Four Recent Games that Hurt Gaming's Reputation

VGChartz: The recent decision by the United States Supreme Court to overturn a California law banning the sale of violent video games to minors has been nothing less than a huge victory to not only gamers around the world, but free speech in general. That being said, though, for the first six months of this year, that decision was still very much in the air. This year, many games came out that made our argument for us. Games that have both violence and sexuality in them, but used them in a mature, adult manner, such as L.A. Noire and Catherine. However, we have also seen games release this year that do the exact opposite; that have hurt this medium's reputation, and were also just in very poor taste, given that most of these games were released when the Supreme Court were still contemplating their decision. I'd never suggest in a million years that the games below be banned, or not made at all, just that the timing of these releases could have been better thought out.

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frelyler2541d ago (Edited 2541d ago )

I disagree with this article. Mortal Kombat and Duke Nukem have been around since the 90's. Dead Space has been around since 2008 and the call of Juaraz is nothing compared to the real life atrocities that go on in Mexico and are reported daily. I see the point the author is trying to make, but the counter arguments I just mentioned would have been in used in court. At the time of the decision there were thousands of violent games available, not to mention all the games you included are rated M, so no minor would/should be able to buy them anyways. What a pointless article and poorly conceived argument/point.

MaxXAttaxX2541d ago (Edited 2541d ago )

2008 isn't that long ago.
It talks about Dead Space "2" and the way they marketed it. Article makes a good point.

And how Mortal Kombat just happen to come out during a time when the Supreme Court was all over violent games. Not the game itself.

It's not about Call of Juarez being as violent as the worst things that happens in real life.
Did you read?

CameronL992541d ago

I'm not even going to bother responding to that braindead NathanExplosion^

But the point of the article is all wrong. Protecting free speech doesn't mean protecting things that you personally think are "mature" and spread light on social issues. Protecting free speach goes two ways, it also means you have to protect the speech you disagree with. In this case the speech (or expression, or whatever you want to call it) is violence and sexuality. One side is saying there is no place for violence and sexuality in the living rooms where young impressionable children are, and on the other side they're saying it doesn't matter and that free speech should be protected regardless, and that existing laws should be enforced instead of making new laws that are more likely to harm the entire industry.

MaxXAttaxX2540d ago

WTF is there to disagree about? I was only clarifying what the article said.

I never agreed with it, minus the Dead Space 2 comment.

Pikajew2541d ago

One should be "MW3 vs BF3" stuff. People get so mad about it

frelyler2541d ago (Edited 2541d ago )

Yes and it's pointless, violent games have been coming out since the 80's. What, should the game industry have censored all violent games at the time. Also, I have to wonder if people possess the ability to use logic when reading this article. All games mentioned are again rated M, meaning no child should be able to buy them, just like no child should be allowed to buy pornography. The ENTIRE argument was banning the sale of violent games to minors. I have seen some pixar movies with violence, should those be outlawed as well. The whole case just like this article is one pointless waste of time. The author could have at least mentioned non M rated games THAT CAN ONLY BE SOLD TO ADULTS. Fail.

Saryk2541d ago

I disagree with the article. Brainless people blame material items for society’s problems.

It’s the guns fault that there are murders. It’s the cell phone’s fault for causing accidents.

The problem with society is that it can’t make people accountable for their own actions and it is easier to blame something that can’t talk back.

kma2k2541d ago

I see so much crap talking about Call of Juarze: The Cartel, was it really worse than Duke Nukom forever? I played Duke but not Call of Juaraez yet, is it skipable?