White's forum posts

#1 Posted by White (1386 posts) -

I feel like @truthtellah has the most reasonable answer so far. I'm not asking about violence in video games; that's not the point I'm getting at. I'm asking why is violence against children a taboo. Apparently other than being "politically sensitive", the only reasonable conclusion is that overpowering the powerless seems to be frowned upon.

But meh. Give me a break. As long as one has strength over another, it would always be a "strong overpowering the weak" scenario. This is part of our humanity; embrace it. Don't shun it.

#2 Edited by White (1386 posts) -

@syz said:

@anxioustube said:

Very simply. Violence breeds violence. It is a psychological truth backed by empirical evidence.

Fake violence has not been proven to breed real violence, however.

What is fake violence?

There's a TVTrope for that.

I don't personally think it would add anything to the game.

It doesn't. But it's very jarring to see that the children can survive such brutalities where as adult males are as brittle as charcoal. It detracts from the fiction.

#3 Edited by White (1386 posts) -

I feel like there's some consensus that (killing children) > (killing). The act is already heinous, why are people so bothered whether the person they kill is 5, 10, 20, 30 or 50? The person is already a bad person by forcefully taking someone else's life, why should age matter?

To me, it's no different really. But I don't understand why people make such a big deal out of this.

#4 Edited by White (1386 posts) -

I'm starting to notice that in both games and video, violence or use of force against children is a taboo and no one wants to dip their toe in it.

Why though? It makes the fiction they're writing inconsistent. They make children immortal gods that are shielded by divine plot. If they're so invincible, why not just make them the main protagonist or soldiers of your villain or fiction and be done with it. I'm quite annoyed that there's all these lethal entities that can mutilate and do horrible things to adults, but children are blessed and shielded from danger.

There's nothing more annoying than an ending being considered "good" because the children survived while hundreds of thousands of men died.

#5 Posted by White (1386 posts) -

@white said:

I call bullshit on this guy.

I'm sorry. I kinda did a trybeforeyoubuy thing. I already bought it on PS3 and I'm planning on buying it for Steam, soon.

Why do you need to "trybeforeyoubuy" when you already bought it on PS3? You already know what the game looks like. You already know what it plays like.

actually, not quite true in fighting games. The netcode can be quite fucked in one version, but be perfectly fine in the other. Not justifying the actions, because thats what demos are for(although most demos wont let you try online mutiplayer anyway).

Again, not a valid reason. Demos can also vary wildly from the actual released product. It is very likely that a demo is some old build of a game the developers made for some convention or preview.

#6 Edited by White (1386 posts) -

I call bullshit on this guy.

I'm sorry. I kinda did a trybeforeyoubuy thing. I already bought it on PS3 and I'm planning on buying it for Steam, soon.

Why do you need to "trybeforeyoubuy" when you already bought it on PS3? You already know what the game looks like. You already know what it plays like.

@microshock said:

@garbagewrappedinskin said:
@xdaknightx69 said:

This is the right way to deal with piracy, pirates(online) are not EVIL, most people who pirate things either don't have the money at the moment to buy it or are not sure if they would like the game.

If games still had demo's, people would pirate games a lot less.

PS: nice story patrick

This is in no way a valid reason to pirate anything.

Why is it not a valid reason to pirate?

"I didn't have enough money to enjoy this non-essential item, which, unlike food, water or electricity, is in no way necessary for me to continue living. So I'm just gonna take it without paying for it."

Doesn't sound crazy enough for you?

"I didn't have enough money for the new consoles. So I shoplifted from Walmart. I mean, I wouldn't have done it had they given me a demo or something!"

#7 Posted by White (1386 posts) -

Why don't people pre-order and then cancel when the game reviews turns out shit?

#8 Posted by White (1386 posts) -

Important thing to note when watching any game with Enigma.

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#10 Posted by White (1386 posts) -

This thread is sexist.