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Old 12-08-2011, 11:54 AM
 
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Can society get any more retarded then this?

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A committee of the Red Cross is debating if gamers might be violating the International Humanitarian Law as they slaughter each other online.
Could Call of Duty online 'warriors' be forced to obey the Geneva convention? | Mail Online
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Old 12-08-2011, 12:05 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Oh, I don't know that it's necessarily that bad. I'm thinking of the drones, and a legal way to creep closer to making sure people don't use them in ways that violate International Humanitarian Law.
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Old 12-08-2011, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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I always try to see the other sides point of view in these sort of things, but this is seriously one of the stupider things that I've seen in ... possibly ever.

I've violated the Geneva Convention in a video game, really?

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Whether or not gamers ...... could be prosecuted is another question.
Why is this a question?

It's a shame that the Red Cross is wasting time and energy ( and money?) on something as completely useless as this.
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Old 12-08-2011, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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FTA: as war games become more realistic, do they have a responsibility to add humanitarian elements to their games?

So I guess you could play the Corpsman and just run around administering drugs and/or jury-rigging litters. Of course, if they made a trophy out of it I would do it.

If any of these war games were realistic, there would be long stretches of sitting around, digging foxholes, cleaning weapons, etc.
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Old 12-08-2011, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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If any of these war games were realistic, there would be long stretches of sitting around, digging foxholes, cleaning weapons, etc.
..pooping in holes, eating MRE's, etc.
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:32 PM
 
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I went 13-8 last night. I am a war criminal now just like Bush
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Old 12-08-2011, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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..pooping in holes, eating MRE's, etc.
The former is fine, but ... ew!
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:38 PM
 
Location: NYPD"s 30th Precinct
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there is also an audience of approximately 600 million gamers who may be virtually violating International Humanitarian Law,' said the committee's site.
Yeah, I'm also "virtually" worth millions of dollars in some games I play on my computer. Where do I cash out?
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Old 12-08-2011, 08:01 PM
 
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Oh, I don't know that it's necessarily that bad. I'm thinking of the drones, and a legal way to creep closer to making sure people don't use them in ways that violate International Humanitarian Law.
We are talking about a game played on a computer...
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Old 12-09-2011, 11:37 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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We are talking about a game played on a computer...
I know that. I was talking about taking the notion of games into real life war, which is more and more being run like a game played on a computer.
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