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originally posted by: Chadwickus
a survival game set in Australia has been removed from online stores
originally posted by: Deaf Alien
a reply to: Chadwickus
What if there's a game where you play as a terrorist? Would that be going too far?
The main problem I have with this type of video game is not really that it exists. Rather, that I know there will be people exposed to it who have a lot of fuzzy boundaries in their heads between reality and fantasy.
While my libertarian nature wants maximum freedom, my rational mind wants that tempered with sanity. I don't really know how well freedom is served when a 7 year old with a crack (Or whatever) addicted single mother is playing games like this with absolutely no guidance. We have to live in the same world this kids will inhabit when they grow up.
I can't help but think about how a lot of the BS that goes on in today's world is caused by people who had very little guidance as children. I'm in my 40s so I was just the right age when the Atari system was at it's most popular and Nintendo was really starting to take off. My generation was really the first to be seriously touched by video games.
originally posted by: Deaf Alien
a reply to: ketsuko
But wouldn't certain kind of terrorism (considering what is happening) be going too far for some people? (Not like I would care).
originally posted by: gortex
No , the Actual deed of killing isn't OK but killing in a game is because nobody actually dies , the killing in this game is in context with the players attempts to survive in an hostile environment , killing of humans is an option not a requirement.
I stand by what I wrote , the only reason this game has been singled out over similar survival games in the genre is the inclusion of Aborigines , if they were an unnamed tribe of cannibals we wouldn't be discussing the game because there would be no story.
Ever heard of Grand Theft Auto?
Considering there is a game on the market right now that lets you play as a mass shooter whose only mission is to kill as many innocent people as you can, you tell me.
You can buy it on Steam.The only reason it doesn't have more press is because it actually is a crappy game underneath the premise.
The name pretty much sums it up.
Designed to spark controversy, this depressing game about a sociopath who indiscriminately murders innocent civilians was initially barred from Valve Software’s popular Steam distribution service. Eventually, Valve relented, and while it got a rare AO (Adults Only) rating, Hatred was released on June 1. According to its designers, it’s not just a game about a remorseless killing machine, it’s also an artistic statement about video games and political correctness.
Except it’s also a bad video game. Boring, ugly, and uninventive, its instantly forgettable gameplay was the perfect match for its abhorrent premise. Gamers, naturally, hated it.
originally posted by: JDmOKI
a reply to: Benevolent Heretic
Maybe but i remember a similar situation of pulling a civil war game because it had a confederate flag in it..... during the civil war.