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1:56pm on Saturday, 28th December, 2013:
Most of today's politicians fear games. They are right to do so.
Games don't make people violent. They're no more addictive than soap operas. They're not primary vectors for paedophiles to groom children. None of these are reasons to fear games; they're mere bogeymen, created to rationalise what those who don't play games really fear about them: the unknown. If more politicians played games, the bogeymen would simply fade away.
Today's politicians nevertheless should fear games — and even moreso than they do already. This is because there genuinely is something games do that threatens the fabric of society. The politicians just don't realise it.
Games make people think.
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