Ah, the joys of politics... And video games...
It's easy to talk about both since they go together like peanut butter and jelly. Like Bonnie and Clyde. Like face and dirt. Like casket and funeral.
A few days ago, the president of Nintendo asked Capcom a very hard and thought provoking question. The question was (and I'm paraphrasing here), "Where's Street Fighter 4 and Resident Evil 5 for the Wii?" Capcom heard this question and decided to think long and hard about it. The question was so tough that it took Capcom until April 1st to answer (oh, the irony). So, yeah, it took Capcom one whole day to say this:
Both ‘Resident Evil 5‘ and ‘Street Fighter IV‘ were designed for high-definition graphics systems using Capcom’s current in-house engine called MT Framework. To get ‘RE5′ or ‘Street Fighter IV’ out on the Wii, we would have to create all-new versions of both of these games, which is something we’re not opposed to doing. So the intention of both ‘RE5′ and ‘Street Fighter IV’ was to go for graphical showcases, which is not what the center of the bullseye Wii is aiming for. However, we do have a lot of ‘Resident Evil’ action happening on the Wii and hopefully we will have more in the future.
Hi, Capcom! Reality here. Just here to give you a friendly reminder that you ported Resident Evil 4 (originally for the Gamecube) to the Playstation 2. Oh, and lets not forget to a cellphone. I'd also like to remind you that Street Fighter IV is not based on your MT Framework, and although Resident Evil 5 is very pretty, Street Fighter IV doesn't do anything amazing graphically. What we call your response is an 'excuse'. Basically, an explanation used to defend a particular action one does whether it be true or not. In this case, it's no where near true. The excuse you used wasn't sufficient enough to defend itself from actions you've performed countless times in the past. So, as a friendly representative of reality, I'd like to call BS!
Call back when you stop being stupid.
AIG. The insurance company known all around the world as the company of crooks and liars. Making excuses about having to legally pass bonuses to a very small percent of your work force. Ah, it wasn't too long ago when a former employee of AIG whined that he deserved his 700,000 dollar bonus and he couldn't get it. Life must be really hard, huh?
I certainly wish I could ask the Government for 2.6 billion freaking dollars. I sure could use it.
Well, take that GM for screwing me on my car! Doing extra work on my car even though I didn't authorize it, then expected me to shell out 2 grand to pay it. Ha! You can keep the car, right along with the huge lot you guys have of unsold cars. Oh, wait. What was that GM? You're willing to come to a truce? Huh? You're going to remove all those extra BS fees you tack at the end of each car sale? You're also going to extend financing to people with scores below 620?! Really? Even though banks aren't lending and you're begging the government for 2.6 billion smackers on top of the 7.7 billion you're already asking? GM, what type of drugs are you taking? It's gotta be cocaine considering your CEO was asked by the President himself to resign. Well, it doesn't matter. The CEO has 25 million dollars to fall on. How about GM workers? Oh, wait. You fired those. Well, just goes to show you that when you screw me, I screw you back twice as hard... As a consumer.
Bavaria's Interior Minister Likens Violent Games to Drugs, Kiddie Porn. According to him:
Such games are one of the causes for youth violence and also for school shootings, where images from killer games become reality. More and more children are getting mired in this virtual world of violence. They have no time left for school or job training, and are lost to our society. In regards to their harmful effects, [violent video games] are on the same level as child pornography and illegal drugs, the ban on which rightly is unquestioned
Wait, so let me get this straight. If a gamer plays a game such as Mad World, he's as sick and twisted as a person who watches child pornography? No, no... Wait, wait, wait! People who play violent games are on drugs too?! Well, yeah... I suppose there's nothing like getting high after lopping someone's head off or drilling a chainsaw through their chest. Oh yeah! Much worse than... I dunno... cutting my own wrist and watching myself bleed to death!
Jack Thompson, where are you? Have you been talking to people in Germany too? Bad, boy! Just bad!