Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Manhunt 2 party at Avant Garden, Tonight!

posted by Free Press Houston @ 2:00 PM

By Tyler Barber

Tonight, Tuesday Nov. 13th, Rockstar Games is going to promote "murder simulator" Manhunt 2 for the Nintendo Wii at Avant Garden (formerly Helios). It should be a treat as Manhunt 2 has been surrounded by controversy for the past six months being banned in several countries, slapped with an A/O (Adults Only) rating and is the personal enemy of Neo-Con Florida lawyer Jack Thompson. But what has been met with so much controversy, Manhunt 2's review scores have been showing a game that is just "meh."

Although, if you're into gore-porn like the Saw or Hostile movies, Manhunt 2 is probably just the right fit for your gimp suit. Some argue that the most compelling feature of the first Manhunt, released for the PS2, was the headset functionality that picks-up any sound you make (breathing, talking, munching) and alerts nearby enemies to your position.

Still, Manhunt 2 doesn't go limp on the features for the Wii. Using unique motion-controls, Manhunt 2 sports small gameplay segments that have the player mimicking the murder motions. Of coarse, this is also the focal-point of it's controversy: that pantomiming the homicidal-optometry on screen is somehow more detrimental than just watching someone get their eyes gouged out.

It all starts tonight at 9, and you'll wanna get there early for the free keg and pizza. See, reading the full articles does pay off.

Avant Garden is located at 411 Westheimer Rd.


At November 13, 2007 at 2:43 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read an article in Issue 85, "It's the resistance, stupid" by Pepe Escobar. The lack of attribution made me think it was a FPH original, but Escobar is clearly an Asia Times Online columnist -- from where the piece originated. What reproduction agreement does FHP have with ATO, and why did you chose to exclude its origins or contact information for the author, who ostensibly resides a world away?

You may also want to consider formatting future articles from overseas publications into American English, as opposed to the British punctuation Escobar employs. Just a style suggestion.

At November 13, 2007 at 3:04 PM , Blogger Free Press Houston said...

Escobar is not the only contributor who 'resides a world away'. He freelances for several publications and we personally curried his permission as we do with other international columnists who lend us their work like Dahr Jamail, artists like Carlos Latuff, etc that help lend an international credibility to our small, local rag.. Speaking of 'attribution', why not use your real name 'anonymouse'? Chicken? You would do well to do your homework prior....
Thanks for reading anyways...

At November 13, 2007 at 3:05 PM , Blogger Free Press Houston said...

I will soon delete this as it posted under a game thread...In the future, send your gripes to editors@freepresshouston.com if it does not relate to the post you attach it to....

At November 13, 2007 at 4:57 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not sure what the 'anonymouse' is about, but I treasure anonymity when the opportunity is present. The Internet can be a strange place, so I'm sure you understand.

I only voiced concern because I've been burned before involving writers who have plagiarized, so now I'm a stickler about writer credit. I'm quite familiar with Dahr Jamail, and respect him greatly. His insight is unparalleled in some situations. Regarding my 'homework,' there's no conceivable way I could have known you had his permission. Hence the question. But I enjoy the international angle, and I'm sure many other readers do, too. Some background would have been nice, s'all I'm saying.


At November 13, 2007 at 9:09 PM , Blogger Free Press Houston said...

Well--I understand your point. Escobar's stuff gets published by counterpunch.org, why war, etc. We always try and get internationals to let us use their stuff for our world section as it adds to the credibilty and makes it less 'houston homogenous'..I know it is weird seeing that stuff in a local rag but we hope it is another point that makes us different..Thanks again and keep reading


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