QUOTE(gcskate27 @ Jul 16 2005, 12:33 AM)
now did that have anything to do with the affair itself, or how it was dragged out on the news...?
The affair was the catlyst. If Billy-bob kept willy jr. behind closed doors, then the media would have been reporting the same hum-drum prez biz. Any free-media would sacrfice thier best employee for a shot to report such a scandal. Thats commercialism in a nut shell, sex sells, shock sells, scandals sell. We live amongst a society that hungers for such tales. If we did'nt the press would'nt report it.
Back on topic...
All these actions and pleas by our country's senators seem WAy blown out of portion for younger videogamers and have a lot of older gamers a little angry at why the congress has to care so much.
I really couldn't care less what Congress does to censor games. Pure violence doesnt make a game interesting. The best game I ever played was Legend of Zelda Wind Waker. Yeah it had your typical monster slaying, but was no more violent than your average fairy tale.
If Congress passes strict laws to limit the sales of violent content on games, then developer's just need to get more creative. Zelda proves you don't need sheer blood, guts, sex and gore to produce a good game.
Rockstar simply takes the easy way out upon producing a game, they know sex & violence sells, so to me that's unoriginal. Yes its interesting gameplay, but if it dies off then I'm certainly no going to beat my head against the wall and its definitely not a battle worth fighting.