Queen's Professor compares video games to cocaine


Wow. I’ll think up a more thorough response to this later. But in the meantime:

– The most advanced game the author ever played is Tetris, which somehow gives him license to condemn the entire medium.

– Video games are NOT passive in any way! Sure, they leave less to the imagination than books do, but they open out into another dimension (gameplay). Unless, however, they are designed in what Jonathan Blow calls “unethically”. They do not deserve to be grouped with TV or movies, which consume less energy, both physically and mentally.

– Over-indulgence in anything is unhealthy (except Jesus). Moderation is your responsibility, just as with food and alcohol and anything else.

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