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Old 12-11-2006, 12:31 PM   #43
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I find it ironic that often games rated M are quite durn immature. Graphic nudity? Squarely aimed at immature teenage boys. Gore purely for shock value is the same.
So do you think that kind of 'mature' content exists in games mainly for salability and wow factor? Seems to point that way, as you rarely hear the media (industry and mainstream) talking about things like political philosophical dissonance (Deus Ex), psychological meta-states (Indigo Prophecy), or existential choices (Syberia) and their [culture, pragmatic] value in interactive entertainment today. Instead the primary focus by media and many gamers are the gratuitous sex and violence, the impressive technology, and the hardware necessary to run the games, and even the status of being among the first to own certain games and hardware.
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