Someone should really start a Howells – watch, tracking the wild and wacky world inside the Culture Minister’s head. After modern art and rap music, he has now decided that video games are the root cause of the decline of civilisation. The argument, once you get past the headline grabbing, is pretty wishy washy. He hates these games and films, but he isn’t calling for censorship, they’re not going to make anyone go out and kill, they’re just not nice. And he’s concerned by what his kids see and play, but the sort of game he’s on about has an age recommendation so maybe he’s being a bad parent. Anyway, as Brian bought me Vice City for my birthday and I spent most of yesterday playing it, I would disagree wouldn’t I?