Holy shit I think I need a clean pair of underwear what did I just watch?! “Now I am free. There are no strings on me.” The moment James Spader uttered those words I got goosebumps, I simply cannot wait to go watch this on the big screen.
My issue with “hatred” after seeing the rather terrible trailer is the sort of people that the game will attract. I am not saying this game will create murderers or psychopaths but there are a lot of unhinged people out there in the world who can get incredibly obsessive, especially if they find something they can relate to. Be it games, movies or music. Developers have all the right in the world to create whatever games they wish, but I believe it also comes with the responsibility of not representing it as something that could or should be done. I feel that the developers of Hatred has a complete disregard for this and if somebody ends up copying this game or god forbids find inspiration from it, they should be held accountable. And before people start flaming me. I am well aware that video games do no in fact cause violence.
However violent people are drawn to violent imagery in the media that is pretty much proven fact. Having said that, violence like language and sexual situations can serve as a catalyst to help further a videogames story. But it’s games like “Hatred” that when they come out they cause us to take a look at where we are as a society. Violence can add to the entertainment value and create tension, suspense and level of emotion in a videogame or film. But is violence with no motive or context really entertainment? It says a lot about our society if videogames like these are now labelled entertainment. Having said that. Fuck this game and its developers. I am never going to play it, and I want nothing else to do with it as a gamer, as it does not represent what I enjoy playing and what I find entertaining.
“Some 20 years before the events of Fallout 3, Owyn Lyons led the Brotherhood of Steel’s expedition to Washington, D.C. through The Pitt. In one night, the Brotherhood swept through and destroyed the original raider force occupying the town and rid the surrounding area of other “scum,” killing anything that puts up a fight. As they cut through the raiders, the Brotherhood also saved several young children, all the rescued children were brought into the Brotherhood of Steel as initiates.”
Even if you’ve played through “The Pitt” Fallout DLC, this is still definitely worth a watch considering just how well done it is. Seriously though if I did not know this was a Machinima I would think this was something officially released by Bethesda. Fallout 3 had some excellent DLC with the exception of Mothership Zeta, but I still enjoyed it for its unusual and funny B movie feel.
Sonic Highways is an American TV documentary series created for HBO by the lead singer of Foo Fighters Dave Grohl. The documentary was made in conjunction with the Foo Fighters’ upcoming eighth album Sonic Highways. Grohl describes the project:
“After making Sound City, I realized that the pairing of music and documentary works well because the stories give substance and depth to the song, which makes for a stronger emotional connection. So I thought, ‘I want to do this again, but instead of just walking into a studio and telling its story, I want to travel across America and tell its story.”