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The Week in Review - Bears, Surveys and the Wrong-Colored Hair

| 18 Sep 2010 06:00

In this week's edition, authorities warn parents to be on the lookout for Pedobear, and the team behind Mega Man 9 and 10 announces a vaguely sexual rail shooter.

Why Isn't His Hair White?

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Devil May Cry creator Hideki Kamiya doesn't like Ninja Theory's new Dante, or perhaps he does, it's hard to tell. Writing on his Twitter feed he said that he missed Dante and was sad to see the direction the series was taking, but later seemed to reconsider his position and advised gamers to check out the game before writing it off. (Link)


Mega Man Team Making Saucy Shooter

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It's not often you'd hear the words "vaguely sexual" alongside "rail shooter," but thanks to Japanese developer Inti Creates, it's about to get a lot more common. Having made a load of Mega Man games, it's turned its attention to its other project Gal Gun, a rail shooter for the Xbox 360 where you seem to be fending off schoolgirls by getting them all hot and bothered, if you know what I mean. Hit the link for a video. (Link)


Installing Halo: Reach Lets You Lose to the Covenant more Quickly

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War is hell, especially when you're waiting for it to load. But fear not, for there is some solace, at least for Halo Reach. Tests show that installing the game to the hard drive can cut loading times by more than half. This should let you make better use of those precious hours before Reach inevitably falls and Master Chief has to come and clean up the mess you made. (Link)


Are Your Kids Safe From Pedobear?

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California police have issued a warning to parents to keep their eyes peeled for popular internet meme Pedobear. According to the San Luis Obispo County Police, child molesters use Pedobear to identify themselves to other predators. I can certainly understand why a character called "Pedobear" might concern someone who doesn't spend a lot of time online and hasn't really encountered it, but I don't think he's a secret signal of anything.(Link)


Most Adults in America Supposedly Support California Game Law

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A survey undertaken by Common Sense Media suggests that 72% of adults in the U.S. would support a law that made it illegal to sell violent videogames to minors. CSM says that this shows that American parents want to be the ones that decide what games their children play, not the videogame industry. This implies of course, that developers and publishers are somehow in the driving seat when it comes to spending people's money. (Link)

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