I believe that video games should have a limit on some off the explicit content that showed is showed. For example, in video games a child cannot be violently harmed or killed because of their age and the effect it might have on gamers, unstable people and under age gamers.
In the game Metal gear Solid 3 there is a man named snake who is being tortured by having cold water threw onto him, being shot in the legs and then being electrified by 10,000 volts, but because most the solders have supernatural powers it wasn’t banned because the supernatural powers remind the player that it is just a game, a fantasy story. There was one thing in the scene which I think should not have been included. The scene contains a man grabbing a woman’s breast without her consent, to me this is classed as sexual assault and made me feel sorry for this lady and I personally didn’t want to watch the scene anymore. I think that if this scene would off been between to normal humans it would have been banned purely because it has the chance to effect some people.
In the new Tomb Raider that is going to be released 2013 has a scene in it that a lot of people have been complaining about. A man who captures Lara Croft slams her against the wall and in my eyes he is committing attempted rape, Lara has to kill him to escape, this is where she has gained her strength from. Personally I think that there is good and bad things towards this.
- The noise she makes while being grabbed
- Personally I found the scene disturbing
- Attempted rape, should not be in any video game
- The man gets killed for his actions
- Lara gains strength
To sum it all up I believe that some video should be banned if the violence in there is too realistic, gruesome or sick. Some things in games are too real for the public to see or even play, some people want to play games to escape their real life and play a fantasy. Game designers should have a limit with what they put into games. Below I have put links to both metal gear solid 3 and tomb raider, I would like to know how other people feel about these videos.
Metal gear solid 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sm-vhxBom4w
Tomb Raider http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ir4V02nM9Mk