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5. Re: Op Ed Jun 6, 2012, 10:48 ViRGE
StingingVelvet wrote on Jun 6, 2012, 10:39:
There's plenty of stuff that isn't that, it just seems like it's all violent.
Of course. But why aren't they showing it off? That's the real issue. All the big games they could show this year, and they spent most of their game demo time on manshooters. As a gamer it tells me that they're disinterested in other genres, which is obviously going to raise my ire because I like variety.

If all you show off are manshooters then you're telling the public that video games are all about manshooters. You're telling developers that if they want to get stage time they need to make manshooters. You and I know that there's more to gaming than manshooters, but if all we celebrate is manshooters, then how much longer are developers going to make AAA games in other genres? I just don't like where this trend might lead.
Anyway, as the article itself says you can't have it both ways, you can't say GAMES ARE FREE SPEECH AND SHOULD NEVER CENSORED and then also write an article about how game violence makes you feel twitchy or angry or whatever. A lot of sites seem to play both angles.
I don't think anyone is saying games should be censored, are they? Just show things other things along with manshooters. Don't make the hardcore gamers look like the violent psychopaths that we are.
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