March 26, 2003

Oni is Violent, Oh Yeah, Sure

OniFrom the Oldies, but Goodies Dept: This reporter has seen a number of diatribes on video game violence, including a few that pointed at Bungie games such as Marathon, Myth, and Halo... but Oni - you've got to be kidding me. Yes, dear reader, PBS affiliate WGBH produces a series called Culture Shock which chose Oni as an example of a highly violent video game for their interactive survey on video game violence. The mind boggles. Oni is the most tame video game Bungie has published since Gnop.

While I was under the initial impression that the survey was slanted against video game violence, it is actually fairly balanced - you just have to vote against the way any Bungie fan would naturally lean to see the pro-violent-video-games information.

And the results of the survey?

Of the 16913 visitors who've voted, 72% said yes, they thought this image [Oni artwork by Craig Mullins] should be on the homepage of this Web site; 27% said no, they thought that it should not.

One thing I've noticed - despite their promises, the Oni illustration is not on the homepage of their site. Next time I'm in Boston I need to hunt them down and kill them.

Posted by poenadare at March 26, 2003 12:07 AM

Oh how my heart pitter-pattered as I voted yes each and every time.


Posted by: Miguel on March 26, 2003 8:38 AM

it was recentaly been announced that violent video games such as doom and grand theft auto actually improve contentrqtion and hand eye cordination

Posted by: frank falvey on June 5, 2003 11:52 AM

i believe that violent video games are okay because they are able to train people react quickly in a dangerous situation.

Posted by: jakob on July 14, 2003 12:13 PM

i think violent video games are that and nothing more...just harmless fun to keep our primal needs at bay...i love violent videogames..does that mean im going to go out and kill someone when i get done playing of course not...
kiwi..the best chick ever

Posted by: kiwi on October 6, 2004 9:42 AM

Where did you come from? This is way old news. Poena's been gone from the Bungie Web for a while, but if you want to talk to people who know him, try the forums at or .

Posted by: Andrew Nagy on October 8, 2004 11:20 PM

all these groups say that games are the problem. No its not the games, its the parents who incorrectly raise their 16 year old "children" to think that mass murder and sex rapists are ok. Then the kid thinks thats ok and wants to play games about it andthen they do the action in real life and the Mommy says it's bad groups say the video games made him do it. Not the parents. OH NO IT COULDNT BE THE PARENTS!

Posted by: get your own on October 10, 2004 10:33 PM

oi, tudo bem com vai voce ela e bonita. eu gostou bungie oni e bonita.

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