Open world adventure video game “Watch Dogs” launched on May 27 for the PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 - and some players are already exhibiting less than friendly behavior.
In “Watch Dogs,” players assume the role of anarchist hacker Aiden Pearce, who uses his cell phone to complete a number of goals and objectives. An app on Pearce’s phone also allows him to profile strangers on the street in the game’s Chicago setting, and they're identified by name, age, occupation, income, even their interests and sexual preference. These may not seem like important details, but some players are using the information to hunt down minority groups in “Watch Dogs.”
The following video, entitled “Making the World a Better Place,” was posted on YouTube a day after the game’s launch last month. The video shows Pearce hunting down minorities, homosexuals and others. Some of the player's victims have funny quirks -- "lives in parents' basement," "conspiracy theorist" -- while others who are gunned down by Pearce follow certain religions or beliefs. The clip has already garnered more than 300,000 views.