EA and ITV Bosses Scrap over Violent Games

ITV boss Michael Grade attacked the games industry for living in a "moral vacuum" while speaking at the Royal Television Society's Cambridge Convention. Riccitiello defended interactive entertainment.

EA boss John Riccitiello argued that media treatment of games is unjustly harsh, suggesting that games are no worse than TV when it comes to violent content. He compared violent clips from TV programmes such as 24 and CSI and films including Kill Bill and 300 to parts of Grand Theft Auto.

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-_-_-_-_-_-_-3595d ago

I'm sick of those ignorant old people, they should be put in a social vacuum. All they care about is oil, war and "regulating" other people's lives.

Thank you, I can choose by myself. No censorship in art, please. Go censor Picasso's paintings or something grandpa, if that's your fancy.

reaferfore203595d ago

Don't forget, glorified violence on tv is okay as long as there's no nudity involved. God forbid children see someone's nipple for half a second. Video games are a different story for some reason. They're not as easily accessable to children compared to violent TV shows, yet people criticize them the most.

MyNutsYourChin3593d ago

The point is that playing (note that playing implies activity) video games involve user interaction while watching (note that watching implies passivity) TV does not.

There is a HUGE difference between the two media, especially when it comes to user interpretation and the influences that both have on the user.