Video Games in One Sentence, 2013 Ed.

By |2017-09-08T21:43:16+00:00January 16th, 2014|Categories: Lists, Video Games|Tags: , |

Last year, I wrote a one-sentence description of every game I played in 2012. I’m making this an annual tradition, so let the run-on sentences commence! Because throwing glowing adjectives in a sentence gets tiresome quickly, this is not intended to be fair in any way shape or form; some of these are serious commentary, some […]

On Murder Simulators

By |2017-09-08T21:43:02+00:00January 5th, 2014|Categories: Video Games|Tags: , , , , |

“Murder simulator” has been one of the most popular rhetorical sledgehammers in the national FUD campaign against violent video games. Popularized by Dave Grossman in his 1996 book On Killing, the phrase was repeatedly used by provacateur Jack Thompson and the mainstream media when attempting to tie violent video games to real-life killings.

The term wasn’t just hyperbolic – […]

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