I am sorry but I think this article is one of the problems with society today.
The author took an extreme game, one that fit her mold and blanketed the entire
gaming world with it. Playing a video game for two hours (which for
a casual gamer like me is a REALLY long time) is no worse than watching a movie
for two hours. And just like with movies you can CHOOSE which games you are
going to play be it uplifting or degenerate.One bad game does should
not be used to vilify the entire practice of playing a game to relieve some
stress, or even to feel like you fit in a little bit.
I love video games, though I refuse to play any that are rated above T, so I
doubt I reflect majority opinion on this subject, but I agree with this article
for the most part. I would argue that video games are not anymore a waste of
time than watching TV or a Movie when done in moderation, but that's beside
the point.I was disturbed when I first read the leaked details about
this advertisement before it was released. I believe the report was accurate
because all of the lines in the ad were in the report, along with other
troubling ones, including "who are you not to get away with murder?"Goodness being better than greatness aside, for anyone to suggest that
playing videogames can make you great seems disingenuous at best, socially
damaging at worst.