GS News Top 5 - Sexual violence in MGSV + ‘XboxSignOut’ trolls users

MGSV grabs itself a ‘sexual violence’ rating, Xbox trolling is at its height, Sony introduces PlayStation Now for PS4, and can religion and gaming make sense together?

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144 comments
jcknapier711
jcknapier711

I think the problem with having a religious video game to entice people into religion, is that it's trying too hard.  If they made a good video game that isn't really about religion, that has a sympathetic character who is religious, I think that would do better to entice people to be religious, because you'd want to emulate that character.

Goobshoeriot
Goobshoeriot

hahaha #1 deserved the GOLD! hilarious! ...o and that thing at the was kinda cool/kinda scary... she looked like the girl from "The Ring" for a second

Zevvion
Zevvion

I think it would be a problem if every single game ever would feature hyper sexualized women, but I don't get why it's such a huge deal if some games have them. It's always strange arguments against it also. As if no women in real life are hyper sexual.  

Verityrant
Verityrant

Sure religion has a place in gaming, gaming is expression and art, so if the devs wanna include it go nuts.  Games often try to appeal to absolutely everything with a wallet, but the aren't required to.  That said, the second question about it being any good is completely valid, if the game isn't good, it isn't good, but those two questions aren't mutually inclusive. 

As an aside, to Jess, I am not sure why you are tweaking your speaking cadence but for what my opinion is worth, I prefer your more natural one.  It was odd this week with you speaking slower and more methodically, and felt artificial to someone who has heard how you have normally spoken in the past.  Your show, your option, just offering my feedback. 

megagene
megagene

Jess. You sound either sick or a little drunk in this video. Which is it? 

petry05
petry05

flaca por que eres tan sexy <3

Leefx
Leefx

is it just me or does Jess sound a bit stoned in this episode? hehe

Jawehawk-DK
Jawehawk-DK

Religion should only exist as history. That people are dumb enough to still believe in fairy tales to this date, is way beyond me. Believing in something that has been the direct cause of the death of billions of people... What the hell people...

scarred_fox
scarred_fox

hahahahahaha, xboxsignout is the equivalent of PC players answering back with, "ALT+F4"  XD  that's some go0o0o0o0od trolling there.

Casuallad
Casuallad

what's the bit at the end about?

virtualskill
virtualskill

GS - Please stop making topics and articles on Call of Abraham. This is at least the 5th time you've been "shocked" over it. Most of the world has some form of religion and it hasn't stopped any of us from gaming lol. A game about religion is just another game.

smokeless_0225
smokeless_0225

Sexual Violence in MGSV

Hard to say anything since we don't know details yet. It may not even be much more than some mild verbal sexual harassment...who knows?

Religious Video Game

Sure whatever. However they won't mix well since a lot of gamers are probably used to their religious grandmother screaming at them telling them they should stop playing video games in the first place. There might be a grudge against it since the audiences don't seem to "jive" well together.

Steambox = meh

Even at a $500 entry price I would wait for a price drop. That's way too high of an entry price for a 'console' that is just entering the market. I know they've been a software based company for a while now but this being their first piece of hardware...are they really expecting a large market of consumers that will pay that much for a glorified prototype?

Playstation Now

Unless I haven't been paying attention, I haven't heard of a price for the product. The service might actually be neat if the price is right.

XboxSignOut

If I had an Xbone, I would totally try to friend this guy just to play games with him and hear the people he trolls. Genius idea!



BadMrSnake
BadMrSnake

How is masturbation sexual violence?

zyxahn
zyxahn

I guess we will all find out whether religion is fake or not when we die.  50/50  If you think of what awaits those who believe and those who don't I think I'll believe just to be safe.  If I'm wrong then I'll be re-encarnated as someone or something else so I'll live it up then.

wowwow27
wowwow27

xbox sign out, classic, wish i bought an xbone now.

wowwow27
wowwow27

history is history, we already have the whole assassins creed thing, why not branch out.


me, I'm waiting for a civil war sim,  obama can sponsor it.

cratecruncher
cratecruncher

Religious games to spread the word? Wow, great idea.  Everyone knows religious people are so good at technology and innovative thinking.

oflow
oflow

All this vitriol for a religious game...sure it has a place in gaming!


Just like every other game you have the choice to  not play it so whats the problem? 


 If it bothers you that much ignore it and move on.

milsvaard
milsvaard

Religion and games, of course it makes sense! Games use myths all the time like the God of War series, I don't see a problem with using modern myths like the Christian mythology for use in games. 

anshanlord
anshanlord

When I hear Religious non-sense over video games I wanna burst into flames; someone should tell them that you wankers have been burning people for centuries, killing, pillaging, raping and all kinds of evil crap and you've done it without even apologising; just calm down a bit! your era is over...

almost 40% of the world right now is suffering from religion and some fat retarded moron thinks that his voice should be heard by people who are 60 years younger than him because "His faith should be respected"....Just die already...

Merseyak
Merseyak

loool at religion it dosent exist just an excuses to separate people and kill them in the name of an imaginary figure i respect peoples beliefs 100% aslong as you keep it to yourself and dont try to force it on others then i have a problem with you

ericmbacon
ericmbacon

Religion in games? Why not. It is all just make believe anyway.


What about games in religion? Like that one time Jesus had to win the gifts from the three wise men by playing Skee Ball. Too bad he only won some frankincense. Fuckin' baby hands.

themanitou23
themanitou23

"Sexual violence? Why didn't we thank of that?" -Rockstar Games.

Munstable
Munstable

Jesus vs Buddha


round one, fight!!

coldfusion25
coldfusion25

probably wouldn't have clicked if it didn't say "sexual" in the title... 


Guess I'm getting a bit lonely..

koganinja9
koganinja9

Noah's Ark in a Skyrim version and you have to do some stuff before it's time that the world floods and even that you would have to survive it.

zyxe
zyxe moderator moderator

Re: XboxSignOut

it's not much different from answering new PC gamers' questions about "how do i..." with "alt+f4"

and yes, i still find that funny ;)

Vojtass
Vojtass

Sexual violence is nothing new in The Witcher series. Just play TW2 or watch last cinematic trailer of TW3.

DWalker131
DWalker131

more bible games ? yay wisdom tree is back, someone alert the nerd  lol

mick_holland
mick_holland

ultimately games are a medium designed for a little escapism and to delve into ideas that are unfounded in reality. so i think a religious game based on the bible fits in perfectly. Wouldnt be buying buying it myself as i can,t imagine it will be much fun never being allowed to fight anyone and simply delivering messages for 100+ hours

Jah_Glow
Jah_Glow

I LOL'd. 


Let them make what they want. No one is forced to buy it.


And XboxSignOut is currently WINNING the Internet. Best troll EVAR

gamergath
gamergath

@megageneDon't hate on Jess, she's kinda cute! Plus she's taking her time to present news... to you!

felipe_k3
felipe_k3

@Jawehawk-DKWorse than religious fanatics are the die hard atheists who are always insulting people who oppose their views. Shot in the dark, but I'd say you have no friends due to your "superior intelligence", you also wear a fedora and have a neckbeard. lel

RS13
RS13

@smokeless_0225 The Steambox is just a PC in new packaging.  People have been making PCs for a while so I doubt it'll be a "glorified prototype."


That's not to say that there aren't questions about it, but those have to do primarily with the software, particularly the OS.

AngelsongCA
AngelsongCA

@zyxahn Yeah.  Even a scientist is smart enough to research the correct rules and try something first before they disregard it.

AngelsongCA
AngelsongCA

@anshanlord Humans kill people.  That means all humans are murderers.  Oh wait...  Stop lumping everyone together.  Ignore the good focus on the bad only?

wowwow27
wowwow27

@anshanlord ...just die already."    isn't that kind of statement the thing that sparks religion in the first place?

oflow
oflow

@anshanlord You sound like the orc general from Return of the King lol.



AngelsongCA
AngelsongCA

@Merseyak Don't lump religion together with everything else.  Not everyone is blowing themselves up, and separating people.

wowwow27
wowwow27

@ericmbacon like when your a kid, and you make-believe you'll live forever.  i give every one who reads this fifty years, sixty years tops.

James9002uk
James9002uk

@zyxe notice how it's all dumb kids who are saying it though.

Manji14
Manji14

Because how cute you are defines how good you are at your job if you're a female. Amirite? Amirite?

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@RS13@smokeless_0225Well, the idea is offering a 100% game optimized machine right out of the shop, so that is the selling point of it (other should be the price, but we'll see)


smokeless_0225
smokeless_0225

@RS13

True. But will it do everything that my current PC can do? (Use MS Word/Excel, check email, order stuff on ebay, <whatever else people do on PC>) 

Maybe it's just that I don't know enough about it but it seems to me that they are streamlining this as "just a console". If that's correct, why wouldn't I just buy a PC for around the same price that can play games and do everything else as well?