The People Behind Video Games Give Their Take On The Violent Media Debate

There tends to be one thing missing from the all-too-easy media narratives that offer causal connections between video games and violent crimes and tragedies: the people who make and/or play games. Lawmakers and concerned non-gamers are usually the focus of a camera’s lens, justifiably so, but developers and fans don’t get that much screen time.

That’s why this clip from the crowdfunded Video Games: the Movie is worth watching. The opinions expressed by people like Alison Haislip, Brian Fargo, Rob Pardo and Cliff Bleszinski probably won’t be surprising to your average console owner but they do add a dimension of commentary that more visible conversations of gaming content seem to lack.


    Great watch. They defend the industry well.

    I like violence in my video games because I'm not a violent person.

    The end.

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