Games permit virtual war crimes

Discussion in 'Gaming and Software' started by Tango, Nov 24, 2009.

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  1. I found this article on the BBC news website, under the technology subsection, link here.

    I'm going to paste in some key 'wtf' quotes from the study.

    Because I think that Sim War Crimes Tribunal, and the expansion pack Sim Spending 20 Years in Prison would be fantastic sellers. Real world limits don't really apply when you're running around on the surface of Mars (Red Faction 3), or assassinating people in Renaissance-period Florence (Assassin's Creed 2). If you play Modern Warfare 2, you have very little opportunity (apart from one glaringly obvious exception) to kill civilians.

    I thought the idea of 'war' games was to simulate the battlefield?

    Because that would make games SO much better!

    And finally, a common sense quote from Jim Rossignol (gaming journalist):
    Sorry if this post is a little rambling, it just annoys me how some people seek to spoil anything which is fun. :x

  2. Bugger.
  3. Makes a change for me to be quicker :D

    I did wonder whether to put it in current affairs or the gaming forum though
  4. Something good has come out of this, I've discovered the completely brilliant newsarse website, had me laughing for the last half-hour with some of the stories. Swings and roundabouts! :D
  5. And DII allows the site too :D