Ape Escape doesn't get nearly enough love. Crash Bandicoot, Spyro the Dragon, Jak and Daxter, Ratchet and Clank: Ape Escape is better than all of these! Hell of a game those Ape Escapes. Whenever there are long stretches between The Last Guardian announcements I think to myself "maybe SCE scrapped it to work on a new Ape Escape," and am always disappointed when this is not the case despite thinking I'll like The Last Guardian quite a bit.
That's quite a bold claim--a claim so bold I actually want to try the series now.
Seriously, the original Ape Escape revolutionised how people used analogue controllers (though ironically not in the way that most games use it now - the camera), and had this great Pokemon-y "gotta catch 'em all". I wasn't a huge fan of the sequels but they were well recieved too.
I don't understand what he means by double standard in this case. A double standard would be allowing a video porn app and not a video game that had porn for instance. Having a policy about nudity is not a double standard. It might be censorship, but I really don't get the reference to a double standard.
Me neither. It's not a double standard... it's just a standard - and Apple decides what passes that standard and what doesn't.
Also, Apple's content rating system has a 17+ rating which specifically includes allowances for nudity. Papers, Please is currently rated 12+ which does not allow nudity, so I'd imagine it's probably something to do with that.
These news reports (and sorry Patrick because I really enjoy your writing style, video features, podcast appearances etc) don't really add anything to the site, and in my opinion actually detract from it. They just seem a little flippant and uninformed.
I don't come to Giant Bomb for fast news, I come for good news. Take some time and write a nice piece. There are 9000 other websites on the internet where I can get up-to-the-second reports that have to be edited 9 minutes later.
EDIT: I had a much longer post but it was too wordy.
TL,DR: She has legitimate points about how excessive video game playing at the expense of other activities can be detrimental (certainly true), but then proceeds to mask her argument in crazy-person speech. I didn't even have that much of an issue with it until I saw her response.
Apparently she got some pretty nasty comments from gamers - so way to reinforce the stereotype guys - but still, come on... this is the 21st century, and she is a parent. If her children are interested in video games, feed their enthusiasm and teach them about moderation in all things.
That way they won't turn out like either the video game playing or non-video game playing jackasses on that forum of hers.