Political Ramblings....

Earlier in the week, a US governor, known for his ultra conservative remarks against Take 2's Grand Theft Auto, was discovered to be part of an elaborate client list of a high - class prostitute syndicate. And this was his statement back in 2006:

"Media content has gotten more graphic, more violent and more sex-based ... Currently, nothing under New York State law prohibits a fourteen-year old from walking into a video store and buyin ... a game like ‘Grand Theft Auto,’ which rewards a player for stealing cars and beating people up. Children can even simulate having sex with a prostitute ..."
- NY Gov. Eliot Spitzer (source: destructoid.com)

Well, politicians are politicans, and we all know the phenomenal level of hypocrisy this segment of society has -- probably was riding on the band wagon during that time -- gain publicity of sort. There is nothing inherently wrong in videogames simply mirroring what society does - whatever the norm is. And to portray videogames as a medium mainly targeted at kids is an obsolete and old-aged notion.

A generation or two from now, politicians like these will simply fade -- by that time, future politicians would have grown up with videogames, and they'd certainly have a much more lenient and non-conservative stance regrading this type of entertainment medium.