Riots, muggings, drive-by shootings, Florida rednecks sacrificing the mortgage to get PS3s off ebay? Several years ago, I never would've dreamed this miscreant behavior would be associated with my favorite little pastime. What gives? Do the political pigs actually have a point and games really do bring out the worst in people? What the hell is it about gaming over anything else that could incite a grown man to punch out a 15 year old in a store? I mean the PS3 launch is one thing but this was just over Gears of War - A game! I didn't even want to play Gears after hearing that. It didn't want to share a single interest with these people.
It fails to click. Gaming is is personal too me, and I like to think that I have a good understanding of it, which is why I'm struggling to see an association with this rampant, sheepish behavior.