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Poll Results: Release Date Offensive?

 
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post #1 of 49
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I just found out that the RAGE release date is now September 13th, 2011.

Normally I would be giddy, excited and ooze at the thought of new id Software...

But isn't it offensive to release such a title (which I am sure it will be amazing) 2 days after the 10th anniversary of 9/11 or am I just getting old fashioned?

I am sure this doesn't sit right with some, but I still remember the second plane hitting the tower live on TV.

I am not necessarily offended, but I am seriously disappointed with them. I didn't think they would be vying for attention this way. Especially how advocacy groups try steal our violent video games every chance they get.

I am not some old warhorse, I am 26, I am also a veteran, but foremost, I am a gamer. I have been playing Doom since it came out... and I still play it, sad but true.

I just don't know want to think about this, surely this is going to ruffle some feathers.

What do you guys think?
Edited by RagingCain - 2/24/11 at 11:41am
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post #2 of 49
It probably wasn't up to them.

They have a massive board of stockholders to answer to, all of whom want this game out as soon as possible.

The 13th was most likely the middle ground for both the amount of time spent on the project and the quality of it.

Simply a coincidence.
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It probably wasn't up to them.

They have a massive board of stockholders to answer to, all of whom want this game out as soon as possible.

The 13th was most likely the middle ground for both the amount of time spent on the project and the quality of it.

Simply a coincidence.
You are probably right, I did contact them to find out what the deal is. I am not sure its on oversight though, if it is that is a huge one. There is a guy whose job it is to find the best date available, and in my opinion, needs some assistance in getting it done better.

Also added an anonymous poll.
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In what minuscule way would it be offensive to ship a game of a completely unrelated genre 2 days after 9/11?

I mean come on.
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In what minuscule way would it be offensive to ship a game of a completely unrelated genre 2 days after 9/11?

I mean come on.
Violence is violence, any way you look at it. It should be a time of mourning in my opinion.

I found it disturbing, but thats why I was asking opinion, you can think I am wrong or that it shouldn't bother anyone.

I also seeing this being an issue for advocacy groups against violent games too... Thats the last thing I really want as well.
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Maybe we should all stay in our homes on 9/11 too?

We shouldn't allow those ******* terrorist change our lifestyle here in America.
The terrorist want us to stop and cry, I'm not giving them the satisfaction.
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Maybe we should all stay in our homes on 9/11 too?

We shouldn't allow those ******* terrorist change our lifestyle here in America.
The terrorist want us to stop and cry, I'm not giving them the satisfaction.
Its not really anything to do about terrorists but respecting our history and families that lost loved ones, at least thats what I was thinking about. I also hate to tell you this but this world has already changed.

When Rev. Terry Jones was going to burn the Quran last year for the 9th anniversary. It was just going to add insult to injury, and possibly more violence. I am not advocating the video game will do any of that, nor was I saying the whole world has to stop either for the 10th anniversary, but at least be a little respectful to a lot of people that got hurt.

I remember when The Boondock Saints was limited in screenings (by themselves) due to Colombine, and I thought it was a good move. That was fresh in everyones memories and hearts though.
Edited by RagingCain - 2/24/11 at 9:03am
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I'm not trying to be insensitive or anything, but what does Rage being released 2 days after 9/11 have anything related?
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post #9 of 49
As a Dane I'm only indirectly affected by 9/11 2001, but calling it offensive to release a game 2 days after the tenth year anniversary of a terrorist attack is pushing it. The year after, fair enough, but by now you should've recovered enough to accept that things happen on days that aren't even 9/11.

BTW didn't I find this thread in the news section? Wow...
Edited by B!0HaZard - 2/24/11 at 9:16am
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Absolutely ridiculous. I'm willing to bet you that in the 1600s, on the month and day that Crysis 2 will get released, a mass group of people were burned at the stake for being 'witches'. Why aren't we mourning for them? Because they weren't American and it was 400+ years ago? Well, then this motive for mourning, and whatnot, comes completely biased and inconsistent point of view.

Basically, people place too much importance on 9/11. A larger group of people were killed, in other coutries, after the events of 9/11, yet no one mourns for them. It's a waste of time, energy, and has absolutely no productive value whatsoever.

Get on with your lives people, there are greater things to worry about.
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