We wish presidential hopeful Barack Obama would apply his change motif to his outdated and
stereotypical views of media usage. Yesterday while in
Obama remarked, “It’s not good enough for you to say to your child, ‘Do good in
school,’ and then when that child comes home you’ve got the TV set on. You’ve
got the radio on…You’ve got the video game playing…so turn off the TV set. Put
the video game away.”
So the problem is not with underpaid and overworked teachers
that work in overcrowded, under-funded classrooms; in Obama’s imaginary world,
parents are at home playing video games and watching TV, waiting for their
children to return home from school. One change
we would like to see in this country is a movement away from reductionary, and obsolete
This week Sony made a few confirmations: Disgaea 3 would be
released in August, Twisted Metal for the PS3 is in development, and the long
anticipated release date for Metal Gear Solid 4 will be June 12th. Sony also announced a PS3/MGS4/Dual Shock 3 bundle that is expected on/near June 12th.
360 owners can now download the Call of Duty 4 patch which includes: a mute system similar to the one in use in Halo 3, a third person perspective for spectator mode, improved accuracy for sniper and ACOG scopes, new kill cam modes for claymore, air strike, and grenade kills, and most importantly, a fix to host migration. Now, when a host leaves a multiplayer session, the party is no longer sent to the main menu. Hoo-rah!
Best news of the week: Publisher Treasure is bringing a Tech-Gaming Nintendo DS favorite stateside. Bangaio Spirits will be released this Spring according to Treasure president Masato Maegawa. He also stated that the game is pretty much
all-new, not just a remake of the Dreamcast and N64 game and will also include a level editor. We’re exploding with anticipation.