The Social Impact of Gaming
"Filthy" novels, pre-code movies, comic books, Rock 'n' Roll, TV, video games... It's just a long line of easy "moral" targets for politicians to act like they're solving something instead of dealing with the actual problems.
Politicians target these things that you mention as a means of responding to the social expressions of the time. There will always be a pull between the generations of that which is "old" and "new". What the new generations create as expression and expiramentation, or what they repackage as new, is what's important to examine.
People are just as amazed listening to Led Zeppelin now as they were 35 years ago. 35 years from now Counter Strike will be just as amazing. Why is this you ask? Because we love it. It lets us say what we want to say when we want to say it. It provides an outlet for the creativity a generation dies to express and experience.
Listening to Immigrant Song while getting headshots, Stairway To Heaven while exploring a new map, and getting knife kills with Kashmir in the background are moments which transcend. Any CS players out there know what I'm talking about?