Blaming video games for real-world violence is rearing its ugly head again and it needs to stop
With the recent release of Grand Theft Auto V, there has been a lot of focus on age ratings and violence in games in the media, especially in relation to children.
The opening hour of Bioshock Infinite is one of the most evocative in video games, but the level of violence in the game only evokes frustration from me.
Why is it that, when it comes to video games, sex is still a taboo topic yet violence is accepted?
The typical game narrative of being a hero setting out to singlehandedly save the universe is often at odds with the mechanics of killing hundreds, if not thousands of people to do so.