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I've been playing games since I was 3. Videogames have been a big part of my life for pretty much as long as I can remember. Some of my fondest memories are getting in 2 extra hours of Dragon Quest 4, Chrono Trigger, Earthbound and the like on 2 hour snow delay days. I got Resident Evil for Sega Saturn and Blink 182 Dude Ranch for easter one year and they are now permanently linked in my psyche. I think I'm out of pointless childhood videogame anecdotes that are the slightest bit funny or interesting now.

Now I'm a 24 year old Customer Service Representative for an evil cellular phone company I spend my spare time (and time that they are paying me to work) playing games. I have an awesome wife who flirts with videogaming and 2 amazing kids. I generally prefer role playing games (of any type), "retro" games, hack and slash and platform games. I'm not really that competitive when it comes to gaming except for fighting games. I love fighting games as well I suppose. I've never had any interest in racing or sports games. I don't like military FPS games. I actually barely like FPS's at all. I do play Left 4 Dead but that's about the only thing I play online right now other than Castle Crashers. The Mother (Earthbound) and Oddworld series are probably my favorite gaming franchises. I suppose that's about it. If you want to know anything else you can ask or follow me on twitter.

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I can't see anything about Bioshock 2 other than that I love it. The world is great. I, like many, feared the new game wouldn't be all that good however it seems like a natural extension to the first Bioshock. I also like that it's kind of a prequel and sequel. Awesome work, 2K games.

So I actually watched the video and I would like to say if this video is "disturbing" to you in any way you are an idiot. You're the kind of person that shouldn't be playing games because they are likely to be changed by them at some psychological level and start really killing people.

There is no emotion involved in killing these civilians. Their dead bodies all look the same. Their crawling away in agony animations all look the same. It plays out no differently than any other level in the game. Not to mention the level makes no sense. If the operative's mission is to stop Makarov the beginning of the level when you're standing behind him with a machine gun was a prime time to do so.

I do fully believe games can be artistic and the medium is an art form. This however isn't. It's like watching Die Hard 2. A bunch of no name may as well be clones are mowed down without a moments notice in an airport. There's no focus on any of them and it doesn't affect your character in any way. If Infinity Ward really wanted this to be moving I feel they failed. If not for the fact that I find the level, as I'm sure many people will, pointless and no different than any other shoot out then because their target audience of drunken frat boys will most likely turn shooting the civilians (no kids, really? In an airport?) into some sort of drinking game if they haven't already.