My stance has always been, and shall always remain: if you don't like, don't play (or read, or watch, or whatever) it.
No act is more wasteful than moral outrage. No matter what it is, or what it's intent, someone will be offended by it. The perfect solution, the one that spares them everything, while imposing nothing on anyone else, is to simply not indulge.
Restrictions based around what you, I, or anyone else, considers tasteful can only lead to harm. It's not my place to say what has a place, and it sure as hell isn't yours.
Originally Posted by NateN34
"Freedom of _______". Yeah come on now. What if one of your best friends was shot and gruesomely killed in front of you. Then someone made a game about that? Would you like that? Same concept..
It doesn't matter if I like it.
There are countless things I do not like that I have no place in depriving someone else of.
Originally Posted by Cannon19932006
Not at all, it's just that this is still present in people's memories and it's such a tragedy.
We all have our personal tragedies, and at any given moment a billion people have a million different ones fresh in their memories. Tiptoeing around them all does no favors to anyone, and demanding that we do so when we could simply avoid that which we find offensive, is arrogant and absurd in the extreme.
Originally Posted by bombastinator
This was proven empirically untrue in something like 400bc.
Originally Posted by AbdullahG
Some might call this freedom of expression or freedom of speech. But what exactly is this game trying to express?
You don't need to understand it, or even consider it legitimate, for it to be worth protecting.
Originally Posted by Stealth Pyros
It's expressing the right to offend sensitive people
Even this would be more than enough.Edited by Blameless - 11/21/13 at 4:12pm