|GamesCom 2012: Sprinter Cell: Blacklist walkthrough includes controversial torture scene|
|Posted: 18.08.2012 16:34 by JonahFalcon||Comments: 8|
UbiSoft has released the extended version of their E3 2012 walkthrough of Splinter Cell: Blacklist at GamesCom 2012, and it includes a controversial torture scene by protagonist Sam Fisher.
This has caused a negative reaction from more than one developer, including Gears of War: Judgment co-writer Tom Bissell, who posted in his "a blithe, shrugging presentation of the very definition of human evil, all in the name of 'entertainment.'"
"We've arrived in a strange emotional clime when our popular entertainment frequently depicts torture as briskly effective rather than literally the worst thing one human being can do to another - yea verily, worse even than killing."
"I spent a couple days feeling ashamed of being a gamer, of playing or liking military games, of being interested in any of this disgusting bullshit at all."
This follows a by a US interrogator who repeated what most experienced veterans in his field have insisted: torture doesn't work, and no torture was used in finding Osama bin Laden.
So the question is: do fantasies of successful Jack Bauer-styled torture interrogation belong in entertainment?
Yes (3 votes)
No (16 votes)