Earlier today, we told you about a guy who successfully procured a refund for Bioshock Infinite on the grounds that an early scene in the game ran afoul of his religious beliefs. He found that he simply could not do what the game asked of him and decided to stop playing.
Has that ever happened to you? Have you ever stopped playing a video game on moral grounds?
If you check out the poll on the right side of this page, you'll find that question and a few responses ranging from "yes" to "no." Vote in the poll and fill the comments and our email box (SuperPACpodcast@gmail.com) with your thoughts and opinions.
Me personally? I'll do anything in a game. It's not real so in-game actions, no matter how repugnant they may be in real life, don't phase me one bit.
But that's me. What about you?
Is there an in-game action you could never bring yourself to perform? What is it? Are there any games that you've had to stop playing for moral reasons? I'm interested in hearing the story. Any games out there you refuse to play due to what it asks of the player? Let us know what they are.
I'm especially curious to hear why some in-game actions might put you off but others do not. For example, the guy who quit playing Bioshock Infinite decided to stop playing rather than participate in an in-game, religious ritual. But, I assume, he would have had no problem with the game's highly-publicized combat which tasks you with gruesomely murdering nearly every person you come across with bullets, fireballs and flesh-eating crows. That just strikes me as rather odd.
So, let's start a conversation and make with the enlightenment!
EZK and I will discuss this topic and your opinions on next week's Super Podcast Action Committee. That's right, friends, the show is back with at least 50% less sniffling, coughing and sneezing!
-Reporting from San Diego, GamePolitics Contributing Editor Andrew Eisen