Game developer and artist; I study at LSU and live in Austin. First big project, Blow Up EVERYTHING!, is in Alpha.
Joe Biden meeting with gaming industry on gun violence
Smokin’ Joe Biden, who also happens to be the Vice President is meeting with several key publishers in the industry today to discuss the effects of gun violence in games and what the White House can do about it. It’s all part of the White House’s initiative to explore cultural factors that may be contributing to the latest uptick in gun crimes. Personally speaking, I think if someone is a few tacos short of a combo platter, a video game isn’t going to be influencing them any more than the latest torture porn flick or Catcher in the Rye; which is infamously loved by serial killers and nutballs. The reason why is really anyone’s guess.
Without a doubt there are some games which are simply not suited for youngsters, which is why we have the ESRB. It comes down to a parent to make that call if it’s a good idea or not for their 7 year old to be playing 40 hours of Call of Duty a week (I don’t think it is). Even more important is a parent keeping an eye out for violent behavior and signs of any mental illness, which seems to be the real problem in all of this and not any one form of media.
Cranky Kong being sexist.
Let’s just call your legs Calibrations because I’m about to be in the middle of them