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Default Activision hires Lobbyists to defend violent games

September 10th, 2013, 19:26
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

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. (E.F.Schumacher, Economist, Source)
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