Somebody Else's Problem wrote:
Perhaps games should stop worrying about being "art" or "mature", and just be games. Who are we trying to impress, and why? Isn't it enough that hundreds of millions of people across the world enjoy gaming?
I suppose the problem is that quite often - and mostly by the grossly uninformed - games are still seen as something for children, not as valid mediums in their own right, so when something dealing with mature themes comes along the "won't somebody please think of the children!" brigade denounce the publisher/dev as trying to peddle their filth to sweet, innocent children, when it clearly isn't designed for them at all.
I think as subsequent generations grow up with/raise their own kids with games, there will be a greater level of understanding of the validity of games as a medium to explore such themes without the daily mail calling for the banning of this sick filth.
And that's why no-one worth listening to ever reads the Daily Mail.