Tag: GTA IV
In this new weekly article, I review a game every week, using a scale I deem appropriate for the game. This week, I review Grand Theft Auto 4: The Lost and the Damned.
We throw our hat into the massive ring of video game/tech podcasts. Dj’s mic was really sensitive for some reason, but we should have that fixed by next episode.
GTA IV achievements
Rock Band 2
THis weeks music theme is Jonny’s random itunes playlist
[6:50]In GTA IV
[13:00] Apparently, DJ heard later that when someone kills a Rockstar dev, that name gets linked to your gamer tag, so that if someone else kills you they get the acheivement as well. I haven’t confirmed that, but if it’s true that means:
A: It’s not as hard as I thought it is
B: I now have a gigantic bullseye on my head now
[21:58] Macspeak, not Steve Jobs
[25:40] The Coin of Doom: A silly way of solving arguments in order to keep the podcast moving.
I saw this on Kotaku, and it raised the question in my mind. Who else finds this inherently creepy? Just that look on his face makes me shiver.
For those of you who don’t know, this is that lawyer from Florida who has a borderline obsession with trying to take down Take Two, Rockstar, and what seems to be any game that has a mature rating, minus the borderline. I will not mention his name here because:
A. He doesn’t deserve any attention he gets (hypocritical I know, but I’ll get to my point in a minute)
B. If you don’t know who he is, then trust me, I’m doing you a favor.
What really confuses me about this, is that there is nothing anywhere stating why he has this game. I would hope that he gained a few IQ points, and actually had the crazy notion of “Maybe I should play this game, before I jump to any rash conclusions about it.” But at the same time, he’s still spouting the same misinformed drivel that he always does about how games like this are a menace to society.
I can kind of understand where he’s coming from. Games like GTA, Manhunt, and the like, really should be kept out of children’s hands, or, at the very least, have a responsible adult there to be able to show the children that these are fictional story lines that would be horrible things if they happened in the real world. That itself is a good cause, and there are people out there that, for some reason, don’t get that.
It is unfortunate that we live in a world where parents ignore the responsibility of raising their children, and the ease of being able to place kids in front of the television in order to get that few minutes of peace may be partly responsible for that. However, how hard is it to read the back of the box? It’s not as if developers hide what is in their games from people. You don’t even need to take the five minutes to read a review somewhere on this new fangled thing called the internet.
It’s because of that reason, that people like this guy get as much press as they do. They want to be the responsible parents for the world. We shouldn’t need that, and honestly, if I had someone like him for a parent, I would be off in a circus somewhere, just to get away from him.
Now, if he actually got the game, because he wanted to play it, the pipe dream that THAT would be, I agree with Kotaku. I want his gamer tag. I’d love to play a game with him, just to see what the hell goes on in his mind. I’ve found that your true nature really does shine when you’re screwing a hooker in the backseat of a caddy in a dark alley somewhere.