This week in Speak-Up on Kotaku, readers NelCon26, MirrorfortheSun, Clyparkr, and Maschinerie discuss the start button, game prices in New York City, Repo Men, and completely unfair comparisons.

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Speak-Up On Kotaku: Press Start, Men Of Repo, Game Prices, And Avatar Effect 2S


Press Anything To Continue


NelCon26
goes all Jerry Seinfeld on us, pondering why game companies continue to show undue preference for the start button.

What's up with title screens and them saying "Press Start" when you can just press any other button instead?

Yeah, nowadays there are some games here and there that PROPERLY say "Press Any Button." Or you actually HAVE to press the start button to continue, but it's something that still doesn't happen all the time.

I just find it weird when it says one thing and lets you do another.

Speak-Up On Kotaku: Press Start, Men Of Repo, Game Prices, And Avatar Effect 2S


Might Want To Shop Somewhere Else

Clyparkr ponders the price of games in New York City.

Why is Toys R Us in Times Square NYC selling games for $64.99??

Our question? Why are people still buying games there?

Speak-Up On Kotaku: Press Start, Men Of Repo, Game Prices, And Avatar Effect 2S


Who Reaps the Reapers?

Maschinerie needs to look up Repo Man on IMDB.

So I just saw the promotion for 'Repomen' on the site. I'm actually really saddened, since one of my favorite movies of all time is Repo! The genetic opera. The idea of a company selling parts and 'repossessing' them felt new and fresh to the film scene, but since it was more of a niche film, I have a feeling this one will be taking credit for being so different.

Speak-Up On Kotaku: Press Start, Men Of Repo, Game Prices, And Avatar Effect 2S


Not A Big Avatar Fan

MirrorfortheSun takes umbrage at Time's way of describing Mass Effect 2.

Time.com calls Mass Effect 2 "the Avatar of games." So, it's a trite, empty Dances With Wolves set in the future that beats you over the head with environmental overtones and noble savage rhetoric, whose only redeeming quality is the visuals? Not a flattering comparison.

I personally loved the scene where Shepard blows up the giant symbol of nature.