I remember when this happened, it was a pretty big deal because it was so long after the game came out. This is the best thing I’ve read all day, including that great NY Times article about how everyone in the world exploits / shits on Lindsay Lohan, including her parents and representation.
I’m having an emotional response to this image (click to view it full size). If you know who the artist is, please let me know so I can add credit.
Great piece by Richard Cobbett on the frustrating and poorly-executed aspects of Rockstar’s L.A. Noire, a game I wanted to like but ultimately couldn’t. The game was full of tremendous potential, but a series of tonal and gameplay missteps make playing it a frustrating experience.
“In Cho Chabudai Gaeshi, a new arcade game from Taito, the player has one very simple task: to flip over a chabudai, a short-legged round table. In Japan, the act of table flipping, or “chabudai gaeshi” is a common expression of anger among old-fashioned, middle-aged men. Cho Chabudai Gaeshi is specifically aimed at balding fathers who are perpetually infuriated with their disobedient and noisy families, but too timid to actually upend their real-world chabudais. What’s so interesting about Cho Chabudai Gaeshi is how mundane the gameplay is: The father sits at the table, pounding on it with his hands as his obnoxious children ignore him until finally, he flips it over and sends everything flying into the air, collecting points for every item destroyed in the wake of his moderately-violent outburst.”
Read more: The Publics: Videogames As Domestic Catharsis