Saw this on the 'shack this morning. It looks like the guys over at Daily Radar have managed an interview with Democratic vice presidential candidate Joseph Lieberman. For those of you who don't know, Lieberman has been a long-time opponent to violence in the entertainment industry, including video game violence. I for one was somewhat concerned about this fact when Lieberman was nominated. I enjoy playing video games such as Quake and Unreal, and I would like to continue to do so without the government interfering. So I was pretty impresed when I saw that Lieberman had agreed to do an Interview with Daily Radar on this very subject. Check it out:
DR: Would you rather actually see violent games simply not made, either by voluntary action or by an actual ban on them?
JL: Much as I am offended by these games, I do not support banning them and I would never support any attempts to ban them. However, I have consistently urged game makers to draw lines they will not cross and to stop making grotesquely violent games that celebrate and reward murder and mayhem and that teach kids killing is cool. But if the game makers are going to continue churning out these products, which they themselves label as inappropriate for children, I think we should at a minimum demand that they stop marketing them to young players and that retailers stop selling them to young players.
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