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Arma dev responds to Red Cross war games criticism

'Some developers don't have the time', Bohemia tells PCR.

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FantasyStar1020d ago

This is a case where 'realism' is taken too far. The upper-clad at Red Cross should kick back: play GTA5 and demonstrate how clowns and weed don't mix.

-Gespenst-1020d ago

The Red Cross are spot on with this. And this is just another example of how the centrality of money fosters superficiality in culture. Compromises and abstractions for the sake of budgetary concerns and also for the sake of your product selling well owing to it's simplification and "fun factor." Games are perhaps one of the most notorious mediums for this given how expensive they can be to make, or, how expensive elements in the AAA industry feel they have to be. Our entertainment is distancing us more and more from reality, this is evident everywhere. Not necessarily in actions (at least not yet), but certainly in beliefs and assumptions. If money were not involved, games and all other mediums could be more sophisticated; their creativity unbounded and more appreciative of reality. Not that games ought to be simulations of the real, but they could also be faithful in the realm of ideas, which is actually an area in which games are desperately lacking. Most games are so totally abstracted from reality. They often LOOK real, but that's about where the similarity ends. A lot of people don't realize how deep that problem actually goes, particularly in the area of representation.

PoSTedUP1020d ago

i think the redcross should focused on more important issues like the US government and military comitting war crime, and other nations as well, that they often try to cover up. you are taught the laws of war when you join the military, if a developer wants to include that in his game he or she has a right to do so or not. its not going to change any of the messed up stuff that goes on over seas. its up to our sargents and generals to do the right thing and for everyone to follow the laws of war. if one does not know the laws of war he or she is either really dumb or really young, but it doesnt matter becuse you are taught them when youjoin the military. videogames should be the last thing being forced to represent reality when actual reality isnt a good representation of itself by thoes who are responsible and held accountable for the rules that they do not follow.