600 million gamers war criminals - Red Cross

by Ben Salter Featured 23 Comments 34 Votes 4146 Views 08/12/2011 Back to News

The Red Cross says 600 million gamers may have committed war crimes and violated the Hague and Geneva conventions in virtual worlds.

The issue sparked debate this week at the 31st International Conference of the Red Cross.

"Exactly how video games influence individuals is a hotly debated topic, but for the first time, Movement partners discussed our role and responsibility to take action against violations of IHL in video games," the Red Cross wrote in its daily bulletin, via AdelaideNow.

"The aim for the ICRC is that they send the right signals to their hundreds of millions of players by rewarding respect for IHL and penalising violations," an Australian spokesperson said.

The Red Cross is still investigating, but if they find that the conventions have been breached, they may request that developers conform to international war laws in video games.

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WTF! this is getting ridiculous...
But no one is being hurt in the process?

I mean, are they really attempting to bridge the gap between virtual and reality?
Lameasses. Can't wait til the people like this die off and we live in a rational thinking world. Probably too hopeful of me though.
So many words come to mind when I read this most of them would probably get me banned from MMGN. Its weird how they do this but I have seen lots of documentary's and articles on wiki leaks about real war crimes that get real people killed and nothing is done about that its more likely that this is some sort of government influenced distraction I mean think about how ridiculous this really is

IAMColonel said: Lameasses. Can't wait til the people like this die off and we live in a rational thinking world. Probably too hopeful of me though.



Rationality can't exist in a left-sided world ;)
Lmao [Facepalm]

Beta said:

IAMColonel said: Lameasses. Can't wait til the people like this die off and we live in a rational thinking world. Probably too hopeful of me though.


Rationality can't exist in a left-sided world


Ironic that that comment is irrational?
I don't shoot unarmed enemies online unless there from Victoria or New Jersey [MOG]
This is biggest pile of bullshit ive read for a while. People like these f.... c.....!!!!! need to be fed to Great White Sharks as snacks. Atleast then they will serve a purpose in there very annoying lives.
Tano
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Makra said: Lmao

Beta said:

IAMColonel said: Lameasses. Can't wait til the people like this die off and we live in a rational thinking world. Probably too hopeful of me though.


Rationality can't exist in a left-sided world


Ironic that that comment is irrational?



600 million gamers war criminals - Red Cross
All I did was fly a jet! I'm innocent! :P
This is total crap.
I'd actually be interested to see how far this goes, how far they are willing to take this.
......AAAAAAAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Back when I was a kid a munched a lot of pills while running around in the dark chasing illusions. Pacman ****ed me up man @_@

Guyver said: Back when I was a kid a munched a lot of pills while running around in the dark chasing illusions. Pacman ****ed me up man


I knew it was pacman.. I told my mum but no one believed me :E
Desi
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Oh yeah, modern war games are basically all about finding new and creative ways to violate the Geneva Convention.
I wonder what the red cross think about me, axing a wizard in the head in skyrim, because he simply asked me to do a quest for him and i cbf'd

Beta said:

Makra said: Lmao

Beta said:

IAMColonel said: Lameasses. Can't wait til the people like this die off and we live in a rational thinking world. Probably too hopeful of me though.


Rationality can't exist in a left-sided world


Ironic that that comment is irrational?



Oh dear... you dont understand?
So the only games this would affect are modern first person shooters?

At least it'd make Infinity ward to change something for the first time in 4 years...
what if I'm saving the world by slaughtering zombified soldiers.
Does that make me a war criminal or a hero ???
You all make me sick, war criminal bastards [Shifty]
punk
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good idea.

next thing the councils will be charging me for speeding in need for speed or failing to stop at a red light in GTA.
Geez there's some people around with not much to do.
I know who I'm taking off my Christmas card list....

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