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Warning: Hatred pre-order trailer released

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NEW Hatred Alley

Hatred is a game that has garnered a ridiculous amount of controversy. There was the uproar when it was originally announced. Followed by a return of the hate when it was rated A for Adult Only, a rare rating for any game. Now it’s available for pre-order, and the new trailer is showing off gameplay and plenty of rage.

Without any ado, here is the trailer. Warning, don’t watch this if you are upset by violent imagery or obscene language.

If you don’t have YouTube access but you still want to see it, you can do so here.

While the gameplay will be extremely violent and includes shooting through walls and the use of a flamethrower, I still believe that there is a deeper meaning to the game. Plenty of games let us shoot through walls and use flamethrowers; this one is simply more brutally realistic and shows just how deranged you would have to be to truly enjoy it. It plays on our baser fears of the violence that we somehow expect to experience in the world. Just read the words that the playable character says in the trailer:

Human scum. They’ve always felt so fucking safe inside their homes, surrounding by their possessions gathered their whole life. So weak, so fragile. They don’t deserve a natural death, unconsciously waiting to be obliterated by my hatred. Those parasites think their walls can save them, but I will destroy everything they own and everything they are.

NEW Hatred Finisher 1

Yes, I know it’s an upsetting rant, but it also shows an acute awareness of our own fears and insecurities. The gameplay puts us in an ultra-violent role, and not all people will choose to play the game. However, those who do might just be exposed to an interesting underlying message – that we already assume and accept that our civilization is fragile and easily destroyed by someone filled with enough anger and hatred. We’ve seen it often enough. I don’t think that this game glorifies such activities, but rather simply exposes our fears.

Pre-orders are now available for €16.66 including the soundtrack, or €36.66 if you also want a t-shirt.

Last Updated: January 30, 2015

47 Comments

  1. Mandom (Umar)

    January 30, 2015 at 08:40

    One of my best friend’s parent’s house got broken into 2 days ago and was set on fire for NO reason…I don’t even feel safe in my home that was broken into twice already. No need for this game to expose my fears. I live in South Africa, it’s all the exposure I need.

    I just don’t feel this game. Going into normal people’s homes and slaughtering them. That said, there is NOTHING else special about the game that would make me buy it. Top-down shooters are no longer an uncommon genre, it’s all about the controversy and for the most part, it is working.

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    • RinceThis

      January 30, 2015 at 08:44

      Yeah, I would get bored of this game VERY quickly.

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      • Mandom (Umar)

        January 30, 2015 at 08:47

        Yup…I honestly don’t see anything else appealing about it

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      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        January 30, 2015 at 09:02

        Me too, I play games for escapism damn it! Wait… what? Er… O_o

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        • Tosh MA

          January 30, 2015 at 09:13

          • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

            January 30, 2015 at 09:29

            I really wish they’d change the “we” to something more appropriate. Like “broken ass cray cray persons of interest in a wide range of open murder cases”. I watch Criminal Minds because of the people who catch the bad guys. Not because of the bad guys. I am WAY more interested in what Carl Sagan did with his life than some random person who only contributed to society by being locked up.

    • Hammersteyn

      January 30, 2015 at 08:47

      Just a heads up, if you have a certain security gate

      http://img-9gag-ftw.9cache.com/photo/aXE8WBg_460sa.gif

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      • Mandom (Umar)

        January 30, 2015 at 08:50

        OMG……But I can believe this, when they broke into my house they open the window and used a piece of wood that’s like fucking 30 cm long as leverage for the security bars.

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      • ReaperOfSquirrels

        January 30, 2015 at 08:55

        That’s in a prison… O.O

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      • RinceThis

        January 30, 2015 at 08:55

        shesh, man… If only this much energy went into being constructive…

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    • moiriv

      January 30, 2015 at 11:19

      One of me best friend’s parent’s car was crashed by a drunk driver 2 days ago and was set on fire for NO raisin….I don’t feel safe driving in the road to work where I’ve seen a couple of accidents happen already. No need for some game to expose my fears. I live in South Africa, it’s all the exposure I need.

      I just don’t feel GTA. Going into the road and causing traffic accidents and killing them with my car. That said, there is NOTHING special about the game that would make me buy it. Free roam open world games are no longer an uncommon genre, it’s ll about the controversy and for the most part, it is working.

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      • Schalk Engelbrecht

        January 30, 2015 at 14:09

        better keep a bag of raisins in my car then…

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    • JenkPac Shakur

      February 28, 2015 at 15:51

      It could appeal to you in one sense ie I’ve read that the game will feature law enforcement trying to stop you from carrying out your genocide crusade so maybe there will be some gameplay challenge in that regard that could keep your and other people’s interest in the game who are not necessarily down for the killing for killing’s sake theme of the game?

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  2. RinceThis

    January 30, 2015 at 08:44

  3. Admiral Chief

    January 30, 2015 at 08:44

    Violence aside, the gameplay graphics looks smooth.

    I wonder if it too will come with DLC and day1patch

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    • Shas 'O Norm

      January 30, 2015 at 08:48

      Micro-transactions!

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      • Admiral Chief

        January 30, 2015 at 09:00

        OUT OF BULLETS? Buy more now!

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    • Tosh MA

      January 30, 2015 at 09:01

      AK-47 pack along with the South African Mall DLC.

      Too soon?

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      • Admiral Chief

        January 30, 2015 at 09:02

        Yoh yoh yoh, perhaps appropriate if innocents were not affected

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        • Tosh MA

          January 30, 2015 at 09:10

          Innocents are always affected, and it’s never appropriate. But you at least get my point, right? We in South Africa live with this. As Umar said, it’s our reality, not just some fiction that causes mommies to worry about Timmy playing a game.

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  4. Hammersteyn

    January 30, 2015 at 08:45

    Top down shooter? Is it Fallout? No? Moving on.

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    • Admiral Chief

      January 30, 2015 at 08:46

      Not really top down, and not really Fallout, so, I guess, I’m not really interested

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    • Andre116

      January 30, 2015 at 21:55

      And in Fallout you at least got to kill kids as well.

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  5. Weanerdog

    January 30, 2015 at 08:49

    It does not actually look that great, actually looks like the DS GTA game from a few years ago but without the story and with close ups on some of the kills.

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  6. Blood Emperor Trevor

    January 30, 2015 at 09:00

    With what I remember from previous quotes/interviews, I think you’re giving the devs a bit too much credit.

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  7. SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

    January 30, 2015 at 09:01

    I’m confused. So this is game is about destroying THINGS and PEOPLE? I’m not so sure it’ll be fun running around someones house and “destroy(ing) everything they own and everything they are.”

    Table? Check.
    Chairs? Check.
    Grandmas Spoon Collection? Check.
    Televisions? Check.
    Forks? Check.
    Toilet Rolls? Check.
    PCs? Check.
    Origin Account… wait… what do you mean CANNOT DELETE?!

    As per the game, in all seriousness, meh. If I want to play a game that exposes my inner most fears about society and the “parasites” that live in it, I’ll just load up a game of DotA.

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  8. Quo Vadis?

    January 30, 2015 at 09:07

    It comes down to one philosophical issue – How far can one go with freedom of speech/ expression? In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, the questions can be legitimately be asked here as well.
    Is this racism? No, he hates everyone.
    Is it sexism/ misogyny? No, he kills everyone.
    Is it against public morals? The answer, from a legal perspective, is no. The originator is not instructing the end user to commit acts of violence, simply to control a fictional character and commit acts of violence in a fictional environment. It has been the same argument with pornography as well.
    Will this entice a person to commit a mass shooting? Too early to tell, but this game will be in the media post release, I am betting.
    Inasmuch as I support Charlie Hebdo and their right to freedom of expression, I have to support the developers of Hatred as well, morally apprehensible as it may be, because freedom is equal. If I have the right to say someone is a moron, I have to defend the right of another to call me a moron.

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    • Admiral Chief

      January 30, 2015 at 09:19

      You are a moron

      😛

      DEFEND MY RIGHT!

      #TotalTrollBait

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      • Quo Vadis?

        January 30, 2015 at 09:37

        I will defend you! At a fee of course… heheheheh

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        • Admiral Chief

          January 30, 2015 at 10:29

          FIVE DORRARS

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          • Quo Vadis?

            January 30, 2015 at 10:31

            FIVE HUNDLED DORRARS! Whole hour. No happy ending.

          • Admiral Chief

            January 30, 2015 at 11:24

            ZIM DOLLARS!

          • Quo Vadis?

            January 30, 2015 at 11:34

            NOLTH AMELICAN DORRARS!

    • SargonTheGreatPandaOfAkkad

      January 30, 2015 at 09:26

      Technically, you don’t have the right to say someone is a moron if they’re NOT a moron. Right?

      Sorry that’s all I took away from your post. 😛

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      • Quo Vadis?

        January 30, 2015 at 09:37

        Yea you are right, I was using moron as an example 🙂

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  9. CypherGate

    January 30, 2015 at 09:14

    Some old school CG going on there lol

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  10. Spathi

    January 30, 2015 at 09:19

    Truth be told, the game looks like loads of fun, if I wasn’t slaughtering innocent civilians. I cringed watching the trailer, and wouldn’t be able to play it in it’s current form.

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  11. R4ziel

    January 30, 2015 at 10:07

    I see all you guys on here going on about morality and “controversy” but I just dont get that. I watched the trailer and though, now that looks epic! I can go into a random dudes house, set everything on fire and watch it burn as I shoot the neighbors, and all this with 0% chance of being locked up… Where do I sign?

    I see this the same as MW2 (I think) that had the airport shooting thing with all those civilians and people who posted they are better people for not shooing “civilians”. Sure you might not do that in real life, but wtf is wrong with doing it in a game? I shot the living crap out of everything moving in that level, it was epic and I enjoyed it more that I probably should have but I haven’t felt the urge to do it in real life…

    This game portrays how some people actually can go off their rock and kill everything in sight, much like all the other games most people play. Ever played GTA? You kill civilians and hookers right? Same thing as Hatred but with better gfx… So why wont you do it in Hatred?

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  12. Dutch Matrix

    January 30, 2015 at 10:12

    You know how I would play this game? By skipping each and every story related cut scene and make up my own story:
    Oh. So you the cop that pulled a gun on a three year old kid? Eat lead, you effing bastard!
    You the guy skipped a stop street this morning, nearly killed my fiance on her way to work? Here. have a lead filled brain.
    You the numbskull that broke into our house two years ago and stole everything of sentimental value to my fiance and pawned it cheap? So that is what balls splattered the wall looks like?
    Wow. This game can be therapeutic! Might even PREVENT a few real life scenarios of extreme violence!

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  13. Nathan Green

    January 30, 2015 at 11:34

    Why is this guy so mad at humans?

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    • man

      March 16, 2015 at 12:26

      Well the makers are fans of black metal which has caused real life violence. this game will of course inspire real life violence.it seems the developers want the player to make up their own motivation for it. these people are really trying to make people kill people in real life they are sick in the head for real.

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  14. vicky john

    January 30, 2015 at 12:56

    Nice trailer video.. sure i need to try this game,if it get good reviews..

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  15. Schalk Engelbrecht

    January 30, 2015 at 14:01

    It’s a narrative. Don’t feel guilty about acting on a group of polygons. If you can’t tell the difference, get help.

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    • man

      March 16, 2015 at 12:28

      because spree killers and serial killers totally did that. people like you are the reason this game is going to be able to provoke real like murders. it is your fault for supporting it.

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      • Schalk Engelbrecht

        March 16, 2015 at 14:22

        There have been far worse :

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCqKVpDz7oI

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcygUixtN8M

        Now read what I said again. Only a psychopath would play something like this and then go out and actually hurt people. It’s a game, make belief, not real. It’s not based on a true story. It’s not that games make people violent (quite the opposite – venting your frustration on an imaginary thing will actually do the opposite. And don’t try to use COD’s kids under 14 yelling obscenities into your headpiece as an example or something similar). People like that are just more likely to play stuff like this. It’s funny how nobody ever asked “where were the parents? how was he raised? did people not spot textbook telltale signs? why did kids have access to guns?”

        Take the Amityville shootings for instance where a young man shot & killed his whole family. I’m not going to provide links because some of them contain crime scene photos but I found out the following :
        – Household was violent. The father would often punch both him and the mother
        – He had always shown violent behaviour, even towards girlfriends. Regularly got into bar fights
        – The son was a heroin user
        – Tried to acquire a silencer for the rifle
        – Stories about them being drugged beforehand were mixed. The majority claim they weren’t
        – He hated the dog especially (who doesn’t like dogs?)
        – Hid the guns in boxes
        – Gave different versions of what happens and continues to do so
        – Showed no emotion when sentenced

        Some people are born that way and others are made that way. Are you going to blame 9/11 or the Iraq/Afghanistan war on me too? Do you think the Attridgeville killer, Daisy de Melker, Charles Manson, Ted Bundy and the rest have X-Boxes? Have you ever thought bringing back the death penalty is a good thing? Wouldn’t your response without considering my feelings make you a sociopath yourself? Think before you post time you pick a fight with somebody you know absolutely nothing about.

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