Agreed man. Rockstar make some really enjoyable games.
Maybe you can play in a Ping Pong tournament!
Anyone know who does the voice of the main character from Bully, I recognise it and its bugging me.
Bully is a video game under development by Rockstar Vancouver exclusively for Sony PlayStation 2 and is currently scheduled to be released in October 2006. An Xbox version was planned but has since been cancelled for undisclosed reasons
Thing is, it also seems to me that everyone has got the wrong end of the stick about Bully. The game is apparantly about...well let me copy and paste:
A press release by Take Two Interactive, publishers of the game, states, "As a troublesome schoolboy, you'll laugh and cringe as you stand up to bullies, get picked on by teachers, play pranks on malicious kids, win or lose the girl, and ultimately learn to navigate the obstacles of the fictitious reform school, Bullworth Academy."
Early information released by Take Two Interactive seemed to indicate that the player would be taking the role of a bully, and screenshots printed in Electronic Gaming Monthly showed the player-controlled antagonist administering a "swirlie" and throwing a punch at another student. However, a new trailer in 2006 suggested this idea was abandoned and instead the player is in control of a new student Jimmy Hopkins standing up against bullies.
SO in the game you don't in fact Bully anyone except malicious cunts and Bullies (apparently) if thats the case then Jack Thompsons arguement is so screwed.
He reckons that the game will result in people bullying others in real life, and if he says that is true then the converse must also be held as true. As in perhaps the game will inspire the Bullied to stand up to bullies.
An interesting thought because if Thompson says "Well no i don't believe that to be true" then he has just undone his entire arguement for why it should
Another thing that makes me a bit angry but also pity Thompson is that he says the APA has proven, yes proven as if it is fact, that Violent videogames cause people to be violent. When so many other sources say the opposite, most notably the thingy Surgeon General (i forget the proper title).
I'm starting to get a bit sick of people looking for scapegoats for violent acts based on coincedences such as "He played Doom". Shit like Music (Marilyn Manson was also blamed for Columbine) Video games and movies have been blamed for inciting violence in people, more specifically kids.
It just pisses me off that people can say that a videogame makes people become violent and want to kill people, when it is utter bullshit. The GTA series is one of the best selling violent game series of recent years, yet the violent crime rate didn't surge when they were released, not everyone decided they wanted to kill someone or cause harm to someone. It's stupid.
Bully seems cool.