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Violation: Rape In Gaming by [Thorn, Clarisse, Dibbell, Julian, Hernandez, Patricia, MacLennan, Darren, Sartin, Jason, Laurenson, Lydia, Terdiman, Daniel, Rider, Shawn, Alexander, Leigh, Stanton, Courtney]
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  • File Size: 498 KB
  • Print Length: 144 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: October 14, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009QYV4CE
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One of the things that's relatively new is the academic interest in pop culture. That's really really recent, especially anything that goes into analysis, theory, or philosophy instead of straight histories and biographies. It's a weird mix because I don't think the people that want to talk about these things like grown-ups have quite gotten over the mindset of treating their material as, well, just another book or body of literature. So we get things like New Critical Essays on H. P. Lovecraft and Sexual Ideology in the Works of Alan Moore, both books that have their vital fluid pumping organ in about the right place, but both of which are also rather off the mark and that people wrote to get published with trendy buzzwords rather than have any sort of deep insight or do the research.

Unfortunately, Violation: Rape in Gaming doesn't even manage to hit quite that high of a bar. Instead of an academic or pseudo-academic effort to look at rape as it is used and portrayed and occurs in games, Violation: Rape in Gaming is a collection of articles, blogposts, reviews, and archived forum threads, all of which are available for free online. The common thread of each of these entries is that they address or deal with rape in gaming - be it tabletop roleplaying, MUDs, MMOs, video games, etc. None of the individual articles is bad, and the presentation is fine - but none of them attempts to be other than a relatively short, specific piece about a given subject, and in most cases are intended for a general audience, so are written in a colloquial, familiar tone or carefully-neutral journalistic voice. Unfortunately, this means that there is rather little to tie the individual articles together, and none of the authors really dig deep into their subject.
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While you can consider this a Niche market, sexual exploitation and gaming, it is a broad ranging display of our societal attitudes within our male centered entitlement society. While editing this volume, Clarisse Thorn is an excellent writer and blogger. I enjoy her work.
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I can't believe anybody is taking this proposition seriously. For one thing, study after study has shown that the correlation between violent behavior in video games and violent behavior in real life is about as strong as the correlation between vaccines and autism--in other words, anecdotal at best. For another thing, video game characters don't think or feel. They are pixels backed up with sound bites and algorithms. They can't think for themselves, they can only do what they are programmed to do.

I only gave this one star because I can't give it zero stars.
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