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White House Video Game Violence Reel Is Absolutely Ridiculous

White House Video Game Violence Reel Is Absolutely Ridiculous

Henson said she and her peers emphasized that a "steady diet of media violence is having a corrosive effect on our culture", while video-game executives were "every bit as firm in their conviction there is no relation". 'Video games are plainly not the issue: entertainment is distributed and consumed globally, but the US has an exponentially higher level of gun violence than any other nation'.

Ultimately, the upcoming meeting could spell the beginning of a new conservative crusade to regulate whether and how video games depicting graphic acts are sold, and to whom, at a time when the US government is grappling to find a solution to an uptick in gun deaths around the country.

The video game industry says its already doing its part to protect children. Trump began the meeting by screening a montage of games, commenting "This is violent, isn't it?"

Since then, a study released in January of this year from researchers at the University of York "found no evidence to support the theory that video games make players more violent".

The entertainment industry has continued to push violent content and has not been willing to confront the impact it has on children, according to Melissa Henson, program director of the Parents Television Council, who participated in the White House meeting.

It's unclear how Trump's meeting with the gaming industry execs will proceed, though as no one attending is qualified to scientifically assess the supposed link between games and real-world violence, the relevancy of the meeting is questionable. You see these movies, they're so violent and yet a kid is able to see a movie if sex isn't involved, but killing is involved.

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"The Entertainment Software Association (ESA), an industry lobbying group that sent a representative to the meeting, said it used the opportunity to "[discuss] the numerous scientific studies establishing that there is no connection between video games and violence". "We appreciate the President's receptive and comprehensive approach to this discussion".

Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters the exemptions would be made on a "case by case" and "country by country" basis, a reversal from the policy articulated by the White House just days ago that there would be no exemptions from Trump's plan. "We hope that this is just the first step towards meaningful reform, meaningful remedies and solutions to our real life gun violence", he said. As reported by Polygon, it is highly speculated that the White House has opted due to its inability to respond to gun control proposals that has fueled heated conversations among Democrats and Republicans alike.

An attorney for a porn star who claims she had sex with Donald Trump says she is suing to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement "to set the record straight". And also video games.

A later effort by California officials to ban sales of violent video games to children was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2011 on the grounds that, like books and films, games are protected by constitutional rights to free speech.

"Making video games-or any form of media-a scapegoat for consistently refusing to even CONSIDER the reasonable, rational firearm restrictions Americans want and deserve isn't fooling anyone".

However, a representative of the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) stated that there have been multiple studies conducted in the past that disprove the direct correlation of violent video games to real-life application of aggression.


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