Another glitch discovered in the game causes those who take one of their heroes into co-op with another player starting a new game. Apparently, when leaving childhood, all experience and gold will be wiped from the co-op character. Lionhead hopes to address this glitch in a title update, but advises players to only play co-op after the childhood stage has been completed.
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Over the past few months the team at the content knowledge site What They Play have interviewed each of the creators for their distinctive views on the sex, violence, ratings and design in videogames.
"If the blood is graphic, exploding out and all over the screen, you instantly know you're successful. I'd use flowers and confetti but I don't think it would be nearly as effective," Bleszinski said of the violence level found in the upcoming Gears of War 2. "You know, there's a huge M on the freaking box. If your eight year-old kids can acquire $60 and you're not aware what they're doing with it, you've got bigger problems than your kid playing God of War. You're a sh*tty parent," adds Jaffe.
BioWare president Greg Zeschuk, whose 2007 role-playing title Mass Effect was lambasted by the mainstream media for its sexual content, pointed out how our society is dictating content. "It's all obviously a reflection on society," says Zeschuk. "The bottom line is that violence is just more acceptable than sexual content in the U.S., which makes an interesting situation for game developers. You have to really balance these tolerances."
Check out the entire feature at What They Play and let us know what you think about sex, violence, ratings and design of videogames in the comments.
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Each day the giveaway runs, 120 daily winners will receive 500 Microsoft points and 45 daily winners will win 1000 Microsoft points. Then, come Sunday, one grand prize winner will be selected to win a custom themed Fable II console and a trip to Lionhead Studios in Guildford, U.K. to hang with Molyneux and crew. To enter the fun, simply register your Gamertag and play plenty of Fable II co-op. Each hour you play, you'll gain an entry into the prize pool. So, keep the snacks close and the restroom visits to a minimum.
- To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this post telling us what kind of hero you plan to be in Fable II.
- You may leave one comment per calendar day, eastern time. Posters of multiple comments will be disqualified. We'll accept entries until Friday, October 24th at 5:00PM eastern. You must be at least 18 years old to enter. This giveaway is open only to residents of the U.S. and Canada (excluding Quebec).
- On Friday, we'll pick six winners via a random drawing.
- One grand prize winner will receive one copy of the Fable II collector's edition, worth $70. Five second prize winners will receive the standard edition of Fable II, worth $60.
- Complete giveaway rules can be found here
All we can do is sit back and hope that they'll trip up and attempt to connect to live and Microsoft initiates "Operation Red Ring of Death" on their disrespectful butts. But, it's cool. We'll buy it and play it legit because we're real gamers and real gamers respect the games we want by throwing down hard earned cash. So, what does that make pirates? Infinitely worse than ninjas. It's a loser by association thing.
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A GameStop source told Joystiq that a company wide email notes that cases bearing an orange "48 hours of LIVE"' sticker include the DLC code, but copies without the sticker do not.
Allegedly customers are being directed by GameStop to the Xbox Support phone line (1-800-4MYXBOX) if their Collector's Edition does not include the code -- which Joystiq confirmed with a phone call to Xbox Support as the current course of action for the situation. The anticipated role-playing game from Lionhead Studios releases for the Xbox 360 today.
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