Wednesday, March 25, 2009
It is amazing how thoughts can wander into one's own mind at any given point. For me, it was after I urinated only moments ago. Does anyone remember how the first-person-shooter games of the mid-1990s had a "Kid Mode"? Well, perhaps it wasn't called that, per se, but something to that effect. I seem to recall games such as Duke Nukem 3D and Rise of the Triad had an option to turn off the blood and gore in the game so it was appropriate for your kids to play. Well, it struck me as peculiar that there would even be such an option, because the kids are still playing a game where they go around killing people! By that logic, violence was okay for kids to participate in virtually so long as it didn't depict actual effects (such as blood). Hmm.