Darryl Linington from ITF Gaming writes: "Truth be told, most video games are violent in some way, shape or form; however, it is really up to the consumer to decide what video game titles they choose to play."
Ask the publishers. They keep forcing it upon developers because it apparently sells great. It's not the 'norm' for me.
I'd say so. People seemed surprised when I title comes out that has no violence at all. Not even slapstick or cartoonish violence.
E X A C T L Y.
People are always crying over some dumb shit
That's because the general person doesn't usually engage in those violent acts, but we have violence in us. So why not get that urge purged in a videogame where we won't get locked up for life. There are people who get their aggression out in games, better than an actual living thing right?
I don't see much difference in violence across most medium - the only thing that changes is how long the "camera" I guess.. in this instance stays on the aftermath. If I guy gets shot and the camera pans away it was still violent and the guy is still dead. But if the camera lingers and you have a moment to absorb all the brutality of it while looking over the body it seems more brutal IMO And with games not only can you hit,kill,mangle, etc... you can often survey the scene from multiple angles and zoom in closer.. so whether left to the viewers imagination or thrown in their face I think the ability to "study" the after math of violence makes all the difference in the perception of most people
Well this is what is considered mature and hardcore by developers, publishers, console-manufacturers (namely Sony and Microsoft) and gamers. So yeah. It is the norm. And that's why the industry still isn't that well respected.
most media is violent, heck even the news focuses on violence. Humans are drawn to violence and sex. Perfect example is this bath salts episode, before someone ate someone else's face off nobody cared.
When I was a kid There was a halloween game for the 2600 were you cut people up as Michael Myers.
Next thing you know Fox does such BS story on the Last of Us on it's violence, swearing and there being a 14 year old kid. How come it's okay for movies and books to have sex, violence and other things but not video games? Seriously video games should be ranked as high as books or films if not more and taken more seriously.
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