The Week in Review - Bears, Surveys and the Wrong-Colored Hair

The Week in Review - Bears, Surveys and the Wrong-Colored Hair

In this week's edition, authorities warn parents to be on the lookout for Pedobear, and the team behind Mega Man 9 and 10 announces a vaguely sexual rail shooter.

Why Isn't His Hair White?

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Devil May Cry creator Hideki Kamiya doesn't like Ninja Theory's new Dante, or perhaps he does, it's hard to tell. Writing on his Twitter feed he said that he missed Dante and was sad to see the direction the series was taking, but later seemed to reconsider his position and advised gamers to check out the game before writing it off. (Link)


Mega Man Team Making Saucy Shooter

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It's not often you'd hear the words "vaguely sexual" alongside "rail shooter," but thanks to Japanese developer Inti Creates, it's about to get a lot more common. Having made a load of Mega Man games, it's turned its attention to its other project Gal Gun, a rail shooter for the Xbox 360 where you seem to be fending off schoolgirls by getting them all hot and bothered, if you know what I mean. Hit the link for a video. (Link)


Installing Halo: Reach Lets You Lose to the Covenant more Quickly

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War is hell, especially when you're waiting for it to load. But fear not, for there is some solace, at least for Halo Reach. Tests show that installing the game to the hard drive can cut loading times by more than half. This should let you make better use of those precious hours before Reach inevitably falls and Master Chief has to come and clean up the mess you made. (Link)


Are Your Kids Safe From Pedobear?

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California police have issued a warning to parents to keep their eyes peeled for popular internet meme Pedobear. According to the San Luis Obispo County Police, child molesters use Pedobear to identify themselves to other predators. I can certainly understand why a character called "Pedobear" might concern someone who doesn't spend a lot of time online and hasn't really encountered it, but I don't think he's a secret signal of anything.(Link)


Most Adults in America Supposedly Support California Game Law

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A survey undertaken by Common Sense Media suggests that 72% of adults in the U.S. would support a law that made it illegal to sell violent videogames to minors. CSM says that this shows that American parents want to be the ones that decide what games their children play, not the videogame industry. This implies of course, that developers and publishers are somehow in the driving seat when it comes to spending people's money. (Link)

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YAY! Only two of these articles made me facepalm! (The last two.)
This is a good sign... I hope.

well only two terrible things went down this week, so that's pretty good right?

The pedobear story made me giggle so much...people need to take a step back sometimes

You better watch out, you better not cry, better not pout, I'm telling you why. Pedobear is comin tonight.

ah, out of this weeks silliest news, that one was the silliest and the last one is just /facepalm x2

Most adults in America support a white haired pedo bear reaching for a Japanese girl you say?

I just love the Pedobear story. It's just such a perfect example of how clueless many people are about internet culture.

So japan is making themselves look like pedophiles, the States are making Japan look boring, and California is making the States look like morons.

Not a terribly productive week, I'm afraid. Oh well.

Well that japanese one is, disturbing to say the least.
Pedo bear is hilarious.
and calfonia should be carpet bombed.

STEVEN COLBERT WAS RIGHT!
BEARS ARE THE #1 THREAT TO AMERICA!
SEND OUT CHUCK NORRIS SIGNAL!

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The Reach story kind of seemed superflous to me... Installing a game makes it load faster? NO WAI!

the first one was like- oh well
the second was like- WTF.... I need to change my pants
the third one was like- I wonder if I can hand out candy in a bear costume to little kids
and the fourth one was like- california sucks

 

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