Over the last 25 years, video games have undergone quite an evolution that goes far and beyond their graphics and capabilities. The marketplace once had a very hard time identifying exactly what video games were, but now, they’ve become a market of their own.
With recent events such as the Aurora (Batman) and Sandy Hook Elementary shootings, the issue of gun control and violence has become the talk of the media, and it seems that, once again, interactive media like video games have been the primary focus. Honestly, are we surprised? We shouldn’t be, because it’s a very easy target and sadly, a lot of misinformed people buy into this argument simply because video games over the past 15 years have reached a level of “realism” that is easy to point the finger at. It’s become very easy for people like Jack Thompson to go on Fox News and blame games like Medal of Honor for being “murder simulators.” [...]