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Other The Geneva Convention

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by sp4nky, 7 Dec 2011.

  1. sp4nky

    sp4nky BF3: Aardfrith WoT: McGubbins

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    Apparently the humanitarian organisation, the Red Cross, think that games such as Modern Warfare and Battlefied are breaking the Geneva Convention because they depict the slaughter of people in war without giving them the option to give up peacefully.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencet...e-warriors-forced-obey-Geneva-convention.html

    Personally I think this is a load of old tripe, probably instigated by Keith "I hate gamers" Vaz or one of his cronies. Give up? Let's see what my friend USAS-12 says to that.
     
  2. Mongoose132

    Mongoose132 Duckmad

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    Ahh the Daily Mail, the #1 source for valuable, balanced and unprejudiced news the world over. :p
    Does make you reconsider the next donation though, if they have time and money to do this sort of ****.

    Formed a committee to look at this? Y u no use money where it belongs :c
     
  3. K404

    K404 It IS cold and it IS fast

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    It would add another dimension to a game if some groups did try to surrender and the antagonist had to A/ give them the option and B/ deal with them before moving on with the objective.

    There's me thinking about improving a game instead of discussing the actual problem :p


    I bet Harry thinks all his Christmaseseseseses have come at once. "ayyyyyyyyyy... got me an older woman!"
     
  4. MrDomRocks

    MrDomRocks Well-Known Member

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    The Daily Fail is possibly the biggest load of tripe to have ever been printed!! Nex to The Sun!!
     
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  5. mucgoo

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    Don't know quite how everyone just resorted to slagging of the daily mail.
    There just stating what the red cross have said and seem to ridicule it a little.
    "Whether or not games such as Modern Warfare 3 offer a 'realistic' enough experience of warfare that International Humanitarian Law might apply is still open to debate"
     
  6. K404

    K404 It IS cold and it IS fast

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    Could always argue that games are meant to provide escapism and it's nice to get away from all the problems and limitations of real life :p
     
  7. Sloth

    Sloth #yolo #swag

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    Last time I checked getting killed in a video game has never caused me any physical, mental or emotional harm. Can't see how they'll ever get past the massive barriers of video games being voluntary and, more importantly: virtual. Realistic, but distinctly not real.
     
  8. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    Isn't surrenderring in online gaming called logging off? As far as i know thats always been available to gamers.
     
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  9. Showerhead

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    Where is there source? They don't seem to link to any in the article and as far as i can tell it has only reached discussion stage within the Red Cross
     
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    I'm surprised the Daily Mail doesn't blame immigrants. Or the fact the headline doesn't read 'Immigrants fail to surrender in top games, make us break geneva convention'.

    But ignoring that, it's a load of crap imo.
     
  12. Xir

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    Guantanamo is still open, and THIS is what they've got time for
     
  13. BRAWL

    BRAWL Well-Known Member

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    I do enjoy the Daily Mails' articles. But being honest as the games are fictional and as such cannot have real laws applied to them. Also, get real... Modern Warfare 4 would be like the Youtube pi**take where soldiers drove trucks round and got things wrong... instead of combat, like combat actually is.
     
  14. Sloth

    Sloth #yolo #swag

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    I've never donated to the Red Cross and had no particular intentions to in the future, but this certainly isn't helping change that.

    The more I look around on this issue the more disgusted I am by the sheer levels of bull**** involved. Straight from the horse's mouth.

    Rant: I like the little blurb about promoting a greener conference. Do they not notice that their bragging about being green is taking up space? Or that if they didn't waste so much space at the top with a fancy logo they'd have more room? Or using smaller borders to fit in more text, or smaller font sizes, or not using the red background at the bottom which wastes ink in order to get a more shocking presentation. This has nothing to do with them questioning video games, but I find it representative of the completely detatched, high horse riding gits who come up with this.
     
  15. IronDoc

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    "there is no simple answer"
    I think we'll have to agree to disagree on that one.
     
  16. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    That's like the police complaining you don't get a ticket when driving around *insert open-world game here* like a nutter..

    Games are FICTION... maybe it's set in an alternate reality where the geneva convention doesn't exist... hell how many movies adhere to or acknowledge said bit of paper? what about books?
     
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    This World we live in is so SAD!
     
  18. BRAWL

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    [​IMG]

    FTFY
     
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    ^ Winning!
     
  20. BRAWL

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    Not winning. Too much Reddit.
     

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