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From Games V Porn to District 9 the game? News Roundup 11th January 2010

Author:
Marius Goubert
Category:
News
Tags:
Criterion, Game news, Need for Speed

Today’s news roundup sees the finger of blame - once again - pointing at violent video games. But, strangely enough, this attack comes not from worried parents or politicians…but the porn industry. Need for Speed developers dismiss all claims that they are working on an open-world/street racer called ‘Out of the Law’ for the next addition to the franchise. Lastly, in an interview with the LA Times, Neill Blomkamp weighs up the pros and cons of District 9 the game.

Porn Vs Video Games

From Games V Porn to District 9 the game? News Roundup 11th January 2010

Whilst under attack from anti-porn activist Craig Gross at the Consumer Electronics Show, porn star Ron Jeremy (who ironically actually looks a bit like Super Mario) insisted that video games have more of a negative influence on children than pornography. As Gross laid into the porn industry with claims of how it gave ‘children unrealistic expectations’ and offered a ‘cheap substitute for sex’, Ron Jeremy countered by saying ‘there are worse things to worry about. [Studies have] found that violent video games are much bigger a negative influence on kids.’

Besides, he added, ‘parents better start to learn the internet’ – suggesting it is the responsibility of parents to monitor the kind of content their children have access to. This has certainly stirred up a lot of debate, so if you have an opinion on which pastime is more likely to warp the minds of today’s youth we want to hear about it… [Eurogamer]

Criterion rubbishes NFS leak

From Games V Porn to District 9 the game? News Roundup 11th January 2010

Whilst many Need for Speed fans are still bleating on about NFS developers Criterion taking the franchise back down the open-world/ illegal street racer path, the company today announced that the rumored ‘Out of the Law’ sequel is ‘100% fake.’ An apparent leak regarding the next installment of Need for Speed led many fans to believe that Criterion were creating another street racer edition which would be set in a fictional city called ‘Sun-Bay’- based on San Francisco. Criterion have rubbished any such claims however, and although they are currently working on the next Need for Speed sequel, no details have yet been released. [Videogamer]

Blomkamp torn about District 9 game

From Games V Porn to District 9 the game? News Roundup 11th January 2010

Everyone knows practically every attempt made by Hollywood to convert much loved games into box office smashers has ended in disaster – I am thinking Street Fighter, Mario Brothers, and Mortal Kombat. However, the path of film to video game adaptations isn’t strewn with quite as many horrors; we did get Goldeneye for instance. But even so, film director Neill Blomkamp is very dubious about a possible game adaption of alien sci-fi flick District 9.

‘The idea of District 9 as a videogame stresses me out a little bit because games based on movies rarely work. And movies based on games don't work - I don't know what's up with that," Neil told the LA Times. Although Neil did acknowledge that the way he shot the film has similarities to a video game (to be honest, with Hollywood’s obsession with over the top CGI, I can hardly tell the difference anymore) he has confirmed that like the Halo film, plans for District 9 the game have been put on permanent hold. [Gamerstuff]

Add a comment6 comments
Emma Kelly  Jan. 11, 2010 at 15:29

Well I would think that Ron Jeremy is a bit biased in that argument :D

Matt Gardner  Jan. 11, 2010 at 15:41

'Anti-porn activist Craig Gross'

I actually thought that might have been a comedy name at first.

RON JEREMY = LEGEND  Jan. 11, 2010 at 16:13

Ron Jeremy: The Game


now that would be interesting!

Matt Gardner  Jan. 11, 2010 at 16:39

Just as long as it wasn't a Wii MotionPlus title :-/

Gunn  Jan. 11, 2010 at 22:04

Not as bad a thought as using Natal :D

Matt Gardner  Jan. 18, 2010 at 18:36

Thanks GameDaily for proving that contrary to Mr Jeremy's stance, the porn industry is actually game-crazy.

Oh irony of ironies.

http://www.gamedaily.com/games/world-of-warcraft/pc/game-features/porn-stars-love-games/

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