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Young Males

Young men are the most dangerous and inventive creatures on the planet. A huge portion of the sum of human creation, be it artistic, technological, literary, or scientific, is attributable to young men. They have the drive, the reckless ambition, and the energy to pull off astounding feats. They are also the most dangerous driving group on the roads. They are far and away the largest source of violent crime. They are poorly socialized, testosterone-poisoned, and so driven that they have no sense of the possibility of failure.

It's no surprise that the field of computer gaming was created by young males. Nobody else would have had the balls to pour years of labor into a field that didn't exist, confident of eventual triumph. Nobody ...

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