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May 18, 2007
Normally, I don’t mind compliments … unless you put it into a context like this:
Vince jumps off the DDR machine after doing Max300 on Expert Doubles
Dude 1: “Oi yah…. yah got teh game at home?”
Vince: “Nah, I only play in the Arcade”
Dude 1: “Rahhhhh…. how cum ur so good at eeeet?!? Do ya play dis every day or sumthing?”
Vince: “No … ? ¬_¬” (really I don’t .... )
Dude 2: “Nahh man, you can only practice at home innit?”
Vince: ” .......... ¬_¬* “
February 28, 2007
According to Thompson, “Many parents think that stores won’t sell an M-rated game to someone under 17. We know that’s not true, and, in fact, kids roughly 50 percent of that time, all the studies show, are able to walk into any store and get any game regardless of the rating, no questions asked.
-Cooper, Anderson. Anderson Cooper 360. CNN, October 8, 2005.
Parental Involvement in Game Purchases
Parents are involved when games are purchased, with players under the age of 18 saying their parents were present at the point-of-sale 89 percent of the time.
Thompson dismisses statistics showing that while the popularity of video games has gone up, violent crime has gone down.
Though the FBI reports that the number of teenagers arrested for violent crimes fell by half between 1994 and 2004, Thompson attributes it not to reduced violence but reduced reportage.
“The experts I talk to in fact indicate that assaults, violent incidents in schools, are up, and they’re being handled in-house as opposed to going to the local law enforcement officials because schools don’t want to have that stigma,” Thompson said.
The total nonfatal victimization rate for young people declined between 1993 and 1998. The percentage of students being victimized at school also declined over the last few years. Between 1995 and 1999, the percentage of students who reported being victims of crime at school decreased from 10 percent to 8 percent (Indicator 3). This decline was due in part to a decline for students in grades 7 through 9. Between 1995 and 1999, the prevalence of reported vic-timization dropped from 11 percent to 8 percent for 7th graders, from 11 percent to 8 percent for 8th graders, and from 12 percent to 9 percent for 9th graders.
... While overall school crime rates have declined, violence, gangs, and drugs are still evident in some schools, indicating that more work needs to be done.
So errr, I’d be interested to know where or who exactly Mr. Thompson seeks his evidence from. It only took me a few minutes to hunt down a few counter facts against his argument.
March 31, 2006
Writing about web page http://rapidshare.de/files/16514384/teamuk_stuttgart_sboquals.avi%20
This is my latest video project. (20 mins, 80MB download, DivX codec required).
I entered the SBO Qualifier 3 on 3 team tournament for Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, travelling with the top UK street fighter players (including that WTF beast, Ryan Hart) from Ranking Battles UK
This video is basically a diary of the trip, from airport pranks, to tournament drama, to kebab shop action (most of the footage taken through a Motorola V3i phone :P)
My Team (Team UGLY) secured 3rd place out of 10 teams (1 x France, 2 x UK, 1 x Austria, 6 x Germany).
Wahay! ….. but only the winning team gets the prize of 800 Euros plus the qualification to play in SBO in Japan :-(
October 25, 2005
Writing about web page http://consoles.uwcs.co.uk
The results of the console tournaments held last weekend 21–23rd October in LIB1.
TEKKEN 5 Entrants
Rakurai, Bob, Ashley Tsen, Bucko, Zayn Jaffer (Sadiq's bro), Ultimate, Amoyra, Abelian.
Double Elimination Results:
1st: Bob (Heihachi, Lee, Paul)
2nd: Ashley Tsen (Bryan, Steve)
3rd: Rakurai (Asuka, Feng, Jin)
4th: Amoyra (Lei)
PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 4 Entrants
Rakurai, Khoi, Sadiq, Wiz, AJMiles, Zayn Jaffer, Harin, Ifeki.
Single Elimination Results:
1st: Khoi (Juventus)
2nd: Ifeki (Brazil)
3rd: Wiz (England)
4th: AJMiles (Brazil)
Excellent tournament guys! :-)
In the next CompSoc Console session, due to popular demand there will be tournaments for Pro Evolution Soccer 5. The decision whether to run a Street Fighter tournament (Hyper Street Fighter or SF3: 3rd Strike), Tekken Tag Tournament or both is still uncertain, although people have been favouring SF3: 3rd Strike.
Shout outs also go to James for dropping by and making a last minute Tekken challenge, and to Rachel for making us laugh so hard with the EyeToy :-)
October 06, 2005
It's a bit sudden, and not quite confirmed yet, but the first console session will take place alongside the upcoming LAN party in Week 4, in LIB1.
Details are still a bit sketchy on how to run the 3-day event (yep…. 3 days o_O), but so far I can confirm that Pro Evolution Soccer 4 is amongst the list of selected games to be run as a tournament.
There's also a very strong chance that there may be someone coming from the UK Tekken community to support the Tekken 5 tournament.
However, 1 more game is needed, it would have to be a public vote, and preferably needs to be from the list of games stated in the posters.
October 05, 2005
Writing about web page http://www.warwickcompsoc.co.uk/gaming/sessions/
First gaming session with the Computing Society was interesting. Despite lacking a monitor/TV to hook up a PS2, I ended up using an arcade emulator and a few tournament videos as a temporary measure to put on some games on display, until someone is generous enough to bring a monitor in.
Some chinese dude called Lei dropped by and gave us a brucking-up exhibition on King of Fighters '97, and ended on a positive note with some intense games on Street Fighter II Turbo.
"Big Balls FTW!!!!!!!!!!"
September 21, 2005
Writing about web page http://www.warwickcompsoc.co.uk
According to Laurence from the Warwick CompSoc, there may be a trial run for running a console tourny around week 7 or 8 of term. If it proves popular, there may be plans for running further tournies later in the academic year.
Question is, what game(s) to pick. I only have a PS2 … and a selection of VS fighting games. The game selection would determine how many people would sign up. Opinions?
- Tekken 5 (Japanese Tournament videos)
- Hyper Street Fighter II
- Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike (Tournament videos)
- Soul Calibur 2 (or perhaps Soul Calibur 3 when it gets released soon).
- Tekken Tag Tournament
I had plans on running a free play ps2 at the societies fayre, but from what I was told… CompSoc will be getting tables as big as a large stool :(
Side Note: I bought a cheap VGA splitter the other day. How does 2 monitors back-to-back, 1 player per side sound? :D~~
September 09, 2005
I just so happened to drive to Megabowl to find that the interior has completely been revamped (they've also removed the wimpy bar. Personally their burgers sucked anyway). Now the arcade section has tons of room, and with a fresh new selection of games. But I was rather stoned to find the following rare titles (well, rare in the west midlands):
TEKKEN 5 50p/credit, £3/card
Fuck! You won't find this game in many places. Joysticks are still the same naff american bat-styles, but 50p/credit is quite generous. Now only if they didn't charge so much for the data cards (these allow you to customize a single character with new costumes/accessories/colours, keeps your win/loss ratio and player rank).
WANGAN MIDNIGHT MAXIMUM TUNE 2 £1/credit, add +£1 for card.
This is not just another racer. This is a head-to-head racing game with some really impressive graphics, LOUD trance music (awesome!) and car customisation (you need to buy a card for this). A little expensive playing alone however, since your credit only lasts 1 race. But the cool feature here, just like fighting games, an opponent can insert a credit into the machine and challenge you on the spot for a racing duel o_O;
Oh, and here's my data card :-)