March 30, 2012 5 Comments
…only holds up as long as we are talking about avatars doing in-game action against other avatars, with no deeper emotion involved between the players behind the avatars.
Let’s take this a step further. What if the GAME is actually designed to cause this type of competition? American football is a contact physical sport and injuries happen, because players are hitting each other as hard as they can. If it makes the other guy go down, that’s sad, but it’s part of the game. Competitors always go for absolute victory. Going for a complete win, where the enemy won’t ever even come back to challenge you again, means using everything you have. It’s a way of looking at things so foreign and strange to people like Tobold, that they call it evil.
Evil is something different I think. Like purifying comments to maintain a particular image and silence voices of dissent.
But hey, that’s just me.
Edit: Some fun blog responses so far (I’ll try to link more as the day goes on, but meh, Friday, no promises).