While on the one hand it’s easier to release games to a large audience than ever, the flip side of that coin is that sometimes developers choose to purposely agitate the marketplace for sheer shock value. In the case of a game like Hatred, this becomes a fight for free speech as a professional development studio aims to re-imagine titles like Postal from the older years of video games. In other cases, you get completely amateur content that should only exist in a dark, undiscovered corner of the internet instead being presented to the masses through Steam and then reaching headlines and spotlight when it’s clear that not much more than a few passing thoughts were given to its inflammatory message and even its design.
We are talking about an actual game made just for the purpose of killing homosexuals. Yes, it exists. This isn’t a game with actual graphics and gameplay either, it’s a mockery of a game using slapped together MS Paint assets that were probably not licensed properly and exhibiting nothing but horrible game design rivalling that of the worst we’ve ever seen and quickly taking the throne. This game will be shown in the video and discussed before the daily news, since it’s a big thing we think needs to be discussed.
Such games are amateur hate pieces, and although the game industry shouldn’t censor work from professional development studios that have made a compelling, mature game (even Adult Only titles like Hatred), there needs to be a line drawn at some point to which games deserve a front-and-center spotlight to the masses through Steam and services like it. Spoiler Alert: this game isn’t one of them.
Some of the Topics Discussed Include:
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- EA Games Presents 2014 Earnings Call & New Info For Future
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