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V-Tech Rampage May. 15th, 2007 @ 04:54 PM Reply

You might have heard about this game V-Tech Rampage. In it, you play the person responsible for the April 16, 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech, and it's your job to carry out the notorious events of that day. True to life, the game ends (and you "win") when you complete your mission and kill yourself.

This game's starting to get noticed around the Internet, and as you might imagine, most people don't think too highly of it. BlogCritics described it this way: "The game is riddled with embarrassing typographical errors, the ridiculous screens that follow failure are beyond pathetic, and the choice of music is sure to cause copyright issues. It’s a sad cry for attention, and a miserable use of a tragedy in an attempt to reach that goal." Kotaku.com says, "V-Tech Rampage doesn't bring anything more than shoddy, tacky game play to the table. Free speech and free expression are great. Just make sure you've got something to say."

Not content to stop there, the author, PiGPEN, has set up a page on his personal webpage stating that, if enough people deposit money in his Paypal account, he'll take the game down. Some of the people weighing in on this feel that we should pre-emptively take it down, especially in light of PiGPEN's attempt to profit from it.

Does this game have any merit, or is it strictly an exercise in poor taste? Are you offended by it? Did you enjoy playing it? Should it be taken down? What do you think?


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Response to V-Tech Rampage May. 15th, 2007 @ 04:55 PM Reply

Eh, I kinda liked the V-Tech game better than that Super Columbine thing.


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Response to V-Tech Rampage May. 15th, 2007 @ 04:56 PM Reply

I think it should be taken down because it is mocking a horrible tragedy.


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Response to V-Tech Rampage May. 15th, 2007 @ 04:57 PM Reply

No, it shouldn't be taken down! Newgrounds is has had offensive material on it before; there's even a 9/11 collection of Flash. Let it stay.


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Response to V-Tech Rampage May. 15th, 2007 @ 04:57 PM Reply

You wouldn't believe the reviews for it lol.

In any event, that game is no worse than the 911 flashes or columbine. I say let it stay. It''ll die down like everything else.


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Response to V-Tech Rampage May. 15th, 2007 @ 04:57 PM Reply

Did it make it through the judgement system without having the whistle blown or getting balmmed? Yes?

Then I say it stays on NG, like most of the other shit that manages to pass.


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Response to V-Tech Rampage May. 15th, 2007 @ 04:58 PM Reply

If it ain't fun to play...
Then fuck for all I care, take it the fuck down.


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Response to V-Tech Rampage May. 15th, 2007 @ 04:58 PM Reply

in that case, why should the 9/11 flashes stay? both are disrespectful...he could've at least made the game from a survivor's point of view....

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Response to V-Tech Rampage May. 15th, 2007 @ 04:59 PM Reply

Should stay. I dont like the game, but he has the right to make what he wants.

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Response to V-Tech Rampage May. 15th, 2007 @ 04:59 PM Reply

Well it's too late now, it's already popular.
If some people are stupid enough to send him money, then they deserve to be parted with their cash.

If you take this one down, you're saying flashes like this are not acceptable in the future on this website, and that's not a path I think newgrounds should go down. Obviously the game is just aiming to get some attention, but anyone should realise that before they play. Plus it's not that shittily made.

So I think it should stay.


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Response to V-Tech Rampage May. 15th, 2007 @ 05:00 PM Reply

DELETE IT NOW!


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Response to V-Tech Rampage May. 15th, 2007 @ 05:01 PM Reply

Keep it there, if some whiney bitches who probably make jokes about the holocaust and Iraq want to cry about it, let them, just don't let it affect who can say what and when.


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Response to V-Tech Rampage May. 15th, 2007 @ 05:01 PM Reply

I think the guy is desperate. We had a little discussion about it in the Flash Forum, and pigpen posted there too. I just think the guys a little to pathetic - yes yes we knew somebody would, you're the lucky guy I guess.

What i'd love to see happen is this morons parents contacted... let his real life friends and family know about this.


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Response to V-Tech Rampage May. 15th, 2007 @ 05:01 PM Reply

I think it's brilliant game. Leave it up.

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Response to V-Tech Rampage May. 15th, 2007 @ 05:01 PM Reply

People need to just get a hobby other than trying to make the world a prefect place. The game may not have been the best, but its still fun to play. If people don't think so, then they don't have to play it.


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Response to V-Tech Rampage May. 15th, 2007 @ 05:02 PM Reply

Portal has always been like this...so I don't know what the point of changing it would be now.

If it offends people, like it did me, just don't watch it, it's pretty basic common sense. It's like people who go to a movie theatre and feel like because they paid money, they can't walk out of a shitty movie.

Only difference is, no one paid to watch V-Tech.


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Response to V-Tech Rampage May. 15th, 2007 @ 05:02 PM Reply

At 5/15/07 04:56 PM, Twone wrote: I think it should be taken down because it is mocking a horrible tragedy.

Should we remove all content that makes light of a tragedy? Do you want your right to make light of a tragedy via artistic expression (Flash game, Flash toon, painting, song, play, movie, et) taken away because it may offend someone? Where do we draw the line? Can we draw a line? I think it's all or nothing, and I don't think many people would enjoy the later.


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Response to V-Tech Rampage May. 15th, 2007 @ 05:02 PM Reply

I think it's pretty offensive to the people that took part in the tragedy. The guy does have the freedom of speech and everything so that weighs in on this. I don't think it should be taken off but it should be put under the mature zone, it's a mature topic. I played it and the gameplay isn't bad it's just a bit offensive. But then again Newgrounds has it's history of offensiveness. I say keep it on in the mature zone.

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Response to V-Tech Rampage May. 15th, 2007 @ 05:02 PM Reply

It shouldn't be taken down because of offensive stuff. You must remember, thi is NG, we have had tons of submissions making fun of tragedy and massacre, and we also have tons of crap on the site. This one is just getting noticed, it doesn't make it any worse then the other shit in the portal.

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Response to V-Tech Rampage May. 15th, 2007 @ 05:04 PM Reply

Keep it, Newgrounds is great because of offensive material.


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Response to V-Tech Rampage May. 15th, 2007 @ 05:04 PM Reply

That is a Sick game.


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Response to V-Tech Rampage May. 15th, 2007 @ 05:04 PM Reply

If the author of the game is wanting to profit off of it- and it's being hosted here, then yes. It should be taken down. This site is known for it's controversial content, but with the author using the tragedy to profit? I don't think it belongs here anymore. He can host it on his own site if he wants to capitalize on it.

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Response to V-Tech Rampage May. 15th, 2007 @ 05:04 PM Reply

Leave it up. Don't let the man take it down.


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Response to V-Tech Rampage May. 15th, 2007 @ 05:04 PM Reply

it's fine he's just an attention whore. who would actually donate to get him to remove it. THE INTERNET IS SERIOUS BUSINESS!!

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Response to V-Tech Rampage May. 15th, 2007 @ 05:05 PM Reply

At 5/15/07 04:56 PM, Twone wrote: I think it should be taken down because it is mocking a horrible tragedy.

That's like saying "TAKE DOWN ALL THE HILARIOUS FLASHES ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST, 9/11, SCHOOL SHOOTINGS ETC" >:(


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Response to V-Tech Rampage May. 15th, 2007 @ 05:05 PM Reply

At 5/15/07 05:02 PM, WadeFulp wrote: Should we remove all content that makes light of a tragedy? Do you want your right to make light of a tragedy via artistic expression (Flash game, Flash toon, painting, song, play, movie, et) taken away because it may offend someone? Where do we draw the line?

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Response to V-Tech Rampage May. 15th, 2007 @ 05:06 PM Reply

Aren't we just giving him the attention he wants? I'm not saying hes a bad guy, but have some sympathy for the family and friends of the killed.

Anywhoo, if Newgrounds starts to get blamed, destroy it, there are more important things for the site to worry about. If pigpen or whatever his name is gets accused, then just leave it be.


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Response to V-Tech Rampage May. 15th, 2007 @ 05:07 PM Reply

I think it shouldn't be taken down.

Why should it be?

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Response to V-Tech Rampage May. 15th, 2007 @ 05:08 PM Reply

Keep it up for sure.

And lol at him trying to make money off of it.