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Guns And Guilt – How Shooters Developed A Conscience

With a number of high-profile shooters now forcing players to ponder and reflect on their in-game actions, Mark Butler looks at the increasing complexity with which gaming is beginning to handle virtual violence.

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Jiggins991069d ago

games dont seem to be as much about the gameplay as they used to be, but more about graphics and story, which isnt necessarily a bad thing, look at the mass effect series for instance. but i do sometimes miss the old days of running and gunning everything in sight.

minimur121069d ago

I loved Spec ops, got it with PS Plus, amazing game. can't believe I haven't played it sooner!

shodan741069d ago

I think what we're starting to see is the same kind of separation that you get in the movie industry.

You've still got your action-packed, no-nonsense blockbusters that are purely about entertainment - but more and more games are trying to do something a bit more complex or narrative-led.

I think it's a great thing overall. Nice to see that kind of variety in approach.

ziggurcat1069d ago

spec ops was an incredibly surprising game.

Paytaa1069d ago

I loved Spec Ops: The Line. At first glance it seems nothing more than your average third-person shooter but man was it much more than that. I felt really weird once the credits started rolling. Can't wait for Yager's next project.