Spore Galactic Edition
The surge of gratuitous sex and violence has found a new domain to breed this vile culture for kids to absorb like sponges. Parents are quite content to welcome this cesspool of degradation into their houses without flinching an eyelid. They have become the baby-sisters of many impressionable young minds. The gaming industry has become ever so over the top with many new games and exploit the crustier side of humanity. The gaming world have done their part by affixing labels that clearly indicate the appropriate age for these games. Finger pointing can be assigned to many but as a society we have to burden ourselves with a legal responsibility to create better games for our youth. There are many gaming industry people who are making a valiant effort to bring them to the public.
One good example is the game Spore where you create amazing new worlds and you can play with your imagination at a whim. The game is gaining a vast following and has upgraded to new spawn of the original game. Galactic Spore leaves you wanting more and more. This is a great way to really explore kids’ minds with games that challenge young ones to create whole new worlds. There should be more games like this that come to the forefront and show parents killing and degrading humanity in games is not the only way to have fun. What kind of young people will grow out of these games? Give us something like Spore and we will better as a society. From Backgammon and Chess that with simple standard rules that have the universality of black versus white or us versus them will always enjoy popularity form many more centuries to come. I believe that Pac-Man will outpace more recent gaming because of the simplicity of the idea. Will Spore be a timeless game, maybe not, but it’s going in the right direction in helping kids appreciate good gaming.