Tagged: violence

March 17, 2012

The Idealistic World of Videogame Pacifists

The Idealistic World of Videogame Pacifists "Daniel Mullins is a virtual pacifist in Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Felix the Peaceful Monk is his avatar. Daniel is just one of a growing number of virtual pacifists who are either frustrated or bored with videogames’ insistence on violence. Daniel understands that there are people in Skyrim that want him dead but “that doesn’t mean [they] deserve to die."

March 6, 2012

Call of Apathy

Call of Apathy : Violent Young Men and Our Place in War. "I am a private military contractor, and I have an issue with the depiction of war in videogames — or more specifically, the soldiers in those games."

January 25, 2011

Video Game Ethics And The Coming Bulletstorm

A fellow named Richard Clark doesn't much care for the gleeful, bonehead ultraviolence in Bulletstorm. Money quote: "Games have always been violent, and they've often reveled in brotastic protagonists who serve as ciphers for our own power fantasies. Games have always featured lame and offensive dialogue. The difference between those games and Bulletstorm, though, is the intentional nature of all of these things." [more inside]