Will the Mayor of Las Vegas be able to halt the release of the latest Rainbow Six game? GWN.com discuss the controversy, and why politicians feel the need to treat games differently to other forms of entertainment.
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, or so the ads from the city's Convention and Visitor's bureau would have you believe. If Mayor Oscar Goodman has his way, however, one thing that won't be happening in Vegas is the newest Rainbow Six game which is set in the Nevada city famous for legalized gambling, strip clubs, and all things hedonistic.
Hours after the news of Goodman's comments regarding the game were posted on the KLAS TV website, internet gaming sites were buzzing with the news and gamers were rallying against Goodman, seeing his comments as yet another episode of politics and gaming colliding as violently as the games themselves.