Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Game Regulation and the Presidential Race

As you can infer from the mention of videogamevoters.org in our last post, federal laws that effect video games are a topic that the authors of this blog care a great deal about. Now, given the trials and tribulations American politics have faced in the past seven or so years, this topic is obviously not considered a pressing one found in the presidential debates for the 2008 race. However, when you think about the overall effect entertainment software has both on the present and the likely future of global mass media, and then include consideration for the notable beat-downs American freedoms have suffered in the past decade, one must admit that game-related laws are something that must be strongly addressed inevitably.

Earlier today, 1up.com posted a decent article on this topic, based on questions sent to the candidates by Common Sense Media. Unfortunately, as we've seen in the past, statements from politicians tend to be quite limited on this topic; this time with Democrats displaying little more than semantical differences in their opinions, and only one Republican chiming in with less-than-imaginative, traditionalist hot air. (yup, Romney)

Here's the article: http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3164871

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