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Default Activision hires Lobbyists to defend violent games

September 10th, 2013, 18:26
Hello,

now, gaming becomes political.

According to an news article I found via the German gaming magazine site of "PC Games", ActiVision is seemingly hiring Lobbyists to support their stance on violence in games.

http://www.gamespot.com/news/activis…-brews-6414209

Original article, according to the one above :

http://www.washingtonpost.com/busine…f2c_story.html


What makes me wonder why they felt they had to send in any Lobbyist at all ? Facts should speak for themselves, no ?

And this seems to be linked to it as well : http://www.gamespot.com/news/consume…h-bill-6412589

I find this quote quite astonishing :

Entertainment Consumers Association says Senator Rockefeller's Violent Content Research Act is a "distraction to finding the real cause" of mass shootings.
Then, why isn't this Entertainment Consumers Association looking for the real causes, then ?

Anyway, no matter what one thinks about games and violence - to try to influence a side is something that imho shouldn't be done at all. All of this Lobbyism is imho BS.

Alrik
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