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Japanese gamers debate Red Cross’s call for virtual crimes to be punished

The International Red Cross has recently been pushing for so-called “hyper realistic” video games to follow international humanitarian laws and penalize players for their in-game crimes, such as gunning down civilians.

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Snookies12957d ago (Edited 957d ago )

Hah, if that ever happened crime rates would go way up. Call me crazy, but I think I'd rather have someone killing people in games than going out and doing it in real life.

Pope_Kaz_Hirai_II957d ago

So im going to jail for 1st degree murder cause i wanted my money back from a hooker for her poor performance in gta5? Damn when i get out ill be sure to complain to red cross instead of murder next time.

hay957d ago (Edited 957d ago )

I'm all for this to be implemented. In EVERY game that has been released so far! Come on Red Cross, go for it!

My_Name_BTW_Is_Dante957d ago

I'm ok with this. Kratos should be locked up for all the people he has killed in his game. Kratos should definitely be punished.

Soldierone957d ago

You already face consequences.... in GTA, cops come, gangs fight you, etc.... In military shooters, you lose or end up dying.

There are no games where its just a person going around being the devil with absolutely no consequence to it.... What do they want? Your in game avatar to go to jail for life, thus giving you a game over screen and the game explodes so you can never play it again?

Chapter11957d ago

If I hadn't already lost faith in humanity 47 times, this would definitely have done it.

Bathyj957d ago

As long as we're not being punished for thought crimes, I'm cool.

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