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post #21 of 49
If it was a game about landing planes into a building and seeing how many peeps we could kill with each hit I would agree.

However, it has nothing to do with 9/11 and it being released on 9/13.

If you feel that nothing should happen or exist after 9/11 I'm sorry, but we must move forward. We must not forget what happened on the day of 9/11 but we must not stop our lives for a whole month or a week.

Reality hits eventually, no matter how bad you want a sacred 20+ years to remember 9/11.

I mean what, you want the whole world to just stop since that happened?
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post #22 of 49
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Originally Posted by rx7racer View Post
If it was a game about landing planes into a building and seeing how many peeps we could kill with each hit I would agree.

However, it has nothing to do with 9/11 and it being released on 9/13.

If you feel that nothing should happen or exist after 9/11 I'm sorry, but we must move forward. We must not forget what happened on the day of 9/11 but we must not stop our lives for a whole month or a week.

Reality hits eventually, no matter how bad you want a sacred 20+ years to remember 9/11.

I mean what, you want the whole world to just stop since that happened?
You got to read what I write, I have stated it shouldn't stop everything, but somethings can be accommodated for such as Boondock Saints being screen limited after Colombine.

Like I said its primarily the 10th anniversary part, so you know people will be making a bigger deal this year, naturally.

I honestly don't think I would even have given it a second thought had it been any other anniversary.

The second part is id Software have always been in the lime-light with the media because of their sensational games. I would have figured they would have thought of this, which I am sure they did.


Please look, I don't mind you sharing your opinions, but many of you guys are using non-topical scenarios. This about id Software, their choice of release dates, and the possibility of it having repercussions.

Its perfectly fine not to see a problem with it, I don't mind you having opinions, but don't claim 9/11 is Hiroshima or Nagasaki.

The Salem Witch Trials or Hiroshima bombing are way off base. Violence is everywhere and has been that way since the dawn of time and it will be there helping us on our way to the end.

Also don't PM troll me, I wasn't trying to start a flame war or QQ.
Edited by RagingCain - 2/24/11 at 11:33am
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post #23 of 49
Are you serious? The world doesn't revolve around US and it certainly doesn't revolve around around the day some terrorist attack happened 11 years ago. You do realize, that virtually every day has some sort of significance if you look deep enough, right?
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post #24 of 49
How is it offensive at all? I wouldn't care if it was released ON the 11th. Do you propose that we bring our economy to a standstill every time September 11th rolls around?
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Are you serious? The world doesn't revolve around US and it certainly doesn't revolve around around the day some terrorist attack happened 11 years ago. You do realize, that virtually every day has some sort of significance if you look deep enough, right?
Perhaps you should ask yourself why Europe is the 16th, yet the US is right there on the 13th.

And 10th anniversary would be 10 years.

See previous post about being on topic, if you don't find it problematic, thats fine, but every day of our Gregorian calendar can be a mass grave if you want to find it.

Its a 10th anniversary of a memorial day for the US, with a game release is in close proximity, from a game company producing some of the most popular video game titles probably ever released, and also the most controversial with the media due to their high levels of violence associated with them.

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How is it offensive at all? I wouldn't care if it was released ON the 11th. Do you propose that we bring our economy to a standstill every time September 11th rolls around?
No, if you read some of my posts I have said this many times. The economy doesn't revolve around video games, more the point, a single video game.
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post #26 of 49
Well, Id and ZeniMax/Bethesda has a right to choose whenever they want to release their title.

It was probably a negligible difference in their mind regarding 9/11. Most events for it happen that day, not on the day of the week except local events.

But it's a bit of a stretch imo that a violent video game being released 2 days after the 10th anniversary of 9/11 will create a huge uproar in the media much less among the commoners.

But I'm sure there will be many that object to it just because they object to violence and video games in general, then you have the ones that every problem the world faces has been created by violent video games.
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post #27 of 49
Not at all.
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People are always complaining and butt-hurt about something. Being offended at something like this is ridiculous.
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Quote:
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Its a 10th anniversary of a memorial day for the US, with a game release is in close proximity, from a game company producing some of the most popular video game titles probably ever released, and also the most controversial with the media due to their high levels of violence associated with them
Who cares? Worst thing that will happen - couple of cheap tabloids would publish another "violent games are bad because we say so" piece that no sane person would read. Seriously, you have a very, very silly idea. Nobody will care, at least nobody with even a minimal amount of intelligence. Besides, for the most part, people who criticize things based on some "moral values" they hold, usually don't give a crap about morality, they're in it for the money.
Edited by nielsbohr - 2/24/11 at 11:47am
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Originally Posted by rx7racer View Post
Well, Id and ZeniMax/Bethesda has a right to choose whenever they want to release their title.

It was probably a negligible difference in their mind regarding 9/11. Most events for it happen that day, not on the day of the week except local events.

But it's a bit of a stretch imo that a violent video game being released 2 days after the 10th anniversary of 9/11 will create a huge uproar in the media much less among the commoners.

But I'm sure there will be many that object to it just because they object to violence and video games in general, then you have the ones that every problem the world faces has been created by violent video games.
Thats true, they are always looking for something to blame

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Who cares? Worst thing that will happen - couple of cheap tabloids would publish another "violent games are bad because we say so" piece that no sane person would read. Seriously, you have a very, very silly idea. Nobody will care, at least nobody with even a minimal amount of intelligence.
So I have a minimal amount of intelligence? Don't come in my thread and insult me, I was asking for peoples' opinions. I have never been concerned by things like this before, and I wanted to think and discuss about it.

My objections have been made already and you have demonstrated your stance already.
Edited by RagingCain - 2/24/11 at 11:50am
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