Wednesday, February 22, 2006

More on gaming violence

Excellent article regarding the non-issue of gaming violence.

It’s really interesting how these politicians and "parent" groups really don't understand basic human nature and historical context when it comes to violence. Our society is relatively non-violent when you compare it to 18th or 19th (even 20th) century cultures...especially when it comes to violence portrayed in the media of the time. This article explains this concept very well.

Their crusade to rid us of all violence is both futile and, I dare say, unhealthy. Its unhealthy because the darker side of human nature needs to be expressed...and truthfully, I'd rather see it expressed digitally, because the other option is not so much fun. Repressing of any natural human trait has never gone well.

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