Monday, February 20, 2006

Gun Porn

It's unfortunate that the national firearms policy is so incredibly polarized. It is another one of those divisive issues on which there is more invective than reason, such as tax reform or the death penalty.

But putting all of the politics aside, shooting guns is damned fun. Few things in life are as cathartic as blowing stuff up. But going to the range is an all-day affair and it's expensive and cleaning the guns afterwards is a pain...

Which is why when I just need to blow off some steam, I'm far more likely to crank up the playstation and fire off a few virtual salvos.


Which is why I'm so excited about the new game coming out called Black. Next Generation has an interview with the producer, Jeremy Chubb.

[Question:]It's well-documented that the Black team likes to refer to the game as "gun-porn." Are you guys really big firearm fans? Do you subscribe to Guns and Ammo?

[Answer:] We love guns. In England, we aren’t allowed any, so we fly to Vegas as often as possible to shoot.

Modern small arms are stunning. There’s the same precision design and engineering as you’d find in a Porsche, but their ultimate purpose is to kill. Like it or not, this adds an edge to what you feel.

The first time we fired a machine gun it scared the shit out of us. The experience was terrifying and exhilarating in equal measure. The sound is massive and leaves your ears ringing for hours. The kick is like being repeatedly punched in the shoulder, and fire shoots out the end of the thing. It’s an immensely powerful experience. We were amazed how diluted this was in every video game we’d ever played, and there are so many that have guns.

And yeah, of course we subscribe to Guns and Ammo. |Next Gen|

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