Score:5, Offtopic

It's my blog. The name is a reference to a quirk in the Slashdot moderation system that allows a post to have a negative (in this case, offtopic) moderation, but be scored 5, the maximum positive score. Basically, there's no point to it, but it may be good. There'll be all sorts of computer crap in here...

2005-07-25

Games that should be rated Adults Only

In response to Jack Thompson's maneuvers against "penises" and "labia" in games, I'm compiling a list of games with nudity modes available (with a mod or not):

City of Heroes
Publisher: NCsoft
Developer: Cryptic Studios
Current Rating: T
Suggested Rating: M
Reason: A glitch in the game allows one to view female characters' undergarments

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Publisher: Rockstar
Developer: Rockstar
Current Rating: M
Suggested Rating: AO
Reason: A mod is available to make females topless

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Publisher: Rockstar
Developer: Rockstar
Original Rating: M
Current Rating: AO
Suggested Rating: AO
Reason: A mod is available to enable a hidden sex minigame. Therefore, the game was rerated AO. However, a new version of the game will be released that will not have this content that could corrupt our youth, and will be rated M once again.

Half Life 2
Publisher: Vivendi
Developer: Valve
Current Rating: M
Suggested Rating: AO
Reason: A mod is available to make Alyx nude

The Sims 2
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Maxis
Current Rating: T
Suggested Rating: AO
Reason: A mod is available to remove blurring and add genitalia to Sims while they are copulating

Tomb Raider
Publisher: Eidos
Developer: Core Design
Current Rating: T
Suggested Rating: AO
Reason: A mod is available to make Lara nude

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
Publisher: Activision
Developer: Neversoft
Current Rating: T
Suggested Rating: M
Reason: A glitch in the game allows one to see female characters' bras

Unreal Tournament 2004
Publisher: Atari
Developer: Epic Games
Current Rating: M
Suggested Rating: AO
Reason: A mod is available to make Tamika nude

World of Warcraft
Publisher: Blizzard
Developer: Blizzard
Current Rating: T
Suggested Rating: AO
Reason: A mod is available to make female night elves nude

I'm currently still looking for games with these modes. Please post in the comments if you know of any. I will update this post as needed.

In case you guys are lacking humor, this is an attempt to break the ESRB by getting every game rated AO.

2005-07-04

Reading Penny Arcade today...

...I found this: Gaze Ye Upon It, And Be Amazed

Pretty funny, IMO.

Now, for something serious: Some spyware/trojan horses have been known to put porn on computers. HP/Compaq computers come with spyware. I think they've got some that come from the factory in a RAID configuration. So, it's possible...