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What would you do?

  1. Oppress the working class!

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  2. Let the factory go out of business!

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  1. Baya Rae 4900

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    As I was playing New Vegas something occurred to me: There is a distinct lack of IRL choices in videogames. In New Vegas you have to chose between the Powder Gangers or Goodsprings then between Powder Gangers or the NCR then between NCR and Caesar's Legion. Ad infinitum. It's always "Good Karma" versus "Bad Karma." However, good and evil is utterly subjective IRL which means it doesn't exist as a universal understand. Indeed, the Powder Gangers see themselves as victims, Caesar's Legionaries see themselves as righteous and many see the NCR as a necessary evil. That doesn't translate to the karma system, however. I'd like to see the sort of choice as was had in the Pitt where the player had to choose between two assholes whose only difference was that one was in power and the other wasn't. In any case, I'd like to put forward a much more frequent yet no less important scenario.

    Say you're playing a choice-based game like Fallout or BioShock or whatever and you come across an industrial dispute. The workers of the factory have barricaded themselves in the factory (or are picketing right outside, doesn't really matter) and are on strike for better wages/conditions/whatever. The clinch is that the owner of the factory can't afford to meet these demands because he only owns that single factory. The strikers aren't listening to said excuses (fuck speech checks) and the choice before you is either to violently remove the strikers or allow the the factory to go bankrupt. What do you do?

    (Also, the namesake of this thread is an awesome movie and I encourage everyone to watch it.)
     
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    Let them compromise like proper adults do. And if that doesn't work, usurp the factory and replace the striking workers.
     
  3. Baya Rae 4900

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    I'll put you down for "violently remove the workers."
     
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    I take a seat and demand some popcorn.
     
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    Burn down the factory with the barricade workers still inside of it and solve both problems!
     
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    Why don't you just steal all the copper wiring out of the building at night while working for shit wages and sell it on the side?
     
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  7. Baya Rae 4900

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    @HeliosOne Frank Fontaine is largely based on Ellsworth Toohey, BTW.
     
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