Patrick writes about niche stuff, but the articles are intended for those outside of that niche. Look at his awesome Monster Hunter article and his Eve Fanfest article will probably be just as awesome.
Wait...that was the "infamous" scene? Maybe I've seen far too many games where people are torn apart and beaten to death (i.e. Sleeping Dogs), but this seems pretty lackluster compared to everything else out there.
P3P because you can play it on your Vita and it plays more like Persona 4.
Also don't worry about "The Answer" in FES. It adds more to the ending of P3, but strips out a lot of gameplay elements and drags you through 20+ hours of P3 combat without an option to change the difficulty (It's set to hard).
Some would say that these talks are unnecessary, but honestly, the people running the country need these talks.
Here's Jeff's opinion from the IGN article:
I think that asking video game industry heads to come to a conference about gun violence shows just how out of touch politicians and other leaders really are when it comes to the video game business.
But if the industry doesn't step up to the table and explain that, then no one's going to ever think otherwise. The game industry was right to attend the meeting and it sounds like the discussion was more about getting to know each other. No harm done.
The game industry needs to continue speaking whenever it can, if only to continue educating these people so that we eventually get out of this mentality of "video games = 2 Live Crew = Elvis on Ed Sullivan.