This is just getting out of hand. Shock moments in first-person shooter games are getting more and more ridiculous as time goes on.
... we want games to be considered an adult medium to tell varied stories... for young audiences, but also for MATURE audiences! ...that means there will also be games that will 'shock' at times. Nothing wrong with that. Just like with books and movies aimed at adults which use the same devices to pull the reader/viewer into the experience. Bad stuff happens in real life. Bad stuff happens in fiction and entertainment. That's perfectly fine. If you can't accept that, or you just don't 'like' it, then just pick another game that you DO enjoy. Very simple.
I agree, but I do think it is a good idea for developers to give you the option of skipping a section which is overly violent, like in mw2 when you kill all the civilians. You can't censor that stuff in every game, but it is nice if they give an option to avoid it if it doesn't detract from the main game very much.
... if you can put the 'censorship' in the hands of the player, so it becomes a personal choice to experience it or not, then I'm totally fine by that. In fact, I think many of us want freedom to make decisions like that in games. However, when it comes to censorship IMPOSED on us, either by developers self-censoring their product, or governments or whatever FORCING developers to censor it, then obviously I'm 100% against that. But I think most of us agree on censorship of games, movies, books, whatever is a bad thing. :) edit: BTW, didn't MW2 allow you to not shoot a single civilian in that mission!? I haven't played the game (yet), but I remember the discussion about it back then, which mentioned a way to not take part in it...
Dont let your kids play them. Problem solved Games have a rating for a reason
I don't find most games violent enough, know how bloody a real gun fight would be.
I think I'm going to need to write up a retort to this story this weekend. I really hate seeing stuff like this. If ye don't like violence in video games then just walk away or play the kiddy games. An FPS game by it's nature is going to be violent. Who wants to play an FPS with water guns and candy?
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