Overheard a discussion in the bus, on my way home. A woman argued with her teenage son about computer games, said that they are evil, that they make people aggressive and suicidal. I was listening and listening and listening to her high hysterical voice and tried not to interfere... but to the end of the trip I was on my edge. I wanted to tell her so so much... like: you know what?!
Games don't make people aggressive - life does! I'm not running on the streets with knife and stubbing people with it just because I'll come home, turn on my computer, launch ''Dying Light'' and there I'll stub dozens of zombies, again and again, again and again, because I had a hard day and now I hate all humankind, including men, women and small children, and especially you! I won't kill you with my own hands just because I'll come home and launch Dishonored or Skyrim and will do several headshots with arrows (oh, and heaven knows how I want to shoot smb right now). I'll come home and launch GTA Vice City and will run on virtual streets, hitting virtual people with virtual club. I'll launch Dragon Age Inquisition and will burn demons with fire and lightnings, or freeze them to death. Or start again Tomb Raider and kill some cannibals on some lost island.
I'll launch Mechwarrior Online and imagine myself as a pilot of my favorite Stormcrow with Gauss Riffle and 4 med-lasers, and I will shoot and burn enemies and maybe die several times, until I start feeling calm and peaceful.
And maybe start feeling like loving humankind again.
But not you, old hag.
Well, maybe even you too.
...but I didn't say all of that to her.
I just had a very tiring day. That's all. So, the one thing that's left to decide: Tomb Raider or Dragon Age Inquisition? Oh-oh, such a difficult choice.