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Videogames question

Quick question for you. The answer is behind the cut.

Which of these is not a real videogame?

'Milo and Kate', a game where you use a "full body-capture device" to play with a virtual eight year old boy

'RapeLay', a Japanese game where the "core concept is to rape young girls as an act of vengeance"

'Brutal Legend', a heavy metal adventure / fighting game starring Jack Black, Ozzy Osborne and Lemmy

'Dante's Inferno', a third-person action game from EA featuring Dante fighting the legions of hell using a scythe stolen from Death himself. "Dante's vision as he really saw it."

'James Cameron's Avatar', a science-fiction shooter which bills itself as the world's first "proper" 3D videogame

'The Beatles: Rock Band' - Rock Band with Beatles songs and publicised at the E3 show by Paul, Ringo, Yoko and Olivia Harrison

'Lego Rock Band' - Rock Band with Lego characters

'A Boy and his Blob' - a Wii game featuring a boy and his...blob. One of the controller buttons is the 'hug' button.

It was a trick question. They're all real videogames. Even 'RapeLay'. (And while it is a pretty obscure game, you used to be able to buy it from Amazon marketplace sellers: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00070/screengrab-rapelay-a_70156a.jpg) If you want to know more about it, look it up on Wikipedia.

'Milo and Kate' is actually Peter Molyneux's latest game, and is much more innocent. It will use Microsoft's new XBox360 controller which sense body movements.

EA saw fit to publicise Dante's Inferno with a faked religious 'protest' outside E3. Edge magazine suggested that a more realistic protest would have been to have a panel of Newsnight Review pseuds react to this rather odd portrayal of one of the landmarks of literature.

Paul, Ringo, Yoko and Olivia were all at E3 to show off Beatles Rock Band, but obviously nobody could persuade Paul and Yoko to share a stage, so it was Paul & Ringo and Yoko & Olivia.


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Aug. 21st, 2009 08:57 am (UTC)
ah, I'd plumped for Lego Rock Band myself....
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