Do you know what the definition of insanity is?

#1 Posted by 24Carrot (66 posts) -

Apparently, Mr. Crazy Voss did not. Trust your instinct Voss, they were bullshitting you. Did anyone else catch this? I mean, really? Do some research.

insanity 
[in-san-i-tee] 
1. the condition of being insane, a derangement of the mind. 
2. Law . such unsoundness of the mind as affects legal responsibility or capacity. 
3. Psychiatry . (formerly) psychosis. 
 
And to further prove my point: 
 
insane 
[in-seyn
1. not sane, not of sound mind. 
2. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a person who is mentally deranged. 
3. utterly senseless. 
 
So, Mr. Voss, which idiot told you the definition of insanity? 
Please note: I'm just doing this to be an ass. Certainly there will be some prick explaining to me that he gave the correct definition; I don't really care. But did anyone else catch this?


#2 Posted by mazik765 (2315 posts) -

The definition in the trailer comes from a well known quote from Albert Einstein...who I'm lead to believe was a fairly intelligent individual.
 
Either way, it doesn't matter.

#3 Posted by JasonR86 (9379 posts) -

Insanity is not a technical term.  It is not in the DSM-IV-TR (if it is in V, which it won't be, there would be hell to pay) which is what every mental health practitioner uses.  It is a media and societal creation.  Therefore, the definition for the word is whatever it needs to be.

#4 Posted by BeachThunder (11265 posts) -

what was the definition given in the trailer?
 
@mazik765 said:

The definition in the trailer comes from a well known quote from Albert Einstein...who I'm lead to believe was a fairly intelligent individual.
Intelligent maybe, but he also lived a long time ago. There's been some huge advancements in the understanding of psychology/neuroscience since his death.
#5 Posted by Yelix (327 posts) -

This seems really petty and pointless.

#6 Posted by FreakAche (2938 posts) -

  This is the definition of insanity:

#7 Posted by pepperzz (160 posts) -

I don't think he was talking about a literal definition of insanity. The trailer has him saying that its insane to try to get a different result from doing the same thing over and over again. To some that could be viewed as being insane.

#8 Posted by Brendan (7519 posts) -

It's not nice to call people pricks in advance.

#9 Posted by SuperWristBands (2265 posts) -

I was operating under the assumption that everyone already knew that the definition of insanity is not strictly what is said in that trailer, though it makes sense in this case what with him failing to kill the protagonist twice (though I felt this too was obvious...)

This thread is weird.

@Yelix said:

This seems really petty and pointless.

Also, I agree with this.

#10 Posted by Afroman269 (7388 posts) -

@Brendan said:

It's not nice to call people pricks in advance.

but it's necessary if you want to feel like your ego and pride is still intact when someone corrects you.

#11 Posted by Brendan (7519 posts) -

@Afroman269 said:

@Brendan said:

It's not nice to call people pricks in advance.

but it's necessary if you want to feel like your ego and pride is still intact when someone corrects you.

It seems to be the new way to actively repel discussion in your own thread. It's like saying "Look, I just wanted to come out and say this, but I don't want to hear any of your opinions if they're different, so shut it"

#12 Posted by Barrock (3525 posts) -

Notice he kept repeating the phrase over and over.

#13 Edited by HitmanAgent47 (8576 posts) -

The real definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over expecting different results. Jason is right, they don't have the term insanity for DSM books.

#14 Edited by JJWeatherman (14485 posts) -
#15 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

Looks like there's nothing left of the horse to beat.

#16 Posted by Eiskalt (30 posts) -

@Barrock: Yes, thank you.

I though that was the point, he was saying it over and over again.

#17 Posted by ShockD (2381 posts) -

And not a single fuck was given that day.

#18 Posted by FlyingRat (1445 posts) -

Well someone could have not missed the point more if he tried...

#19 Posted by Jimbo (9710 posts) -

Is it taking Far Cry back to a lame tropical island setting?

#20 Posted by FritzDude (2216 posts) -
@JJWeatherman said:


                   

@FreakAche said:

This is the definition of insanity:

Holy shit that's going to be my ringtone.

Edit: That's totally my ringtone



                   

               

Try to open 9 more of those. THAT's insanity.
#21 Posted by warxsnake (2626 posts) -

Wow, way to over-analyse a quote from A CRAZY PERSON. 

#22 Posted by pweidman (2215 posts) -

Same setting, same repetitive gameplay, same lack of a real narrative, same one dimensional antagonist characters....someone at UBI sounds insane,lol.

#23 Posted by Bellum (2944 posts) -
@pweidman said:

Same setting, same repetitive gameplay, same lack of a real narrative, same one dimensional antagonist characters....someone at UBI sounds insane,lol.

QFT :P
#24 Posted by Belonpopo (1823 posts) -

What?

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