Thursday, July 14, 2005

How we do in San Andreas, bitch!

The story about a bunch of 'hackers' that 'unlocked' a graphic sex scene in GTA:San Andreas has been floating around for a bit now.

It brought along it's usual crusaders of people trying to censor it, or make it Adults Only. Do people not have 'regular' jobs these days, where they actually contribute to society?

Although I'm far from calling myself a gamer, I've played GTA a few times, and honestly I thought it was a good time. I think part of the problem stems from an older generation just not used to modern video games. When people from my generation, people that grew up on video games being more than Pac-Man or Pong, get some power, games of the GTA ilk won't seem that big of a deal. Does anyone remember the original taboo game of Leisure Suit Larry? That was groundbreaking stuff. I think adults forget the ability of children to be able to tell the difference between fantasy and reality, right and wrong. In 50 years, I expect the notion of violence in video-games and music being the root of all evil to be abandoned. Chris Rock has a great line about this witch-hunt to blame games/music/books/movies for violence: "Whatever happened to just saying they were crazy? Can't people be crazy anymore?".


Blogger Roy said...

I'm not sure if you were aware of this, but our very own Gov. Rod Blogo$%*&#ch has a website devoted to educating the public about the dangers of video games. With Hillary Clinton's recent remarks, it has the so-called Austin Mayor wondering Clinton/Blagojevich 2008. hmmmmm...


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