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Hunter-Prime Feb 24 2008, 8:36am says:

I think it could be interserting to talk about the violence in the video games (like it's written in the summary ^_^ )and more particularly the Manhunt's case.

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Connway Feb 24 2008, 8:51pm replied:

I know some people are huge fans of the Manhunt series, but I'll be damned if I can figure out why. I did some beta testing of Manhunt 2, and it just made me feel strange. It was captivating for all the wrong reasons.
Personally, I don't think games like Manhunt help the game industry when it comes to proving (sadly, that's what we're doing) to non-gamers that we're all not going to start mass murdering people.
Well, if anything else, we can always get a laugh at Jack Thompson. Who I had conveniently forgotten about until this very moment. I don't know how that guy can keep going after failing so many times. Why hasn't his license for law been revoked yet?

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Henley Feb 24 2008, 6:48pm replied:

do you mean violence in games that have gotten media attention?

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Connway Feb 24 2008, 9:08pm replied:

I'd say we could, or we could talk about violence over a broad number of games. Like, how is violence used in certain games, what messages does it send, etc. (I'm just throwing random topics)

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Malvado_Zombie[X] Mar 9 2008, 11:03pm replied:

Yes... but the violence of the games is great now (every game have violence because they think that is funny)...

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kinesis916 Feb 24 2008, 7:19am says:

So what shall we talk about first.

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formerlyknownasMrCP Feb 24 2008, 12:32am says:

Lots of opinionated people in this group. /joined

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ultimatemale420 Feb 23 2008, 8:22pm says:

lol forgive the spelling mistakes i mean source or unreal engine

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ultimatemale420 Feb 24 2008, 11:17am replied:

what do u mean by C and D
besides if capcom like it a deal cud b struck
ADR team are making a sonic game for unreal 2k4 an sega arnt sueing them
well not yet at least anyways

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Connway Feb 24 2008, 8:45pm replied:

C&D means Cease and Desist. I've never heard of companies like Capcom striking deals with wee little modders. Not out of the realm of possibility though, but very unlikely.
It would be much more likely if someone was doing something original with their franchise rather than a remake. Besides, you never know when Capcom is going to remake their own game. Just look at Mega Man: Maverick Hunter X for the PSP. That game is a 3D remake of Mega Man X.

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