"HATRED" - Has Gaming Developers gone too far?

Written by Reptilian007 on Tue, Oct 28, 2014 3:52 PM
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Game developers have gotten away with a lot over the years, especially when it game to violence in games. The question of the day would obviously be..."How far is too far in Gaming"? I have recently seen a trailer for an upcoming game called "Hatred", a game about a troubled man with a hatred toward humanity and his only option is to simply kill everyone. His "cleansing" would involve mass murders, execution of innocents and remorseless destruction. Where are we going with this?

Of the people that saw this trailer, some people praised the game while others shunned it. Personally, I would not buy or even play this game at a game shop on demo. There are certain things that I would tolerate and other things I would steer far away from. Originally, some folks compare this game to the Grand Theft Auto series, where you can go on killing sprees at will. However, the problem here is that in GTA, you have the OPTION to kill people (Even if you look at GTA 3 or GTA Vice City, "Killing Spree" or "Killing Frenzy" is usually reserved for criminal groups or gangs). There is a limit to how much a game should portray to real life, so that the games still knows that they are escaping reality without having much mental problems later on. Even if you strip away the "Story" of GTA, you still have an open world city where you can explore and there are many other things to do in that city. Killing is not the mainstay of the game.

HATRED on the other hand is. While I would not label the game as a "Killing Simulator" or "Massacre Trainer", it is too distasteful even if it is just mindless violence. The reason why I rate GTA higher than this is the choices you have. You don't hate people, they just get in your way at times. and if you kill to many the armed forces WILL take you down. This game (HATRED) is simply too close to the mass murders that occur. From the Virginia Tech and Colombine shootings to the Mass Murder that happened in Norway (2011).

However, HATRED isn't the only game that was made specifically for Mass Murders. The POSTAL Series was another game with the sole purpose of senseless killing, with the added effect of no police being found. When games like these are made, it puts us gamers at risk of being stereotyped by the political Shoehorns of society. What makes matters worse is that Gamers and Developers constantly fight to keeps guys like lawyer Jack Thompson at bay. This game would literally reignite his plight to get violent video games banned altogether.

If anyone is interested in HATRED then I'm not against you. But think of the implications this game may potentially have towards society at large...

 

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Cons

  • Very Distateful game
  • Gloryfies a very scary topic
  • Simulates Mass Murders
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12:28 Nov-23-2014

If you think your kid is too stupid to tell the difference between reality and video gaming then don't get him a console or pc in the first place. The End

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11:04 Nov-22-2014

I can assure you that videogames, violent or not, do not have a negative effect on mentally stable adult human beings.


While I agree that games based solely around violence are pointless, implying any real life danger is short-sighted.

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14:30 Nov-11-2014

Violent video games are bad, blablabla. The media just doesn't understand that there are more violent things then video games. Like movies, music and even books.

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15:05 Nov-23-2014

I agree, but this game is sick. You are role playing a guy killing people because he hates the world. GTA I'd still very arcadey. You can still just have fun racing, and killing bad guys.not innocent people. And in that, like the article said, you will have consequences.

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15:51 Nov-23-2014

The story is quite bad. But it's just a game. I don't think anyone sane will go mass-murdering because of this game.

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