August 14, 2004

Doom 3's distributors dismiss copycat violence claims

What a load of tosh, the idea a game like Doom 3 can cause violence in people is silly.

If a person is prone to violence, they are going to comit violent acts whether they play a game with grpahic violence in it or not.

It comes billed as "the most frightening game ever created", but as Doom 3 went on sale in British stores yesterday, its distributors dismissed accusations that the violence on-screen can encourage violence off it. The sci-fi horror game involves the shooter struggling against zombies, lost souls, demons, maggots and various other monsters unleashed from hell. Along the way, graphics depict exploding heads, chainsaws, axes and decapitations.