The 3 Merits of San Andreas
I could probably make this list longer than it is and, initially, it was quite lengthy, but I decided to merge many different topics into these three categories. When all is said and done, it's probably just a lot of babbling. The things we really need to remember are: context is key, discipline your kids and make sure they know right from wrong and the importance of actions and their consequences, and, above all, we are dealing with a video game here. There are some loose cannons among the youth out there, but their problems are much broader than the video game which may have triggered pre-existing conditions. I can understand the need for some caution, but sometimes these situations just can't be helped. As tragic as it may be, it is no excuse for using a game as a scape-goat. Parents, treat your kids right, please? A little bit of research and some good discipline can go far in preparing a kid well-rounded enough to have fun with games such as these while, at the same time, being able to handle the more mature content thrown at them. To the talking heads and lawyers: please find a cause more beneficial to the world than harping on a simple video game.
1/30/2006 Cavin Smith