Originally posted by ChaoticOrder
reply to post by seabag
I never liked these games in the first place, they marginalize the horrors of war and even make kids believe it's fun and cool and full of honor. It
already was propaganda before this...
I'd disagree with a lot of this.
I'm not a massive gamer, but the call of duty games I've played have allowed gamers to control characters just before they are killed from first
person perspective. Often these deaths are brutal and senseless executions or horrific ways to die. I've never seen a game discourage a person more
from being a soldier and it's a giant step forward from games that were just senseless killing of foriegn power's militaries.
I'm not sure what it is about games, but if a movie shows a traumatic event it's at times okay, but if a game tries it ... it's senseless glorified
Other than that, writers of games etc are getting increasingly media savvy and know how to kick up some attention. Tackling real world controversial
issues is in vogue at the moment. I used to be you had to wait a good number of years before making a controversial movie, now you do it less than
five years after the actual event.