“You gonna bark all day, little doggie, or are you gonna bite?”

It seems Rockstar Games has decided to step out of the controversy spotlight and let some other players get in on some action. With the release of what is probably the best table-tennis simulation ever, modestly named Table Tennis, Rockstar has managed to wrong foot all their critics who were lying in wait for another slash and dash role player much like the latest title from Eidos – Reservoir Dogs.

Already banned in Australia and New Zealand, Reservoir Dogs promises not only to let you follow in the footsteps of the characters from the cult classic, but will also fill in some of the unanswered questions from the film. However, before it’s even been released, it has come under fire from British Police who are ‘disappointed’ to find this kind of violent game coming out at a time when “police officers are suffering more attacks than ever before”.

A collective sigh must just about be the total effect of this criticism as we set off on this familiar beaten path once again. Comments like these have already been shown as a great form of publicity for the games in question and when it comes to the crunch, the quality of the game will decide whether it’s a hit or a miss, so there isn’t much point in kicking up a storm in the first place. You’ve got to wonder what more can be said on the matter except “Will we ever learn?”

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