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Polygon Live: Is GTA 5's torture scene satire, or just gross?

Grand Theft Auto 5's torture scene is provocative, graphic and unlike anything in mainstream video games. But is it good satire? (Grand Theft Auto V, PS3, Xbox 360)

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TheEnigma313  +   205d ago
Why is this still being discussed? Last I checked; this game was rated M. People never seem to have a problem when this happens in movies.
Lord_Sloth  +   205d ago
Indeed and it was pretty tame when compared to torture movies like Hostel.
Grave  +   205d ago
I thought it was hilarious listening to the dude after you rip his teeth out.
KwietStorm  +   205d ago
lol.. I had read about some controversial torture scene before I played that part. When I did it, I didn't even see what the big deal was. It didn't seem realistic enough to leave any lasting feeling, and I've played way more graphic scenes than this. Maybe it's me that's demented.
Grave  +   205d ago
Ya, little let down actually after seeing same stories. Wish it could of gone down the Reservoir Dogs road if ya ask me.
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gaelic_laoch  +   205d ago
Playing Resident Evil 6 was more torturous!
Pintheshadows  +   205d ago
And more likely to make a gamer angry as a result.
Audiggity  +   205d ago
It was pretty bad, but, it could have been MUCH worse. Particularly considering how the scene ended...

The media should listen to the older Wu-Tang albums, listen to the proposed torture techniques from them in the 90's, and be thankful Rockstar didn't include anything like that.
SpideySpeakz  +   205d ago
Polygon is run by very sensitive-hearted white men with feministic characteristics. Beta males.
GentlemenRUs  +   205d ago
Rated M
Rated 18+
Rated R18

Honestly... These sites need to stop talking about it for hits and clicks...
KillrateOmega  +   205d ago
This is almost as stupid as that whole 'Quiet's clothing' controversy from a weeks ago.

It's a M-rated game; said game being GTA, arguable the most controversial video game series ever made. What were people expecting? Gum drops and ice cream?

As far as torture scenes go, it wasn't even that bad. Heck, at the end of the scene...

*SPOILER ALERT*
...Trevor actually helps the guy get out of the FIB's reach.
*SPOILER END*
Omegasyde  +   205d ago
Microsoft.com Aka Polygon: Is POLYGON's torture WEBSITE satire, or just gross?

POLYGON's torture SITE is provocative, graphic and unlike anything in mainstream video games SITES. But is it good satire?

Protip:
Polygon.com - A website that Microsoft is funding.
Pintheshadows  +   205d ago
Neither, it is showing just how evil and depraved Trevor is. He is very similar to Anton Chigurh from No Country for Old Men. In the book he is described as violence as almost a natural disaster. A tornado of violence without empathy or compassion. I see Trevor in the same way but with the added fact that he is crazy.

I think the scene was necessary to punch home the fact that Michael believes he is evil and 'hell walking on earth'. They had to escalate him in some way considering what has already been seen prior to this scene.

I love him as a character and unlike others I actually quite like the character development because you get what you put in. If you just do the story missions you are only getting a tiny bit of what the characters are about. Even just smoking Franklin's bong reveals alot more about him as a person for example.
GusBricker  +   205d ago
Blame Steve Haines.
Z501  +   205d ago
I just want to ask. What's the statute of limitations on spoiler alerts around here???

MEANING(for example)The week Heavy Rain came out people were upset that users were putting "Scott Shelby is the killer" as their user names.

Now, with this GTA5 torture scene 'drama'. No one seems to care that it's a spoiler.

WHY?

*I personally didn't know there was a torture scene
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Omegasyde  +   205d ago
*I personally didn't know there was a torture scene

It was to portray Trevor as a sick fu%^$%.
Z501  +   205d ago
I mean. Why does no one seem to care the game is being spoiled in the headlines of articles.
Harpers_Ferry  +   205d ago
I'm not going to watch this because, well, Polygon, but it's just another torture scene.

The way some people react to these in games lately (TLOU and GTAV primarily), you'd think these people never saw a movie where someone gets tortured. I guess if you've never watched an action or horror film, this might be a new thing to you, but damn people. Yes, one could argue this one is interactive (hardly), but I think TLOU proved that this isn't where the complaints are coming from.

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