I want to talk about one of the most violent games out there right now, and what our government is doing about it. See if you can guess what game it is before the end of the article, and before visiting any of the links.
Fans of this game tend to follow bizarre rituals and wear odd costumes in an attempt to feel closer to the game. However, this behavior seems to be considered socially acceptable.
Over 20% of the people behind this game have been accused of committing a crime. It is unknown what percentage of those actually have criminal records.
Two years ago, West Coast fans of this game rioted. At least 80 people were arrested in a single evening as a result of their behavior.
Each year, almost 186,000 children aged 5-14 required treatment in the emergency room because they were emulating what they saw in the game.
Recent Congressional hearings led to nothing but rave reviews for this game, however. This is undoubtedly because of the large amount of tax revenue that these companies bring to the table.
Three of the companies associated with this game are valued at over $1 billion.
In fact, in spite of the spate of anti-social behavior and injurious acts associated with this game, local and state governments are falling over themselves trying to give the companies behind this and similar games exactly what they want, even seizing private property for them in some instances.
Guess what game I'm talking about.