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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EA + T$R = We're all screwed

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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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