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Why are Violent FPS war games like CoD the most famous and most bought games???

#1HellsingOrgPosted 12/17/2012 9:50:11 AM
There has to be a reason why in America the most sold game and most popular game is a VIOLENT M rated war fps game.

And even if CoD didn't exist all the other most popular games played by millions are always FPS or TPS games like Halo, Gears of War, Medal of Honor etc...

I mean there has to be something wrong if people like to spend hours/days/weeks levelling up their characters and just shooting and gunning down people in an online multiplayer. headshots, blood spraying, lifeless corpses lying on the ground.

Say what you want but you WILL get desensitized after a while of constantly playing this stuff.

And even if these games don't cause you to be violent or act violently in real life there is a problem if the general public accepts these types of games as "ok" because in turn it shows a lack of care for entertainment in general.
In a way, FPS games being the most popular shows a negative aspect about the general population.

Say what you want but I bet the majority of people that fought in a war or had to endure and live through a war WOULD NOT spend weeks playing a game that would cause them to relive their horrors in a safe environment for just entertainment purposes.


Why do people like FPS games where you just shoot stuff with guns all the time?
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#2Shawwty08Posted 12/17/2012 9:50:55 AM
Becuz 'Murica.

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#3SayoriaPosted 12/17/2012 9:51:08 AM
Because Fox and CNN told me that we are monsters in training for mass murders.
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#4CBASH13Posted 12/17/2012 9:51:40 AM
Because we are violent in nature.
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#5DarkShadowRagePosted 12/17/2012 9:51:59 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMS5K9cohDU Crysis is more interesting than COD and Crysis alone is boring as hell but it's great to screw around in.
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#6grungastzenkiPosted 12/17/2012 9:52:02 AM
Dunno why people like FPS in the first place.
#7Pereb27Posted 12/17/2012 9:52:52 AM
Shawwty08 posted...
Becuz 'Murica.

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#8killakPosted 12/17/2012 9:53:22 AM
Because they're a lot of fun
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#9HellsingOrg(Topic Creator)Posted 12/17/2012 9:54:08 AM
Motsu posted...
Because Fox and CNN told me that we are monsters in training for mass murders.


Well I don't agree with that.
its just stupid.

BUT I do think that we as human beings should sit down and think about why these games are the most popular.

I mean if only 13% of the gaming world played FPS games then I guess that would be normal and just a small percentage.

BUT FPS games are so popular that its more like 73% of the gaming world and gaming market.

The remainder is like sport games like Fifa and Madden.
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#10SinfullyvannilaPosted 12/17/2012 9:56:37 AM
Among other things, they are the most extensively marketed games.
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