I have no idea what people expected from the PS4 announcement to be that disappointed in it. I thought it was fucking great, and this guy is calling it the "worst press conference ever?" Even Veronica Belmont said the event was pointless because she didn't get to see what the physical box looked like. Come the fuck on.
So recently there've been a lot of games where the male protagonist is a father, or operating as a parental guardian (Red Dead, Heavy Rain, I Am Alive, Walking Dead, Medal of Honor, with Lost Planet 3, Dead Space 3, and [maybe] The Last Of Us). There's at least more of them around now than there were in the 90s when it seemed like most protagonists were kids or really young adults.
Are there any games like this where the lead character is a mother figure? I know Soulcalibur has Sophitia looking after Pyrrha for most of the series up to 5, and Bayonetta sort of has the role forced on her where Cereza shows up, but that's all I've got. I know there's more out there. Any others?
This is a good thing. People keep calling for the government to do something about videogame violence because they believe there's a link between videogames and real world violence. Now (if the bill passes, which it probably won't) a federal agency will conduct the same studies we've been reading about for the past 10 years that show no link between videogames and real world violence, and none of these people crying for federal regulation of videogames will have a leg to stand on. They don't today, but at least now they'll be arguing with the very same studies they wanted conducted by the CDC.
Picked up a Basic last week with NSMBU, Sega All-Stars Racing, and a bunch of Wii games like Last Story, Rhythm Heaven Fever, and Mario Galaxy. Couldn't find any copies of Xenoblade Chronicles anywhere, and screw paying $100 for it on Amazon.