tazmann423
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Re:REAL CRIMES: THE UNICORN KILLER - a new low in gaming

[Post New]by tazmann423 on Apr 25, 09 9:38 AM
This is only a game. GET OVER IT!!!! This is no different than what you see on the news day after day. I know it was horrible and the family had to give permission for the game to be developed. Did you stop to think that maybe the family and developers are trying to get a message out that the reality is that people like this actually do exist in the world and anybody could become a victim? You never know in this day and age what will happen and not to let your guard down. Just my opinion and I have probably offended other fishes in the pond and I am sorry but this is what I feel. I like the game for the HO game not the story line and have bought it. Thank you for letting me put in my 2 cents worth.

 

Re:REAL CRIMES: THE UNICORN KILLER - a new low in gaming

[Post New]by stillwren on Apr 25, 09 9:41 AM
A true crime story or a tv documentary is very different than a game in my opinion - which is all my post is - my opinion. In any game (even tv shows) the names can be changed. The world is filled with subject matter other than someone's horrible murder for a game. agatha christie, etc., are games that I don't feel are offensive. God forbid something like this happened to a member of my family and money makers make it into a game. Permission given or not - there are numerous other ways to remember the dead. I won't play a game to do it - in fact I play games for the opposite reason - escape from the horrible things happening in the world

Also, Big Fish may not have developed the game but they are distributing it.

 
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Re:REAL CRIMES: THE UNICORN KILLER - a new low in gaming

[Post New]by phlsteen on Apr 25, 09 10:11 AM
All the outrage aside - this game is a complete Rip Off!!!!

I finished every scene with an abundance of clues left over with 8 minutes to spare in the trial period. Ridiculous!!!

The mini-games were repetitive, unoriginal and uninspired.

The almost always reliable BFG should have vetted and then rejected this one.

A terrible example of lazy game making.

AWFUL!!! Don't waste your money.

 
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Re:REAL CRIMES: THE UNICORN KILLER - a new low in gaming

[Post New]by kaytiekat on Apr 25, 09 10:17 AM
SnowTiger1632 wrote:I wonder if anyone here has considered that perhaps BFG may have in fact spoken to and gotten permission from the family and people this game is about? Perhaps its their way of making sure their family member will never be forgotten. For some I am sure this would be in bad taste but not to everyone. I havent played it yet but I will, perhaps my opinion will match those already posted here but I doubt it.


I'm just stunned????????????????This is proof that people need to turn off
they're computers more and live in real life.

 
midnight1864
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Re:REAL CRIMES: THE UNICORN KILLER - a new low in gaming

[Post New]by midnight1864 on Apr 25, 09 10:20 AM
I disagree with it being a FF. I do believe that Fishdom H20 would have been a much better choice for a FF(and its a fish game)
They surely knew this game would spark controversy.... I do stand by my previous post in this thread though I dont think this game should have made the cut as a FF IMO

 
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Re:REAL CRIMES: THE UNICORN KILLER - a new low in gaming

[Post New]by Cyberomega on Apr 25, 09 10:23 AM
kaytiekat wrote:
SnowTiger1632 wrote:I wonder if anyone here has considered that perhaps BFG may have in fact spoken to and gotten permission from the family and people this game is about? Perhaps its their way of making sure their family member will never be forgotten. For some I am sure this would be in bad taste but not to everyone. I havent played it yet but I will, perhaps my opinion will match those already posted here but I doubt it.


I'm just stunned????????????????This is proof that people need to turn off
they're computers more and live in real life.


Huh? how is this proof?


 
bisquit
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Re:REAL CRIMES: THE UNICORN KILLER - a new low in gaming

[Post New]by bisquit on Apr 25, 09 10:26 AM
i think it is sick you have this game on her what is it going to be next oj or scott peterson i wont play this game i guess what ever to make a buck

 
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Re:REAL CRIMES: THE UNICORN KILLER - a new low in gaming

[Post New]by kishimojun on Apr 25, 09 10:32 AM
And if it were O.J. or Scott Peterson? If the information was accurate (which this largely is) and respect was shown (which this does), I would at least demo it. Then, depending on whether it held my interest, yes, I would buy it.

 
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Re:REAL CRIMES: THE UNICORN KILLER - a new low in gaming

[Post New]by SnowTiger1632 on Apr 25, 09 10:37 AM
kaytiekat wrote:
SnowTiger1632 wrote:I wonder if anyone here has considered that perhaps BFG may have in fact spoken to and gotten permission from the family and people this game is about? Perhaps its their way of making sure their family member will never be forgotten. For some I am sure this would be in bad taste but not to everyone. I havent played it yet but I will, perhaps my opinion will match those already posted here but I doubt it.


I'm just stunned????????????????This is proof that people need to turn off
they're computers more and live in real life.



Just how pray tell is my statement proof that I lack a real life? It is mearly an opinion like yours.

 
sillyfeet
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Re:REAL CRIMES: THE UNICORN KILLER - a new low in gaming

[Post New]by sillyfeet on Apr 25, 09 10:56 AM
I just honestly cannot believe some people are getting so worked up over a game!!! For those of you who don't agree with the subject matter then the simple solution is not to demo it or buy it.

I don't necessarily agree with pornography but that doesn't mean I'm going to go on a campaign to end it's existence or to tell companies that sell it that they shouldn't. And this is the same thing: you may not like it, you may not agree with it but it's out there and some people may be interested in this game. If you are one of those who isn't interested then don't buy it and move on. That simple.

 
tazmann423
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Re:REAL CRIMES: THE UNICORN KILLER - a new low in gaming

[Post New]by tazmann423 on Apr 25, 09 11:00 AM
BRAVO SILLYFEET!!!!!! WELL STATED!!!!

 
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Re:REAL CRIMES: THE UNICORN KILLER - a new low in gaming

[Post New]by Gentlsong on Apr 25, 09 11:05 AM
It is my understanding from reading previous posts by Picman, that the FF games are determined by prior contracts made with developers and that there are times when BF is required to include certain games on promotions and other times when they are not allowed to. It is also my understanding that many of the contracts dealing with these things are often made BEFORE the games are developed or BEFORE a particular promotion comes out because previous games from that developer were good. In other words from what he's said in prior posts, I'm not sure that the contracts are based as much on each individual game as they are on the development teams that make multiple games. I'm NOT making excuses for BF in ANY way, shape, or form. I'm just giving my opinion about information that Picman has posted previously that might help explain why certain games are offered and why some make the FF list and some don't. Anyone who wants to can also see these posts by looking up Picman's name in a post and then going to his profile to check his previous posts.

However, I too, REALLY wish Fishdom 2 had made the list, and based on things I've heard about the shortness of the Real Crimes game, I also think the new Fishdom would have been a better pick for the list. But, it might not have been possible for BF to do that in this case.

 

Re:REAL CRIMES: THE UNICORN KILLER - a new low in gaming

[Post New]by catsholidayhome on Apr 25, 09 11:19 AM
If you put yourself on the line, run your own business and put your money where your mouth is, and then you go all out to please your customers by letting them have their say - well KUDOS to you - KUDOS to . Have your opinions, it doesn't matter - if you take a chance and run your own thing - YOU decide what, when and who!

 
tix48
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Re:REAL CRIMES: THE UNICORN KILLER - a new low in gaming

[Post New]by tix48 on Apr 25, 09 11:24 AM
This is only a game. GET OVER IT!!!!

I don't see where you have the right to tell anyone how to feel! To tell Anyone to get over it is just in sensitive and wrong! If you don't agree with someone thats fine but keep it to yourself if all you have to offer is to yell at someone TO GET OVER IT!!!

 

Re:REAL CRIMES: THE UNICORN KILLER - a new low in gaming

[Post New]by lilprincessred13 on Apr 25, 09 11:28 AM
You know we are not FORCED to play this game so what's the big deal?? Instead of starting a war, why not just let the game slip away and enjoy the beautiful day outside. Not everyone will like every single game puts on the list. Plus it is very hard to release a new game to us everyday. It might have been a last minute game due to another game having problems... So instead of yelling and fussing, just let it slip away.....

I Agree with you Cats



Edited on 04/25/2009 at 11:29:11 AM PST


 
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Re:REAL CRIMES: THE UNICORN KILLER - a new low in gaming

[Post New]by Cyberomega on Apr 25, 09 11:29 AM
How about everyone let this thread slip away. Let it die. Please.

 
tix48
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Re:REAL CRIMES: THE UNICORN KILLER - a new low in gaming

[Post New]by tix48 on Apr 25, 09 11:30 AM
I just honestly cannot believe some people are getting so worked up over a game!!! For those of you who don't agree with the subject matter then the simple solution is not to demo it or buy it.

i Agree with you on people choosing weather they want to demo or buy it, I didn't buy it nor did I demo it I knew better! I also don't watch The shows on TV that has real crimes I listen to the news and I read the News but I don't want to watch a show about someone dying due to craziness of this world! I wouldn't demo this game as I knew it would just make me cry for this poor girl! regardless of how long its been it was needless and sad and a true tragedy! But people still have the right to say how they feel and not be ridiculed for it. I thought these forums were for everyone I am really starting to wonder about these forums.

 
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Re:REAL CRIMES: THE UNICORN KILLER - a new low in gaming

[Post New]by melisten on Apr 25, 09 11:39 AM
Thanks tazmann, stillwren, phisteen, kaytiekat, Cyber, bisquit, kishimojun, snow, sillyfeet, gentlsong, cats, lilprincess, tix for the cons/pros
I will judge for myself - yet will not post here about my thoughts either cons/pros


 
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Re:REAL CRIMES: THE UNICORN KILLER - a new low in gaming

[Post New]by pdebusk on Apr 25, 09 11:54 AM
I probably shouldn't add my two cents to this thread, since I agree with those who have said "If it offends you, don't play it...simple." It's like changing the channel on the television if you don't like the show. Why worry about and try to dictate what everyone else should or should not be able to access? I may not agree with what other people choose to watch, read, or play but as long as they don't try to force me to live my life according to their beliefs, I don't worry about it. I am only responsible and accountable for my own actions, so those are the ones I spend my energy on.

I don't know the legalities of this situation, but I would almost certainly think that the victim's family would need to give permission for her name to be used, at the very least. As some have said, the family may even have "sold the rights" to the story, which isn't at all uncommon these days.

 
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Re:REAL CRIMES: THE UNICORN KILLER - a new low in gaming

[Post New]by tijhea on Apr 25, 09 12:03 PM
stillwren wrote:A true crime story or a tv documentary is very different than a game in my opinion - which is all my post is - my opinion. In any game (even tv shows) the names can be changed. The world is filled with subject matter other than someone's horrible murder for a game. agatha christie, etc., are games that I don't feel are offensive. God forbid something like this happened to a member of my family and money makers make it into a game. Permission given or not - there are numerous other ways to remember the dead. I won't play a game to do it - in fact I play games for the opposite reason - escape from the horrible things happening in the world

Also, Big Fish may not have developed the game but they are distributing it.



I'm sorry I just have to say this.. For me to come into forums in make post, means somthing has niched me the wrong way.. I have been with BF for a couple of years now.. I never post in forums. None of you know me. I have to say I agree with the this poster.. This should not be compared with a book. This is what you call glorified game play. And game developers should not be profiting from such a tragedy.. We have earth day as a celebration, a memorial and a reminder, that should be enough.. Please dont compare this game to a book. A book is to inform you.
Put It this way. If somthing like this happen to one of your family members. Would you rather the world learn from It, by purchasing a book, or buying a 7 dollar game. Where and trust me when I tell you this caues i have read it with my own eyes. Where some skipped the story line all together just to beat the game in the fastest amount of time. Others dont care for the story line but played It anyway, for the game aspect. And then we come into a forum and rate It thumbs up or down. Not to mention there are many who never heard of this story before, and this will be one of the options which they will come to know of this poor girl and her family.. Would you not perfer they get their knowledge from a book, versus a computer game. This sickens me just a tad. We have choices your right. We can choose to not purchase this nonsence If It bothers some of us so. Which Is just what I have done. But we still have the right to voice our opinions. Without being told that If we don't like It.... Dont buy It.

Edited on 04/25/2009 at 12:13:05 PM PST


 
 
 
 
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