The topic of violence in any media is always best treated cautiously. In fact it was merely a few weeks ago that a UK based chat show attempted to broach this subject and ended up landing smack on its face. Now most criticisms for violence in games seem to be at the progressively more realistic depiction of acts.
The photo realistic game is probably not more than a generation away at most and the mathematical geniuses that slave over 3D engines to make them produce these amazing graphics push things further towards that goal every year. What I’m proposing is that it might not be the “graphic” progression that fuels violence in games, it’s something a lot more universal than that. Read more… »