1. A form of interactive electronic entertainment, more often than not steeped in all the misery and darkness of the deepest depths of Hell. No-one ever smiles and lots of things get shot.
Somewhere along the line, things went wrong. In the obsession to have the gaming medium taken seriously things fell into the trap of trying to prove its maturity by filling it with 'deep' emotion and 'adult' content. The majority of what came out of this equation was whiney moping, sex and violence, all pretty adolescent preoccupations when you think about it.
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