Violent Video Game Creators Ponder Genre Changes


The creators of the Postal video game, which sparked outrage because it let players take on the violent role of a man gone berserk, say video games may have come to rely too much on violence as entertainment, the Washington Post reports. In the first version of the game, the player can beat up innocent bystanders because he’s having a bad day. In the latest version, due out this spring, a player mistakenly sets of a nuclear explosion.

The four men behind the game, and the company Running with Scissors, say increasingly graphic violence in video games has made violence boring or too disturbing for even their tastes. And even fans are complaining.


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