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oh jesus christ. they give us all this **** about "video games are so violent why cant there be any nonviolent video games" and then that's exactly what we give them, and an AMAZING one at that, and then they find the most insignificant joke about adoption that some kid got sad about.

MAYBE, if they actually knew ANYTHING about the storyline, they would know that
GlaD0s (Caroline) and Cave Johnson had a baby (Chell), cave died and Caroline became GlaD0S, leaving Chell and all of her clones alone, with no parents.


Besides, GlaD0S mocks you for everything. things that arent even true. She calls you fat repeatedly and you dont see Gabe Newell having a hissy fit.

EDIT: OH JESUS CHRIST ITS THE WHEATLEY JOKE? NOT EVEN THE CLEVER GLADOS JOKE? If these FAT FATTYS actually understood the character of Wheatley they'd know that
he's trying to take over the lab and become as mean and intimidating as GlaD0S was, but fails at being clever or original because he's stupid, so he just yells mean things at you.


RANTOVER.
Edited by captain_clayman - 5/17/11 at 8:04pm
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Was it insensitive? Yes. Does that make it any less of an "E" game? No.

What I find disturbing is that this is being blown completely out of proportion, to a point where that poor child is on the news. The news! Seriously?
What could have been as simple as a father saying explaining that yes, sometimes people or media will try to poke fun at sensitive issues. It's not because being adopted it funny, it's because shocking or insensitive humor is often received as funny. Instead of properly preparing that child for what she will undoubtedly need to deal with at some point in her life, he has likely now made the issue real for her, and given her a giant complex. Gratz, daddy, you've exploited your child to the benefit of the media because you didn't know how to deal with what could have been a relatively simple issue.

Now what's going to happen when that kiddo goes to school? She's going to get teased to no end, and they're going to blame it on Valve.
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I'm adopted, I have no clue who my real parents are, but I am fine with that. Portal two in no way offended me, and as most everyone has already said, those people are just looking for something to complain about.
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People just take jokes too seriously sometimes, that's all.
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On the bright side at least her adopted parents love her....more then I can say about my own..
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Maybe you need to re-watch the clip and pay attention. They said she had not said anything about it, plus she was still playing just fine.
Exactly and they interviewed the outraged parents and didn't ask the 10 year old a single question on how they felt. Just a bunch of attention whores. The parent says the child didn't hear it so he says she doesn't want to talk about it, how do they know?

Obviously she knows she's adopted and they state she's a awesome child and have made their lives so much better. That reporter should have been butthurt because they were making fun of fat people, but I'm sure she handled it well like a grown up.
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I don't remember seeing anything about that one mission in MW2 where you shoot all the innocent people. I can see why someone is offended by the game, but it's nothing to go to the news about.
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How people like this survive on a daily basis baffles me.

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Originally Posted by kyle7412 View Post
I don't remember seeing anything about that one mission in MW2 where you shoot all the innocent people. I can see why someone is offended by the game, but it's nothing to go to the news about.
There actually was a big uproar about it. I believe the mission/chapter was called, "No Russian".
Edited by tehmaggot - 5/17/11 at 8:10pm
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portal 1 had adoption jokes, and they obviously didn't play much because in the second half glados said theres nothing wrong with being adopted
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Originally Posted by DaMirrorLink View Post
portal 1 had adoption jokes, and they obviously didn't play much because in the second half glados said theres nothing wrong with being adopted
Actually, when you watch the video on the source, you realize it's actually that part they're talking about.

And I'm sorry for my lack of sensitivity, but I liked Portal 2, and couldn't stop laughing during the said video (from WBTV).
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