As the Video Game controversy heats up, more and more people are making their voice heard. Industry media figures including Adam Sessler to even New Gamer Nation’s own Joe Marchese spoke out on Fox News, but yesterday the focus was on the political response to the debate.
It was Nancy Pelosi’s turn to speak on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace. Chris Wallace tried to move the questioning to a position that would condemn games, however Rep. Pelosi not only avoided the line of questioning, she came forward to defend games. She said:
“The evidence says that, in Japan, for example, they have the most violent games and the lowest death — mortality — from guns. I don’t know what the explanation is for that except they may have good gun laws.”
It was good to see such strong words coming from such an influential policy maker. Let’s hope that her appearance changed some minds about the Video Game Industry.