the great videogames debate
Debate is Free // 0945-1030 15.11.09
keith vaz: games should have health warnings
Debate is Free is on the cutting edge as you all know, and this week was no different. In light of the controversy at the release of the new game Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 last week, we brought you two exclusive interviews. We spoke to MP Keith Vaz a long time opponent of violent videogames and CEO Dr Richard Wilson of the UK game industry body TIGA. We asked Keith shouldn't the parents be responsible? And we put it to Dr Wilson do videogames have to blame themselves for their image problem?
Vaz had this to offer: If you look to the packaging of an 18-rated videogame, it's [the size of] a tiny 10p coin. What it should be is the same as cigarettes - it should be splashed across the front: 'This has the potential to damage your health' - and that is not happening."
And Dr Wilson called for the government to act to save the videogame industry in the UK before its too late.
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Posted at 20:44, 17th November 2009
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