Senator apologises to gamers

US Senator Leland Yee has apologised to gamers everywhere, after he claimed that gamers have no credibility in the violent video game discussion.

“Gamers have got to just quiet down,” said Yee in a previous interview. “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.”

Yee took to Twitter in an apologetic manner and shifted the concern towards the video game industry itself, and not the gamers.

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Yee also went on to say that he respected gamers, but feels that the industry is at fault for profiting off children.

Leland Lee tweet

Source: Twitter

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  • The Rich

    The sorry dog picture just made my day

  • Shaun

    It’s not the industrys fault that the parents useless and the retailers sell games to the under-aged.

  • we know that, those thick headed fools should know that, but its easier to blame an industry for making the content available than it is to blame those who are meant to manage who the content is accessed by

  • Thomas Rushby

    Its easier for a bad parent to allow the PC or Console to be the babysitter rather than spend time with there kids. My parents taught me that movies and games are not real and taught me right from wrong.

    Where have those days gone.

  • Vulcha

    Two points:

    a.) ESRB ratings are there for a reason.

    b.) Even in games from the early 90’s, there was violence. The only difference is that violence nowadays is a lot more realistic. And other adult content? A child could get it elsewhere if they tried.

    Concluding thought: Gaming is not reserved for children. Middle-aged conservatives don’t seem to understand that.

  • Fayainz

    I was in BT games recently when I saw a kid running to his father with a game saying “this one please Daddy” holding up GTA4 for Xbox, he couldn’t have been more than 12 years old and his Dad pulls out his wallet and pays for the game. It was absolutely shocking. The industry is not profiting at the expense of children, it’s profiting at the expense of incompetent parents.

  • Vulcha

    That’s funny, because I had a near identical experience (BT, GTA IV, 8 year old kid and mom), but in that case the guy behind the counter refused to sell it because he knew it was for the kid.

Senator apologises to gamers

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