First, I am an adult who enjoys playing simulation style video games. And like many other people who live on this planet that God has created for us to live on, have beliefs and boundaries that we do not seek to cross. That does not mean we don’t like to have fun.
A higher standard in open-world gaming
It’s too bad someone doesn’t make a game with the beauty, magnitude and detail seen in the map featured in GTA 5 and others. Will we ever see a game that can be freely explored on land, by rail, in the air, in or on the water without being subject to hate-filled angry citizens who repeatedly insult, curse or swear whenever they are passed. When will there be a beautiful game world that does not feature vulgar, immoral sexual encounters, unnecessary violence and murder? For people who believe this is acceptable and simply part of the game, it’s no wonder so many people would have no desire to go to heaven in real life. Maybe now would be a good time to pause to take the good person test.
The responsibility of game developers
In a game I would play, there would naturally be some blood if an in-game police officer or criminal was shot (part of police and military work by the way). Why should this be considered excessive violence? It wouldn’t be in my kind of game. And in my kind of game there would be a filter option for people who might want to remove blood completely. In my kind of game, unnecessary anger and vulgarity would not be found.
Speaking of filters, as far as I know, GTA developers have never included an offensive content filter in any of their games. And why not? They target 17-year-old kids. They target adults. They target anyone who wants to explore a beautifully crafted game world and drive a car, plane or boat. What kid doesn’t want to drive a car, train, plane or boat, do stunts or see explosions. I know I do and I am not a kid.
Reality shows us that there is a blatant disdain for moral values (especially Biblical ones) among developers—hence games that feature fun plus unnecessary trash are created. It’s true that as much as the developers may disagree with my worldview and participate in these types of vulgarites in real life (or simply lack a mindset that fears God), does not mean that there aren’t people (like myself) who disagree with this Godless lifestyle. And it certainly does not mean we don’t desire to drive a car or complete missions in game like GTA 5 that can be vulgar and hate free. We already have mods (that crash) which allow this type of adventure, so why not a complete standalone game?
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