Senator Leland Yee tells gamer to quiet down.
Senator Leland Yee, who authored the failed 2005 California video game law that was struck down by the Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. EMA (it was ruled a violation of free speech rights under the First Amendment of the Constitution), said that it is time for gamers to be quiet.
The Senator hope that the President's call for the CDC to study violent video games will lead to some changes that align to his somewhat skewed world-view.
Senator Yee had this to say about gamers: "Gamers have got to just quiet down," and that "Gamers have no credibility in this argument. This is all about their lust for violence and the industry's lust for money. This is a billion-dollar industry. This is about their self-interest."
Saying that gamers have no credibility or voice in violence in games is beyond ridiculous and borders on delusional naivete. We buy and support the games we like, producers and developers live and die by our purchases (we know we aren't the only ones that miss THQ) Mr. Yee would do well to enlist the votes and voices of gamers in moderating a civil discussion, thatâ€™s how change happens.