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More Fun Than You Can Shake A Stick At

timothy posted more than 11 years ago | from the don't-eat-the-drumsticks dept.

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BrokenPipe writes "When I was in Japan last summer I bought a PlayStation 2 in anticipation of a game that was just released a couple of weeks ago. It is only available in Japan and it will probably never be released in the US. It is called "Taiko no Tatsujin". The game has been in the arcades in Tokyo for a while but it has just been released for the PlayStation 2. Apparently it is the number 3 game in Japan right now and many places are sold out. Luckily, mine arrived this past Monday. So what is the hype all about? Well, the game is based on Japanese traditional drums which are called 'taiko' drums. Basically, you need to drum along with a song, hitting the drum at just the right moment. Most of the songs are either Japanese pop songs (J-Pop) or more traditional Japanese songs. It is a great game for all ages. The official website is here." For more information, here are several more sites to puzzle over: one, two, three, four, five.

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I've seen this... (3, Interesting)

GoofyBoy (44399) | more than 11 years ago | (#4635147)


Its like DDR for you finger tips.

Re:I've seen this... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4635185)

What does the east german government have to do with anything?

Re:I've seen this... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4635315)

I'll give you a 2/10 for that god-awful "joke".

Re:I've seen this... (2, Funny)

Mark Garrett (607692) | more than 11 years ago | (#4635318)

Its like DDR for you finger tips.

Thanks for the info, but my fingers have all the RAM they need.

Re:I've seen this... (3, Informative)

wantedman (577548) | more than 11 years ago | (#4635367)

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heh, nope, THIS is like Dance Dance Revolution for your fingers :-D

Shake your stick at this (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4635148)

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+5, Informative (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4635186)

Thanks!

Got any more?

Advertisement! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4635150)

WHO CARES?

VARY interesting (1)

Troll Digest (624385) | more than 11 years ago | (#4635152)

This game sounds familiar. It reminds me of some game called something like "Dance Dance Revolution". Can anyone help me out with this?

Re:VARY interesting (1)

aSiTiC (519647) | more than 11 years ago | (#4635160)

Dance Dance Revolution was an arcade game that was very big in South Korea a couple years ago. Many said it would cross-over to US but it never really happened. In Dance Dance Revolution you step on an 8 position keypad as the screen in front of you indicates along with some dance music. Actually very difficult and quite a good excercise. Probably the first arcade game that could do both for you.

Re:VARY interesting (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4635183)

Dance Dance Revolution was an arcade game that was very big in South Korea a couple years ago. Many said it would cross-over to US but it never really happened.

Not been to an arcade recently? This game is huge in the US.

Re:VARY interesting (1)

aSiTiC (519647) | more than 11 years ago | (#4635275)

Really?? Guess that's what happens when I stay at home all day long playing Warcraft III and reading Slashdot.

Last time I saw DDR was in South Korea 2 years ago, looked pretty fun. Maybe South Korea is really the high tech barometer that many claim.

I thought Seoul was a great city and to this day I've thought about living/working there. If only the DMZ wasn't 20 miles away....

Re:VARY interesting (1)

pyrote (151588) | more than 11 years ago | (#4635373)

ya I'd say, I must have wasted atleast 2 hours watching this one chick with huge.... wait, was that out loud?

Re:VARY interesting (2)

jonr (1130) | more than 11 years ago | (#4635189)

I do recall that pads for this game where available here for the PS2. I do think it sold out. It's the only game that burned some calories, AFAIK.
J.

Re:VARY interesting (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4635342)

Not true... there was some type of track and field game for the NES that came with this big floor mat. (It wasn't Konami's because the view was from behind you) anyway, to get your character to run, jump, whatever, you have to run, jump, etc.

Re:VARY interesting (1)

MrP- (45616) | more than 11 years ago | (#4635229)

actually DDR is popular in the US.. the new PS2 version (DDR Extreme i think its called) is always sold out, and so are all the dance pads.

Re:VARY interesting (4, Funny)

The Original Yama (454111) | more than 11 years ago | (#4635195)

This is a great way for geeks that are too fat for Dance Dance Revolution to get some exercise. All without having to get off the couch, too.

I feel better (5, Funny)

CatWrangler (622292) | more than 11 years ago | (#4635154)

Somebody has less of a life than me.

Re:I feel better (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4635234)

That's exactly what my mind was auto translating the title as I read it.

Why not just play... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4635155)

...Samba de Amigo on Dreamcast? Much more fun.

What In The Hell..! (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4635156)

...is this doing on Slashdot!?

Re:What In The Hell..! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4635352)

I second that statement. What the hell is it doing here!? And a better question, why was in modded up with INSIGHTFUL!? Mommy's post, that is...

wha? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4635161)

why is this posted slashdot?

No guns? No weapons? (1)

wub (69839) | more than 11 years ago | (#4635162)

Amazing! A game that's popular that doesn't have you beating the crap out of things with guns or swords!

Unless you get to beat someone to a pulp with your drumsticks?

One word for you... (1)

cuyler (444961) | more than 11 years ago | (#4635182)

...pokemon...

*shudder*

Re:One word for you... (1)

Luke-Jr (574047) | more than 11 years ago | (#4635274)

Dubbie. Pocket Monsters, the original game is much better. Even though the only difference is the language and names...

Re:One word for you... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4635330)

Hey, the Japanese fans called it Pokemon too. They love to abbreviate things down to 4 syllables:

PO KE (ct) MO N (ster).

Just like
PASU(rnel) CON(puter)

So, basically, this game is (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4635163)

Dance Dance Revolution for fat, uncoordinated otaku? And why didn't you just chip your PS/2? What kind of self-respecting importer are you, kowtowing the (Little Japanese) Man like that?

Sounds like another game (2, Informative)

StevenMaurer (115071) | more than 11 years ago | (#4635164)

This isn't the first game of this type by far.

It looks like a knock off of Samba de Amigo for the Dreamcast. In that game you have to buy maracas and shake them to the music.

Re:Sounds like another game (1)

MisterFancypants (615129) | more than 11 years ago | (#4635224)

Well, there are tons of rhythm music games out there, and Samba de Amigo, while great, was far from the first.

As far as direct knock-offs go, this game is mostly Namco's "answer" to Konami's Drum Mania [konami.co.jp]

In any case, I'm not sure why this was topic-worthy. There are tons of PS2 games available in Japan that you can't get in the US (yet if not ever). Even some, like Space Channel 5 Part 2, that US consumers would recognize.

Re:Sounds like another game (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4635365)

Big deal. If you can't play along to "Jesus Built My Hot Rod", I'm not playing!

you never know (5, Informative)

mad_cow (152516) | more than 11 years ago | (#4635168)

Innovative and interesting games not making it out of Japan for one reason or another has plagued the console market for a long time. Often, it does boil down to interested consumers having to order in the import to play on their foreign or modded (the best legitimate use of mod chips) machines, but Fresh Games [playfresh.com] (heavy flash site) hopes to change things. An excerpt from their site:

The Fresh Games label was created because there is a wealth of incredible games that come out in Japan and, for whatever reason, are not sold in the US and Europe. A lot of people are importing these games, but we wanted hardcore gamers everywhere to be able to buy these games at their local store without having to deal with mod-chips and exorbitant costs. On the surface these games are very "Quirky" or "Odd" but when you get beneath the surface, you realize that the game-play is outstanding, the depth these games have to offer is incredible, and the polish and attention to detail that is put in to them is obvious.


Video Games are an art form in Japan and we wanted that represented here in it's purest form. Not another character based sequel, not another movie license, not another "extreme sports" game. That's what we call the corporate formula. We wanted to break some rules, and break some of the barriers that exist in this industry in regards to "What type of games do people really want to play?". Many of the major magazines wrote that games like Mad Maestro and Mister Mosquito were brilliant games, and it was a shame that these games would never see the light of the day outside of Japan, where they are both top 10 selling titles. We agreed that they are brilliant and decided to take a chance by releasing them here.


Not that this means that we'll see Taiko no Tatsujin brought over, but you never know.

Pressing buttons to the beat of a drum? (0, Flamebait)

AcquaCow (56720) | more than 11 years ago | (#4635170)

This is supposed to be fun? People buy this stuff? This must be the ADA [ada.gov] version of Dance Dance Revolution.

-- AcquaCow

And the point is...? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4635171)

I'm not sure exactly what the point of this news item is exactly (isn't there some similar super-popular hip-hop dance-on-the-right-squares games making waves in malls across america right now), but I would like to express my sheer surprise and joy that Mozilla rendered the Japanese characters absolutely beautifully in not only the browser area but the title bar (Mac OS X).

Umm, at least I think they were rendered right.

Neat game (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4635173)

I was in Japan last month and saw this game in arcades everywhere. It's fun, but it's the same idea as the million other hit-the-button-at-the-right-time music theme games.

I liked it better... (5, Funny)

Hirofyre (612929) | more than 11 years ago | (#4635175)

I liked it better the first time I played it, when it was called "Simon".

Re:I liked it better... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4635201)

And then there was the high-speed button-smashing game called Track And Field [gamespy.com] circa 1983.

That was musical too...if you wanted to learn how to do a drumroll.

i think i get it (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4635177)

so i beat the drums lull the enemy to sleep then eliminate them with the rocket launcher?

USA Crossover Hit?? (1)

aSiTiC (519647) | more than 11 years ago | (#4635180)

I doubt this will crossover if it was ever tried. The Japanese culture is entertained in a much different way, I won't even try to clarify that comment. Just to say that could you ever see PaRappa the Rapper crossing over to Japan???

Re:USA Crossover Hit?? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4635209)

PaRappa the Rapper started off in Japan, and did very well [gamefaqs.com] .

Re:USA Crossover Hit?? (2)

paradesign (561561) | more than 11 years ago | (#4635236)

and i quote from gamefaqs [gamefaqs.com]

Parappa the Rappa's success was overwhelming in Japan. In fact, Parappa the Rappa has sold over 800,000 copies in Japan. It's a big phenomenon. Now, the question is whether to release Parappa the Rappa in US? Sony did hesitate about bringing Parappa the Rappa over as they feared that US audiences might not like it as it did in Japan. Luckily, Parappa the Rappa managed to be released in the United States and had an impressive sales.

funny isnt it.

Re:USA Crossover Hit?? (1)

aSiTiC (519647) | more than 11 years ago | (#4635287)

Well... I made two comments in this thread and both proved to be way off base..... I'll be quiet now.

Re:USA Crossover Hit?? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4635382)

HAHAHAHAHA

You should change your name to SpAsTiC.

So FUCKING WHAT!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4635184)

why the hell is this a /. story!!!

Re:So FUCKING WHAT!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4635362)

Once again, I wonder the same thing...
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This Is News? (5, Troll)

MBCook (132727) | more than 11 years ago | (#4635203)

OK, I've never said something like this about slashdot before, and I realize it's a slow newsday, but what's THIS doing here? If this game was unique, new, origional, etc. I could understand. But from the description, it sounds far from it. Let's review some possibly similar games:
  • DDR 1/2/3/Disney/Whatever
  • Frequency
  • PaRappa The Rappa (1 and 2)
  • UmJamma Lammy
  • Am I leaving some out? Almost certainly
This game isn't origional. This isn't a review of the game (that I could understand). This isn't much more than an ad, IMHO. Keep paying attention tomarrow for new headlines including:
  • I Gave My Dog A Bath
  • New "Army Men" Game Released (this will now appear once a week, to coincide with releases)
  • TV Networks: We're On TV
  • New Study: Studies Study Stuff Studiously
--MBCook (going anon because I'm a karma whore today)

Re:This Is News? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4635238)

So much for going anon. Oops ;) --MBCook (going anon to make up for above)

Don't forget about (2)

Flamesplash (469287) | more than 11 years ago | (#4635244)

Bust a Groove. I believe it was one of the first games of this sort, a direct lead in to DDR. I agree though, I don't see why this is on the front page...

Re:This Is News? (1)

Skuld-Chan (302449) | more than 11 years ago | (#4635307)

Some of us assume that the only thing that should be on slashdot are they things we are insterested in.

I for one found this tidbit of news interesting - keep up the good work slashdot.

As for the parent poster - he should start his own website where only real news will be reported.

Re:This Is News? (1)

MisterFancypants (615129) | more than 11 years ago | (#4635345)

Am I leaving some out?

Yeah, how about Drum Mania [konami.co.jp] ? The Konami game that this is most directly like (and which has already seen about 7 releases in Japan).

Will /. ReportEveryStrangeGameThatComesOut? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4635211)

I am waiting for Timothy to say that this game is "a step in the right direction"

Hi I'm japanese (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4635213)

Can I have some schoolgirl underwear please?

Uhm how do you focus on the screen? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4635214)

I mean, eyecandy is nice and all, but if its like lets say britneys dance beat, you have to focus on one corner of the screen where the symbols you have to press pop up, and you become totally unaware of what goes on on the screen. If you do, you forget to press X another time for example and you lose points. Whats the whole point of this ? might as well just display symbols you have to press.

Re:Uhm how do you focus on the screen? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4635361)

Dude I like read your post and for like the longest time I couldnt figure out what the it was about. So I read it again, and again. At first I thought it was just me but now i realize you just have no fucking clue

Am I the only person... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4635215)

... wondering why he didn't just buy some drums?

Rez... (4, Informative)

BitwizeGHC (145393) | more than 11 years ago | (#4635218)

If you haven't played it yet, you must go out ands get your hands on a copy of Rez... easily the most innovative, mind-blowing game to come along in at least a decade. It was released in the United States, to a small, select but appreciative audience. Larger electronics stores (e.g., Best Buy, Fry's) will likely carry it.

It is a shooting game where your actions add to the beat of the techno music that's playing and to the surreal on-screen display. Learn to play in harmony with the game, and you will be rewarded with amazing sights and sounds.

I bought the game a couple of months ago, and it still continues to blow my mind.

Oh come on.... (2)

sydneyfong (410107) | more than 11 years ago | (#4635226)

There are dozens of similar games out there... Maybe not in the U.S. but at least here in Hong Kong, I've seen at least a dozen of these variants. I guess there must be more of these in Japan.

This kind of game is actually not new. About 1-2 years ago I played a game which you have a "carpet" to sence your feet and dance to the music on the beat. It's quite fun, and some people have even used it to attempt to lose weight ;-)

dumb (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4635227)

This doesnt sound fun at all. Id have more fun tapping the stylus on my pda making click noises.

Cartman says (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4635246)

[CARTMAN] I hate you , Timothy...[/CARTMAN]

Re:Cartman says (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4635256)

AY!! Why don't you... quit posting crappy stories... and go bake me a pie... else I'll have to kick you in da nuts!

da nuts...
da nuts...
da nuts...

If you like that... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4635247)

You can always get 'Britney's Dance Beat'. I'm sure Amazon has lots of copies...

This is slashdot, right?

these games are a stoner's paradise (3, Funny)

PissedOffGuy (612092) | more than 11 years ago | (#4635249)

has anybody else noticed that the people who LOVE rez/frequency etc. are all potheads? and everybody else just sits and wonders "what the hell do they see in that game"?

Taiko no Tatsujin rules (1)

Mooset (9986) | more than 11 years ago | (#4635259)

I dropped many a 100 yen coin in TnT machines when I was in Japan. The game is fun as hell (plus arcades are the only thing open past 9 PM) so I'm glad it is finally in a form I can reasonably import to the USA. I don't know much about PS2 mod chips... can anyone tell me what kind I should get to play this?

The version they had out when I was there was Taiko no Tatsujin 3 and it has some very interesting songs. All the titles are in Japanese (which I don't read). It was very embarrassing to play this with a group of high school guys I just met and inadvertently select the Sailor Moon theme song...

Re:Taiko no Tatsujin rules (1)

Luke-Jr (574047) | more than 11 years ago | (#4635298)

Dubbie... You mean Sailormoon!

Re:Taiko no Tatsujin rules (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4635344)

Dubbie... You mean Sera Muun!

wired had this... (1)

kg439. (609744) | more than 11 years ago | (#4635263)

...in a november article here [wired.com] .

its mentioned along with some other popular japanese arcade games. its an interesting read, if short.

It's fun... (1)

Yusaku Godai (546058) | more than 11 years ago | (#4635276)

I used to play it at the arcade where I lived near Nagoya. Loads of fun. My friend and I got really good at it and could play the hardest levels. We sounded like professional taiko drummers. My only question is: Does the home version actually include two huge taiko drums to plug into your PS2, and if so how much would it cost to import that? +_+ It wouldn't be nearly as fun without them.

I've Played It... (4, Insightful)

spoonboy42 (146048) | more than 11 years ago | (#4635277)

When I was in Kyoto recently, I had a chance to try the arcade version of this game out. It was certainly entertaining and, as other posters pointed out, follows the DDR formula of hitting the right pads in time with the music. While this may seem a bit formulaic, it actually is rather fun once you get into it.

It should be noted that Japanese arcades are currently graced with several other games in this same vein, including Guitar Freaks (which is nothing like playing actual guitar, as it is button and switch based), another drum game featuring a western-style drumset, and my personal favorite, a game which uses several keypads and a mock-up vinyl to "simulate" DJing. Once again, this has little to do with actual DJing (just as guitar freaks has nothing to do with playing the guitar, and DDR doesn't very much resemble dancing). Just the same, one can't help but love simple music-based games. They're a refreshing alternative to the standard arcade fare, and the highly social aspects of competition have the potential to bring in crowds of players and spectators, the likes of which the United States hasn't seen since the height of the Pacman era.

Re:I've Played It... (1)

Mooset (9986) | more than 11 years ago | (#4635336)

Just out of curiosity, were you at the Sega arcade in Kyoto station? Or maybe the Namco Wonder Tower? That city has so many awesome arcades but those two are my favorite!

blah (1)

sweeze (530463) | more than 11 years ago | (#4635288)

why is it that for geeks, I was in japan == I am cool. fuckin' hell man. i was in japan, and the lobster claw game beat the shit out of the taiko game. word.

Re:blah (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4635331)

Cuz of the chicks. Which even foreign geeks can get. No matter what kind of RMS-looking losers they are. Heheh.

translation (1)

ComSon0 (473373) | more than 11 years ago | (#4635291)

The site translates into: "blah blah blah blah, etc" ;which is pretty much an international language.

hmmm (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4635294)

Sounds lame, boring, and unoriginal.

Why is this news?

I've seen this (2)

ctar (211926) | more than 11 years ago | (#4635301)

here in Japan, and I can't imagine how well it would translate on a console. The whole point is the interface in the arcades is a huge taiko drum that you bang on with drum sticks!

There are lots of games like this in Japan. A similar game has you pushing back and forth on oars in a river rafting game. Also, there's a fire-fighting game where you (IIRC) pump the water for the fire fighters...Another is a truck driving game with this HUGE almost horizontal steering wheel that you use to drive the big rigs.

Re:I've seen this (1)

ctar (211926) | more than 11 years ago | (#4635310)

Whoops! Didn't realize it actually CAME WITH the drum..

Off Topic was Re:I've seen this (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4635397)

--Too much of anything is never a good thing...Except water

What about drowning?

That's generally not considered a good thing, and is mostly caused by too much water in the lungs.

Burn me a copy... (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4635304)

Sounds like something I'd play for 10 minutes and then microwave to make a pretty coaster. Burn me a copy and send it to me. At least it would be better time spent than what I did tonight - watch the overrated Hokies take it up the ass to Syracuse, arguably the worst team in the country next to Rutgers, though not anymore I guess...

no way! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4635314)

Well, the game is based on Japanese traditional drums which are called 'taiko' drums. Basically, you need to drum along with a song, hitting the drum at just the right moment. Most of the songs are either Japanese pop songs (J-Pop) or more traditional Japanese songs.

Holy crap. That sounds boring.

Slow News Day? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4635325)

Are things really so slow at the geek compound that they couldn't find anything better to post than this crap? There's dozens of games out in this genre, and they're universally insipid. Go rent PaRappa the Rappa 2 for PS2 if you need any further proof that (the anime craze aside) Japanese pop culture doesn't always translate well.

Great (0)

aexandria (443460) | more than 11 years ago | (#4635329)

You get to beat some drums. Does it compare to the mayhem you can inflict on GTA3? Is there full frontal nudity? Can you at all blow people away like in a FPS? Didn't think so. This game sucks.

Re:Great (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4635369)

Do you have any brains at all? Didn't think so. You suck.

I think i speak for everyone (0, Redundant)

dknj (441802) | more than 11 years ago | (#4635333)

What?

Is anyone else questioning the frontpage posts on slashdot now?

-dk

Holy (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4635337)

Slasverdisment batman!

Next Year's Most Popular Game (4, Funny)

DasBub (139460) | more than 11 years ago | (#4635339)

Following in the grand tradition of "Taiko no Tatsujin" Japanese game developers are ready to flood the market with serious tests of hardware capability and user ingenuity.

The predicted hit of the gaming year is "Peanut Butter Toast". Gamers must attempt to evenly apply a series of different peanut butters onto a diverse selection of bread products. The genius of the game is apparently in the way that peanut butter boundaries are compared with the virtual toast layout. Gamers will lose points for having large wells of peanutty goodness as well as only slightly-browned toast edges.

Developers are hard at work on a sequel said to involve drinking a glass of juice. Early reports state that a GeForce 5 will be the minimum required video adapter.

Sounds like (2)

sielwolf (246764) | more than 11 years ago | (#4635346)

Parrapa the Rappa or, for those of us born pre-'90, Simon. Same thing, different package.

It seems that there have been and will be only four types of games... ever. And I think one of them is drinking.

who gives a shit (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#4635378)

why is this fucking shit on /.? Who gives a fuck?

Can we talk about something important ? (1, Offtopic)

cOdEgUru (181536) | more than 11 years ago | (#4635380)

Is this so frickin relevant ? I am sorry, but I dont see the point why this deserves the tag "News". People, (actually that should be 'editors'), cant you shuffle through that list again and come up with something better than this. If you guys were responsible for finding news, I wouldnt have blamed you for this. But I am sure there must be a thousand submissions rejected tonight in order to pick this idiotic one. Heck, I am sure even the submitter was quite surprised to find his post make it to the top ten(Pardon my sarcasm).

Look around, there are a million other things we could be discussing now.

Microsoft (I know this is being beaten to death) is trying to take over the fscking world. Lets talk about that.

Or, lets talk about the Anti war protests taking place in Florence, Italy right now. There are atleast half a million other young men and women like us who believe United States should not go to war with Iraq. Dont you think that would be a better topic to discuss ? Or are we so fscking high up in our self appointed pedestals that we just dont care ? Theres a war looming over this country people. People are sure to lose lives, innocent and guilty both. Are we waging this war because we believe in it OR (like the rest of the world believe), are we waging this war for a few people to feel good about their oil coffers ?

Lets talk about this and a million other things. Not about a game thats currently on the top list in Japan. If it were Doom III im sure we would understand.

Slashdot Alerts needed! (2, Funny)

spazoid12 (525450) | more than 11 years ago | (#4635393)

We need a new Slashdot feature. MT SMS messages alerting us all whenever BrokenPipe buys another game for his wonderful Playstation2 setup. The crap that is posted boggles the mind.

It must make you wonder... (0, Offtopic)

dfj225 (587560) | more than 11 years ago | (#4635406)

when you see something like this make the front page on /. with all of my (IMO) superior, relevant to the /. theme articles being rejected. Maybe one of the editors likes Japanese drums...either way I'm stumped.
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