Monday May 09, 2016

Why I Don't Have The Stomach For 'Battlefield 1'

This guy says he doesn't have the stomach for Battlefield 1 because every kill in the game will remind him of "the real lives lost." Obviously this is an opinion piece but I wanted to know what you guys thought about his stance a game based on a 100 year old war.

It's something I've been thinking about since I saw the game unveiled at an EA/Dice event last Friday. I play plenty of violent games myself, and while graphic executions occasionally make me cringe, I'm not going to say no to taking control of Nathan Drake in Uncharted 4 and gunning down hordes of attacking mercenaries. But apparently, I find it easier to look the other way at the atrocities my character is committing when it's in a made-up universe, or when I'm slicing up orcs in fantasy games. Real, up-close-and-personal, human-on-human violence -- like crushing a soldier's head with a mace -- is a bit much for me.

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