enemies. And the experts FoxNews.com spoke with were nearly universally worried that video game violence may be reaching a fever pitch.
IGN - Why Superhero Games Fail.
Superhero games continually fail to recognize the power of the personal drama these characters face. The new MMO DC Universe Online enables you to create your own hero so you can run around a world full of supers. While there's some good customization to create your own unique character, DCUO has no recognition of a superhero's alter-ego. You don't create your own unique history, have no ties to any regular folks, and exist in a world focused on beating the crap out of villains. It's fun, sure, but it misses a big part of the superhero mythos. Without having an alternate world to exist within, the heroes are shallow, known only for their look, silly name, and powers.
The Bygone Bureau - Fear and Gaming- Being and Nothingness and “Minecraft”. Thanks Boing Boing.
Another morning in Minecraft and with the help of fan-made survival manuals I am now equipped to survive the nightly night of the demons. Safety ensured, I must climb my pyramid of needs toward Minecraftian self-actualization. But what is that, exactly? What do I do now? In Minecraft, as in Sartre, existence really does precede essence. There is no goal, no point, no reason at all in this godless universe for playing Minecraft. But then, there is no point to playing with blocks either. There are things you can do with blocks. There are things you can do in Minecraft. You can find an elusive saddle in an underground monster lair and use it to ride a pig. But you don’t get anything — no badge or narrative or points to spend at an online store — for riding a pig. Pig riding is an end in itself. When you have accomplished it, that is simply how you chose to live your Minecraft life. Quit to title. You are your life and nothing else, pig rider.