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Zombies are the new Nazis, says Mr Guild Wars

Tuesday, 24th November 2009 12:31 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Here comes the news. And it’s news about being able to kill zombies in videogames without feeling guilty.

“The reason zombies are so powerful and transcend fantasy is because right now they are the modern, societal guilt-free meat-puppet,” Guild Wars creator Jeff Strain has told Eurogamer.

“We’ve been through the Nazi phase, we’ve been through the communist phase, we’ve been through the terrorist phase. Those were all at various times in history fair game in the gaming culture. Right now zombies are fulfilling that need for us.

“That no-rules, no-guilt mentality is something that people really resonate with,” he said.

Using a zombie as a “guilt-free meat-puppet” could go either way, quite frankly. Semi.

More through there.

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  1. freedoms_stain

    Phases? There are and have been games where zombies, commies, nazis or terrorists, or even combinations of these have featured as the main antagonists pretty much every year. Discernible phases? not sure about that man.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. G1GAHURTZ

    Black is the new brown, which used to be the new black.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. blackdreamhunk

    epic flop more companies to go bankuprt these days

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Egon Superb

    Please, god, will some game developer go and read a book, instead of watching shit b-movies. Please?

    #4 4 years ago
  5. blackdreamhunk

    here is an date of game devs going under because of consoles

    http://www.edge-online.com/news/playlogic-reports-increased-losses

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Phoenixblight

    “Amsterdam, Holland-based Playlogic has posted increased losses and a decline in both revenues and gross profit for the nine months ended September 30.”

    Has nothing to deal with the consoles or even publishers as a whole. Just this particular Publisher. DO you even read your links?

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Gekidami

    Its pretty obvious he never does seeing as his links rarely actually back up what he’s saying.

    #7 4 years ago