Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon may be a violent, gleefully-stupid video game, but it also has a Serious Message about violent video games.


Here's a chat between two of the game's characters, captured above if you want to watch, transcribed below if you don't want anyone nearby hearing this profane insight:

Doctor Elizabeth Darling: Rex, are you doing OK after that EMP surge?

Rex Power Colt: Good as new, doc. There's no challenge I can't beat.

Doc: I don't know, Rex. I'm pretty unstoppable in The Bishop of Battle.

Rex: Doc, you play video games?

Doc: Yes, Rex, video games are a proven coping mechanism, like any hobby. They've been shown to improve hand-eye coordination, problem-solving, social interaction and self-confidence. And no studies have managed to prove a correlation between video games and violence. Frankly, anyone who thinks games are bad for you is a F.U.C.K.ing idiot.

Rex: Hey, whoa, whoa, Doc.

Doc: No, Rex, F.U.C.K. stands for 'failing to understand our capacity for kindness.' It's an acronym. Though I suppose this isn't a game anymore. Is it?

It's entirely possible that the doctor here is a Kotaku reader.


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