Mass Murder Glorifying Game “Hatred” Is Exactly What Fox News Will Be Reporting About

In these trying times in video games, there’s always that one thing that tries to go all out on the current momentum and that thing now is an upcoming PC game called Hatred. Oh yes, it’s called Hatred. Even better, it will exactly play out like you think it will, but we’re going to give you as much of its announcement as we possibly can, while trying to retain our glee at just how balls to the wall this project, headed for release in 2015, really is. Here’s an excerpt:

Hatred is an isometric shooter with a disturbing atmosphere of masskilling, where player takes the role of a cold blood Antagonist, who is filled with hate against humanity. It’s a horror, but here YOU are the villain.

Hatred-pc shooter gore-gameplay gif

We were already well on board that we would play the bad guy in a thing called Hatred, but it’s nice to have that emphasized, just to be clear, right? The game is made by Polish developer Destructive Creations. That’s their name. It couldn’t be more “Edgy: The Game” if it tried, but let’s continue with announcements anyway:

Destructive Creations is an experienced, indie team that, in times where a lot of games are heading to be polite, colorful, politically correct and trying to be some kind of higher art, rather than just an entertainment, wanted to create something against trends.

Hatred-pc shooter gore-gameplay gif

Of course they are. This is social commentary. You go around shooting people for the hell of it and get rewarded with gratuitous executions of police officers, women begging for their lives and so on. Not content with just forcing someone to fellate your gun? That’s ok; you can also repeatedly thrust your big, mighty blade in and out of helpless victims. That’s pretty much the entire game, if we understand it correctly. Just to be absolutely thorough, however, here’s the transcript of the game’s gameplay announcement trailer:

My name is not important. What is important is what I’m going to do. I just fu*kin’ hate this world. And the human worms feasting on its corpus. My whole life is just cold, bitter hatred. And I always wanted to die violently. This is the time of vengeance and no life is worth saving. And I will put in the grave as many as I can. It’s time for me to kill. And it’s time for me to die. My genocide crusade begins here.

This “message” is no doubt directed to the current climate in games, which are being criticized for upholding a status quo that doesn’t benefit all but a core demographic. It’s obvious, tacky and certainly dangerous, not only in the direct sense that it glorifies mass shootings to an extensive degree. Given this is a similar “message” that killers, like recently Elliot Rodgers, have directed to the world, it’s only a matter of time before one of our collective detractors pick this up and hoist it up as an example why video games are bad. Fox News could link potentially harming material in games like SimCity, it won’t even need to blink to see the threat here.

Hatred isn’t even the first to go for this pitch, since Rockstar Games, one of the bigger companies out there, already did the ultra-violence thing in the Manhunt series. This was just as criticized back then, except now we’re smack-dab in a time stretch where people are threatening each other over games and real people are murdering real people in the same deranged manner as depicted here. To say it’s opportunistic for Hatred to climb on this combined wagon would be an understatement.

So yes, this message is filled with a fair share of ridicule, because Hatred does deserve ridicule for such a potentially dangerous amount of opportunism. And yet, it probably shouldn’t be dismissed. For one, it is indeed obvious what the real intention of the game is here, so anyone fooled by fair-sounding words is more delusional than the original pitch itself. Secondly, it, well, doesn’t look half bad? We’ve seen much worse renditions, with robotic animation rigging, barely pasted together textures and barely audible free sounds. This not only seems to connect with a certain theme with its use of grayscale colors, but gameplay also seems to run fluidly across its locations.

Are we pissed at how Hatred is using a mix of mass shootings and game uprising movements to promote a game? Not exactly, as it isn’t even the only one trying to get a leg up by using a certain trending platform. Are we offended? Not directly, as it’s way too obvious what’s going on here. Would we play it? We most definitely would. We might not “like” the pitch, but we respect the idea and that idea looks as entertaining as stated originally. So, it’s not all veils and vitriol, at least. We’ll keep our walking cane handy, just in case.

Advertisements

11 thoughts on “Mass Murder Glorifying Game “Hatred” Is Exactly What Fox News Will Be Reporting About

  1. WTF is wrong with people?! Why even think about making a “game” like this? Seriously, wtf?! How f*cking depressing to think there are people out there who would enjoy this and even more so who would enjoy the reality of it. Ugh, makes me want to vomit.

    • Try to think outside the box. He’s labelled the antagonist for a reason. He’s not the hero. He’s not a person you want to compare yourself to, he’s not a person that you Should feel like-minded or attached to. He’s the Antagonist for a reason.

      I can understand it if the devs are trying to push the envelope via Ethical boundaries of sensitive babies who’re tunnel-visioned with protagonist story-telling. We have story-telling of games where we play the heroes or tragic heroes that become villains, but always villains who’re censored or retain some moral high-ground or on some ivory-tower. We have Big Boss of Metal Gear Solid who, for instance, is falling from grace in the 5th entry we’re shown how he’s the cause relation for War, recruiting Children as Soldiers and subject the player to understanding that the antagonist allowed another character to be tortured and raped.

      This game, we ‘are’ the Villain, we are the disgusting, pitiful deviance that we subject ourselves to target and usually play the character that ends the life of the immoral and the unjust and the corrupted.

      So what I’m trying to say is…..your reaction is what they want, your reaction is what makes you Normal, a human being. You are meant to be disgusted because the Antagonists’ behaviour is made DELIBERATELY to be evil and inhuman. There’s a difference between being disgusted and not seeing it as your cup of tea but remember at the end of the day. It’s a video game. There are movies out there that are just as violent and just as pointless in deaths and murder.

      The only concern I’d think, is the VARIABLE that ‘DOES’ exist where there may be twisted minds (That already are mentally off) who play this game and use this as a means to push them over the edge, use this character, as fictitious as he is, as a role model in a twisted sense that what he does is ‘okay’. Mind you again to think psychologically and not like a halfwit wherein, you have to be fucked in the head FIRST to be affected maliciously and feel that a game like this promotes you to kill. Not Regular Joe + Violent Game = Murdering Joe.

  2. “We might not “like” the pitch, but we respect the idea and that idea looks as entertaining as stated originally.”

    Wow. You’re absolutely stupid. You respect murder and hate? You’re f*cking disgusting.

    • If you’re going to get into insults, feel free to cuss as well, it’s totally fine, even if you’re going to direct things to me, writer dude. I also sincerely doubt you or anyone hasn’t murdered or even hated in games before. This game wants you to be exactly this appalled by its face value shocking imagery. I’d advise taking that into context, though you’re also free to keep doing what you’re doing, I understand.

      Thanks for commenting and letting your voice be heard. Feel free to cuss at me on Twitter @daavpuke, so you don’t need to return here to comment and give me an additional click.

  3. “Destructive Creations is an experienced, indie team that, in times where a lot of games are heading to be polite, colorful, politically correct and trying to be some kind of higher art, rather than just an entertainment, wanted to create something against trends.”

    Wanted to create something against “trends”? What the hell do they think is trending in the world? REAL violence is everywhere! Schools, workplaces, stores, between nations, and random selfish, radical closet f*cks who think “hatred” is some form help. This is NOT going against the trend. It’s repulsive and vile. This type of sh*t needs to stop. People need to grow the f*ck up and learn how to have compassion and understanding for others. This game is shameful and a detriment to the industry. And people like this author and others who promote this empty, twisted, and awful view are f*cking blind and stupid to the reality of the world. Experience life, fun, and entertainment and stop supporting sh*t like this. There’s no “message” in it other than kill life. And that’s not a message to be shared by anyone who respects life. If you don’t respect life then fuck off and kill yourself instead of taking such selfish, evil actions on others.

    • This is the third comment from the same IP, so while I’ll approve this last one, it’s the final one that’s coming under another name, creating an illusion of different voices. I also advise you change your writing style and go-to fake address writing next time, so it’s at least not immediately visible. Just a thought though.

      Again: Thanks for the comment. I do appreciate it, sincerely, no sarcasm. I would however point out that: “If you don’t respect life then fuck off and kill yourself instead” is completely disingenuous.

  4. This game looks so fucking awsome and alot of people may bitch about it but guess what if you dont like it dont play it games dont have to be all rainbows and sun shine people create mass murders all the time in gta and no one gives shit but when a game like this comes out people people just start losing thier minds

  5. This game is goin to be awsome why is most people complaining. They didnt complainabout postal 1 or 2 but when they seen this they fliped out. Cant wait for hatred to come out

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s