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Controversial Gaming: Legitimate Concerns or Marketing Ploy?

Game Podunk blogger Dyeknom writes, "Popular media has always been a breeding ground for controversial, or taboo, topics. Every industry with even a moderate fan base will engage in some controversy in its lifespan, some which will help stimulate sales and others that result in a product‘s death. Two of the most popular topics for entertainment to portray are drug use and sexuality, topics which dominate award shows and sales charts, while violence is typically used for entertainment value. Books, Movies, Television Shows, Comic Books and now Video Games, no popular media seems exempt from controversy, but is the desensitized nature of modern society having any effect on which controversies find a national voice?"

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