More Reviews
REVIEWS Klang Review
Less of a symphony, more of a cacophony.

Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice Review
It's not quite back to what was great yet, but there's a spark still here.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Let It Die Preview
Seems like Suda51 saw Frozen, played Dark Souls, and then got the lyrics mixed up.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES FIFA 17
Release date: Out Now

Shu
Release date: 10/04/16

WWE 2K17
Release date: 10/11/16

Skylanders Imaginators
Release date: 10/16/16


LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP oneshotstop
Welcome Back to the West
By oneshotstop
Posted on 08/01/16
The only thing that stops the dust is the rain. It’s a sweet reprieve, but there is no middle ground. The land is either as dry as the Betty Ford clinic, or as wet as the ocean floor. Everything can be seen from the ridge overlooking Armadillo as John Marston gently bounces along atop...

GAMING NEWS

Levine: Violence "Is A Part Of The Story Teller's Toolkit"

Posted on Wednesday, April 3 @ 13:32:32 PST by Alex_Osborn

Violent video games has become a controversial topic over the past several months, and Irrational Games' Ken Levine recently addressed the hot-button issueon NPR's radio programOn Point.

According to the mastermind behind the highly acclaimedBioShock Infinite, violence is a fundamental piece in crafting a narrative."Violence, for better or for worse, is…going back to the dawn of narrative, is a part of the story teller's toolkit," he explained.

Levine then shared a bit about his own childhood, citing how other forms of entertainment have been blamed in the past for violent acts.
I think there’s a couple questions here. I remember when I was a kid; I was not a very popular kid. I was a nerdy, little kid. And I didn’t have friends because I wasn’t very good at socializing, and I found Dungeons & Dragons.

If you remember, back in the 70s there was this big human cry about Dungeons and Dragons; kids were going off and killing themselves and disappearing into caves. And that happened with comic books and that happened with rock and roll music.

My point is, for me personally, games were a way around being ‘that kid.’ I’m not speaking as a scientist here; we can argue the science, but I’m… not the best guy to do that.


With regard to the first-person shooter genre itself, the Irrational boss brought up an interesting point. “I think the other point is they call them first-person shooters; F-P-S. There’s the F-P, the first-person aspect of being, inhabiting a character’s role, and then there’s the S part, which is the shooter part. And I’m not sure that they’re necessarily one in the same.”

Where do you weigh in on the issue of violent media? Share your opinion in the comments below.

[Via]
Related Games:   BioShock Infinite
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.



comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution