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Definitely not pork - or is it?

Old Oct 5th 2012, 6:15 am
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This London butcher is selling fake human meat

You gotta hand it to them....
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Old Oct 5th 2012, 7:55 am
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Haha. It's a promo for the latest game in the Resident Evil series. The UK games industry is known for pulling off massive stunts like this.
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Old Oct 7th 2012, 9:29 am
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Not when it spawns this:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ideo-game.html
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I'm not defending their actions, but they sound like sadistic little ****s, with or without playing the game. Anything could provide inspiration to their sick little minds – could have been a film, a tv show, a video game, or even a story they read.

Does that mean rational, sane adults should be deprived? No.
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I'm not defending their actions, but they sound like sadistic little ****s, with or without playing the game. Anything could provide inspiration to their sick little minds – could have been a film, a tv show, a video game, or even a story they read.

Does that mean rational, sane adults should be deprived? No.
Lets all ignore them and they will go away. Still waiting for this gem to work
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I'm not defending their actions, but they sound like sadistic little ****s, with or without playing the game. Anything could provide inspiration to their sick little minds – could have been a film, a tv show, a video game, or even a story they read.

Does that mean rational, sane adults should be deprived? No.
Yeah, basically I agree with you. Not seen or played the game in question. In principle I'm against censorship, but perhaps that's based on a view from my youth when really poisonous stuff was neither really that bad nor as pervasive or easily-accessible as it is today. Should media which have no socially-redeeming attributes and may be seen by many to be glorifying violence be allowed? From an abstract viewpoint, yes (freedom of choice to make, freedom of choice to view/use), but from a societal viewpoint the thought process needs to be different.
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Yeah, basically I agree with you. Not seen or played the game in question. In principle I'm against censorship, but perhaps that's based on a view from my youth when really poisonous stuff was neither really that bad nor as pervasive or easily-accessible as it is today. Should media which have no socially-redeeming attributes and may be seen by many to be glorifying violence be allowed? From an abstract viewpoint, yes (freedom of choice to make, freedom of choice to view/use), but from a societal viewpoint the thought process needs to be different.
Agree with you completely, yet my point (weak?) still stands. Don't give these ahh losers too much attention.
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Agree with you completely, yet my point (weak?) still stands. Don't give these ahh losers too much attention.
Exactly. Part of the problem is often they want fame. Reporting it only exacerbates the problem.

And you're right Bahtatboy. It does have a age restriction and I'm hugely for them.
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Should media which have no socially-redeeming attributes and may be seen by many to be glorifying violence be allowed? From an abstract viewpoint, yes (freedom of choice to make, freedom of choice to view/use), but from a societal viewpoint the thought process needs to be different.
Violent people are drawn to violent video games, but violent video games don't make people violent. In the same way, gay people will be attracted to gay porn, but it's not going to turn straight people gay any more than gay people are going to become straight watching hetro stuff.

I recall having a similar debate about banning violent video games with an older lady who clearly wasn't a games player. In her case it was GTA IV she objected to. But why stop at video games? Got to do movies too. But then what about books?

I can think of a couple of pretty old books that contain incitement to commit murder, genocide, descriptions of executions and so on. I recall one particularly nasty incident in which the main protagonist is nailed up to a cross until he dies.

I am pretty sure over the past 2000 years there have been more violent evil acts by people influenced by *that* book, or others from the same author than by video games
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I can think of a couple of pretty old books that contain incitement to commit murder, genocide, descriptions of executions and so on. I recall one particularly nasty incident in which the main protagonist is nailed up to a cross until he dies.
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But unfortunately that damages a great deal of your argument. Otherwise sane people believe what's written in it and go and murder people.
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