The lights are on
The former host of X-Play gives an excellent take on the role of video game violence on social ills live on Fox News in this must-watch YouTube clip.
Sessler brings up excellent points about the long history of concerned groups seeking censorship of every form of media from opera to comic books. Seeing a figure knowledgeable about the medium speak coherently about video games and violence without falling into any traps about "murder simulators" or similar is a breath of fresh air, to say the least.
Who should Sessler debate next? [UPDATE: Lamar Alexander, perhaps?]
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The Sess strikes again.
Hell ya send those pricks at fox and the pricks in the world a messege :P
Adam made some good points in his argument. With the power of the new hardware blurring the line between fiction and reality, parents need to wisen themselves on videogames more than ever. Some careless parents like to use videogames as a productive distraction, and would buy their child any game they want as long as they keep quiet. The content in games now is a lot more graphic than it was in the past, and it's maybe getting to the point were you have to keep games from your kids period. If I do decide to have a child, I will try to keep games out of his environment as long as possible for the sake of a healthy development. Unknowingly using games as a means to develop your kids is extremely dangerous. I also think that developers should tone down some of the realism/gore in games. Some games are just pointlessly violent.
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you know what i'm concerned about it's how the guy (news reporter) States "murdering people and shooting up a room" in video games. How many video games actually involves you doing that and for the enjoyment of killing innocent people? For the violent video games i play your enemies are usually Zombies, aliens, and etc. As for humans they are usually the bad guys and they are just plain AI's... truthfully i've never been affected by video game violence or aggression. As for the competition it makes sense.
Uh... man just thinking about this issue a person could write a book about there opinions... -_-
What a lad, well said.
Adams a smart dude, and a great, level-headed voice for gamers.
Good job, Sessler!!! X-Play used to be really good... :(
The Sess is back baby!
This was great. Adam Sessler is clearly a smart guy and I think he did a great job representing the industry in this interview.
Adam Sessler always has good insight. Nice clip!
Wow, The Sess looks like an OG O_O
Way to go Adam, it is good to see you still in the biz after you left X-play. I totally agree with you here.
calm and insightful, well done mr. sessler