Sean Halliday of Pixel Gate writes:
''The media loves to slander videogames. At this stage, it’s just a commonplace activity. Video nasties, heavy metal, rock-and-roll, pen-and-paper RPGs–the media loves a witch hunt. Recently, I had a conversation with someone who sees videogames as having a negative impact on people’s childhoods. “No-one plays out any more. You never see kids playing in the street,” they said. “You rarely see kids playing football in a local field anymore” was another point raised. Given the fact fields in urban areas are becoming increasingly rarer thanks to the government, and parents fear for their children’s safety if they play in the street, I’d say videogames have very little to do with these points. But I digress.''