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Submitted by gaminglives 306d ago | opinion piece

What’s So Special About Games?

GamingLives' writer Adam takes a look at the controversy surrounding video games and questions why in other art forms, such as movies or books, it's acceptable to feature violence or sex yet video games are often heralded as 'evil' by the press when they attempt to do the same.

"We have TV shows, movies, music, and books filled with violence, drug use, rape, racism, homophobia, sexism and pretty much every other example of terrible human behaviour and yet those media have to go to extreme lengths to get the masses up in arms. Games, on the other hand, barely have to whisper “tits” and everyone’s calling for them to be banned before they do something unspeakable to our children (the games, not the tits)." (Dragon's Crown, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, Killer is Dead, Mass Effect 3, PC, Postal 2, PS3, Rapelay, Saints Row 4, Xbox 360)

Lukas_Japonicus  +   306d ago
The interactivity, you don't just watch them, you play them. The variety of genre's and settings. The enjoyment they give, i mean what's NOT special about videogames?
Lykon  +   306d ago
they are for kids init

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