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Why Real-World Morals Have No Place in Video Games

IGN: While playing The Godfather back in 2007, my friend’s father walked into the room just in time to see my character 'Aldo' throw a random passer-by against a wall and beat him senseless. The old man was outraged by this, lecturing us about the ‘junk’ we were playing. His reaction is not uncommon, I fear, as evidenced by the long and vitriolic history our hobby has with moral outrage. So what’s the issue? Why the horror over games and not other media? Perhaps it boils down to a misapplication of logic and morality.

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