2010: Year in Review

The Escapist Staff | 31 Dec 2010 12:00
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April 14th, 2010

Woman Falls Off Wii Balance Board, Turns Into Nymphomaniac


Sit up straight and listen closely, kids, while I tell you the tale of the woman who fell off her Wii Balance Board and turned into a raging sex addict as a result.

One fine day, Amanda Flowers, a 24-year-old catering worker from the U.K., was enjoying some healthy activity on her Wii Balance Board. But then she slipped, fell and turned into a nymphomaniac. "Wait," I imagine you're saying right about now. "What?" Well, according to an unnamed doctor, the young Ms. Flowers - who, by the way, is single - suffered some sort of bizarre nerve damage and now just the slightest vibration, "from mobile phones to food processors," has her rarin' to go.

"It began as a twinge down below before surging through my body. Sometimes it built up into a trembling orgasm," she said. "With no cure I just have to try to control my passion by breathing deeply. Hopefully one day I'll find a superstud who can satisfy me."

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April 17th, 2010

Xbox Live Nudist Banned Until 9999

When inquiring about why his son had been banned from Xbox Live for the next eight thousand years, a father learned something that he probably didn't want to know.

In today's installment of "hilarious bans," we point you to the curious case of Xbox Live user "i am BlaaaacK v." The user in question was suspended from Microsoft's Xbox Live service for quite a while - until December 31st, 9999 - but no notification had ever been given.

The user's father posted an inquiry on the Xbox Forums asking why his son had been banned without reason. The response?

"Your son was exposing himself on camera in Uno."

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April 18th, 2010

Ebert Re-Emphasizes That Games Will Never Be Art


Are videogames art or not? Roger Ebert still says no.

Roger Ebert not only has strong opinions on movies, but he also has a well-known mindset that the videogame can never be a piece of art. He recently rejustified his view in a blog post where he emphatically states that it's just not going to happen, gamers.

The post is a response to this TED talk by Kelly Santiago on videogames as art. Ebert seems to have softened his position a hair, as he no longer believes that videogames will never be art, but now thinks that "no video gamer now living will survive long enough to experience the medium as an art form." That's a little better right?

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