In this week, is to read the seventh chapter of a book called Ethics in the Virtual World: the Morality and Psychology of Gaming by Garry Young, and answer one question which provided.
If you accept that it is OK to kill random people in a video game (if you do not think it is OK feel free to argue this point), would it be OK to seek out to intentionally kill only individuals identified as homosexual in the game? Why? Please site the reading to support your response.
Before I answer this question, I would like to share my point of view.
Is it ok to kill random people in a video game? Well, it depends on the setting of the game. For example, to kill random people in GTA is acceptable cause the game setting is allow us to do such things, but you will be chased by cops, it is punishment in game (Wanted level) and similar as real world, the player have to take responsibility on what they are doing.
So, as long as the game setting is allow us to kill random people, is understandable and also, some player will kill random people as releasing their daily pressure in game, cause they can do something which they not allow to do in real life, similar to other people will go to bowling centre or have a drink in bar for release their pressure.
Back to topic
The question is, would it be OK to seek out to intentionally kill only individuals identified as homosexual in the game?
The answer is no. The reason is the people are targeting to specific group of people and this is called R.A.C.I.S.T. When the player is targeting to specific group, is means the player against the group and also means humanity corrupted. For example, There is a news which saying a local clerk refused to sign the marriage licenses due to the reason of against her religion.
Here is the link:
Rand Paul on Gay Marriage Clerk
The woman were released.
So, targeting and kill only individuals identified as homosexual in game is wrong, but same as targeting other groups of people as well. At the end, there is no true or false for the question, only based on personal regions and experiences.
GTA V. 2013. [computer game]. Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360. Rockstar North.
Garry Young. 2013. Ethics in the Virtual World: The Morality and Psychology of Gaming. Routledge.
Rand Paul 2016. 2015. Rand Paul on Gay Marriage Clerk, Hillary Clinton, and Iran Deal (Fox News). [online]. YouTube. Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wBttZ85LSw [Accessed 7th Mar 16].