Geoffrey Long
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Videogames are my generation's rock and roll?

From The New York Times' article "Contesting the Not-So-Virtual World of Politics":

"This is a classic case of one generation attacking the media of a younger generation," [Doug Lowenstein, president of the Entertainment Software Association] said. "There are all of these people who may be mortified by the Godfather video game because it's too violent but then they'll go out and buy the Godfather trilogy of movies and let their kids watch it because they consider that great art. Many of the people now attacking video games screamed and yelled at their own parents for saying that rock 'n' roll was the devil and was leading to the destruction of American values. A lot of those people ended up going to Congress, and now they are saying the same thing about video games."

I hadn't thought about it that way before, but now that he mentions it, yeah. The only trouble with that analogy is that Elvis was a thousand times sexier than Will Wright...

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