Wow, Mr. Thompson! Your crusade to block the release of Medal of Honor certainly went well! I mean, the fury of your conviction convinced Robert Gates, the U.S. Secretary of Defense, to use his unique station to absolutely block its sale anywhere in the country. And with the entirety of the United States armed forces agreeing with you, you took that fury to the halls of government, got the ESRB dismantled, and now all games must go through government censorship before being available for sale!
...wait, no, that's not what happened. Robert Gates ignored you, a large part of the armed forces thought your argument was stupid, the game was released on schedule (to less-than-stellar sales, but that was hardly because of you), and you hastened your journey towards the trash bin of history, where you will be fondly remembered as a punchline to an old joke and little else.
Congratulations, Jack! Here's to a brand new year of your continued irrelevance to anything.
*Sigh* This just reminds me how much stupid there was this year. From bitchy bloggers to sex hacks for two of three motion controls, from the respected (Ebert) to the despised (Thompson), from leaks to anti-piracy... what a year. But still, some good games came out, some great progress has been made. Here's to 2011! *Holds glass in toast*
The fact that every 4th article was "[Something violent] happened to [some kid]. Video game blamed. [Escapist Editor] and forum-goers say it's the fault of [parent] " doesn't make me depressed or even annoyed; It just makes me think of why this shit gets so much coverage? I mean.... why? Does all this coverage have any effect other than to entice our rage, which we then flush into the forums by bitching about it, and promptly go on with our lives. It's just so .........pointless.
Anyway, OP thanks for posting this so i could see how retarded last year was in one swoop..... one painful and sad swoop.
2010: Not such a bad year after all
And yes Bioware your sex scenes are tame. I don't play Mass Effect for them, but at least make earning them worth my while. I would say they're half-assed, but I barely saw THAT much!