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4:55 PM on 10.07.2012


Death. The most common thing in games .Live , ripped out of the body , the end of one's world . Also the unspoken blood in the veins of video games , the thing that gives them life and makes them art .
There's no other media that uses death as much as games , and thats why no other media evokes such strong emotions in it .
Let's start here . Why do we kill ? Most of the time is when he decide , that another man's life is less valuable than something else , be it our own life , treasure , ideals or even our own entertainment .This is the whole moral dilemma in games . When I mention the phrase "moral choice system " which game pops up in your mind ? The closest example would be The Walking Dead , that one made a big deal out of it , whenever I chose one thing over another , a sign appeared and reminded me that Guy A would never forget that I told him that I had ten wieners , when in fact I had eleven , and at the end , the game called me a tosser , while flashing some stupid stats . But thats just a gimmick , some pointless mechanic that is created just to add replay value .There are finer examples of this system , so subtle,that even the people who made the game never thought of them .And by that I mean game like Call Of Duty and Uncharted . In such games , the player constantly makes moral choices , taking the NPC's lives just to reach the final goal . You might say that their lives don't mean anything , that this is just a programed code that looks like life , but it really isn't , and you would be right , but I ask you - to what goal do their live program command gets destroyed ?Their artificial life is taken , just so the hero can have his equally artificial reward .Maybe to us , the prize becomes more important then their lives , so we take them to get to her .Maybe thats more like real conflict then we care to admit .While playing Spec Ops : The Line , I felt bad , even if the evil deeds I did only hurt the same artificial code . Its all too real in our souls .
Don't let that sadden you , though , the world has it's live and death , you have to live for the life .
At the end , we shouldn't wonder if our enemies deserve to die , but do we deserve to kill them ?



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