The comments section makes me disappointed in the future of games. If people won't even understand why games like mario continue to outsell ultra violent games, it is because they have grown so accustomed to ultra-violence in video games that they forget that violence and sex are 2 of the millions of types of themes people can create in video games. He is not saying viloence is bad; he is saying that it is used without any meaning or purpose. It is that meaningless violence he is criticizing. As a future game developer who intends to make games based on a similar philosophy, I whole-heartedly agree with him. I wish more game developers would be willing to take his advice before gaming has another crash and we see the death of AAA games in exchange for download-only games filling the void.
@Permafry_42 This is exactly what I have been saying. Thanks for actually reading the article and not just reading the heading and jumping to silly conclusions.