Well you clicked on this thread so I guess that’s a yes.
Now do you have kids?
Let’s imagine you do.
Now are you worried that video games will corrupt them into devil worshipping serial killers?
Well, have I got a site for you.
Ta-da! Gaming with a pinch of Jesus.
Now to be fair, it is a site for parents to learn a little more about the games little Jeffy wants to have. So they do mention things like violence, gore, suggestive themes and the like.
But when you see they are talking about whether Spore Hero is a prop for the dreaded theory of evolution you know it’s going to be a tad ridiculous.
From the article
Just as with the PC-based Spore, the idea of cross-species evolution does tag along for the leg- and arm- and spine-growing ride.
Spore Hero is so cute and handles its potential negatives so lightheartedly that it’s actually more kid-friendly than its predecessor--which was already pretty tame. But families not so fond of the whole single-cell-turns-into-much-much-more mutation concept are going to have to ask themselves whether they think Darwin’s been so diluted by all the goofiness that he’s no longer really relevant. Or, for the sake of argument, whether all the cuddly cuteness somehow manages to embed the ideals of evolution as an explanation of origin even more firmly into young gaming minds.
I will note that because you’re building your beastie rather than letting it change all by itself via some sort of digitally passive natural selection, it can be argued that you become the intelligent designer, and isolated evolution isn’t really the thing here at all.
tl;dr : OMG evolution is in this game but dun worry u r like the god n stuff.
Sometimes they bring up things that no one notices.
From Guitar Hero 3:
As for female guitarists--and singers on certain tracks--strips of leather cover some skin but expose more. One of these femme fatales can purchase an outfit called “Skool Grrl” that comes with this description: “The exact same outfit Judy was wearing when she was kicked out of high school at age 15.”
At first it makes a valid point, this is for worried parents after all. But I had to go back and check to see if that quote was even there. I can imagine one line from a video game can encourage kids to get themselves kicked out of school. Especially with parents that are worried about that EXACT situation happening.
They suggest you play Guitar Praise instead.
And here’s how at least one reviewer sees him/herself.
From the Guitar Praise article:
I’ll be completely honest. There are many video games that I’ve reviewed for Plugged In that I wouldn’t let my kids--or anyone’s kids, if I had such power--get within a country mile of. And that’s not some spoil-the-kids’-fun, judgmental know-it-all speaking, either. It’s a little gut-level reality from a humble gamer with enough sense to know better.
Well check the site out for yourself.
If your find any more woderful bits of knowledge from this site please post them.
You damned dirty sinner you.