Developers TFG Co. removed the level after HuffPost's story.
1. Are journalists a protected class that they can't be shot at in video games?? 2. He was playing an adult game with his kid nephew 🙄
The article is stupid to be sure. However, I have to admit that I myself played GTA Vice City and System Shock 2 with my 12 year old nephew back in the day, hehe. He loved it, but maybe I failed my responsible uncle exam during that time? It's ok though, he went on to get a degree in film and now runs a small hotel. He's perfectly normal, apart from the compulsive car stealing and constant need to walk around with a wrench but hey, nobody is perfect.
I'm not necessarily saying that's a bad thing, it's just this guy doing that and then getting upset about the content 😂
Why is this a big deal? Mortal Kombat has far more use of graphic violence and no one bats an eye there. Besides journalists (both inside and outside of gaming) are not really people of significance anyway.
Yes but remember MK11 does not have jiggly boobs so that makes it ok.
Umm you guys do realize what happened in Paris right? I work a a company that publishes newspapers and it’s stuff like that and this game which had them install security doors and hire guards.
You say it as if the death of a fictional character in that profession is somehow more significant than the death of all the other fictional characters in their respective professions. There have been countless missions in games where you make your way through google style companies and no one gives a damn about it. Suddenly a journalist dies( a fictional one at that) and we are suddenly breaking some moral code.
You realize that there are other games where you kill politicians, different heads of state, celebrities, innocent civilians (in airports), or invading various countries? Everyone should have their doors locked and not go outside for fear of dying...
Are you really going to compare that horrific shooting to this? You should be ashamed of yourself.
"I work a a company that publishes newspapers and it’s stuff like that and this game which had them install security doors and hire guards." has nothing to do with "this game" or any other game. Just stop.
I remember all the wars started by media lies. Journalists have no morals in these times
journalists have become activists....They forgot what it means to be a journalist.
Games made your company install security doors and guards? Really? You sure it wasn't pretty much 100% down to terror incidents and nutjobs in real life instead? There is absolutely no reason for this game's level to be an issue in any shape or form unless you also want to remove violent content from games that pertains to anyone of any civilian/non-combatant distinction. If that's the case, why stop at games? Movies, music, books, it all needs to change. The real issue is that they removed the level. That's bad thing here. I'd imagine it's because they didn't want any hassle rather than because they felt any wrong-doing had occurred. So that's what we're moving to now is it? A crappy, sensationalist website can complain about something and a game gets redacted/censored, what ever you want to call it?
Are you sure your paper didn't print something depicting the profit Muhammad and then one of the diverse members of the community, because France is so diverse now, didn't attack you?
That was of load of Muslims getting offended over a cartoon drawing. Don't ever compare us with them.
Was what happened in Paris a result of this game? Was what happened in Paris a hit on the Parisian press? If yes to both of those questions, there are two scenarios, His game came out before it happened, and there is no correlation. Or, it came out after, and it's just in bad taste. Of course, depending on when it was made, it may not be related at all, or play no role in the actual thing that happened in Paris. Things happen every day. If we stopped making scenarios in games because things happened, or things might/do happen because of it, then we wouldn't have any scenarios in games to make. Sorry, but it's not games that make people dangerous, and it's disingenuous to act like the press doesn't itself show and incite more violence than any game ever will, and that the press is far more willing to try and bring contention between the masses than any game ever has. Gaming, we get console wars, and SJW. Media pits people against one another on fundamental ideological beliefs such as politics, abortion, religion, taxes, health care, and divides the line between party affiliations to get people angry at individuals in the most hateful and non-productive way possible, all in an attempt to promote political candidates/incumbents, and worse, drive their own reader/viewer counts. In other words, it's not these games which is causing fear among the press, it's the press themselves realizing that people are taking ideological editorial as reason to act out against individuals or entities in the press.
There was a mission in GTA San Andreas called snail trail Tenpenny left a sniper riffle in the construction site and you had to follow a journalist from San fierro to Los Santos and take him out. In short context in story is everything. The mission in San Andreas works because Tenpenny has Carl held over a barrel he doesn't want to work for Tenpenny but his brother is at Tenpennys Mercy. The mobile game well that has a line of text saying why you have to kill someone at it barely has any story like most mobile games there's no context or reason which is also why it's no big deal they are poorly detailed and exist for 30 second gameplay segments
Man, now we’re going after violence in games? Are journalists aware of satire? It’s in plenty of books and movies, guess games can’t do them.
LMAO! Well thank god that was removed.... We can’t have our intellectual elite being gunned down in a video game.
'pseudo intellectual elite'. Think that fits better ;)
I was just kidding. I wouldn’t associate intellect anywhere near modern journalism, pseudo or otherwise.
Are you ready? All together now......Stupidism!
What's worse is the tone of the comments replying to the tweet. Things like, 'What's wrong with the world?', 'They should be arrested for death threats, like when you threaten the President', 'This is a harrowing story, gives me chills', 'Well, we all know what demographics of gamers play this sort of game'.
One time I killed a police officer in a game. I haven’t left the house since...I know they’re looking for me. Either that or I’ve become one with clown world. *Honk Honk
Funny thing is, so many journos these days believe the police are just racists in uniform that they'd never worry about murdering them in a game. A journalist however? Ban this sick filth!
Lol they should've just changed it so the reporter works for the Jeffington Boast
Love it :)
Eh? Fictional depictions of journalists can't get fictionally assassinated in works of fiction? Why's that exactly?
Can someone mod in "journalist" aka people with Cameras into GTA 5 & lets kill them all
It is a fictional character, but what do you expect from news sources like this one? They will do anything to push some agenda on people.
Lol at journalists thinking their a special and protected class.
This keeps getting more and more ridiculous.
Game has been out for 5 years and he just now complained about it?
Huffpost, say no more lol.
"It’s called “Breaking News,” and the objective is to shoot a journalist who just received documents from a police officer." "A journalist bribed a cop and will pickup a briefcase from the cop."
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