This isn't a story about whether or not games can make people violent. It's about how science tries to test the effects during research. Clever psychiatric stuff? Delicate machines that measure brainwaves? Nope: chilli sauce and air horns.
The original Shaq-Fu was a game that even Electronic Arts admits was an "abomination". This game's crowdfunding campaign was, let's be honest, a little weird. But whatever! A second Shaq-Fu game looks like it's actually happening.
In nine years of covering video games and the people who play them, I have seen some egregious displays of machismo, but it’s never gotten to the stage where men have literally ripped their shirts off and wrestled each other to the ground. Until now.
"A former Judge Advocate and combat veteran", has elbowed his way into a gay marriage lawsuit in Florida, claiming that if gays in the state might be allowed to get married, then he can marry his...laptop--that's full of porn.
This strange creation is the work of Red Bull and has been created and painted in such a way as to look like a videogame environment, Marble Madness springs to mind. Fixed gear rider Josh Boothby then peddled around it to finish the illusion.
Today on The Singularity Watch: A computer program that can scan the internet for multiple arguments on a complicated topic, distill the various sides of the debate, and argue both sides against one another.