Originally Posted by SteSteez
Damn we got some videogame activist in here man
And yea it is legislative bodies that decide whether or not a game is suitable for retail however with enough pressure from commercials ectors they have been known to back down in the past... and whos got more power than Microsoft?
I just think alot of the activists who lobby against videogaming are very hypocritical in their ways as they avoid big budget hollywood films with far more gore and detail yet puruse agaisnt videogames and music.
They also regularly seem to be christians which is also hypocritical as sorry but i have read that bible and if that was made into a videogame it would be given a 18+ rating.
What can I say? I work in the industry, so anything that happens to it in regards to legislation will effect my livelihood directly
. Shit yeah, I'm going to be emphatic about it!
The funny thing about those who are making the legislation, is that it isn't happening in "Red" States. Michigan, Illinois, California and New York are supposed to be "Blue/Progressive" states. So, contrary to most peoples' presonceptions, it isn't an "evil Bible-thumping" republican who is putting this up to bill. It's a the elected socialists that think they know they can raise our kids better than ourselves. Joe Lieberman is the guy at the forefront of this stuff, and has been even before the Columbine Massacre back in 1999.
Regardless, it isn't a issue of content. Like I said before, those in office aren't those who grew up playing Video Games. They did grow up watching movies, and they're already mentally set in their acceptance toward film being an artform. However, their preffered form of entertainment is falling to the wayside to this new media of Video Games (proven by the fact that the fiscal revenue for Video Games has outdone the movie industry since the year 2000 and continues to do so by bigger margins each year). Incidentally, it is also a media that the government doesn't have its hand in yet
Myself, I would rather keep it that way.
BTW--With Microsoft being so closely watched by the federal trade commission, they will not make any sort of push either way. They are a business, but they are under such a microscope that Bill Gates isn't able to fart in private without saying "Excuse me" before he has a federal indictment on his hands.