The guys over at gaming community/news site “We The Gamers” are running a contest called “Week of Extreme Violence”. As part of the violent fun they’re discussing violence in video games, giving away some cool prizes, and just being “violent” – just like video games taught them!
It amazes me still when mainstream press pays so much attention to “violence in games”. Every time I see the concept mentioned I want to mail a copy of Shakespeare’s “Titus Andronicus” to the naive reporter. It’s not that violence is necessarily good, always necessary, or to be encouraged – but it almost always contains lessons, even when it might be labeled “pointless”. But hey – why read my blathering on the subject when you could head over to We The Gamers’ Forums and blather on about it yourself?!