Originally Posted by redfroth
Censorship of this kind is imposed by its own creator, if that's the case there's no problem here. The game's designer is changing the image, not Congress or the game's publisher. That's not censorship that's just keeping up with good taste.
Yeah, this is what I was thinking...they could have left it there, but chose to remove it due to customer reaction...or potential customers...when things like this happen unfortunately most times the people complaining do not own the game or play it if it is free to play. One player just posts a screen of the controversial moment in the game and people flip out.
However...I got a laugh out of this.
The letter read: "I received two separate complaints today from people who found that the images made them significantly uncomfortable, and in one case made a teacher feel unable to share the game with her young students.
She was going to share it with young students when one of the options was...
The other is to "systematically set fire to every orphan living in a 30 kilometre radius of his house", illustrated by Stephen lighting the third-world child on fire while holding a can of gasoline.
Doesn't sound like your typical "Rated E for Everyone" type of game. I love how the picture is disturbing, but the act of burning who knows how many children is perfectly fine as long as you don't know the color of their skin.
The image would have been disturbing to me...but not because it was racist. It would been because he was burning a child. PERIOD.
I don't care what color the skin is. However I also would know it was a game and just ignore it, because it was not real.
Though then again...this is just crazy human psychology acting out again. You flip on the evening TV any you will see violence on levels that most normal people shouldn't even know are possible, people getting tortured, dead bodies getting dissected...yet if some one were to have a street tough character talk a little rough...the world explodes. Racism works the same way I guess. If a game even implied that you burn all the children of a certain race...there is an uproar, but if the game had you burn children indiscriminately of race...then it is fine? Equal opportunity burning I guess...
...Idon'twanttoliveonthisplanetanymore.jpgEdited by Vagrant Storm - 10/28/13 at 8:19am