Video Games and Facing Controversy

Daniel Floyd makes an interesting point about facing controversy for showing "disturbing" materials in video, while movies and books can get away with it.

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+36 1. paranoidandroid commented 11 years ago

i want to play six days in falujah...
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+61 2. Srchak commented 11 years ago

Lost her son and smiling on tv? pfff people....
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+5 3. Slap_chop_ninja commented 11 years ago

I f'n love this video.
Some of the best original content, writing and direction I have seen have been in video games.
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+6 4. yokey91 commented 11 years ago

Well, i somewhat agree... I have learned in life that you can't please everyone. There is going to be someone that is always going to disagree (maybe even with this statement). So if you have an idea, stick to it!
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+5 5. RandurSource commented 11 years ago

I fully agree that it's not fair, that a game genre is not judged the same as movies and books.

And did I just spot "SE"Xbox at 6:25? Why didn't I know about this?
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+7 6. Jahoo commented 11 years ago

Movies allow you to see violence, games allow you to be violent (in the game of course), which is why games are great.
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+7 7. fixento2 commented 11 years ago

#2 hit it on the head; sometimes people will do anything for notoriety and Fox is always there to exploit that desire. Fox news and a Möbius strip have everything in common, both only have one side.
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+6 8. medicino commented 11 years ago

James looks like Jesus, doesn't he?
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+3 9. MakeTnotWar commented 11 years ago

I think lately EA made some points with their Dead Space 2 ads. Now every non-gamer who has seen those thinks that all gamers are mental.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSjL44d7WOQ
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+4 10. Meowman commented 11 years ago

These guys can now be found here : http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/extra-credits

Old, but still good :)
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-5 11. johannsommer commented 11 years ago

I am not against games, as I am playing some games.
But neither the idea of "art" nor the imagination of "truth" free the creators from responsibility for the contents.
I am willing to see severe brutality, if the presenter shows it with the intention of information and with a heart and empathy to the involved souls. And I am disgusted with brutality shown with the intention to gain attention and without any feelings to the victims or offenders. There I don't make a difference between videos, games or other media.
And if there some gamemaker stand up for there "right" of making art and handling "the truth", the question may be allowed, whether they want to prepare children for becoming soldiers in inhuman wars.
In Fallujah per example not only a very low number of americans died, but e very huge number of innocent iraqi citizens without any chance of escaping the inferno. The real numbers of the victims of falujah is not reported in most media. If the game would enlighten the truth by showing it with empathy, I would like it. I assume, that it shows only the clean view of the american de-facto agressors without any heart with the innocent civilian victims.
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+6 12. huldu commented 11 years ago

So its "fine" to create games based on WW1/2 and Vietnam because thats "old" news? Just love how ridiculous things have become and... sadly always have been.
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+2 13. schlafanzyk commented 11 years ago

I have never understood this argument ever. People here in Germany got so upset over that Black Ops map which takes place at the Checkpoint Charlie, because it's been the scene of so much tragedy. Seriously? Has there ever been a war without tragedy? It's so ridiculous.

But I guess it's some kind of "too soon" of games instead of comedy, which nobody can figure out.
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+2 14. p00nie commented 11 years ago

4:12 what are those sounds he makes?
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+2 15. Rigel commented 11 years ago

#11 you just wrote a ridiculously long comment because you "assumed" what SDIF would be like and you know what they say...when you "assume" you make an ASS out of U and ME
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+2 16. Vaithan commented 11 years ago

Games such as ManHunt are accepted but a game based around a truth, an event, a way of life for some, is not acceptable! Let me guess Halo will be next because religious cults deem the name blasphemic. What a crock of shit.
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+2 17. mihkel1230 commented 11 years ago

I suggest you watch all of them at escapistmagazine.com they're all awesome.
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+2 18. ringmaster commented 11 years ago

Parts of the money made on this game should go to a found or something...
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+2 19. DLocrian commented 11 years ago

#16 Manhunt is not well accepted, remember Manhunt 2 got the AO Rating of death.
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+2 20. c3llz commented 11 years ago

this game looks like ( cod meets bf )
if they are making a game to help remember them who lost their lives in battle . I for one who has just started to get into game dev / 3d design thing. will be going for a game that shows its thanks to them true vets of war1