Are gamers sadistic, violent loving psychos? Or are gamers simply victims of the industry that feeds them?
Games like GOW are crazy violent. But that doesn't mean that they aren't fun. As far I am concerned a game isn't fun without LOTS of gore!
I hope you don't mean that.
I tried to perform a Head popping Fatality on my cousin before! lol! But I used a round pillow to replace his head when it was time to finsh him!! so he would have to tuck his head in his shirt! hahha! fun times! @Alpha!! you got to many bubbles man! share the wealth bro! mine got popped like a pimple!
Do you have sock accounts to bubble you up? Seriously, I think you're the only person with that many. And, yes, I am jealous because I don't get to comment as much.
one of my favorite game is harvest moon. violence is ko, but i dont need it
if gamers were sadistic people...there would be no gang bangin' but more of videogame bangin'.... (and NO dont take that the wrong way)
Does that mean LBP isn't fun?
it's only fun because you can smack the crap out of eachother, thats some violence so... jk, hehe.
there is choreography to this type of violent acts .. like ripping someones head off.. violence on its owns its just sick...
no no no no no, people who do evil stuff in REAL LIFE ARE SADISTIC. gamers can kill 1000 people in gta and not feel a thing, but when there parrot dies, they cry all week.(nothing wrong with that btw)
No we are not sadistic. I can play any gory game no worries, guts on the screen..eyeballs rolling around 'meh'. But I CANNOT watch 2 seconds of a real decapitation or even listen to the sound for 2 seconds, it's f***ing sick and utterly disturbing
Are you insane? You are exactly the person that this article is talking about aren't you?!
Games DO NOT need violence like this in them to make them good. Mario Galaxy 2 anyone?
Games do not need violence to make them good. However, there is another side to that. Some people like a mature game that has violence in it. Some people like mature themes in their games instead of flying around on a to other worlds and bouncing on top of bad guys heads to defeat them. Would anyone have enjoyed the Hermes fight in GoW III if you just punch him a few times and then stole his shoes? Most of the gods in the game deserve what they got. If people don't enjoy certain themes in games, then don't play them or complain about them to feel all high and mighty. In other terms, think tweens liking Beber or Twilight. I think both are crap and wouldn't waste 1 second of my time watching or listening to either. But i respect their decisions to enjoy that stuff. To each their own.
Games use blood and gore to portray art, style, etc. usually. I don't think it makes gamers sadistic at all, and I find it silly that people still argue this. Of course, I find articles like this are solely trying to probe these overdone questions just for hits. Look, it's simple: Gaming is a form of entertainment media. Before accusing us or questioning ourselves, look at the fact that violence exists in music and movies-- then come back to us and give us the moral guilt trip. This is not to say video games don't influence us. I read a study of how video games made people twice as likely to throw tantrums, and I don't doubt it. However, I do not consider myself a sadist, and neither should you. Look at how much we are sown with violence: -Theory of Evolution -The Bible/Old Testament, look how many justify what happens in that book -The Koran, need I say more? -Rap Music and Heavy Rock music predominantly talk about violent things -Movies contain violence -Video Games have violence -Sports are pretty violent-- Boxing, UFC, Football too I suppose. Violence is all around us. But I don't know anyone who doesn't believe or follow at least one of those who would consider themselves legally sadistic or legitimately mentally ill. Let's not shun it, let's not be afraid to embrace it just because some overruling idiots guilt trip us into thinking it's wrong.
Lmao wouldn't those "sadistic, violent loving psychos" actually be killing, and torturing people, and not playing games.
You can only be sadistic while playing video games /Sarcasm
Sadism was created with Pong. /s
As with other things. there are people that enjoy watching / thinking about certain things. And then there are the people that will take it a step further and follow through with those thoughts. And seeing how many people have played violent games and there haven't been huge amounts of articles about gamers killing others, I'd say its not too worrying. p.s. Hell, I've seen more articles about gamers killing from having played games that aren't as violent... http://www.guardian.co.uk/c... http://www.pcworld.com/arti...
Hmmm I just watched Hostel at a friends place the other week... say wha????
this article is bullshit if everyone playing GOW3 is sadistic another war would start ,AA7 ur fired ...
That's why we need games like that. Those people could play a game to get out of their system. They can't kill people if they are gaming, unless it's in the game.
yes we are crazy for violence because many ppl would love to do the things that kratos does to other ppl. we just love experiencing it in a game instead..
It's a difficult thing to answer, because it's all purely contextual. If its used in the stereotypical way that movies often portray video games (most recent example the game Adam Sandlers sons play in the movie Grown Ups) where you kill for no reason other than to rack up points and get the "high score" than yes. But then again I can't remember the last game to do that. But now a days video games like movies set their own mood. For example in God of War 3 if Kratos threw his victims into a pit or knocked them out it wouldn't achieve the tone of brutality, vengeance and anger that makes the game so wonderful. In other words games that use it properly like God of War 3 would be shit without gore!
How about, because most of this cannot be done in real life without repercussions? I can't rip a guys head off because he'd probably kill me before I got the chance. I got get into a gang war with the police because I would be shot instantly. In video games, this is possible without you risking your life.
And I think that it is this lack of risk that really makes violent games appealing. People want the thrill without consequence or potential harm.
We are not sadistic people, were just realistic people. Sheesh that's like going off and saying that any director of a monster movie or slasher movie is crazy. God I really really really hate these articles. That try to downplay video games just as they did in ages past with the radio, movies, and television. *Sarcasm Begins* NOTE TO EVERYONE! ANYTHING THAT IS MADE WITH ELECTRONICS IS FROM THE DEVIL! *Sarcasm Ends* I swear history does repeat itself.
Most of the violence and gore in video games, television and movies is stylized, not realistic. It doesn't compare at all to the real thing. To believe that the violence makes games more realistic is an understandable mistake, but it's still a mistake.
Hmmm very true..... My Hat goes off to you good sir! I also don't want you getting the idea I'm constantly playing Blood crazy games. Recently I've been playing through Dragon Quest 8 again, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, and sharpening up my skills in Blazblue: Calamity Trigger to prepare for the sequel. I also plan on getting 3D Dot Game Heroes pretty soon to try to get my fix on some old school RPG action.
I love the smell of gore in the morning...
Interesting article. Personally, violence in video games kind of grosses me out but if I'm enjoying a particular game, I will try to bear it just to finish out the game. An example of this is Assassin's Creed... it would really bother me to do the counterkill move with the hidden blade because it looked so gross... but it was very convenient to do in the game so I would do it and kind of flinch every time.
Lately I've been looking for games that are fun without being ultra-violent. Blood and gore doesn't always add to the experience in my opinion. Neither does nudity or bad language. It's best to take everything in moderation, including video games. People like to bash the Wii, but I've been enjoying Super Mario Galaxy 2 and New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Games like that are just plain fun and they give me a break from the likes of Red Dead Redemption. When Crackdown 2 arrives in a couple of days I'll be sure to take it in doses of moderation, too. I'm really looking forward to the new Donkey Kong Country. I also like to play racing games.
I also agree with that statement I mean come on back in the old days of 8 bit consoles it was about using fantasy and your own imagination. Dude you also know what looks really fun is Little Big Planet 2. Its really starting to look like the original idea behind the first one.
i love watching/playing gory disgusting sick bloody AWESOME badass ANYTHING really... i just cant help myself. let me shoot you in the neck until your head falls off and i am satisfied and there is a much less chance that i will do it in real life. hehe. edit: i do have my limits though, senseless killing im not all for. but like if rambo has beef w/ someone and he feels the need to gut them violently.... im all for that LOL. there has to be a good motive and story, Saw movies are stupid to me.
Agreed, Saw is junk. movies and game like saw, movies and games that contain only senseless and pointless violence are simply unnecessary.
what about movies
^Kids can't go into R rated movies, well some do but not 99.99 percent like in gaming who play crazy/bloody M rated games. Ever played L4D??? its a bunch whiney kids that can't be no older then 13....playing an MATURE GORY GAME.
I know the difference between reality and fantasy. Games, just like film, are not all meant for children.
I'd call myself a masochist. While playing through a tough game like Castlevania, I wonder why I do this to myself.
There is nothing in a video game that is worse than what happens in real life. At least in games people don't rape children and cut their bodies into pieces. Or murder their spouses for insurance money. Video games like art, music and movies are a representation of society, conscience or not.
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