posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 07:58 PM
Slightly old, as in last month, but it hasn't been posted and it's very interesting.
"There is no reason an adult should have [Animal Crossing: City Folk]," says Andy Anderson, Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force.
Anderson says adults playing "Animal Crossing" and similar games are likely doing it for the wrong reasons.
Astounding. I don't think I should even have to mention that it's impossible for an adult to get in contact with a random child through Animal
Crossing without first acquiring his friend code in real life, so what gives?
This is close to home for me, because I am an adult who LOVES Animal Crossing. For those who don't know, Animal Crossing is a lot like the Sims. You
play a boy or girl who lives in a town with animals, where you collect bugs, fossils, fish, and furniture, while trying to pay off your house with the
in game currency, Bells. You quickly make friends with the animals, and they can move out and others move in.
The two most recent games, Wild World and City Folk have had online play. Our biggest issue has NOT been pedophilia, but rather item hacking to put
rocks and buildings in front of crucial buildings in other's towns. The most you do in another person's town is play hide and seek, race, or catch
fish. Sometimes you'll go to get an item you need for an animal's quest.
This game is about escapism, and many, MANY adults play it. It's a way to destress. Even if we do play with kids, there are swear filters and it's
hard to communicate without Wii Speak. Even then, unless you know them IRL, you probably live thousands of miles from them, and if they feel
threatened, they can block you from their town completely.
This is just another stupid politician trying to make us adults live boring lives, trying to control us and stop us from being happy. No matter who
tells me to, I will NOT give up Animal Crossing. And I am not a pedophile.