EA's Jeff Green Calls Schwarzenegger A Hypocrite
A few months ago the ECA (Entertainment Consumers Association) called California's Schwarzenegger v. EMA law the "most important challenge" the video game industry has ever faced in America. Today the state of California filed a brief to the Supreme Court urging the overturned law to ban the sale of M-rated games to minors be reconsidered, which sparked a passionate blog post from EA.com editor-in-chief Jeff Green.
In the post Green takes California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to task for what he calls "hypocrisy of the highest order" – referring to the action star's desire to ban the sale of violent video games to minors, but not his own gory films. He writes: "If Schwarzenegger really believed in the underlying message of the law with his name on it – that it should be illegal to sell or rent material deemed excessively violent for kids – then he should take the first step and make it illegal for kids to see 'The Expendables.'"
Schwarzenegger hasn't commented on Green's suggestion, but if he was to hold a press conference, we pray to God it would go something like this:
All joking aside, Green's post does a great job of explaining the proposed law and what's at stake for the video game industry. He also points to ways you can get involved with the issue, so be sure to check it out.
[Via Game Politics]