(05-10-2012 02:29 PM)Cranky Old Man Wrote: So let me get this straight: You're saying that every day PDP puts on the act of a psychopath, but that deep down inside, he actually wants to take these games seriously, and is disturbed by them, but that he's so serious and masterful in his acting, that not even the slightest instinct of his real and sane self shows through, and that as soon as the camera is turned off, he hugs a pillow and takes meds to get over the shame of laughing at murder and ruining serious games, and that he only does this because he loves his audience so much, because he's somehow convinced that his fine-tasting audience would abandon him if he would get serious?
That's like a multitude of different favours of bullshit.
Nobody but a psychopath would freely choose to put on "an act" of a psychopath.
Tell that to the people who've acted Micheal Myers, Freddy Kruger, and Jason. It's acting. Whatever he does isn't any sort of genuine, true feeling of what he would really REALLY want to do. Sometimes it's for the sake of a job, like actors. Sometimes, it's just really fun to act. In Pewdie's case, it's a mix of both.
Like for instance, sometimes I like screaming, and joking around my friends while making vulgar jokes, which while vulgar, are OBVIOUSLY nothing more than jokes, so my friends aren't bothered despite the context of the joke. Why? Because they know I'm just fooling around, and having fun instead of really meaning it.
CrankyOldMan Wrote:"It's just a game." doesn't apply, as part of every game is to imagine
that the fantasy is real. It's one thing if you don't succeed in
immersing yourself, but if you don't even bother to try
to do that (like if you don't read story notes because character
feelings or character motivations doesn't interest you, or if you would
rather laugh at torture instead of trying to take it seriously) then
that is not sane. Saying that you're not even going to invest
emotionally in the axe-murdering and the executions of people in
Condemned, is not sane. Actually, even choosing to play through
Condemned, is not sane, because no sane mind would want to expose itself
to that level of realistic violence for any reason.
No. Really, it really is just a game. It's just a form of entertainment. In video game, you don't have to worry about consequence, you're just in there to see what the game has to offer, and be it fun, horror, or anything of the sort, you have to realize, regardless of the amount of immersion it offers you, that what you're playing is ultimately just a game.
Enemies are a one of the core aspects of gaming in certain types of games, and sometimes they;re presented in form of other humans. You just have to know that the people you kill in it are not real, heck most of them aren't even people you're supposed to care about. The difference here from real life is that you know you're not actually hurting anyone. It's just a 3D model with script in it. You're just trying to have fun in the game, and if it can be achieved through beating your enemies, why shouldn't you? No one will get hurt from it.
The point here is that in real life, killing people is not okay in any way, even liking it is bad. What you have to understand is the difference between real life, and video games. Most people with proper/normal levels of brain power are successfully able to do that. While in a game they'll enjoy killing the enemies, when he turns off his computer, and goes into real life, he'll still have morals about the fact that killing is bad, and probably would never even consider doing anything of the sort.
I'll say it again: Unless you have something wrong with your head, you should easily be able to tell the difference between virtual video games, and reality, and not mix the two worlds together.
Also, Cranky I'll bring something else up with you. This is one of the reasons we have video game ratings. Children are still developing their minds, and much more able to REALLY incorporate super-extreme actions into their lives if not kept in check. The reason why older people, like ourselves are allowed to play such "traumatizing" games is because our psyche's development is nearly well within our own control. We can tell what's right, and what's wrong as well as what's real, and what's just a virtual video game. We have enough control over our minds at this stage of life that we can easily keep the two from mixing together.