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Dev believes Hatred cannot inspire mass-murders

Hatred, a game where you hunt down and shoot civilians for no reason more than you "felt like it" cannot inspire people to do the same in the real world simply because it is not a book or a movie.

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TheJacksonRGN1113d ago

I agree but that isn't the problem. The problem is the Media BSers like Fox News trying to blame violent video games for mass murders. Last thing we need is a game with a main focus on mass murders of civilians.

This will just add more fuel to their fire. They've finally died down.

jc485731113d ago

Why would anyone in the right mind consider making a game like that? I just don't get it.

mikeslemonade1113d ago

1. Anything can make someone do a mass-murder

2. You're wrong for trying to outlaw this game. Freedom of speech and freedom of the press!

joab7771113d ago

Yeah, b/c this game is like, screw everyone, my only reason for being to to brutally mass murder innocent ppl.

The only thing that could make it worse ifls of u gained infamous points and ended up on some fake news clip.

I would love to know the motivation behind this. I am all for freedom of expression, so I just hope no one buys it. I hate banning anything.

joab7771113d ago (Edited 1113d ago )

That is true. Someone went on a murder spree last week b/c they were playing too much Candyland and watching Frozen over and over.

Ya just never know.

DeadRabbits1113d ago

I'm glad they made it!

It gives a chance for us decent gamers to voice our opinions and show we do have a line we wont cross! We have a bit of class and wont buy a crap game built on shock tactics to sell it!

2cents1113d ago (Edited 1113d ago )

This is a very disturbing game.
After watching that trailer I felt sick. Seeing people begging for their lives in a very convincing way. There was no effort to make the experience game like, the reactions and actions all seemed way to 'real'. They went to great lengths to make the 'victims' as realistic as possible, just normal people.

This game is shamelessly disgusting and I can honestly say anyone who is looking forward to playing this game is one twisted individual.
Any defenders of this game need to take a long cold look in the mirror and realise that they are looking at scum.

Anyone touting that 'its just a game' or 'they should be allowed to make this because freedom and all that'. All I can say is, just because you can, doesn't mean you should. This is not ok.

And... anyone under 18 should not even have an opinion on this game, if you do. Keep it to yourself, as you have no idea what you are talking about.

Edit: A quote from an interview they did when describing Hatred. They think it is... "something different, something that could give the player a pure gaming pleasure".

Pure gaming pleasure??? for who??? What the hell do these developers classify as pleasure? Shooting innocent civilians in the face while they beg for their lives. I'm loosing faith in humanity.

ChrisChambers1112d ago

I'm interested in this game, and I am by no means a "twisted individual". Nor am I "scum". But I see you're a judgmental prick from your comment.

It is just a game, regardless of how many times you or anyone else tries to say it's not, that's all it is. It's just like killing people in GTA, which you can do all day long if you want to. I don't care if the game doesn't intend for you to do it. Everyone that's ever played GTA has spent time mindlessly shooting everyone on the street just because they felt like it.

Maybe I just have a different view because I've spent time in real combat, seeing real people fighting, dying, and begging for their family as they bled all over the street. I know the difference between real and fake. And shooting fake bullets out of fake guns at fake people will never bother me.

I'll buy this game and play it and guess what?!? I'll still be a normal human being afterwards. I'll still have a job, I'll still have a wife, I'll still pay my bills, and I'll still be a grown ass man that knows the difference between right and wrong. Pretty amazing concept isn't it? A game being nothing more than entertainment...

One thing I'll agree with you on is no child under 18 should touch this game. But that comes down to parenting. What they allow their kids to play is their problem, not a Dev or Publishers.

2cents1112d ago

No child should but they will.
And they will play it and play it and play it.

I'm happy you can tell the difference between real and fake, I'm not happy that you assume everyone is as level headed as you. So my comment was trying to highlight that. There are sick twisted individuals in this world that will gain immense pleasure from this for all the wrong reasons.

Also the collateral damage that you saw bleeding on the streets were victims of a cause. A mission. A directive. With rules of engagement.

Or were you sent out with a gun and told to shoot anything that moves? All you mindless violence apologists who bring up games that have killing in it are purposely missing the point because we all know that's not what this is about. Gta is awesome, there is a story, a purpose and a thrill to it. War games, realistic or space marine based have a moral underpinning story. We kill for reasons in these games.

Hatred is just straight up murder. Cold Blooded Murder. No heroes, no medals, no funerals, no flags. Just death and tears.

Call me a judgmental pr1k, Id rather be that than someone who takes pleasure in standing over people begging for their lives, the bullets may not be real, but the emotions behind carrying out such a vicious act with no reward other than a smile on your face is.

Enjoy your game.

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parentsbasement1113d ago

I guess somebody can make it if they want , and people can play it if they want , but it kinda creeped me out a bit , and not in a good way....

Kenshin_BATT0USAI1113d ago

He's right. The people to blame for mass murders are the enablers (those who supply firearms to those who clearly shouldn't have them) I'm not saying firearms should be banned. But rather more strict guidelines and screenings should be made. Let's face it people YOU DON'T NEED A GUN.

madjedi1113d ago (Edited 1113d ago )

YOU DON'T NEED A GUN TO KILL SOMEONE there a multiple other ways or objects that will kill a person just fine, something often ignored.

How about you focus on the potential individuals mental or emotional problems ect, that can twist their view of right and wrong to think killing someone is perfectly acceptable.

No the people to blame are the mass murders themselves, but that would require holding people accountable for their own actions and not shifting the blame elsewhere.

Something modern society doesn't seem to understand anymore.

You can make all the laws or guidelines you want, if the individual chooses to ignore them, exactly how is it a useful deterrent to them.

The weapon or object doesn't do the killing the person does, why don't we put the focus where it belongs on the individual's mental or emotional health not on which object they should or should not have access to kill with.

Some people have odd priorities, if the goal is to stop the killings.

Imalwaysright1113d ago

"YOU DON'T NEED A GUN TO KILL SOMEONE" someone maybe not, but to kill many people in a short period of time you do need a gun or some sort of explosive.

"How about you focus on the potential individuals mental or emotional problems ect," isn't that the main reason why, like Kenshin_BATT0USAI said, to have more strict guidelines and screenings before you can buy one instead of just walking up to a Walmart and getting one yourself?

"The weapon or object doesn't do the killing the person does" But if a a person does the killing through the gun how can one be dissociated from the other?

Kenshin_BATT0USAI1112d ago (Edited 1112d ago )

We're discussing gun violence...That is the topic of discussion. I didn't say anything about general violent and homicidal crimes.

@King of Nothing

You're comparing every day life luxuries vs. a weapon. I hope you understand just how different the conversation we're already having is.
Please provide me an instance where you NEED a gun, outside of hunting of course. Instead of saying my opinion is wrong, why not provide evidence rather than make baseless claims?

King_of_Nothing1112d ago (Edited 1112d ago )

@Kenshin- You're really going to use the "need" argument? How about this, go through your house and take inventory of everything you own. Provide that list to me and I'll decide what you truly need and then make sure all that other unnecessary stuff is disposed of.

You should avoid taking it upon yourself to be the person who dictates what others "need" based off of your own perceptions. Forming an argument around your own perception is not only a common method used by the uneducated, its also one of, if not THE weakest position you could take when forming an argument.

Scatpants1113d ago

Sure it could inspire killings. Suppose you're batshit crazy and you've kind of been thinking about killing some people, then you get this game and people are begging for their lives and stuff and you think, hey that feels pretty awesome, maybe I'll do this in real life.

I don't think it should be banned and I'm kind of looking forward to giving it a try, but it certainly seems like it could sell a potential murderer on the idea of actually killing people.

nippletwister1113d ago (Edited 1113d ago )

This has nothing to do about belief. Any neurologist, neuro-scientist and psychologist worth his salt, will tell you that the human brain doesn't work that way and that to become a murderer, or physically violent, you have to have a predesposition for it. It is something born either out of an individual being born with affinity towards it and lacking the control switch for the killer instinct that most people have,
or an individual being mentally broken by a multitude of bad life experiences and bad decisions with a buildup till the snap happens.
At most they serve as a drop in an already filled cup of water that would spill anyhow, or a device that lets off the fume of an aggressive person, the effect depending and varying from individual to individual.

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