BKnight at SFG writes "Long have Gamers everywhere yelled and screamed that we want our hobby to be put on the same level as other popular hobby's. Remember when the only time that the mainstream news media payed any attention to Video Games was because of some type of controversy. Whether it was the "Hot Coffee" scandal from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas to the supposed link between hit PC game Counter Strike and the horrible shooting at Columbine.
Since the beginning of the Industry video games has been known for only two things, one was the "Video Games are for kids" and "Video Games are going to make everyone violent". You don't have to have a PhD in anything to see that these two comments are untrue, you just needed to be a gamer to know it."