Is Buying Call Of Duty A Moral Choice?

A hipster takes a look at being a habitual line stepper with gun reality:

That guy was definitely into video games before they were cool and he wants you to know that.

2:15 – Says that he doesn’t like guns, but doesn’t care if other people have them.

The question: Should someone who doesn’t’ like guns not buy video games which license them?

Hipster-Call-Of-Duty-Moral-ChoiceMy answer: If the thought of guns scares you and goes against your morals you absolutely shouldn’t be entertaining the idea of playing games with guns unless you’re fine with being a hypocrite.

The guy in the video fully admits the hypocrisy.  haha @ 4:50 – “Stuck between a Glock and a hard place”

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Reggie

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phoenixNFA June 9, 2013 at 12:22 am

ive seen this video a long time ago and tended to agree with him.

if someone has a problem with guns, no i dont think they should be playing games where the main catalyst is…well…guns.

i do respect his opinon that he doesnt like guns but is ok with others having them for lawful purposes. cool. i dont like v-neck shirts but im ok with others having them.

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Doomguy June 9, 2013 at 01:53 am

I’d be far more concerned with the fact that people are still buying shitty FPS games and supporting an industry that treats it’s customers like criminals with invasive “always on” digital-rights management, while game pirates are able to play the same games whenever they want.

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ST4 June 9, 2013 at 03:56 am

Yes. This. DRM needs to go off in some little corner and die alone.

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Lazy Bike Commuter June 9, 2013 at 02:12 am

That’s kind of a ridiculous way to look at it, though.

I don’t support running over pedestrians, but I still have fun with the Grand Theft Auto series. You don’t have to like guns in reality in order to enjoy games that feature them. It’s part of the whole “games are not real” principle.

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HSR47 June 9, 2013 at 07:31 am

The two really aren’t analogous though.

Rockstar didn’t pay money to license depictions of people being run over from criminals who run people over.

On the other hand, with several recent COD/BF/MOH games, the developers have spent money to license the depictions of actual firearms in their games.

When you play GTA, you aren’t funding the people who run people over with cars, but when you play COD/BF/MOH you ARE funding the people who make real firearms. As a point, I agree with him that it is hypocritical for anti-gun people to buy this type of game.

I don’t happen to share his view of guns though, so that isn’t a factor I consider when I consider purchasing this type of game.

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Jim P. June 9, 2013 at 07:17 am

This guy is a hipster type that is over thinking it.

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Regulus June 9, 2013 at 07:26 am

x2

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bima June 9, 2013 at 09:05 am

sooo.. if you’re an anti-gun dweb, and doesn’t want to support the industri..
but still wants to play games with guns.. you pirate the game?

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Kevin June 9, 2013 at 11:34 am

So if every hipster / anti-gunner in the USA stopped buying any games with guns – it would effectively stop the sales of the games and cripple the firearms industry!

No.

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anon June 10, 2013 at 09:37 am

it’s a mater of principle, to anti-gunners it shouldn’t mater if it cripples the firearm industry or not.

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Enfieldem2 June 9, 2013 at 11:46 am

This guys talking out of his ass, I have actually written about this very subject over on the freedom feens blog, but more importantly this lunatic seems to be quite explicitly confusing real life and fantasy. I would highly recommend looking up a lecture series called the philosophic corruption of physics to explain how completely off their gourd some people get in terms of confusing reality and fantasy.

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anon June 10, 2013 at 09:47 am

i think you missed the part, that talks about the licensing of branded firearms, if it was not for the licensing portion then there would be no moral dilemma to anti-gunners. The point is that the video games support real gun manufactures (meaning there are real word consequences not just fantasy); a plus in my book.

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SittingDown June 9, 2013 at 12:28 pm

Fake! LOL

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The Other Andrew June 9, 2013 at 09:57 pm

God I hate youtube channels and personalities that follow this format.

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GreenMountain Human June 10, 2013 at 04:12 am

Seems like a continuing evolution of product placement. Way back in the day, many companies would be happy just to see their product shown in a movie, tv show, etc, for the free publicity. Once they realized they could also charge money to have their brands “licensed” in media it seems to have become a slippery slope. Cue all the “limited edition” products tied into that hot new game, movie, whatever. It’s become so commonplace as to seem innocuous and I doubt most media consumers really think about it.

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