Friday December 02, 2016

How Video Games Change Us

I'm not trying to be a dick but (uh oh, here it comes), to avoid criticism about my lack of knowledge on the subject, I don't write articles about Narnia books. I also believe that people that write Narnia books probably shouldn't write articles about video game violence unless you are an expert on the subject.

It often seems that the more thoughtfully or seriously someone writes about video games, the less they end up wanting to go on writing about them. This can result not only from the toxic, defensive raging of a substantial part of gaming’s fan base but also from a dawning realization that many of the most popular and sophisticated gamesآ—perhaps especially those gamesآ—remove their players from their humanity in some immeasurable way.