GamesIndustry.biz - Violent Games Debate Over
In an editorial entitled The violent game debate is over Brendan Sinclar talks about
the idea that a few hours of Grand Theft Auto can turn well-adjusted kids into middle school Manchurian Candidate killers is being clung to by a vanishingly small portion of the population.
Brian Sinclair finds that games the indutry would never have been published is resonsible for this:
What will finally inoculate the major players the industry from this sweeping criticism is games with introspective stories about straining family ties, exploring the difficulty of maintaining a healthy work-life balance, or coping with a child's terminal cancer. It's no coincidence that games like Gone Home, The Novelist, and That Dragon, Cancer are emerging from outside the framework of the traditional gaming industry.