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Torture game and $100. 2 of 20 2008-07-01 12:14:33 Reply

One of my favorite press blurbs about NG came from UK gaming magazine "EDGE":

"YouTube. Flickr. MySpace. Wikipedia. Second Life. Bored yet? Probably. We've had the message of how these web phenomena epitomise the user-generated content revolution excitably rammed down our throats for what seems like years. Yet the sites that really kickstarted the movement hardly get a mention.

Newgrounds.com, the large Flash games and animation site that spawned Alien Hominid, has been accepting user-produced submissions since 1999. That it has been quietly spearheading for eight years what is only now being trumpeted about in the mainstream media is indicative of how overlooked the Flash games scene is."

Sadly, most of the press tends to find the most NEGATIVE things they can on NG, and focus on those instead. They do it with the self-righteous tone of raising awareness, when they're really just exploiting offensive content to gain viewers, just like we do!

The latest controversy has been surrounding The Torture Game 2, a fun little ragdoll physics engine that lets you do all sorts of horrible things to a lifeless dummy. Sensible Erection put together a gallery of all the fancy artwork you can create with TG2 (scroll down on that page to see it), at which point Derek Yu made a post about it on TIGSource and a whole debate erupted.

MSNBC picked up on the TIGSource debate and posted their own article about the game, but the real fun came when FOX News weighed in with a Fair & Balanced video, expressing their disgust while showing real-time footage of the person being tortured. Hey! At least we slapped a MATURE rating on the game and made you click a link to view it... Fox just dumped it into every living room in America!

As a result of their efforts, many more people are now enjoying The Torture Game 2.

Today's $100 winner is chainsawmurderer53!

We will be giving out $100 per day from now until I leave for Comic-Con on July 20th! To participate in the raffle, all you need to do is vote on five submissions while logged in. Every day I run a raffle script based on activity from the previous day, and a winner is declared!

Also, this picture was drawn with blood:

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This is the game JohnnyUtah and I have been working on.

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Response to Torture game and $100. 2 of 20 2008-07-01 12:15:48 Reply

Uk yeah Tom wahoo.


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Response to Torture game and $100. 2 of 20 2008-07-01 12:16:13 Reply

Cool.

I'll definitely deposit now.

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Response to Torture game and $100. 2 of 20 2008-07-01 12:17:36 Reply

That picture gave me a hardon.

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Response to Torture game and $100. 2 of 20 2008-07-01 12:17:42 Reply

At 7/1/08 12:14 PM, TomFulp wrote: stuff

how do i join the raffel?


You just lost the game
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Response to Torture game and $100. 2 of 20 2008-07-01 12:17:48 Reply

i was wondering why Foxnews never told anyone about the mature rating...


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Response to Torture game and $100. 2 of 20 2008-07-01 12:18:58 Reply

Its sad really... Fox News doesn't post news... All it ever is is Fear Mongering... Why can't people see the good things about the Internet? Like Waterlollies or FPA?


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Response to Torture game and $100. 2 of 20 2008-07-01 12:18:59 Reply

You never call me anymore.


Wut?

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Response to Torture game and $100. 2 of 20 2008-07-01 12:19:01 Reply

Thanks to Fox, Newgrounds is now receiving more exposure for a moment.


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Response to Torture game and $100. 2 of 20 2008-07-01 12:19:23 Reply

The sad Truth is games like "The Torture Game" can influence violence especially among the younger audience.

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Response to Torture game and $100. 2 of 20 2008-07-01 12:20:49 Reply

Awesome picture.

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Response to Torture game and $100. 2 of 20 2008-07-01 12:22:07 Reply

At 7/1/08 12:19 PM, Truth wrote: The sad Truth is games like "The Torture Game" can influence violence especially among the younger audience.

But now the creator is scoring tons of hits on their userpage, and Newgrounds gains more popularity yet again, without even trying. It's a big score in both directions.


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Response to Torture game and $100. 2 of 20 2008-07-01 12:22:09 Reply

i am 2 years old ...
and ill fell like torturing tom flup... because i played that game

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Response to Torture game and $100. 2 of 20 2008-07-01 12:23:19 Reply

At 7/1/08 12:19 PM, Truth wrote: The sad Truth is games like "The Torture Game" can influence violence especially among the younger audience.

unfortunatly dude, the younger audience isnt supposed to see it in the first place, the actual way to handle things is to moniter these younger kids, not attack the source (not aimed at you here)


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Response to Torture game and $100. 2 of 20 2008-07-01 12:23:20 Reply

Ooh we get a new news post every day? Cool... will all the stickies pile up at the top of the BBS, or is there a limit to how many threads can be up there? I remember at one point there was like 6 or something and that was a lot... Can you 'unsticky' news posts so it's not like we have to scroll down the page half way to find the regular threads? Guess we'll see...

Congrats chainsawmurderer53, perhaps now you can afford some bandages for those teeth marks in your legs!

That's a lovely blood painting... which one of you guys drew it?


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Response to Torture game and $100. 2 of 20 2008-07-01 12:23:35 Reply

FoX News are an assholes. Just ignore them.

Also, congrats to the winner

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Response to Torture game and $100. 2 of 20 2008-07-01 12:23:56 Reply

At 7/1/08 12:14 PM, TomFulp wrote: We will be giving out $100 per day from now until I leave for Comic-Con on July 20th!

The room I am currently in will be covered in white and nothing else if I happened to win right on my birthday (July 9th), just to show how much of a lucky bastard I am.

Also, this picture was drawn with blood:

Oh snap.


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Response to Torture game and $100. 2 of 20 2008-07-01 12:24:13 Reply

At 7/1/08 12:14 PM, TomFulp wrote: Hey! At least we slapped a MATURE rating on the game and made you click a link to view it... Fox just dumped it into every living room in America!

Good point, Tom. When will the media stop to think?


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Response to Torture game and $100. 2 of 20 2008-07-01 12:28:26 Reply

Newgrounds works in mysterious ways.


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Response to Torture game and $100. 2 of 20 2008-07-01 12:29:04 Reply

Watching the Fox News report made me scream in pain. All I could hear was child ... torture ... your child ... torture etc. Some of the crappiest sensationalist reporting I've ever seen.

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Response to Torture game and $100. 2 of 20 2008-07-01 12:29:28 Reply

I liek this idea.

btw: Great job!

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Response to Torture game and $100. 2 of 20 2008-07-01 12:29:45 Reply

Anyone interested in making a "beat up and rape old people" flash game? Seems like we could get a fair amount of exposure!


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Response to Torture game and $100. 2 of 20 2008-07-01 12:29:54 Reply

At 7/1/08 12:17 PM, MastaGeneral wrote:
At 7/1/08 12:14 PM, TomFulp wrote: stuff
how do i join the raffel?

Dude. Read the post. Just deposit everyday.

And I never even would have seen that game without Fox News, so those assholes are more to blame than anyone.

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Response to Torture game and $100. 2 of 20 2008-07-01 12:30:35 Reply

I shat bricks when I saw that picture.

That's really good.
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Response to Torture game and $100. 2 of 20 2008-07-01 12:30:58 Reply

At 7/1/08 12:14 PM, TomFulp wrote: Today's $100 winner is chainsawmurderer53!

Congratulations to chainsawmurder53. I wonder if the news article was actually related to this because of the name and the whole thing about TortureGame2, where you can actually use a chainsaw to in effect murder your victim.

Prudish people need to realise that there are far worse things happening out there in the world than this game. Of course, being a veteran of the internet for some years now, I'm obviously related to this and as such am a purveyor of filth by proxy.

Fuck them, because any publicity is good publicity.


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Response to Torture game and $100. 2 of 20 2008-07-01 12:31:40 Reply

At 7/1/08 12:23 PM, Zetvirus55 wrote:
At 7/1/08 12:19 PM, Truth wrote: The sad Truth is games like "The Torture Game" can influence violence especially among the younger audience.
unfortunatly dude, the younger audience isnt supposed to see it in the first place, the actual way to handle things is to moniter these younger kids, not attack the source (not aimed at you here)

Its too bad many parents still don't understand the influence videogames can give.
also kids will sometimes even convince their parents that there isn't anything wrong.

The end is near: when parents obey their kids

also proof: Psychological research confirms that violent video games can increase children's aggression, but that parents moderate the negative effects.

At 7/1/08 12:22 PM, AnalPenguinFarming wrote: But now the creator is scoring tons of hits on their userpage, and Newgrounds gains more popularity yet again, without even trying. It's a big score in both directions.

Yes, but maybe now parents will be more alert. Probably not though

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Response to Torture game and $100. 2 of 20 2008-07-01 12:33:03 Reply

Wow that blood painting fucking rules!

Your not supposed to take FOX news seriously by the way.


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Response to Torture game and $100. 2 of 20 2008-07-01 12:33:19 Reply

At 7/1/08 12:28 PM, cast wrote: Newgrounds works in mysterious ways.

No, Newgrounds works in one way: SHEER FORCE AND PAIN.


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Response to Torture game and $100. 2 of 20 2008-07-01 12:38:21 Reply

wow that must have taken a lot of skill to make that picture!


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Response to Torture game and $100. 2 of 20 2008-07-01 12:38:29 Reply

I hate how people only think of the negatives of NG.

Seriously, I can think of more positives then negatives.