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Gerard Jones on Videogame Violence

Comics writer Gerard Jones makes some interesting points about the general failure to differentiate between types of violence in our fiction and fantasies. It makes me wonder whether heavy consumers of violent entertainment - such as the people who might read this blog - would make the best censors of the kind of violence their offspring end up being exposed to. After all, we know…

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“Bioshock As Profound As Iliad”

University of Connecticut Associate Professor of classical studies Roger Travis has started a blog comparing videogames to the classic tales of the ancient world. His latest post, "The profundity of Halo and Bioshock (and the Iliad)", puts our favourite first person shooters up there with the greats of Ancient Greece.Am I saying, a critic of video games might ask, that Halo and Bioshock are capable…

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