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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Daily Show On Gaming Legislation

If you can find a torrent or video of last night's Daily Show, proceed immediately to downloading it. The show brilliantly covered the Congressional talks on video game violence. One of the most easily noticeable facts is just how out of touch lawmakers are with modern entertainment. One claimed, jokingly I suppose, that he was an avid video gamer because he really liked Pong.

Seriously, though, how can we expect the government to regulate something it has no real concept of? One lawmaker bemoaned how much his kids loved games and himself sounded powerless against the forces that would compel him to buy whatever they wanted. Curse the ESRB for not making the rating "Mature" clear enough for parents shopping for their eleven year old child ... curse them!

I do feel for parents trying to navigate today's media ... but if they're looking at Congress to help ... well, that's just the blind leading the blind.



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1 comment:

Jason "Botswana" Cox said...

"Seriously, though, how can we expect the government to regulate something it has no real concept of?"

I've been wondering about that for awhile, and not just in regards to videogames.