Ex-convicted serial killer Karla Homolka starring in Deadlight ?

#1 Posted by Klei (1768 posts) -

It would seem so. As I was playing the game, I found my way in a hospital. One of the corpses in a room had the I.D. card of Karla L. Homolka.

Coincidence?

In any case, I think it's kind of disturbing. What do you guys think?

More info here : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karla_Homolka

#2 Posted by Nentisys (881 posts) -

Easter Eggs are in pretty much every game.

#3 Posted by SomethingClever (411 posts) -

If you watch the Quick Look they realize something is afoot as well. There are collectibles that have John Wayne Gacy, Aileen Wuornos and Arthur Allen, might be others in there, I forget. Anyhow, each known or at least believed to be serial killers and such. Not sure how or if that plays into the game at all or if it is just a fun little thing they decided to do.

#4 Posted by kindgineer (2486 posts) -

I don't really see it being in the game as "disturbing," but after reading that wiki, I find her disturbing. The fact that she has a normal life now makes me sick and thoroughly hate the judicial system.

#5 Posted by Dagbiker (6898 posts) -

Spoilers dude.

#6 Posted by Klei (1768 posts) -

@Dagbiker said:

Spoilers dude.

We're speaking of a collectible.

#7 Posted by WarlordPayne (692 posts) -

Unless there is some plot connection I find it pretty fucking disgusting that they have serial killers as their collectables.

#8 Posted by Murdouken (707 posts) -

I think a lot of them are serial killers. I found E. Theodore Gein in the hospital too, which is obviously a reference to Ed Gein. Hadn't noticed any others but I might go over and look some of the other IDs up to see what is going on with them.

#9 Posted by TOA_Doom (70 posts) -

Yep, every one of the ids, as far as i saw, are of serial killers.

#10 Posted by Yokelbloke (12 posts) -

Yeah, all of the collectible ID cards are convicted or tried serial killers

#11 Posted by TheHT (10287 posts) -

she's not really starring in the game. at all really, from what i've seen/heard.

@ck1nd said:

I don't really see it being in the game as "disturbing," but after reading that wiki, I find her disturbing. The fact that she has a normal life now makes me sick and thoroughly hate the judicial system.

yup.

#12 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

WHY IS SHE FREE?

#13 Posted by Klei (1768 posts) -

@CL60 said:

WHY IS SHE FREE?

I don't know man. She murdered three people, spent 12 years in prison, and now spend the rest of her life on a beach somewhere in the Antilles. That's how it works in Canada. We even had a father butchering his two child last year and due to his attorney who managed to tell people he had one night of insanity and that's all, he may even get a free pass out of jail and back into the streets right away. In Canada, seriously, you can get away with anything.

#14 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

@Klei said:

@Dagbiker said:

Spoilers dude.

We're speaking of a collectible.

Spoilers dude.

#15 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6077 posts) -

@Klei said:

@CL60 said:

WHY IS SHE FREE?

I don't know man. She murdered three people, spent 12 years in prison, and now spend the rest of her life on a beach somewhere in the Antilles. That's how it works in Canada. We even had a father butchering his two child last year and due to his attorney who managed to tell people he had one night of insanity and that's all, he may even get a free pass out of jail and back into the streets right away. In Canada, seriously, you can get away with anything.

The world is a disgusting place, it needs to burn!

#16 Posted by Shogs (33 posts) -

Robert Pickton is also in there, as is Jeffrey Dahmer. When I picked up Karla's I was like "maybe a coincidence?" - then I picked up Pickton and I was like "wtf are the developers trying to say? Why use serial/mass murderers in this game? Why immortalize these people?" The game was already grim enough, not sure this move was necessary?

#17 Posted by Brodehouse (9370 posts) -
@Shogs

Robert Pickton is also in there, as is Jeffrey Dahmer. When I picked up Karla's I was like "maybe a coincidence?" - then I picked up Pickton and I was like "wtf are the developers trying to say? Why use serial/mass murderers in this game? Why immortalize these people?" The game was already grim enough, not sure this move was necessary?

What do you think they're trying to say about the nature of their story or their main character?

And really, you're blaming the game for 'immortalizing' them, and not the media? How did you learn about all these serial killers in the first place, I bet it wasn't Deadlight.
#18 Posted by Shogs (33 posts) -

That's just it... I think they did an amazing job already with their story, I don't see the need to add the names of these people into the game. The NEWS media is where the names should belong - it's their domain. It's not a video game's domain. I personally think it takes away from what was otherwise a spectacular game.

#19 Posted by ImHungry (376 posts) -

I figured it was more like, they got killed by zombies and got what was coming to them.

#20 Edited by John1912 (1743 posts) -

I dont really get it but we are sickly fascinated with murderers. I saw a documentary on several killers. One was this totally weird, ugly, creepy little Asian guy who killed and tried to eat this chick he was really into (or wanted to be would prob be more accurate).Think he got released on some retarded mix up. Went back to his home country and was approached to do porn with a cannibalistic overtone, which he does.

So yea, ID card with a serial killers name on it ranks kinda low imo lol. Christ saw some random Imgur.com photos. This guy asked if he should be worried, he found a book on serial killers in this chicks place with notes and pages marked, highlighted throughout. (Note she was not in school or taking any classes, it was a hobby) Some other chick posted a comment to the effect of naw, I do the same thing. My family thinks im weird as shit too!

#21 Posted by Ghostiet (5153 posts) -

@Shogs said:

Robert Pickton is also in there, as is Jeffrey Dahmer. When I picked up Karla's I was like "maybe a coincidence?" - then I picked up Pickton and I was like "wtf are the developers trying to say? Why use serial/mass murderers in this game? Why immortalize these people?" The game was already grim enough, not sure this move was necessary?

It's just an easter egg. They're not trying to say anything and they're not immortalizing anyone. Putting more thought into this is like complaining that Dexter idolizes serial killers.

#22 Posted by andrew2696 (271 posts) -

@John1912: I believe you're talking about Issei Sagawa. Yeah that`s a real messed up case and plain weird he got some celebrity status for a bit. I saw a interview with him and it gave me the creeps.

#23 Posted by John1912 (1743 posts) -

@andrew2696 said:

@John1912: I believe you're talking about Issei Sagawa. Yeah that`s a real messed up case and plain weird he got some celebrity status for a bit. I saw a interview with him and it gave me the creeps.

Lol, yup that would be him. Its totally weird how someone gets known for something completely bizzare, fucked up, and the response is hey, lets put them in porn! Whats that? You killed and ate someone? You had 8 kids at once? Your wife cut your dick off?! Porn.....

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