My Issue With Peppa Pig

Let me start by saying this, I have no true issue with the children’s tv show Peppa Pig. All 3 of my kids watched it, they enjoyed it, and outside of randomly throwing out an English accent nothing bad happened. I am by no means trying to persuade anyone to go home and toss out their kid’s DVD’s or not let their kids watch the show. What you let the kids watch is all on you, you know them better than me obviously.

I have heard a few complaints and let me start by saying, they are basically bullshit. For example, Peppa Pig herself is a bad influence and bad for kids. Most of us grew up watching the muppets. Here is a video of Miss Piggy slapping around multiple people including her boyfriend Kermit.

So let’s not pretend kids shows are somehow suddenly insane shows we compared to what we watched. Thanks to my kids I have seen pretty much every episode of this show,I haven’t seen Peppa smack anyone like Piggy yet.

Now I have also heard the argument that there are no consequences for their bad behavior. Here is another example of why this is an idiotic argument.

There you go, 17 videos of Daffy getting blasted in the face with a shotgun, no harm no foul. Just puts his beak back. and who can forget Bugs getting arrested for murder when he shot a guy in the crowd.

Wait, that didn’t happen to bugs or the dude in the Pink Panther. Cartoons rarely have consequences for things so to use that as an excuse here is horrible.

No, for me the real reason to be upset here, is the treatment of Papa Pig. This poor bastard is treated like dirt, but he works hard with cement. I don’t know what he does besides plan stuff but still. They constantly call him fat, like somehow the other pigs are skinny I guess. Worse, they give away his favorite chair to a charity trying to repair the perpetually broken school roof without telling him. Peppa convinces them its an antique and the poor bastard buys it thinking it matches the chair he has at home not knowing it was the same chair.

Speaking of the school roof, Peppa volunteers her mother to parachute out of a plane to help fix the room that once again broken. Pappa Pig being the loving husband he is, goes in the plane with her and gets DUMPED OUT OF THE PLANE without a chute. Momma big makes a desperate leap out to save him and after catches him, drops him at the last second through the new school of which now requires him to make a second jump to fix the roof.

The show is full of examples were Papa Pig is treated like garbage and insulted by his family and even tortured in one when they pick his car up with a helicopter and flip his car all around with him inside of it instead of just moving him to safety and being done with it.

One final issue with the show, why did they take the kids to prison for a field trip? Now they called it a zoo, but come on guys. They are ALL animals, and they make it a point to say all the dangerous animals are in cages. The teacher freaks when she sees a lion outside of the cage until she finds out he works there and isn’t supposed to be in a cage at all. Then they go look at all kinds of animals in cages. That kinda sounds like Peppa Pig and her friends were taken to some sort of scares straight program.

All that being said, my daughter loves it and the show doesn’t annoy me like many others and when you view it through the eyes of an adult, its good for a laugh. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

Raw Fury & Out of the Blue Reveal Call of the Sea coming later this year to Xbox Series X, Xbox One & PC

As part of Microsoft’s Inside Xbox livestream, video game publisher Raw Fury and indie game studio Out of the Blue have announced Call of the Sea — an otherworldly first-person puzzle adventure game launching as an Xbox Game Pass title and coming to Xbox Series X, Xbox One and PC in late 2020.

An otherworldly tale of mystery and self-discovery set in the 1930s, Call of the Sea is a love letter to the adventure game genre that follows one woman’s desperate search for her missing husband in the isolated reaches of the South Pacific. On an uncharted island paradise, you’ll discover the remnants of a lost civilization and unlock puzzles and secrets to reveal the fate of your husband’s ill-fated expedition. But in the course of your search, you may soon come to realize that not everything on this strange island is as it seems…

FEATURES:

  • Explore a lush tropical island gorgeously modeled in Unreal Engine 4, brimming with amazing sights, lost ruins and occult mysteries.
  • Investigate clues left by previous inhabitants and solve a variety of puzzles to unlock the mystery of what really happened.
  • Experience a suspenseful, emotional journey of self-discovery, fully voiced by BAFTA-winning actress Cissy Jones (Firewatch, Life Is Strange, The Walking Dead).

‘Transport Fever 2’ Coming to Mac this Fall, Major Update in June (PC, Mac)

Originally released in December, Transport Fever 2 has exceeded all expectations and become the fastest growing entry in the series yet. Transport Fever 2 gives you more than 170 years of real-world technology and history to design and master your own transportation empire with a vastly improved feature set, user interface and modding capabilities. Make your fortune creating elaborate new worlds of transport routes and infrastructure over land, sea and air. Choose from over 200 realistically modeled vehicles from Europe, America and Asia, including trains, buses, streetcars, trucks, aircraft and ships, plus modular stations, airports and harbors.

Experience the greatest logistical challenges from 1850 to today across three unique story campaigns featuring voiceovers and cutscenes, and let your creativity run wild through giant sandbox maps in free play mode. Watch your empire boom in beautiful detail with intuitive construction tools and dynamic economy, transportation and city simulation systems. You can even create and share your own worlds, missions, landscapes, vehicles and more with the in-game map editor and extensive modding tools and support via Steam Workshop. Build a diverse empire by utilizing the game’s new ecosystem options, which allow users to choose from distinct natural environments, each rendered in exquisite graphical detail.

Hardspace: Shipbreaker Goes into Steam Early Acess June 16th

 

Shipbreaker is one of those games I have been watching and I can tell you plenty about and yet nothing about at the same time. You play as a sort of space scavenger to help humanity gather needed resources from abandoned ships, and how you do it isn’t exactly defined. You get your two major tools and sent on your way. As you progress you can upgrade those tools to be more powerful or reach longer distances and such. This all seems rather interesting, but at the same time, I can’t tell you about any sort of a story or purpose for doing all of this. You will notice in the video however that they do play on a PS4 and XB1 controller while testing, and I can confirm this is because the game is in development for both consoles, Steam Early access is just first as is usually the case. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.

 

World War Z GOTY Out Now for PS4, Xbox and on Epic Store

 

“Marseille” is available today for Season Pass owners and as part of the new World War Z Game of the Year Edition, which bundles together the full base game and all its Season Pass DLC. World War Z Game of the Year Edition is available on PC via the Epic Games Store for $44.99, as well as on Xbox One and PlayStation®4 for $49.99.

Beyond the base game and new “Marseille” episode, World War Z Game of the Year Edition features several premium weapon and character skin packs. Players also get a year’s worth of free content added to World War Z since it launched, including the wave-based Horde Mode Z, Xbox One-PC crossplay, bonus PvE missions and enemies, weekly challenge mode, extreme difficulty setting and more. And a new playable class with unique abilities is still to come in a free update later this year.

The “Marseille” DLC can be purchased individually on Xbox One and PlayStation®4 for $14.99. Owners of the standard edition of World War Z on the Epic Games Store can grab the new episode by purchasing the Game of the Year Edition upgrade, featuring the game’s full DLC, for $19.99.

Powered by Saber’s dynamic Swarm Engine™, World War Z delivers a thrilling social play experience from the comfort of your home. Survive against hundreds of fast-moving, bloodthirsty zombies at a time with six distinct classes and an arsenal of deadly weapons, explosives, turrets and traps. Outlive the dead through intense four-player co-op campaign missions around the world, and battle both zombies and real human opponents in competitive, team-based Players vs. Players vs. Zombies (PvPvZ) multiplayer.

NASCAR Heat 5 to release July 7th 2020 for Xbox, PS4 and Steam

The Gold Edition of NASCAR Heat 5, the video game officially licensed by NASCAR, will launch on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices, including the Xbox One X, and PC via Steam, with the Standard Edition launching on July 10. To mark the announcement, NASCAR Heat 5’s debut trailer has been released. Entitled “Refuse to Lose,” it is narrated by legendary NASCAR sportscaster Ken Squier and features the cars currently driven by the game’s cover star, Chase Elliott, 2019 NASCAR Cup Series™ Champion Kyle Busch, and 2014 NASCAR Cup Series Champion Kevin Harvick.

 

Developed in-house at 704Games, NASCAR Heat 5 will be published by Motorsport Games, the video game company dedicated to the integration of racing game development and esports. The game features all the official teams, cars and drivers from the NASCAR Cup Series, as well as the NASCAR Xfinity Series™, NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series™, and Xtreme Dirt Series. Race at 34 authentic tracks from across North America in single player, two-player split screen multiplayer, and online multiplayer for up to 40 players.

Motorsport Games has also announced that the Gold Edition of NASCAR Heat 5, available to pre-order now, will sport exclusive content featuring Tony Stewart, including the ability to have the NASCAR Hall of Famer as your in-game spotter, an exclusive Career contract offer from Stewart-Haas Racing, classic Tony Stewart paint schemes, the NASCAR Heat 5 Season Pass (containing four DLC packs) and in-game cash to kick-start your own team.

NASCAR Heat 5 is the definitive NASCAR video game experience, building on the foundations of the previous games with a host of gameplay additions and enhancements. The immersive Career Mode, now with improved statistics, lets you either work your way through the various series until you reach the NASCAR Cup Series, or start at the top for your favorite team. Meanwhile, the new Testing Mode allows you to perfect your car set-up for every track and hone your racing line.

With online racing support for up to 40 players, NASCAR Heat 5 is perfect for esports. The official eNASCAR Heat Pro League will race with NASCAR Heat 5 later this year.