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This sounds like a perfect Onion article, but is a real campaign by the Red Cross to raise awareness about war crimes
There’s some executive somewhere that gets paid in donated money to come up with ideas like this.
Is teabagging your wounded opponent a war crime?
Asking for a friend.
[War Crime Analysis for Dummies: How to identify war crime misinformation on video](https://youtu.be/Z_dpNziZT04) I have not read the Red Cross’s thing so *this is not a comment on this campaign*. I’m just putting this video here because it’s extremely relevant.
I am definitely not familiar with every war game ever. Out of the dozens I am familiar with I can think of exactly one mass-marketed games where the player definitely has the ability to commit a war crime without it producing the same result as dying in-game: Call of Duty World at War. I can think of another where it’s debatable, and the outcome depends entirely on whether you consider an act of organized terrorism to qualify as a war crime, which US court statute does not.
I can think of many games that depict war crimes, but they are almost invariably committed by ‘the bad guys’.
I play Rimworld.
What next? Are they going to ask us not to commit crimes while playing Grand Theft Auto?
Is genocide a war crime, hate crime, or just a crime crime? Asking for every Civilizations player.
Also, what’s the rule for nuclear grenade launchers and local wildlife?
Jokes aside, this is a really clever campaign and a good cause:
>Every day, people play games set in conflict zones right from their couch. But right now, armed conflicts are more prevalent than ever. And to the people suffering from their effects, this conflict is not a game. It destroys lives and leaves communities devastated. Therefore, we’re challenging you to play FPS by the real Rules of War, to show everyone that even wars have rules—rules which protect humanity on battlefields IRL.
Until UN starts prosecuting real world war crimes from both their allies and their enemies then I will continue to have fun ruining the lives of fictional people
I sincerely believe that part of the reason I’m a responsible citizen and a helpful human attempting to follow what I identify as a lawful good alignment, is that when I’m too stressed out and start feeling like punching people, I can isolate in front of a screen and commit murders, brutalize bunches of pixels, and the like.
In my language we call it “sublimation”, I’m not sure it also works in English, a nasty faux-ami is always ready to betray us. The notion being that video games are a wonderful device to take negative emotions and antisocial tendencies, and satisfy them in a harmless way that doesn’t hurt anybody.
But Skyrim *belongs* to the Nords.
A friend of mine plays Stellaris, a 4x space strategy game made by the good folks at Paradox. If this friend of mine engages, in say, an occasional alien genocide or two, will he…I mean, they, be looked down upon?
Also, what if my friend felt like they had to do it because those filthy xenos REALLY deserved it and by pure coincidence those aliens were also delicious after non-optional genetic modification and mandatory enrolment into a species-wide husbandry programme?
My code name is “Friendly Fire,” so no promises.
This is obviously not a “serious” campaign. They’re not actually expecting people to stop doing these things in games. This is clearly just a way of educating people on what war crimes are.
It sounds dumb, but is a pretty neat campaign considering what Ruzzia is currently doing in Ukraine.
Wonder if this goes for dnd, that’s like war crime central for us Oo
Guy guys, the videogame people aren’t real. We’ve been over this.