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Child Sues Mother, Where Has the Power Gone?

posted Saturday Apr 10, 2010 by Kyria Gianos

Child Sues Mother, Where Has the Power Gone?

Believe it or not, there once was a time when children respected their parents, obeyed orders without any questions, and would never get away with inadequate behavior. Well, that time is long gone. Teens these days have complete control over their parents. An Arkansas women, Denise New, will be sued for harassment by her 16-year-old son. The reason being, she hacked into his Facebook. According to the mother, she was well within her parental rights to monitor her underage son's Internet activity. The boy however, was outraged, stating "Denise first hacked my Facebook and changed the password...She also changed the password of my email so I could not change it," he continued on to say, "she posted things that involved slander and personal facts about my life." What gets me here, is the fact that the boy called his mother by her first name, that alone shows the level of disrespect. We all know how annoying it can be to have a parent as a friend on Facebook, but as a minor parents do have the right to monitor what is occurring in their home.

Konami Brings Karaoke Revolution to the Hip-Hop Generation

posted Saturday Apr 10, 2010 by Scott Ertz

Konami Brings Karaoke Revolution to the Hip-Hop Generation

If you enjoyed Karaoke Revolution and like the hippity hop, then you are in for a treat. Konami and Def Jam are teaming up to bring you Def Jam Rapstar, a new hip-hop karaoke game. What we weren't expecting to hear, however, is that it will support motion control on all of the consoles.

We assume that this is going to be an addition of the types of motion that you would expect to see a rapper doing while on stage. While it may sound a little odd, the inclusion of motion control in a karaoke game isn't all that crazy. Singers don't stand motionless while they perform, even karaoke singers (if we can consider them performers), so it will add another level of engagement with the game.

F.E.A.R. Returns, Monolith Does Not

posted Saturday Apr 10, 2010 by Scott Ertz

F.E.A.R. Returns, Monolith Does Not

Since Warner Bros. decided they wanted a major piece of the gaming pie, culminating with the buyout of Midway, they have definitely been making their mark, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. This week's announcement certainly is surprising and possibly concerning. Warner Bros. announced a second sequel to F.E.A.R, but Monolith will not be involved.

Cliff Bleszinski Cancels on Fallon, Doesn't Inform Microsoft

posted Saturday Apr 10, 2010 by Scott Ertz

Cliff Bleszinski Cancels on Fallon, Doesn't Inform Microsoft

Thursday night Cliff Bleszinski, AKA Cliffy B, was scheduled to appear on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Unfortunately the appearance was canceled late on Thursday and he was replaced by Justin Bieber. Don't worry, though, because the appearance has been rescheduled for Monday night. Fallon's executive producer explain it like this:

To all of my gaming peeps: Due to a scheduling conflict, @therealcliffyb's appearance has been moved to Monday. Same awesome dude, new day!

Bleszinski explained it a little differently:

New Silent Hill Coming Soon

posted Saturday Apr 10, 2010 by Scott Ertz

New Silent Hill Coming Soon

Konami made an interesting and completely detail-less announcement at its recent gamer day event. Showing a teaser, a man stumbles through a foggy street and is attacked by a huge, unidentified creature. The video was in the traditional Silent Hill style, very colorless and very depressed, always amplifying the fear that is so prevalent in the Silent Hill series.

Sony Finalizes First Ever Global 3D World Cup Schedule

posted Friday Apr 9, 2010 by Nicholas DiMeo

Sony Finalizes First Ever Global 3D World Cup Schedule

Back in December I briefly mentioned Sony's announcement to take the FIFA World Cup to 3D, along with a brief overview on how they intended to do that. Well, this week brought more details for us to get excited about!

The original topic told us that North America would have to wait for the Blu-ray disc to see it in 3D, but Sony's press release (link is at the bottom) told us that our good friends over at ESPN are going to handle the good ol' US of A. Cable giant Sogecable was also announced to handle the broadcasts for Spain, and more partners are going to be named soon, and eight matches will also be televised in 3D cinemas around the world.

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