Essay on Testing: Satoshi Tajiri and Project Pacifist

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Video Game Developers Start Project Pacifist
March 21, 2013

After a year and a half of hard work and a lot of decisions made, many well-known video game developers like Konami, Game Freak, Warner Brothers Interactive Media, and Capcom have started a new movement. For the next two years, they will launch Project Pacifist. During this movement, they are planning to release video games with no violence whatsoever. Many industries are hoping that it will appeal to all ages, especially those adults who are always whining that their children will become hoodlums due to the influence of certain video games. “We really take it to heart when we get millions of hate mails from adults who have never played our games,” says creator of Mortal Kombat, Ed Boon. “At first, we thought that the 'Rated M' or 'Rated T' signs on the covers would hint that it wouldn't be appropriate for the younger audience, but it seems like we forget people don't like to waste their time and read.” Boon and his team are already set to release their new violence-free game, Immortal Peace in May 2013. According to Boon, they have eliminated the whole fighting system and created a new plot where the main characters must do nonviolent quests to bring peace to the Earthrealm. Favorite characters such as Scorpion and Sub-Zero- who were once the worst of enemies-set aside their differences and team up to use their powers for the good of the people. “You'll really notice the newfound brotherly love that those two share,” Boon tells us excitedly.

“Now we won't be criticized for promoting animal cruelty,” said creator of Pokemon, Satoshi Tajiri. Their Pokemon games have been infamous for the concept of capturing animal-like monsters and forcing them to fight. Now, in the new Pokemon Quartz and Turquoise coming out this September, the players will learn to befriend the creatures instead of trapping them in a spherical device. Also instead of battling gym leaders, they will do various, nonviolent, activities that will test the friendship and bond they share with their Pokemon.…