the headcrabs! So many headcrabs!
talk to the BBFC, who spout nonsense at idiot
journalists. But why talk about that, when
someone's made a delightfully ridiculous video?
This month's Special
Report was going to be reserved for picking to shreds
the nonsense, copy-and-pasted news articles that are
seeping their way into the mainstream press about the
BBFC's recent research into parents' opinions about game
content. It's a ludicrous piece of non-journalism
that shows a complete disregard for logic and reasoning,
as well as a deep rejection of actually writing your
Lots of parents think games like Grand Theft Auto
are warping their kids' minds, and are worried about it,
it would seem. Lots of parents should probably pay
more attention to the great big certificates printed on
the boxes, it would suggest. And, apparently,
people don't pay attention to a big age rating unless it
has the BBFC's stamp of approval, instead of that of the
more-knowledgeable-about-this-sort-of-thing PEGI board.
you've got a film with one swear word in it, you'll hear
that word once, but in a game you can go back and play
that bit again and again..." -
The BBFC's Sue Clark, failing to engage her brain...
"If you've got a film with one swear word in it,
you'll hear that word once, but in a game you can go
back and play that bit again and again," says the
BBFC's Sue Clark, who has obviously never heard of VHS,
DVD, BluRay or the internet. Either that or all
her equipment is very broken.
All it really tells us is that certain idiot parents
need to stop being blind and ridiculous.
"I've spoken to loads of people who've said 'Oh,
I've bought my son the new Grand Theft Auto,"
says our very own Pete Hulme. "'But he's only
12!' I say. 'Yeah, but he really wanted
it,' is the reply."
But no. We can't be bothered to talk about this
nonsense any more. So, instead, the main focus of
The Special Report this month becomes Michael Rose's
agreeably silly parody of Blur's 'Parklife', made ages
ago but only brought to our attention now. You
might want to invest in a new microphone, Michael, but
other than that, you're well on the money.
funniest games-related YouTube nonsense we've seen since
the Deus Ex Recut. Yeah, have a look at that too.
Thanks to the lovely folk
Paper, Shotgun for tipping us off about Michael's absurdly wonderful video.