December 1st, 2004

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Press Release as Shopping List

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, the "Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility" issued this press release: http://www.iccr.org/news/press_releases/pr_jtstatement112304.htm

The guts of it are "violent games are bad. Don't buy these games for your kid". Which, I suppose, is a worthwhile goal - informing parents that some games aren't appropriate for children. Here's the "bad" list:

1. Doom 3
2. Grand Theft Auto: "San Andreas"
3. Gunslinger Girls 2
4. Half Life 2
5. Halo 2
6. Hitman: Blood Money
7. Manhunt
8. Mortal Kombat
9. Postal 2
10. Shadow Heart


I wrote a big rant about how wrong-headed this press release is, which I deleted. (Ask me for the highlights if you like.) Instead, I'll just say that if anybody knows where I can get my hands on a copy of Gunslinger Girls 1 or 2, it'd make a swell gift for me. Half Life 2 is quite a nice game, too, but I already finished that one.