A Game Where You Torture Someone Because They Want You To

Torture sequences in games are old news—many major franchises have included it in some capacity, from the classics like Metal Gear Solid to some more recent big titles like Grand Theft Auto and Splinter Cell. The context is usually the same—torture is explored as a military practice (or a critique of military stuff),… » 10/29/13 6:00pm 10/29/13 6:00pm

Splinter Cell: Blacklist Won't Have Interactive Torture, But It'll Still Have 'Interrogations'

One of the more inflammatory aspects of 2010's Splinter Cell: Conviction was the fact that it included a number of gruesome interactive torture sequences. The game, in which you play as rogue spec-ops badass Sam Fisher, featured a number of ticking time-bomb scenarios in which Sam would torture various bad guys to get… » 1/30/13 8:00pm 1/30/13 8:00pm

MUD Designer Unhappy About WoW Torture Quest

Richard Bartle - co-author of the original MMO game MUD » 11/25/08 5:30pm 11/25/08 5:30pm, but you knew that already, right? - has been playing Wrath of the Lich King and does not like what he has found. Specifically, he is less than impressed with "The Art of Persuasion" a quest that requires you to use a Neural Needler to extract information from an…