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Mortal Kombat Developer Diagnosed with PTSD

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Pemalite said:
Ljink96 said:

Death is not something I take lightly, but for those that can handle this type of work environment, kudos to you.

It is certainly not something that should be taken lightly... However it is also a natural process and a part of life.

pokoko said:
I mean, yeah. If someone doesn't like the sight of blood or death, should they work as a doctor in an emergency room? Probably not. Should they work for a software developer that has depended on that kind of thing for many years? Hm.

Why didn't he just say that it wasn't for him and resign?

Everyone has different degrees of tolerances... And you don't actually know what your tolerance is until you actually see and experience it in person.

Some people can handle it, some cannot... And it is perfectly okay either way, you aren't any less of a person.
Sometimes people get exposed to this stuff and seem okay, only for issues to crop up at a later date, sometimes years later.

I have seen and dealt with allot as a first responder, so I am desensitized to it after all these years... But one thing you never do is downplay anything and try to be mindful that everyone has different limitations.

Hiku said:

I saw this, and I wonder how Netherealm and Ed Boon will react to it.

Hopefully they provide this individual with all the services and help he needs to deal with what he has witnessed and move past it.
It will take time... And hopefully they offer similar support to all their other employees as well... Because if it has happened once, it can potentially happen again.

Hopefully they do that, or they've got a lawsuit on their hands.



Some days I just blow up.

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Pemalite said:
Ljink96 said:

Death is not something I take lightly, but for those that can handle this type of work environment, kudos to you.

It is certainly not something that should be taken lightly... However it is also a natural process and a part of life

Very true, but for me this surpasses something natural and is more of an ethics issue personally. I understand that we learn how to live by studying death and the process of death, but using it for entertainment I dunno, it just doesn't sit well with me. But yeah like I said, just me. 



Well as long as they're not researching sex to put in the game it's all good



Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702

Ive watched lots of videos of too, WW2 german officers being hung, Col gadaffi executed, mexican drug cartel killings etc, i would hate to watch that stuff regularly. It always makes me feel very cold. Especially how all the nazi top brass just embrace death with no struggle.



Pemalite said:
pokoko said:
I mean, yeah. If someone doesn't like the sight of blood or death, should they work as a doctor in an emergency room? Probably not. Should they work for a software developer that has depended on that kind of thing for many years? Hm.

Why didn't he just say that it wasn't for him and resign?

Everyone has different degrees of tolerances... And you don't actually know what your tolerance is until you actually see and experience it in person.

Some people can handle it, some cannot... And it is perfectly okay either way, you aren't any less of a person.
Sometimes people get exposed to this stuff and seem okay, only for issues to crop up at a later date, sometimes years later.

I have seen and dealt with allot as a first responder, so I am desensitized to it after all these years... But one thing you never do is downplay anything and try to be mindful that everyone has different limitations.

I said absolutely nothing about them being less of a person.

What I am saying is that I do not hold the company to blame if the person in question started feeling negative effects within a month and kept working on it anyway.    



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pokoko said:
Pemalite said:

Everyone has different degrees of tolerances... And you don't actually know what your tolerance is until you actually see and experience it in person.

Some people can handle it, some cannot... And it is perfectly okay either way, you aren't any less of a person.
Sometimes people get exposed to this stuff and seem okay, only for issues to crop up at a later date, sometimes years later.

I have seen and dealt with allot as a first responder, so I am desensitized to it after all these years... But one thing you never do is downplay anything and try to be mindful that everyone has different limitations.

I said absolutely nothing about them being less of a person.

What I am saying is that I do not hold the company to blame if the person in question started feeling negative effects within a month and kept working on it anyway.    

I never did state that you said they were less of a person.

The company is very much to blame if it lacks the appropriate support for it's employees either in the short or long term.



thismeintiel said:
At least they protected us from the real traumatizing content: tiddies.

moar o dem tiddies, and less of this obscene violence in games in my opinion.

Tiddies never hurt no one :P

Ka-pi96 said:
Well as long as they're not researching sex to put in the game it's all good

more realistic scenes in games.... how many games even have scenes like that?
Still I approve of it,..... research.... yes :p



Pemalite said:
pokoko said:

I said absolutely nothing about them being less of a person.

What I am saying is that I do not hold the company to blame if the person in question started feeling negative effects within a month and kept working on it anyway.    

I never did state that you said they were less of a person.

The company is very much to blame if it lacks the appropriate support for it's employees either in the short or long term.

I don't believe that people have zero responsibility for themselves.



To me this just seems like drama for the sake of drama. People on the Internet seem to enjoy shitting on others. If you think about it realistically, it becomes clear that the information is coming from a biased source and is therefore exaggerating.

MK11 has a lot of violence, but the development process is massive, and there's more to making a videogame than researching the methods for the fatalities.



pokoko said:
I mean, yeah. If someone doesn't like the sight of blood or death, should they work as a doctor in an emergency room? Probably not. Should they work for a software developer that has depended on that kind of thing for many years? Hm.

Why didn't he just say that it wasn't for him and resign?

I am also wondering if it's company policy for the person to view such material or did the person do that on their own so that they can think up fatalities and brutalities.  When you think about it, if such material gross you out or causing you issue, it probably would be best not to do it.  If the person continue to do it they have to take responsibility for their decisions.  If you have watched any of the mortal kombat games, the fatalities and brutalities are pretty graphic.  A lot of people are not cut out for that kind of graphic work.  That's like someone trying to be a war reporter but get PSTD from filming such scenes.