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Old 12-06-2006, 08:07 AM   #24
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When the mainstream media reports on video games, it's usually to suggest that the games are too violent, graphic, sexual, &tc, and the games are causing all the ills of society. Of course, they're never talking about adventure games. Adventure games are still incredibly tame compared to other genre games like Grand Theft Auto, Bully ... ah, what's the name of that one where you're an escaped serial murderer with "kill me" written across your face mask?

Anyway, my point is "gamedom" has already pushed the envelope pretty far in terms of violence, gore, and maybe sex too. Has it handled those subjects with any depth? Maybe in the battlefield simulators, but I don't know much about those. Adventure games, despite being touted by many as "the storytelling genre" (it's not, by the way) is still in its dramatic infancy. I think it will be a long time before literary scholars become interested in the medium.

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