Name: Brian Rowe
Date of Birth: 9/7/1980
Location: Brew City USA
All-time favorite game: Fallout 2 (PC)
Least favorite game: Friday the 13th (NES)
Title: Scraping bottom Posted: March 26, 2007 (10:31 AM)
A new shipment of Hamsterz for the DS came into work a few days ago. As usual I shook my head and sighed in disgust at the little hamster holding knitting needles, but something new caught my eye. It was a little pink bubble with a message, "98%, Family Friendly Gaming."
You guys have got to check out the website. The reviews are terrible, but that's just half the fun. I would love to meet the writers behind the site. It sounds like you could cuss and make them faint. Check out this section from a Motorstorm review, "In my foray into the online world, I could not find one fellow racer who was versed in driving clean, or turning the other cheek." Now that is just taking things too far.
Video games are in the realm of imagination, and still the reviewers can't let their hair down. What do they do when they have a violent fantasy? Chop off a finger or two as punishment? I know I know. Different people have different standards and morals, yada yada yada. I can understand if you don't want to play the Rockstar games because of questionable content, but Final Fantasy X? That's just screwed up.
User: Genj Title: Posted: March 26, 2007 (10:56 AM)
"Family Friendly Gaming is excited to announce the release of the March in the year of our Lord"
I stopped read here.
User: cheekylee Title: Posted: March 26, 2007 (01:12 PM)
'Hardcore' videogamers makes up a fairly small percentage of the world. The busiest videogame website could only dream of getting a fraction of the traffic that Christian websites get. You live in North Americe, don't you? Has it never occured to you that you are in a definite minority? The people who are likely to read Family Friendly Games outnumber us about 10 to 1. Therefore, it makes sense to read what they have to say about games, particularly if like me you plan to make your living from games at some point in the future.
They may be overly critical, but a recommendation from a site like that will net your game potentially thousands of sales. Whilst you are right to question the intelligence of anyone who believes the Universe was created purely for our benefit by some benevolent diety, you should realise that at this moment in time it is people exactly like them who run the country in which you live.
Why not write some reviews for them? =D
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