Date: October 15, 2007
Thousands of years of history in the existence of the human species, and thus far, kids learning about (and even having) sex, has failed to cause our species to come crashing down into extinction. In fact, despite a wide range of different approaches (cultural and time evolving over time eras), the combination of the topics of “kids” and “sex”, has had no ill consequence. Indeed, when kids learn about it, and become empowered by their knowledge, they are better able to navigate this part of their life.
Back when I was a very young teen, we had the commodore 64. Crappy graphics by today’s standards, but let me tell you, that was the golden age of video games. Because, it was the untamed universe, where games dealt with everything, including bold faced, “trashy” sex. I didn’t much care about these types (sex) of games, personally, but I loved that there was no censorship in this market. It was a freedom that did not exist elsewhere.
In AmeriKKKa, it has become a crime to conceptualize things which powerful groups don’t want being thought of, or about.
The pop psychologists say, “Don’t let any clue of sex befall your kids, or they will wilt and die!”, figuratively of course.
There is this general notion, that something as biologically natural as sex, is “devastating” to people, who have not attained the legal age of consent.
After decades of being told this, parents largely panic at the thought, that their kids might ever learn about what sex is, or what certain body parts are for, or the things that can be done with those parts.
Ultimately, this spelt disaster for the video game world, as self appointed elements from amongst the panicked, decided to start rating video games (like movies) and a form of censorship was imposed upon the video game market and all of its’ consumers.
Sure, yes, some “mature” games do get created and marketed, but, fewer and fewer dare to make the gamble. Some politicians are even treating game creators like criminals, over stupid, trivial nonsense (ie: “hot coffee”).
There is this notion, that video games are a “kids market”, and now there’s this notion of how dumbed down, and fluffy games must be made in order to be suitable for a “kids” consumption. So, today the video game market honestly feels like a barren, uncreative wasteland of garbage. Lots of stuff, where you almost feel embarrassed to even buy it, much less play it. The plots are so ridiculous and immature, in many games.
Some of us are starving to go back to the days of our own childhood, and relive the time when real stories were experienced, with truly raw and innovative plot lines.
The thing that disgusts me (and I could name specific examples), is those games which should have been more, which should have had the savage atmosphere, but the game designers held back because they couldn’t afford to risk all their work on a diminished market, because if they made their game what it should have been it would have gotten a “mature” rating.
It all comes back down to this insane phobia of sex, which special interests in AmeriKKKa are forcing upon everybody else.