Posted on September 4, 2007,

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown Cracks Down On Gaming

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This week, Minister Gordon Brown will be assembling a “Citizen’s Jury”, where citizens will have a direct influence on policymaking concerning the banning of certain video games. Mr. Gordon’s statement on gaming is typical of anyone who really has no in-depth experience in the gaming world. His statement follows:

“I know… that parents are concerned about whether children are too exposed to harmful violence and sexual imagery in video computer games and on the internet,” said Brown, “so as we launch the court consultation on our children’s plan we will be looking at all the evidence on the effects of this material, whether we need new rules for the advertising and sale of these products to children and young people.”

When are people of the world going to “get real” when it comes to the debates concerning video games and affects on children. A vast majority of games are marketed to adults. A majority of gamers are over the age of 18 and in most cases, well over the age of 18. This entire debacle is not about children at all. It’s more or less a 21st Century “witch hunt”. We certainly have countless problems in society and video games are certainly not the catalyst for violence and deviant behavior. They already have a good rating system in place for games, so it blows my mind that they simply don’t go with those guidelines and enforce them. We do not need more policies in this world when it comes to games. We simply need to enforce the guidelines already in place.

Via GAMERS NATION

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5 Comments on UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown Cracks Down On Gaming

the_syco

On September 4, 2007 at 5:49 pm

Wot f**king tripe. Whats the bet that the same f**king morons who give their kids 18 rated games such as GTA:San Andreas, and are then horrified that people are killed in an 18 rated game :roll: will be the ones sitting on the council.

The censorship that exists now works. The f**king retard smegs who give their 13 year old kid Manhunter for their birthday are the ones that should be fined.

William

On September 4, 2007 at 5:55 pm

I don’t know what a smeg is, but I agree.

used cisco

On September 4, 2007 at 7:04 pm

I agree too.

And while I don’t think PM Brown knows a wit about gaming, his complexion certainly makes it look as if he does. Yechhhh!

havoc of smeg

On September 5, 2007 at 1:06 pm

this is yet another case of political correctness in overdrive and scapegoating.
short of seeing someone getting attacked by a guy waving his controller around, i’ll never believe gaming is responsable.

William

On September 5, 2007 at 6:34 pm

me either. it’s insane. A lot of this has to do with how society has really eliminated something known as personal responsibility. You can do absolutely anything you want today and if you have enough money, you can find lawyers to come up with an excuse as to why you did it.

There’s always something other than the individual to blame these days.