'Civilization' and Its Contents

A video game for the ages.

Today, videogames are a $10 billion industry--a couple of years ago their sales surpassed U.S. movie box-office receipts--and still people are asking the Higinbotham question. Some have blamed videogames for juvenile delinquency and violence. Take Grand Theft Auto, in which you can rise through the ranks of a criminal enterprise and "power up" with prostitutes. In one version of this game, players were able to unlock a secret sex scene (known as "Hot ... Full Story »

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Member Tags: adrenalin, archetypes, non violent resolution
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Posted by: Posted by Kaizar Campwala - Feb 22, 2007 - 8:58 AM PST
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Rebecca Hale
2.8
by Rebecca Hale - Oct. 1, 2008

Does anyone else wonder where the females belong in the online gaming universe? These games represent archetypes and feel exciting and empowering to users, but females, children, animals, habitat and non violent resolution of conflict are just not presented as cool, fun or much a part of history. If only nurturing could produce the same level of aderenalin and excitement as hurting and destroying, our world would surely look different.

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Mike LaBonte
3.6
by Mike LaBonte - Oct. 1, 2008

Claims "Search the word "civilization" in Google and over 42 million hits will result", but I get less than 3 million.

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Kaizar Campwala
3.0
by Kaizar Campwala - Oct. 1, 2008
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