As usual, Something horrible has happened, and our old friend Joe Lieberman has decided that, surprise surprise, the fault is that of VIDEO GAMES!!!!
This is of course great news for EA. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has already surpassed one Billion dollars worth of sales, and the endless media attention on the game will undoubtedly lead to even higher profits.
But won't the poor senator please think of the paper and pencil game companies?
(A plea on the flip)
We had it pretty good in the 80s with the proliferation of the Satanic Ritual Abuse scares. Sales were up, people were talking, and the games got a whole new association with coolness.
But then, you kinda started ignoring us. C'mon, Dungeons and Dragons is up to 4th edition now! They even started calling Demons and Devils, Demons and Devils again! Surely you can see that the obsession with slaying monsters and gathering loot is clearly what led the killer to assemble a huge arsenal of... modern... uhm... weapons.
Ok, maybe that one ran out of gas when it was determined that they really had nothing to do with... OH WAIT!!! Vampire games did it! They're still Roleplaying, and in the 90's they were absolute proof that anyone involved in them was in fact a secret blood drinker who killed!
Oh wait. Vampires sparkle now. And they're considered a good role model for girls because of the monogamous no-sex otherwise relationship... That whole abuse thing... well that's just cool.
So really guys, let's give some thought to all those groups that haven't been demonized recently. Like Rock and Roll. You KNOW you want to go after rock. I mean, look at Nickleback... Of course we can blame THAT one on Canada.
C'mon guys. Album sales are down, we're counting on you! I mean it's not like OUR fault all the songs sound the same.