VT Review Panel Witness Compares Games to Porn

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Published by GameFront.com 11 years ago , last updated 2 months ago

Posted on May 20, 2007, Shawn Sines VT Review Panel Witness Compares Games to Porn

m_image111e59f635a9388fad01b5e75ce.jpgGamepolitics.com has an excellent article up regarding the interviews of the Virginia Tech Review Panel, a group created by Virginia Governor Tim Kaine that was tasked with studying the April 16th shooting on the college campus. The commission invited witnesses to speak on the many possible causes and influences on the shooter for the massacre and one of those, former Lyndon LaRouche team members – Don Phau, is presenting just about every anti-gaming source in the media to defend his case. Phau quotes Florida lawyer Jack Thompson, and video game violence critic David Grossman to support his claims that games should become a controlled substance or controlled media like porn.

One would hope that the members of the panel would be intelligent enough to disregard the erroneous information Phau is spouting. In one quote he even claims Microsoft developed Counter-strike – the only game the VT killer was known to play years ago. While Microsoft did publish the Xbox version they are not its developer – they just have a big well known name outside of the gaming community. Sometimes I just wish the media talking heads would do their homework before they spouted off at the mouth.

Click on over to the Gamepolitics.com article for more in-depth commentary. Gamepolitics also has links to audio and video of the testimony.

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