ICYMI: Members of the video game industry met with President Trump and some other congressional voices to talk about video game’s potential for causing violence in American society. The agenda included a little montage of cherry picked scenes depicting humans killing other humans. Watch the video for yourself, courtesy of the White House:
With these claims circulating the news and social media come calls for heavier regulations and even bans on violent content (please tell me you read the list of games he would ban, PLEASE). Something that is often missing from the narrative is an actual counter-argument.
This week’s episode features Patrick Scott Patterson, the video game historian and advocate who spoke on the importance of preservation with regards to video game history in the inaugural episode of the show. Scott has been called onto the news and contacted by the media for years whenever this argument begins to make its rounds.
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I’m going to share the various news and radio segments that Scott has appeared on to discuss this topic: