Video Game Controversies

Game show visitors rise; Sony cleans up

Video-game vendors have good reason to celebrate the Christmas season after record crowds visited the Asia Game Show, snapping up the latest consoles and trying out new products.

Tuesday, 27 December, 2011, 12:00am

Gamers can't wait for la dolce Vita

Last night's low temperatures failed to cool the enthusiasm of more than 100 computer gamers who queued overnight in Wan Chai in the hope of snapping up the latest devices at the Asia Game Show, which begins today.

23 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Computer games team onto a hands-free winner

Kinect, Microsoft's new motion-sensing device for its Xbox 360 video game console, is not legally available on the mainland. But that hasn't stopped game developer and former IBM research scientist Dr Lu Sheng and his team getting hold of one, converting it for use on a personal computer and creating the first Kinect game from the mainland.

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

ModNation Racers

Move over, Mario Kart - there's another crazy speed racer on the track with more unusual modifications than you can shake a stick at.

ModNation Racers, developed for the Sony Playstation Portable, is a game that redefines the genre, and you could soon be addicted to it.

18 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Violent video games form a corrosive link in young minds

Further incidents of random murders on school and university premises, in other parts of the world, have met with horrified reactions. But could such a tragedy occur in Hong Kong?

Sad to say, these terrible incidents are no longer rare. Indeed, with recent attacks in Finland and Germany, as well as in their apparent home in the US, it seems the trend is spreading.

18 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

More games with less frills

Games, cosplay girls and mountains of cool gadgets are the hallmark of the annual Asian Game Show, which attracts hundreds of thousands of people each year, and this year was no exception - even though there were less frills.

24 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Damsels in distress

Hack, slash and smash your way to victory as a knight tasked to save kidnapped princesses in Castle Crashers, an action-filled game you can download from Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade online service.

21 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Gods almighty

Combining science-fiction with Norse mythology, Too Human is the first instalment in the highly anticipated, third-person action role-playing game trilogy from Canadian developer Silicon Knights. The epic game, designed for the Xbox 360, will be released on Tuesday by publisher Microsoft Game Studios.

17 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Part 11 - Computer games and multimedia

A

Staying up late into the night to play computer or video games.

Does this sound familiar to you?

How much time do you spend playing these games every day?

You?

____hours ______minutes

Your friend?

______hours______minutes

Per week

You?

___hours_____minutes

21 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Steaming Hot Coffee scandal is much ado about nothing

So what? So help me, but that was my reaction when I heard about the Hot Coffee scandal.

Hot Coffee is the name of a steamy 'mod': code that modifies a game - in this case Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. The industry usually encourages mods because, through embroidering plotlines, the perpetrators, known as 'modders', boost their babies' popularity and lifespan.

19 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Steaming Hot Coffee scandal much ado about nothing

So what? So help me, but that was my reaction when I heard about the Hot Coffee scandal.

Hot Coffee is the name of a steamy 'mod': code that modifies a game - in this case Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. The industry usually encourages mods because, through embroidering plotlines, the perpetrators, known as 'modders', boost their babies' popularity and lifespan.

18 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

It's time parents started taking perils of online games seriously

WHEN WILL SOCIETY stop kidding itself that violent virtual games do no real damage?

6 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Vehicle theft leader sought

Police were last night hunting for the kingpin in a vehicle theft syndicate after they seized more than $1 million worth of parts in Ta Kwu Ling.

8 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Terminal terminators

ADRENALIN knits the chubby forehead into a furrow of concentration as the child edges down a grey corridor. Lips tightly pursed, temple throbbing, a short forefinger strokes the trigger as he prepares to unleash a hail of bullets at any movement in the gloom ahead.

18 Sep 1994 - 12:00am