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Are horror games...too disturbing?

I think this is the perfect way to describe this trailer. Either that or completely fucked up would be the best way.

If I think what I think I think, then I will have completely failed at trying to link the video up at this, but please before you continue reading, you must watch the trailer to understand my point of view.

So you watched it? Probably not, but I'll continue. I was reading a book the other day (no not a graphic novel or a comic or one of those stupid novels that describes the story of a game, just in written words instead of pictures, no an actual novel) called The Last Templar by Raymond Khoury.

Don't worry, I haven't gone insane and started posting random pictures of games. This does have something to with it, well sort of. In one of the Developer interviews, they talked about something that soldiers and gamers experience, something called "War Fatigue". It is where you get to the point of killing so many peoples, or in our case AI, that you become de-sensitized and dissolusioned to the taking of a life. No not to taking a life...but to the act of taking a life.

Have we become a de-sensitized community? Should we be brought back to Earth, after all every kill in every game seems to have little consequences except to advance the narrative. But should we blur the lines even further and make the threshold a little more murker by crossing gaming with real life as much as possible?

It seems every time I descend into the abyss of my mind to try and find the answer to a question, I seem to end up with no clear answer and a barrage of even more...I guess you call them sub questions. This definetly is a sensitive area, I know that damn much.

P.S just to point out I love graphic novels...and comics.
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About PK493one of us since 2:53 PM on 04.12.2011

Alright, let's try this again.

My name is Alex. I'm 15 and I hide in my dark corner of the internet writing a so-called "blog" here on Destructoid. I think far too critically of myself which has reflected on my personality, as I'm cyncical and highly critical of...well a lot of stuff.

Anyway, games. It was all about the GameBoy Advance when I was young, and have grown up on an unhealthly diet of portable gaming (GBA,DS,PSP), a recent introduction of console gaming , lots of fictional media, and yummy food.

I'm lazy and very day-dreamy, non-committal and kind of temperamental. Plus I get distracted easily...I'm really painting a rosy picture here aren't I? Still, if you stick around, (I'm hoping) you may find something of quality here, and who knows, I don't think I'm THAT bad, right...right?

So yeah, vidjo games.

Deus Ex Human Revolution
Batman Arkham City
Portal+Portal 2
Mafia II
Total War:Shogun 2
Rayman Advance
Pokemon Crystal
Jurassic Park:Operation Genesis
Super Mario 64
House Of Dead III

Also, I have twitter now, even though I now feel like a complete sell out. Follow me and see how uninteresting I can be.


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