Controversial Video Games?

1 - controversial video games?

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 included an optional mission called "No Russian" in which players joined Russian terrorists in an airport massacre. Players could choose to shoot into the crowd or not, or the level could be skipped entirely.

Controversy ensued as many thought this was training players to commit mass murder and terrorism while the developers argued that their goal was to evoke the horror of terrorism. A scriptwriter for the game reportedly said the intent was to make the scene "upsetting, disturbing, but also something people would relate to

2 - controversial video games?

RapeLay is a "realistic sexual simulator"Japanese video game where the player takes on the role of a rapist who stalks and rapes girls in a number of explicit situations, with the ultimate goal of making them his sex slaves. The player's target is a mother and her two daughters.

3 - controversial video games?

Resident Evil 5 is set in a fictional town in Africa, and after the first game footage was released, concerns over racism quickly surfaced.
Initial game footage features Chris Redfield, a white male, cutting down scores of African zombies, which critics argued played into colonialist notions of Africans as "savages" that must be controlled by the "white man." Another scene later in the game was seen as having strong rape insinuations as a group of male African zombies are seen dragging a white woman off to be "infected." However, others have disagreed: a senior lecturer at the University of Kent opined that the game had an "anti-colonialist" theme, and the the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) ruled that there was "no issue around racism" in the game.

4 - controversial video games?

Postal," released in 1997, ostensibly referred to the concept of "going postal," or intense workplace rage. It was one of the first games that gave players the ability to kill innocent bystanders and was one of the first games to focus on kill percentage instead of surviving levels. The game developers were sued by the U.S. Postal Service and many retailers pulled the game from their shelves.

5 - controversial video games?

Bully allows users to play as James "Jimmy" Hopkins, a school trouble maker who must complete a series of "minigames," such as world scrambles.
The game was seen by many as a "Grand Theft Auto for kids" that glorified bullying and antisocial behavior in school. Lawyer Jack Thompson went so far as to claim the game was a "Columbine simulator," training kids to exact revenge through violence. Jimmy's ability to sexually harass girls and even kiss a boy only served to increase the furor over the game.

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  • 5

    People need to stop getting so butthurt about what they THINK a video game is referencing. Seriously... all this Politically Correct crap is utter bullshit.

    • Disco
    • June 9, 2011, 1:58 am
    agreed. being politically correct is about as useful as antlers on a sunfish... although that would look pretty cool...
    - MIKYTEY June 9, 2011, 6:25 am
    Hey I was able to catch a nice ten point sunfish at the pond near the local nuclear plant.
    - gemie89 June 10, 2011, 5:12 am
    Guess who just screen-shot this? I DID!
    - FireRoastedFire June 10, 2011, 7:33 am
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    People need to realize that video games don't aim to be politically correct. They aim to express a story, creativity, and MAKE MONEY.

    Plus, is it just me, or do the statistics kinda point AWAY from the fact that video games give people ideas on how to do horrible things? Out of how many million copies of MW2, how many of them went to an airport with an L86-LSW and started mowing down bystanders? None you say? Hmmm. Interesting.

    Now out of the SEVERAL MILLION copies of Halo 3, Grand Theft Autos, Resident Evils, how many people (who weren't found mentally insane) shot someone, bit their head for brains, blamed racism on the game, stole cars because they got he idea, ect.? A whole... one or two? Hmm. So about a 0.0000002% of them got any sort of idiotic idea and hurt someone. Is that to say that all horror and gore movies should be banned, because people have imitated them? Should we ban tables because we stub our toes on them? Should we oust buildings for hindering the flight paths of airplanes? Can we shun air because it can carry toxins in it? Hmmm?

  • 3

    This is why games should be more like World of Warcraft. The people who are 'influenced' by games can't injure anyone realistically. EG: When they go to injure someone, rather than using a gun, they will just (try to) use a fireball. Then they will fail miserably and end up in a mental home with no deaths occurring.

    PS: For those idiots who took this seriously and would downrate it, that was a joke.

  • 2

    No Russian was my favorite mission in MW2. If they had cut it out of the game completely that's exactly what i would've done :P

    Well, I'm not flying anytime soon, so go for it.
    - FireRoastedFire June 10, 2011, 7:34 am
  • 1

    seriously people need to stop whining about videogames they are not doinganything but making life a little bit more bearable no matter how violent it is it doesn't mean any thing so seriously people need to grow up and see that video games arent the problem.

  • 1

    Do people realize if you weren't shooting any black people in Resident Evil 5, it would be anthropologically incorrect and they'd be bitching about that instead? The story takes place in Africa, and I didn't hear anyone bitching about all of the Spaniard's heads getting blown off in the 4th game.

    Plus, what else are you gonna do besides shoot zombies? Coddle, let them eat your brains, so you can politically correct?
    - FireRoastedFire June 10, 2011, 7:35 am
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    anyone who is influenced by a video game to commit a crime needs to either be heavily medicated and institutionalized. When I was growing up my parents didn't want me playing GTA so I made a bet with them, if played GTA I bet my whole summer that I wouldn't be influenced to commit crimes. I won that bet and had my entire summer to my own devices.

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