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76. Re: Op Ed Sep 6, 2013, 23:57 Flatline
Loopy wrote on Sep 6, 2013, 23:36:
Flatline wrote on Sep 6, 2013, 22:46:
When this original story broke one of the loudest women screaming teh "triggering" argument was a female developer who made hyper violent FPS war games. I will refrain from naming names for obvious reasons.

I politely pointed out that her own career was based on creating games that trigger PTSD in war veterans and she didn't seem to have a problem with that. I mean, PTSD is PTSD and triggering is triggering.

Why would a war veteran with PTSD issues play a violent, war-themed FPS game in the first place? Doesn't the possibility of aggravating that condition kind of come with the territory?

I think you "checked out of the argument mentally" before it even started, friend.

So you can avoid the multi-million dollar ad campaigns? We live in a culture that's permeated and saturated in extreme violence as a form of entertainment. You may be able to avoid some of the avenues, but it doesn't prevent you from being constantly exposed to the violence culture.

And actually, I was hoping she'd say "just don't play it" as a reply, because someone else said "just don't read PA" and she replied that just ignoring the source is terribad and makes you just as bad as PA.

Fair point about voluntary enlistment, but making the argument that rape-induced PTSD is just as legitimate as war-induced PTSD (which I'll agree it is) sounds a little hollow when your career is to make games that are super concentrated PTSD triggers, and then complain that a comic strip is a PTSD trigger.
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