You hear about the argument of "desensitizing" children from feeling pain, and about glorifying violence, leading them to act reckless because they begin to believe they have "extra lives" or some **** like that. You guys complain about video games being too much of a fantasy and leading children to a path of destruction.
Now? It's the reverse, "Oh it's too realistic". Children shouldn't be learning how to kill civilians and blah blah blah blah blah.
It's a ****ing video game. Screw your social conservative bull****.
So, you would be cool with a Holocaust game? How 'bout a KKK game, where a p/u truck load of klansmen shoot up a black neighborhood? Just a video game, right?It's a ****ing video game. Screw your social conservative bull****.
Leave it to the market. If consumers don't like it, it won't be successful. Or do you support liberal policies on limiting entrepreneurship?So, you would be cool with a Holocaust game? How 'bout a KKK game, where a p/u truck load of klansmen shoot up a black neighborhood? Just a video game, right?
I prefer common ****ing sense, but that's just me.
My point, in my first post on this thread, was in response to the lack of outrage at the game, because it's just a game. I was curious to see if those same people would cool with a game where you get to kill household pets, or some other act that is a helluva lot less PC. Would you be ok with a game where you bury house cats up to their necks, then run them over a with a lawnmower? Would you still be as blazais about it?
Hell, it's just a game.
And just to answer your question, Yea, I'd play that game. I probably won't buy because it sounds dumb, but I've played flashgames online that are similar to that. What's the big deal?
Columbine: The RPG
Ethnic Cleansing (Play as a KKK member or skinhead and run through a city shooting blacks, Mexicans, and Jews. You have to kill Arial Sharone to win the game.)
Command and Conquer: Generals (Play as terrorists and murder US soldiers and civilians with suicide bombers, anthrax, nukes, etc)
Manhunt 1 and 2 (Play as a serial killer and kill people for a snuff film)
Gran Theft Auto series (Shot cops, rape and murder hookers, etc)
Carmaggeddon (Run over people with cars to earn points)
Hitman series (Play as an assassin and kill or torture people for hire)
The Punisher (Throw people in wood-chippers and ovens, smash their faces in with hammers, blow their heads off with shotguns, etc)
Custer's Revenge [1982 arcade game] (Play as a naked cowboy and dodge arrows so you can rape a tied-up Native American woman at the end of the stage)
These are just the ones I could name off hand. And you're screaming "Oh my! Someone finally made a game where you can be a terrorist and kill civilians!"
The purpose of this game is to kill the terrorists anyway. You just very old.
It is an argument that from afar we are desensitized from violence with media, but I would argue, up close, we are all in the same boat of being horrified by it.
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