Why does the Mainstream Media HATE Video Games?
I evaluate the history of moral inquisitions in entertainment media and attempt to answer the question- "Why does the Media hate video games?"
Ever since the dawn of entertainment (television, movies, comic books, video games, etc) there have been those who seek to erase fantasy indulgence in order to placate the violent and mentally unstable of our society, I disagree with the Evangelical Christian and modern Progressive assessment that video games need to be moderated by the standards of moral busybodies.
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Huge thank you to James Coville of thecomicbooks.com for this wonderful, in-depth description of the history of moral policing in comics, I found it incredibly useful for this video and I suggest anyone who wishes to learn more about the history of Comic Books and Super Heroes of the Golden and Silver Ages of Comics to check out these links:
Moral Policing quoted for this video:
ISSUE AND DEBATE; SHOULD VIDEO GAMES BE RESTRICTED BY LAW? (New York Times, 1982)
Millie McCarthy, formor president of the New York State Coin Machine Association obituary:
New York State Coin Machine Association status:
Inflation calculator I used:
By Source, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3482108
By Source (WP:NFCC#4), Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=42090703
Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB):
Reality Bytes: Eight Myths about Video Games Debunked:
A Timeline of Video Game Controversies:
Tropes vs Women in Video Games: Part 1 (Playlist):
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