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3 DEC 2011 at 12:17pm

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I wish I were kidding, but I'm not

 

 

 

 

 

This is easily one of the more alarming quotes from the article: 

 

"One possible course of action could be to encourage game designers/producers to incorporate IHL in the development and design of video games, while another could be to encourage governments to adopt laws and regulations to regulate this ever-growing industry."

 

 

What a bunch of f***-bags. 

 

 

 

 


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3 DEC 2011 at 12:19pm

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Yeah... Fix the video games and then the rest of the world will play nice.



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3 DEC 2011 at 12:20pm

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Sounds like something AI or the UN would try to pull.


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3 DEC 2011 at 12:23pm

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It would be highly appreciated if games reproducing armed conflicts were to include the rules which apply to real armed conflicts

 

The Red Cross, more than any other organization, should know that many countries don't play by the rules.

 

I'd agree that overly sadistic games could use stricter censorship or could be forbidden, but there are luckily few of those.



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3 DEC 2011 at 12:27pm

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Originally Posted By ComradeP

 

 

I'd agree that overly sadistic games could use stricter censorship or could be forbidden, but there are luckily few of those.

 

 

Looks like the Thought Police showed up.

 


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3 DEC 2011 at 1:50pm

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I have a confession to make. CMBN-- Troops under my command SHOT German soldiers running away from the battle. I didn't order them to but it was my command and I bear responsibility. I feel like turning myself in and spending the next 10 years confined to my home page.



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3 DEC 2011 at 1:58pm

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I ordered the execution of prisoners of war and then the sacking of a city in Medieval II: Total War.  When can I expect to be dragged before the HagueÉ


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3 DEC 2011 at 2:03pm

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I must confess, as a child I burnt several toy soldiers, and buried several others alive in the sand - god forgive me, and may I rot in jail...



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3 DEC 2011 at 2:07pm

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What makes this even more hilarious is that the things they wish to discourage took place long before video and computer games existed



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3 DEC 2011 at 2:07pm

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In WitE I tried to air supply bagged Russian units so they wouldn't starve. Hitler sent the Gestapo after me & they fried my hard drive & the hard drives of all my family members & every hard drive in the village in which I live. Woe is me.


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3 DEC 2011 at 2:11pm

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Originally Posted By phantom

I must confess, as a child I burnt several toy soldiers, and buried several others alive in the sand - god forgive me, and may I rot in jail...

Yes I'm also guilty!! I fed several soldiers to bloodthirsty ravenous gerbils!!!  I also killed an orphanage headmistress, who was abusing her charges!!!......and you know what.....I'd do it again!! muwahahaha!!



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3 DEC 2011 at 2:35pm

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They don't exactly play much computer games in Africa, and yet warcrimes are a plenty there.

Just as well, I don't think many of the warcriminals in history ever played video games.

I don't remember Hitler and Stalin PvPing it out on WoW for "some reason"



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3 DEC 2011 at 2:53pm

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Do unfinished, unsupported crappy games count as warcrimes? 


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3 DEC 2011 at 3:07pm

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Well, I better get my suit drycleaned before I leave for The Hague then.

 



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4 DEC 2011 at 5:45am

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Even if you discount the thousands of people I've slaughtered in the Total War series, I'm still screwed.  With all the 4x games I play, my victims number in the billions at least! 

 


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4 DEC 2011 at 5:49am

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We're all criminals. Man, they should so campaign about team-kill first.



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4 DEC 2011 at 6:12am

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thank god i only play hex wargames. when this Panzer Lehr counter is turned it goes from a 9-6-6 to a still respectable 4-3-3.

no deads, no crimes just fatigue! heaven here i come!


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4 DEC 2011 at 6:28am

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Originally Posted By Keunert

thank god i only play hex wargames. when this Panzer Lehr counter is turned it goes from a 9-6-6 to a still respectable 4-3-3.

no deads, no crimes just fatigue! heaven here i come!

 

You don't escape investigation so easily. What about strategic bombing, submarine warfare, reducing that SS counter with a Canadian counter, or using arty on the one in an urban hex. Do not pass "Go" and see a lawer.



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4 DEC 2011 at 7:48am

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is there any harm done to a cardboard counter

that gets simulated in Decisive Campaigns: Warsaw to Paris?

is the real counter traumatized once he realizes that his virtual

counterpart is turned violently?

 

well maybe the ss cardboard counters gets traumatized if he realizes that his turning is because of a successfull canadian attack.

that is a hard blow. that is even worse then getting turned by an italian chit

 

 

 


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4 DEC 2011 at 9:23am

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Is torturing and killing Sims in the Sims series considered a Warcrime btw?



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4 DEC 2011 at 9:50am

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I think a game should be developed that prosecutes wargame criminals........



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4 DEC 2011 at 10:58am

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I've been wargaming for 40 years now. Certainly I deserve to spend the rest of my life in a penal colony on Mars.


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4 DEC 2011 at 11:00am

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^I believe the proper punishment is the Death Penalty... or the video gaming equivalent of receiving a crappy release/patch that makes you unplayable and the devs abandoning the development without even allowing the community to make a good patch on its own.



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4 DEC 2011 at 11:16am

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Guess we are all guilty...

 

Perhaps we can stall our cases when we are all in The Heague so we can have a lanparty there.


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4 DEC 2011 at 11:41am

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I'll be playing a wargame on my laptop while sitting in the defendents chair    Let the jury make of it what they will.


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