Is Torture to Becomes Commonplace Through Video Games

06 Jan

     Video games have become an ever increasing mainstay in people’s lives in the last thirty years. Regardless if you want to admit to the effects that these games have had on society it is irrefutable. Even the military had used games to condition soldiers for combat situations. In one of the newest lows for violence and debauchery now you can obtain your own slave and practice torture. If soldiers are more apt to fire on enemies since the advent of first person shooters, what will this lead people to be conditioned to except. Do we need to prepare ourselves for torture to become even more commonplace in this age of hunting terrorists?  

More Bargain Debasement ‘Games’ – Hit Star Wars game lets players ‘own’ and torment female slaves with electric shock collar

By Rob Waugh
Daily Mail

  • Scripted lines such as ‘Obey my every command’
  • Options to beat and torture female slave
  • Gamers boast about how badly they treat her
  • Can force her to watch your character have sex

Vette is a ‘companion’ for your character in the game – players have the option to be pleasant, and have Vette follow out of loyalty, or to torture and coerce her into submission. A script has been written specifically for players who choose to torture their ‘slave’
Gamers playing the hit online game Star Wars: the Old Republic are torturing and abusing a female ‘slave’ character with punches and an ‘electric shock collar’ – and enjoying it.
The character comes with a ‘shock collar’ that allows gamers to ensure ‘obedience’.
YouTube videos show players of the million-selling role-playing hit abusing the character with electric shocks and backhanded slaps to the face, with captions such as ‘Keeping your slave in line.’
The game has dialogue written specifically FOR players who choose to treat their companion like this – Vette continues to respond in a lifelike fashion after players have been torturing her for hours.
One of the first things players are given the option to say is ‘Obey my every command.’
The character, Vette, is a companion that accompanies Sith players – the evil version of Jedi knights – on their journeys.
She is described as a ‘Slave, Treasure Hunter, Survivor’.
Players have the option to treat Vette kindly and have her follow them out of loyalty – or to coerce her using methods including an electric shock collar.
When gamers meet her, they’re offered the chance to give their slave ‘more juice’, electrocuting her.
But the option to treat the character decently does not seem to have been enormously popular with players.
‘Vette is my character’s slave, gifted to him by his dark master,’ writes Mike Fahey on Kotaku, in a blog post detailing how he uncovered the options to maltreat the character via imitating other players.

YouTube videos show players of the million-selling role-playing hit abusing the character with electric shocks and backhanded slaps to the face, with captions such as ‘Keeping your slave in line’

A player looks on as he tortures Vette into submission – before delivering a backhanded blow to her face
‘She comes complete with a convenient high voltage shock collar, allowing me to administer harsh punishment should she speak or act in a manner unbefitting her station. I torture her. I tease her. I belittle her in front of others. On one occasion I even make her watch as I have sexual relations with the wife of a slain enemy.’
‘I first learned of Vette’s sad habit of being regularly tortured into submission during my time with my first Sith Warrior character in Star Wars: The Old Republic,’ writes Fahey.
‘I made it to Dromund Kaas, the capital of the Sith Empire, where all characters on the Empire’s side travel to continue their progression.’

Star Wars is no stranger to slavery: Carrie Fisher plays Princess Leia, enslaved by Jabba the Hutt in Return of the Jedi. But the idea of playing ‘master’ yourself is unsavoury
‘General chat would regularly be filled with other Sith Warriors discussing how poorly they treated Vette. They boasted of her low opinion of them, negative numbers on the game’s companion friendship scale.’

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Posted by on January 6, 2012 in Uncategorized


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