Senator Yee Clarifies Statements, Says Gaming Hurts Children
At first, gamers everywhere thought California senator Leland Yee was entirely on their side. But he has made a few clarifying comments that show he has some reservations about the video game industry.
First, he informed gamers they should "quiet down" in regards to the recent violent game debate and second, he admitted he didn't "use the best words" during a San Francisco Chronicle interview where he spoke about violence in games. As he just stated on Twitter (via GamePolitics), he meant to say that the game industry "has inherent conflict of interest in the gun violence debate." Although he knows a few gamers, he says the industry is still responsible for negatively affecting the health of our children:
"I have a lot of respect for many gamers. Many are on my staff and in my family--but the industry has profited at the expense of children."
Yee has also said that gamers "have no credibility" in the discussion surrounding violent video games, because apparently, we're all about our "lust for violence and the industry's lust for money." ...well, that won't earn him any new fans.
1/29/2013 10:42:36 AM Ben Dutka