possibility to "sadistically" stab a rat with a combat knife... yeah, possibility, thats the important word, im not saying its nice to do so but it sure is hilarious to smack an enemy in the face with a rat when he comes through the door.
If someone wanted to do so in real life, a game NOT having the option to do so would not stop them.
you're talking about killing a rat in the middle of a fictitious war. you're playing a character who is fighting for his survival and PETA is complaining about a rat. why do we even bother indulging an organization that compares the slaughter of chickens to the holocaust? they put the value of animal lives over human lives
PETA, PETA, PETA. Oh how silly you are, with your moral objections to killing rats, those scurrying creatures of disease and death hollowing out your living room wall in a game about killing virtual Iranians, Russians, and others as well as virtual people controlled by actual people.
How audacious your cries of murder and slaughter in the middle of a much larger, much more important, and much more relevant debate about video game violence.
How blatant your attempts to garner a sympathetic audience by playing on the world's fears of video game influence.
How much I enjoy laughing contentedly at your pathetic attempts at fallacious argument making. Just crawl away with your rats, cats, and bats while the humans talk.
[citation][nom]ajdfjti[/nom]I'll probably be flamed for this but I don't think animal abuse is necessary in games.Violence against people is something I don't think people would see and try to replicate, though I think it's quite possible that games like this influence (a small number of) people to abuse animals.[/citation]
I don't think a war game needs strong language either. Battlefield 2 and 1942 get played frequently still. Game makers are no different than Hollywood. Just looking to push the envelop as far as is allowable.
Really? Young males have been torturing little animals for thousands of years. Who HASN'T burned ants and flooded gophers out of their holes? To blame this on movies and media shows how retarded peta is..
Seems quite a few people here don't quite get the point. What they are saying is that the behavior in the game could possibly inspire the same behaviour in real life. People obviously aren't going to go out and start mowing down others BF3 style (although, I guess, some have) but certain idiots could see it as "just a rat" and go out and do it in real life. Then what's next? Cat? Dog? YOUR dog?
I can see their point, and for once its not really a bad one. PETA is usually so completely full of crap its laughable, but I think they actually have a point here. Its an unnecessary part of the game, with possible negative real world consequences, so why have it in there?