We Believe in Games

In humanity's realm of beliefs, we have a common set of choices that exist as variables in society. Every decision we make incorporates individual beliefs, morals, or whatever one would call a stance on capital punishment, for instance, homosexuality or the limited power of government. These are always compounded by inconsistent factors. What would my father say? Will this affect my job? Will I still be able to shop at the same video store? How will my decisions affect my children? All of these are questions which will eternally lack a standardized answer, but have been challenged by various mediums. Media such as film, literature, music and now, video games, can make us reexamine our life choices and ideals through a cathartic simulation. But can the deepening interactivity that gaming allows challenge what we believe in a way we've never seen before?

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