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Like many other gamers, you have probably done a variety of things in videogames that would be somewhat frowned upon if done in the real world. Be that hitting chickens, stealing the odd bit of cutlery, or the massacre of an entire town.
However, what if all the atrocities you committed in these games, both mild and otherwise, were subject to the scrutiny of law in the real world?
Well, a recent Reddit thread brought up this very topic, a link to which can be seen here. For your entertainment, a selection of some the responses are shown in this article.
Be warned though, some of them get pretty……strange.
For some reason, this player seemed to have some rather extreme feelings towards prostitutes in Grand Theft Auto V.
“Killing 115 prostitutes in GTA V via shooting, running them over, and dressing up in women’s clothing and beating them to death with a bat.”
Crusader Kings II
This player in Crusader Kings II valued ambition above everything else, including his own family.
“I once smothered my baby girl to death in her crib so that I could inherit her empire and hold it stably.
For context, I was the Grand Prince of Abyssinia (long story), and I had married the young Byzantine Empress, and she died in childbirth, passing the throne to our daughter.
Recognizing that a) My daughter can’t be part of any republic b) the empire was about to explode as a result of this circumstance, I looked at the inheritance: I’m the heir. So, I did what I had to do.
The Empress is dead. Long live the Grand Prince.”
Spec Ops: The Line
Spec Ops: The Line is known for being a thought provoking game about the true horrors of war. This gamer, however, didn’t seem all that fazed by it.
“Launched white phosphorus on a market full of civilians who were hiding from the war. Take me away, Satan.”