Why there are so many subliminal messages in video games?

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#1 Posted by Jane_22 (678 posts) -

Really, why?

Is it supposed to be funny or something?

What is the reason for that? because almost every freaking game out there got a few subliminal messages.

A few games got some scary stuff like in Halo 2. This is nuts.

Why the hell developers doing that?

#2 Posted by XaosII (16556 posts) -

What? What subliminal messagesin games?

I have no idea what you're talking about.

#3 Posted by Treflis (11471 posts) -
Sublimal messages? Do you mean the "Easter Eggs"?
#4 Posted by Jane_22 (678 posts) -

What? What subliminal messagesin games?

I have no idea what you're talking about.

XaosII

Pffff wake up man.

There is a lot of freaky stuff, even in GTA IV.

#5 Posted by XaosII (16556 posts) -

[QUOTE="XaosII"]

What? What subliminal messagesin games?

I have no idea what you're talking about.

Jane_22

Pffff wake up man.

There is a lot of freaky stuff, even in GTA IV.

Can you give any examples found in any game.

#6 Posted by Jane_22 (678 posts) -
#7 Posted by XaosII (16556 posts) -
#8 Posted by wiouds (5060 posts) -

Messages in games and other media is made by the user.

#9 Posted by Crimsader (11672 posts) -
#10 Posted by muthsera666 (13271 posts) -
#11 Posted by mariomaster16 (762 posts) -

Halo 2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71JdQiXLTBk

Jane_22

lol, that's pretty funny. video game conspiracy theories, haha. seriously, dude, this is bull-crap. there's no such thing as hidden messages in games. Why would Bungie put that in a game? Especially backwards in background noise that no one hears? It's not like you could hear it even subconsiously. While humorous, that video is obviously fake.

#12 Posted by Archangel3371 (15345 posts) -
So where is this abundance of subliminal messages in all these video games? Do you have a list of games that supposedly do this?
#13 Posted by juliankennedy23 (885 posts) -

No one else can hear those voices... you may want to seek professional help if you live in Europe or Canada. (If you live in the US you might want to start on the cardboard sign)

#14 Posted by evil_angel74 (988 posts) -
So...is the one example from Halo 2 all we get? And even if that Halo 2 one wasn't pareidolia, why complain about it? It's there because it's there.
#15 Posted by Black_Knight_00 (18262 posts) -

[QUOTE="Jane_22"]

Halo 2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71JdQiXLTBk

muthsera666

It's hardly subliminal if the subconscious cannot pick up on it. Reverse and slowed down? How would you pick up on it with your mind?

Apparently the subconscious can pick it up. The theory is our mind rewinds, plays backwards and slows down everything we hear. Even then, how much is actually perceived, either above or beneath the treshold of consciousness, depends on the individual.

That said, some people that are looking for drama can convince themselves and others they hear anything in any alleged message and speculate endlessly on its hidden meaning. In this case my idea is they recorded that line to be played normally in the background, since the Arbiter is called an heretic and sinner against god, then they probably thought some mystical gibberish would have been better and reversed it. It happened before

#16 Posted by LustForSoul (5842 posts) -
The halo message is actually real but most games don't have them.
#17 Posted by Shaggy_online (375 posts) -

Another Subliminal message in Assassin's Creed 1 (Spoilers)

Why Do They Put 21 / 12 / 2012 (End of World ??) in a video game ??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoLUklf1NLc&feature=related

#18 Posted by LustForSoul (5842 posts) -

Another Subliminal message in Assassin's Creed 1 (Spoilers)

Why Do They Put 21 / 12 / 2012 (End of World ??) in a video game ??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoLUklf1NLc&feature=related

Shaggy_online
If you see the ending of Assassins Creed 2 you will see that it's a part of the story. I won't spoil anything but it's no subliminal mesage.
#19 Posted by muthsera666 (13271 posts) -

[QUOTE="muthsera666"][QUOTE="Jane_22"]

Halo 2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71JdQiXLTBk

Black_Knight_00

It's hardly subliminal if the subconscious cannot pick up on it. Reverse and slowed down? How would you pick up on it with your mind?

Apparently the subconscious can pick it up. The theory is our mind rewinds, plays backwards and slows down everything we hear. Even then, how much is actually perceived, either above or beneath the treshold of consciousness, depends on the individual.

Please tell me that you're not serious...
#20 Posted by RACiEP (687 posts) -

Perhaps this will ease your paranoid mind:

The effectiveness of subliminal messaging has been demonstrated to prime individual responses and stimulate mild emotional activity. Applications, however, often base themselves on the persuasiveness of the message. The near-consensus among research psychologists is that subliminal messages do not produce a powerful, enduring effect on behavior;and that laboratory research reveals little effect beyond a subtle, fleeting effect on thinking....Research upon those claims of lasting effects...conclude thatthere is no effect beyond a placebo.Wikipedia

I actually learned this in AP Psych also...

Subliminal messages can create a small priming effect, but they are NOT powerful by any means.

What is priming you say? I'll give an example...

Quickly ask these questions to a friend out loud:

1. What do the letters s-h-o-p spell? (They will likely answer "shop.")

2. What do you do when you come to a green light? (If they answer right away, they will likely say "stop.")

So yeah... that's basically the extent of the powers of subliminal messaging. :)

#21 Posted by Black_Knight_00 (18262 posts) -
[QUOTE="Black_Knight_00"]

[QUOTE="muthsera666"] It's hardly subliminal if the subconscious cannot pick up on it. Reverse and slowed down? How would you pick up on it with your mind?muthsera666

Apparently the subconscious can pick it up. The theory is our mind rewinds, plays backwards and slows down everything we hear. Even then, how much is actually perceived, either above or beneath the treshold of consciousness, depends on the individual.

Please tell me that you're not serious...

I'm not saying I agree completely, but there have been studies on the subject and, yes, our brain processes a lot more data than we think. This doesn't mean a backmasked message will necessarily influence us, but the brain can pick it up and maybe even interpret it. When it comes to how the brain works there's a lot of speculation. You can easily find more about this on google, explained with better words than the ones I used
#22 Posted by muthsera666 (13271 posts) -

[QUOTE="muthsera666"][QUOTE="Black_Knight_00"] Apparently the subconscious can pick it up. The theory is our mind rewinds, plays backwards and slows down everything we hear. Even then, how much is actually perceived, either above or beneath the treshold of consciousness, depends on the individual.

Black_Knight_00

Please tell me that you're not serious...

I'm not saying I agree completely, but there have been studies on the subject and, yes, our brain processes a lot more data than we think. This doesn't mean a backmasked message will necessarily influence us, but the brain can pick it up and maybe even interpret it. When it comes to how the brain works there's a lot of speculation. You can easily find more about this on google, explained with better words than the ones I used

Wow. That is surprising. An organic meat bag is capable of much more than I expected...

#23 Posted by Crazy_Jane (303 posts) -

There are no subliminal messages in video games.

You know why?

Subliminal messages are illegal. Literally. It is a crime to release any form of media to the public with subliminal messaging. Music, Film or otherwise. Without specifically stating, 'This show/album etc, features hidden messages'.

#24 Posted by Black_Knight_00 (18262 posts) -

Wow. That is surprising. An organic meat bag is capable of much more than I expected...

muthsera666

:lol:

#25 Posted by muthsera666 (13271 posts) -

[QUOTE="muthsera666"]Wow. That is surprising. An organic meat bag is capable of much more than I expected...

Black_Knight_00

:lol:

HK-47 is awesome incarnate.

#26 Posted by hayabusatan (134 posts) -
Why? Because games are the only education we've got.
#27 Posted by Dy_WarriorsXoXo (582 posts) -

Really, why?

Is it supposed to be funny or something?

What is the reason for that? because almost every freaking game out there got a few subliminal messages.

A few games got some scary stuff like in Halo 2. This is nuts.

Why the hell developers doing that?

Jane_22
Do not listen to people in this thread that there are none as there clearly are as evident in Diablo. I do not know how abundant they are used but they are there. In songs some of them contain hidden meanings played backwards and cigarette company's put adds of their product in shows. Subliminal messaging is used today and is usually to advertise but sometimes to get a message out.
#28 Posted by muthsera666 (13271 posts) -
[QUOTE="hayabusatan"]Why? Because games are the only education we've got.

Quoting XXX?
#29 Posted by IronBass (21208 posts) -
I've always wondered why those "subliminal messages" always say a bunch of nonsense instead of something that actually serves the product maker, like "buy more copies" or "send us $1000".
#30 Posted by Black_Knight_00 (18262 posts) -

[QUOTE="Black_Knight_00"]

[QUOTE="muthsera666"]Wow. That is surprising. An organic meat bag is capable of much more than I expected...

muthsera666

:lol:

HK-47 is awesome incarnate.

Yes he is. Yes he is

#31 Posted by mariomaster16 (762 posts) -

I've always wondered why those "subliminal messages" always say a bunch of nonsense instead of something that actually serves the product maker, like "buy more copies" or "send us $1000".IronBass

Because that wouldn't be as scary and wouldn't rile up conspiracy theorists.

#32 Posted by dkdk999 (6738 posts) -
[QUOTE="Jane_22"]

Halo 2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71JdQiXLTBk

muthsera666
It's hardly subliminal if the subconscious cannot pick up on it. Reverse and slowed down? How would you pick up on it with your mind?

I don't think what the guy said has any truth to it. Nor do I even know if that recording was even real. But I've heard our unconcious is pretty amazing in it's abilities.