The video game industry has its share of detractors, many of whom are in high-powered political offices. High profile, pro-gaming legislation hawkers such as Senators Hillary Clinton, Joe Lieberman and good ole’ Miami lawyer Jack Thompson are extremely interested in letting the government make up your mind for you in regards to what games you can buy and play, but that doesn’t sit well with the ESA (Entertainment Software Association).
The ESA has opened the doors of their website, The Video Game Voters Network, which will keep gamers up to date on the latest threats to the gaming industry, provide forms which they can fill out and mail to Congress, voter registration information and several viewpoints from professionals regarding the correlation between video games and violence.
A quote from the ESA: “These legislative threats on video games by politicians who don’t even know how to play them creates a double standard for this innovative medium, but if the attack on video games works, what’s to stop them from going after the other media we enjoy also? Government regulation based on games’ content will stifle creativity and will have a chilling effect on game publishers who may feel the need to dilute content due to the threat of government action and fines.”
Visit www.videogamevoters.org for more information.