I don’t know what it is about me that is so distrustful of press releases by members of the games industry. I mean the MOMENT I even heard of the fact Mr. Kojima stated that MGS: Ground Zeroes was potentially too controversial to be released I gave the friend that shared that tidbit of news with me my notoriously insulting SSS or ” Smug Smirk of Superiority”.
It could be that the entire story reeked of publicity stunt material. Too controversial, but had to be published because as a creator he was too determined to express himself? Yeah It just reeked of it.
Or maybe because the video-games industry has REALLY not left enough a single controversy I can think of being used to gain exposure and then abused by the other who went “ooh wait why do WE do that too?!” it just sounded way too fishy to me… I personally suspect that it will indeed be published no matter what and that this is mainly to gain some more attention and exposure and it certainly is a smart way of doing it but it DID actually make me look into this a little deeper and try to consider what controversies have NOT been explored enough let alone abused. When I originally set out to write this article I had intended to look at the biggest “offenders” of abusing subjects that had once been controversial in the video games industry. I was hell bent on showing how the entire video games industry had gradually chipped away at taboos until they have made us so desensitized to them it was actually amusing. Sadly though, someone already beat me to it as I was browsing through Google looking for the title of one particular game and did a better job at it than I would have so go ahead and check it out right here.
Source: Euro Gamer Image