Does Gore Make A Game Better? 71 replies

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Nozyspy

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#71 10 years ago

That is an interesting way of looking at it and you raise some good points there, but i would counter that is it really a good idea to use violence as a painkiller for boredome, whether real or virtual?




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#72 10 years ago
Nozyspy;5456593That is an interesting way of looking at it and you raise some good points there, but i would counter that is it really a good idea to use violence as a painkiller for boredome, whether real or virtual?

IMO, it's a bit of a toss-up. On the one hand, you have the "violence makes people violent" issue that all kinds of politicians have tried to exploit. Which, in SOME cases, might be true.

On the other hand, you have viewpoints like/similar to mine, which is no, these games do not affect people. For instance, when I still had Call of Duty, after a long day of work I loved nothing more than coming home and shooting something up. It was a stress relief, and it's what kept me going for awhile--the relaxation factor of it. So in some cases yes, violence is a painkiller.