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When was the first time video game violence shocked you?


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Posted on Dec 14, 2012 6:42:58 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 14, 2012 6:43:34 AM PST
Ed Jones says:
I remember, during the golden age of these things called Arcades, seeing Timekillers and Mortal Kombat for the first time. Back in those days, arcades were the only place you had a chance to see games in action. You could only read about them in Gamepro/EGM/Nintendo Power up until that point. Good times.

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 6:46:08 AM PST
C. Zajic says:
Splatterhouse the arcade game.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 6:46:37 AM PST
pyroguy says:
ouch

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 6:48:30 AM PST
Blowing someone up in Rise of the Triad and having an eyeball fly at me mixed in with the gibs. I'd never seen anything like it in a game up to that point.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 6:51:00 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 14, 2012 6:53:03 AM PST
pyroguy says:
"Duke Nukem 3D" has something similar, that when you blow up someone or if you see a corpse strung-up or hung upside-down (like finding Luke Skywalker dead in a secret area on the Lunar Apocalypse episode) and you kick it, you'll see an eyeball or two mixed in with gibs when destroyed

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 6:58:13 AM PST
Oh, I know. But I played RoTT first.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 6:59:21 AM PST
WolfPup says:
On a mighty quest for the Orb of Zardon. I have achieved victory, and now rule the 17th realm!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 7:01:38 AM PST
pyroguy says:
that's one game from 3DRealms that I've not played, heard it was kickass though (especially when having the master himself [aka Bobby Prince] composing the game's music score)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 7:03:32 AM PST
Have you started torturing citizens yet? Those 17th realmers are insufferable.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 7:05:26 AM PST
That was the best thing. I loved it when it lagged a little bit and you punched them and they would fly against a wall then splatter against the wall. Back in the 90's that was some AWESOME graphics there.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 7:07:36 AM PST
pyroguy says:
exactly. or activating the God Mode cheat and using nukage barrels to make Imps fight other Imps, or Barons/Hellknights fight other Barons/Hellknights

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 7:07:36 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 14, 2012 7:08:26 AM PST
Rockhardly says:
The Institute

Where one of the early puzzles is solved by you telling your psychiatrist to shoot himself in the head - and he does it.

I think I might have been 8 or 9 at the time.

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 7:09:02 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 14, 2012 7:09:21 AM PST
You know, when

**Spoiler** Andrew Ryan tells you to kill him and you plant the golf club in his skull **end spoiler**

I was a little bit put off.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 7:09:22 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 14, 2012 7:14:32 AM PST
Manhunt, when you strangle people with a plastic bag. Now them's good killin'!

I loved how, if you creeped up on them slower, you could perform more gruesome killings.

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 7:12:42 AM PST
GTAIII
Kane & Lynch 2

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 7:16:27 AM PST
It was the first game in which I saw:
Gore at that level
Akimbo pistols
Multi-level maps
Fly-by rocket cam
Variable attributes depending on which character you picked
Powerups and mutators

It was so far ahead of its time. I mean, the game came out before Duke3d and Quake. It was before any of that stuff became standard FPS conventions.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 7:16:46 AM PST
*spoilers*

I never did figure out why he let you. He could have just not opened the glass door.

*spoilers*

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 7:45:08 AM PST
Pitfall on the Atari 2600....

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 7:47:50 AM PST
Yeah getting monsters to fight other monsters was always fun

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 1:48:55 PM PST
Home Fried says:
GTA Vice City. What shocked me the most was the bloody treadmarks left after you ran someone over.

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 2:01:16 PM PST
quinten488 says:
Kratos vs. Hercules

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 10:09:57 PM PST
"The first time violence shocked me in the sense of "I no longer want to play this" was when Kratos kills Helios in God of War 3. In my opinion Santa Monica lost the script there."

Lol, why do you say that?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 10:12:48 PM PST
If I remember right *Spoilers* didn't Kratos rip Helios's head off? *End spoiler*

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 10:15:45 PM PST
Yes. I mean why did they lose the script is what I was asking.

Posted on Dec 15, 2012 12:08:57 AM PST
I dont know if it was shock, but i remember saying wow in dead space 2 when you had to shoot the mutant babies
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