Dead Island and indiscriminate violence

Violence and games have been sadly, inextricably connected, and mindless violence diminishes any point a game tries to make. We need a fresher, more clever approach to violence in games.

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Tolkoto2569d ago

Agreed! To hell with zombies.

THR1LLHOUSE2569d ago

Sure, it's possible to make an engaging game without violence...but it's probably a harder sell for a lot of people. Crazy extreme violence is the sort of lowest-common-denominator thing that people love. Look at the Saw movies, or the Hostel movies.

I'm not saying it's good, I'm just saying a more thoughtful game sans-violence isn't what, for one reason or another, most people want.

NagaSotuva2569d ago

Violence is what attracted me to video games. I blame Dig Dug.

Saryk2569d ago

If only the game violence were the only thing to worry about, the world would be a better place. Thinking that video games make people violent is as stupid as saying video games make people horny. The human brain does these things, violence and sexual thought have been going on for thousands of years.

A beautiful woman walks in front of me, she is mentally undressed. Someone cuts me off, they are mental shot.

SybaRat2569d ago

Pac-Man led me to a path of unremitting cruelty.

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