Gamers old enough to have played Mortal Kombat when it first came out were not types who would whine about the socio-political content in videogames. It seems that gamers these days - at least the ones who get paid to review games for magazines and websites -are overly-sensitive to violence and sexism in games. Is this a new trend? Do they simply make these statements to seem intelligent? Or are gamers truly that offended by today's games?
You clearly don't know what you're talking about. Either you're not old enough to remember Mortal Kombat when it first came out, or must be wearing rose-tinted nostalgia goggles. When games like Mortal Kombat and Doom first came out, they kicked off huge storms of controversy, with plenty of attempts to ban violent video games. Nowadays, most people wouldn't bat an eye-lid at ultra-violent video games like GTA and COD. If anything, the complete opposite has happened: Modern gamers have become increasingly desensitized to violence.