Onion Parodies Video Game Violence

April 8, 2009 -

The Onion skewers the video game violence issue in this faux news report which celebrates the launch of Close Range, a new game which features an "immersive, richly-detailed world where players shoot people in the faces with guns."

To see the video, click here.

 

 


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The news anchor in that clip is a woman I am well familiar with, Bobbie Battista.  She used to be a reporter at Raleigh, NC's CBS affiliate WRAL.  She left there to go work for CNN.  I've seen her on CNN a few times.  Having her be the anchor lends a sense of reality to the clip.  The clip was almost as good as the fake Zelda movie trailer.

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 ROFL

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Cue people making this into an actual game in 3... 2--- Whoah, they actually did it before I said it, Great Job Net community, you haven't been slacking off.

 

(Meant to be a joke, plus I edited it when I saw the above comment).

 

 

 

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What the hell is this shit?  I go to play the demo and as soon as you start the level, the damn screen goes completely red so you can't see a damn thing!!

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Nevermind..stupid Firefox and flash...works in IE.

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you probably don't have flash installed for firefox.  It worked for me.

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It worked on Firefox for me...

 

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If you go on the website it shows, closerangegame.com, you can play the demo.

Suprisingly good graphics for a flash game :/

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I was gonna state the game was real to some extent but looks like you beat me to it.

 

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Gotta admit, that was pretty good.

 

Though, honestly, like Praetorian said, it could be a fun game...

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I'm not really a fan of the Onion, but that was funny -- they managed to irritate the two groups I hate the most.

Anti-violence people and PETA.

Also, I think they are on to something...I could possibly pay ten or twenty dollars to just shoot people in the face...sounds like it might be fun if done right.

Praetorian

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Or you could shoot people in the face for free at http://www.closerangegame.com/

It's not as funny as the video about it though, so you won't miss out on anything if you don't.

 

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:: Waiting for some individual or group to demand a ban on the "game". ::

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Was gonna say, the humor will be lost on certain people.

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Jack Thompson thinking this game is real and demand not to sell it to children and also wants to sue The Onion for glorifying murder Simulator in 3...2...1

and

PETA claiming this game glorify Horses and Ostriches murders in 3...2...1

 

I saw this video in the morning.  The Onion makes me laugh a lot.  Thank you, Onion. 

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That poor Ostrich

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That, admittedly, was quite funny

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Funny, well-made... and so classy !

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Wow, they went as far as making a whole shelf filled with fake covers for that game.

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Interesting article. Lorenz High School

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GP also covered that

http://www.gamepolitics.com/2009/02/26/onion-are-violent-games-adequately-preparing-kids-apocalypse

岩「…Where do masochists go when they die?」

岩「…I can see why Hasselbeck's worried about fake guns killing fake people. afterall, she's a fake journalist on a fake news channel」

 
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DocMelonheadSorry about that, but I'm surprise at what IP participate in this discussion.05/29/2015 - 7:25am
E. Zachary KnightIron, I did not Google Search because I figured the ESRB would publish such infor on their site, which is where I looked. http://www.esrb.org/ratings/ratings_process.jsp05/29/2015 - 7:22am
WonderkarpDocMelonHead, don't look a gift horse in the mouth05/29/2015 - 7:21am
E. Zachary KnightDoc, Uncalled for. Please keep things civil.05/29/2015 - 7:21am
MattsworknameThey were discussing the appeals process for Esrb ratings Doc.05/29/2015 - 7:21am
DocMelonheadDid IP post something that isn't related to White Supremecy?05/29/2015 - 7:13am
IronPatriotBut hey, you're welcome.05/29/2015 - 5:23am
Andrew EisenEZK did say he didn't find any info on the appeals process. And if all he did was look at the ratings process part of the ESRB's website, he wouldn't have. That's where I would have looked too. But hey, thanks for being thorough and finding the info.05/29/2015 - 5:01am
Andrew EisenDude, again. I am NOT saying there is no appeals process. THERE OBVIOUSLY IS. All I am saying is that the appeals process is not described in the ratings process part of the ESRB's website.05/29/2015 - 4:59am
IronPatriotI googled appeal esrb.org and it is the first and third hits. Second is esrb talking about appeals for web publishers. Gamefaqs is fourth.05/29/2015 - 4:01am
IronPatriotZachary said he did not find any information about a formal appeals process. I did a simple search and found two places on the esrb site with the info. Just sayin.05/29/2015 - 3:57am
IronPatriotOn Google I get "1 Written Testimony of Patricia E. Vance President ... - ESRB" http://www.esrb.org/about/news/downloads/pvtestimony_6_14_06.pdf05/29/2015 - 3:55am
Andrew EisenNow, that post on GameFAQs was made four years ago. It appears the ESRB has since moved the appeals process stuff behind the publisher login on its website.05/29/2015 - 3:32am
Andrew EisenOh, third link on the Google search. Okay. That leads to a GameFAQs message board which quotes a section of the ESRB website that includes a description of the appeals process. But when you follow the link, that quote doesn't exist.05/29/2015 - 3:30am
Andrew EisenThird link down from what? Look, I'm not arguing the existance of an appeals process. There obviously is one. I was merely noting that it's odd that it isn't described on the website's ratings process section but it is on the mobile site.05/29/2015 - 3:25am
IronPatriotOK, so use the third link down, which describes the appeals process and is not on the mobile site"Publishers also have the ability to appeal an ESRB rating assignment to an Appeals Board, which is made up of publishers, retailers and other professionals."05/29/2015 - 2:47am
Andrew EisenRight, which links to the ESRB's mobile site. On the website (again, unless I'm overlooking it) the appeals process is locked behind the publisher login.05/29/2015 - 2:37am
IronPatriotHuh? Google "appeals esrb". It is the first link. Click it. No login requested.05/29/2015 - 2:31am
Andrew EisenInteresting. It's on the mobile site but unless I'm overlooking it, I don't see it under the Ratings Process on the web site. It is under the publishers section but you can't access it without a login.05/29/2015 - 2:13am
IronPatriot"Publishers also have the ability to appeal an ESRB rating assignment to an Appeals Board made up of publishers, retailers and other professionals. " Esrb05/29/2015 - 2:01am
 

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