Posted January 25, 2013
If we take that as a given, why are John Steinbeck books in every junior high and high school library? Why is Glory often shown in class to high school students? Why do we celebrate the hell out of Shakespeare, Poe, and Twain?
StingingVelvet: Media effects us tremendously. Nothing wrong with examining games' effect on kids and perhaps making it harder for them to play violent ones.
I mean, I'm not disagreeing that media affects us, surely that's why we engage with it. Video games are very much being singled out this generation, most of this board will remember the same arguments vs. Heavy Metal, Rock Music, Dungeons and Dragons, etc.
Why are we singling out games this generation? I still like Dee Snider's testimony before congress, I found the imagery amusing as fuck back then, now I realize he's one of the smarter fellows who's had the opportunity to speak before congress on the matter. Interesting, because watching this wouldn't make you think so: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9AbeALNVkk
Post edited January 25, 2013 by orcishgamer