Killer Instinct - The dark side in all of us

Violent videogames are good for you. No, really. Particularly violent games that allow you to shoot first, and deal with the bloodshed and self-recrimination later. Increasingly, the games we play are forcing us to be accountable for our actions, and in ever more complex ways.

While hysterical parents warm their hands on burning copies of Manhunt, bleating endlessly about how access to such mindless violence is corrupting young minds, all the latest research is to the contrary.

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Razzy3932d ago (Edited 3932d ago )

I think the majority of us need violent games like GTA or Manhunt so we can vent frustrations after a miserable day at work instead of killing our bosses in a fit of rage. Do you guys think I'm kidding? ;)

ReBurn3932d ago

My biggest concern with violent games is the reason for it. Many games use excessive violence as a selling point. I prefer violence to be contextual. Look at games like Virtua Fighter, Tekken and Soul Calibur. You're beating the crap out of someone. But there's no blood. Compare that with a Mortal Kombat game and you get violence for the sake of violence and shallow gameplay.

I'm all for making games realistic, but excessive violence as a marketing tool is a little much for me.

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Spartacus3931d ago

It was a good read, but when I saw "Killer Instinct", I thought it meant the game. *sigh*...

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HeavyweightInTheGame3931d ago

So playing a game like GTA or something is a good way to take out aggression on those bullsh!t cops that give you sh!t for no reason. Take out the anger in a videogame.

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