Sunday, June 24, 2007

San Francisco

On Friday Amanda and I got married and yesterday we left on our honeymoon. Our first stop was San Francisco. My first impressions of the city were not great, after we first arrived. But that was due to soon chance. After a decent rest, this morning we headed out to explore certain sections of the city.

Today we went to Ghirardelli Square and Fishermen's Wharf. Tomorrow we will try to swing by the Golden Gate Bridge. I will put out a more descriptive post once I have had a chance to upload the pictures from today and tomorrow.

I am definitely happy with the hotel we are staying at. The Wi-Fi access they provide is encrypted, and a lot faster than the previous hotel we were in.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Manhunt 2 BANNED in the UK!!

Manhunt 2
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British censors banned the upcoming Manhunt 2, describing the game as an unrelenting focus on sadism and brutal slaying. Personally I think this is great news. Games like this, Dead Rising and few others shouldn't be even thought of, let alone produced and put on the market. I don't like it when people, like Jack Thompson for example, and some groups try to ban games. In their entirety that is! Action/violent games are needed, they are also fun. But the violence should go only so far, and not cross the psychopathic line, and thus reach deeper into a person's character, exposing them to torture and sadism.

Not to be byes, but the same goes for some of the "scary" movies that have been produced in the last year. They are pointless and repulsive. People's senses become dull and when outrageous acts of violence are presented in real live, people simply accept them without thinking twice. That is not right.

In closing, I am glad that standards and regulations exist, and be enforced to certain level. I just think that project, where the whole point of the game is to go around and torture people shouldn't be considered.

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