Stephen King on Videogames
Recently author Stephen King covered the issue of violent video games in his Entertainment Weekly column. Regardless of where you stand on the issue, it’s worth reading to get the perspective of the creator of some of the biggest horror novels and films. Parallels between films and videogames are constantly drawn, from those in and outside the industry, so I say why not treat them the same? It should be just as difficult for a kid to get an M-rated game as it is for them to get into an R-rated film.
”What really makes me insane is how eager politicians are to use the pop culture as a whipping boy. It’s easy for them, even sort of fun, because the pop-cult always hollers nice and loud. Also, it allows legislators to ignore the elephants in the living room.”