Yes, you can now sell murder simulators to impressionable youth....
At least that's probably how some idiot like Jack Thompson would interpret the Supreme Court Justice's historic ruling that Video Games are in fact protected speech and therefore criminalizing them is a no-no. Now, I do not think restricting minors' access to M-rated titles is a bad idea, they are for adults and anyone under 18 who can't get their parents to buy it for them just has to deal with it. Criminalizing it however is another matter altogether and not something that should be attached to a valid form of art (which video games are regardless of what some deluded movie critic thinks) that does enjoy first amendment protection.
Need another reason to buy Playstation plus? Today's update should give you 2 perfectly valid reasons (on top of all the other awesome reasons so far): Free download of Streets of Rage 2, arguably the finest side-scrolling fighter actually made and guaranteed access to the increasingly awesome-sounding Uncharted 3 multi-player beta.I try and avoid most mp these days as it's nearly all inferior attempts at aping stuff like Modern Warfare or Battlefield but Uncharted 3's mp sounds so vastly different it actually warrants attention. I may have mocked the idea of this pay for stuff you may not want plan at first but frankly in terms of perks it pretty much beats out Gold in every single measure, though IMHO (and most opinions) has a far superior set-up for online (i.e. not having to download and then install and not really being able to do much during).
Ok that's really all I have for today, but I should have another post up tomorrow or Thursday. Until then, here's your TRAILER OF THE WEEK: Brave