[x-post from Forum post last Friday which I put in the wrong place]
Good afternoon all,
This is the particular mission in the COD series which I referenced during our class today. https://youtu.be/gXBDkevx5lM?t=84
I can definitely see this influencing someone to commit such acts, but in terms of liability for any damage caused, I still have trouble with causation here.
In terms of criminal law, in acting for someone carrying out a similar act in reality, it seems logical to me that I would plead a mental health defence related to the defendant’s particular issues, rather than the ‘GTA defence’ we became familiar with today.
On another note, this is one of the few missions that I know of where you could do nothing in the level and you would still advance in the game. The game did not actually need your input in it (though you can see this particular player actively participate) Boyden – empty shell? Moreover, you could skip it if you so desired.
Enjoy your weekend and please go watch some happy puppy videos,