Video Games, the 1st Amendment, AND YOU!!!

I’ve been getting email updates from the Video Game Voters Network and the big thing that’s been going around the past few weeks was the Supreme Courts decision that video games are protected under the 1st amendment of the constitution. FREE SPEECH for you uneducated goombas. This is kind of a big deal if you’re a gamer even more so if you’re a developer.  The argument goes back and forth on whether or not video games can be considered art. Well now, legally, they are.  There are still people out there however that would love to see that ruling overturned.  The Video Game Voters Network has made it their goal to ensure that the video game community stays informed and is represented.

This is the email I received most recently:

The truth can’t fight for itself. We have to step up.

Even with our victory in the Supreme Court, attacks on computer and video games won’t stop. We have to be vigilant and counter them.

That’s why we’re launching the Truth Squad, a community-driven project to challenge the myths about video games in the media and highlight the positive impact those games have on society.

You can be a part of this effort from the beginning. Will you help us find insightful articles on video games, as well as unfair attacks against them in the media?

Join the VGVN Truth Squad and help the truth fight back.

Not everyone will accept the Supreme Court decision. Some people, like one writer at American Thinker, called the idea that video games can be art “a fool’s hope,” and asked:

“Isn’t there any fair-minded individual or government body capable of making a judgment as to what ought to be covered by the 1st Amendment, and what is simply pernicious?”

Yes, there is such a body: The Supreme Court of the United States. And they just made a sweeping judgment that our games are clearly covered by the First Amendment. We need your help to spread that message.

All you have to do is send us articles about attempts at anti-video game legislation, media outlets spreading myths, and news that shows the societal benefits of our games, and we’ll share them with the VGVN community.

Have you seen any recent attacks on games? Tell us now and join the Truth Squad:

http://videogamevoters.org/join-truth-squad

Fight on,

– Video Game Voters Network

This is something I personally feel passionately about. Not only am I a fan of video games, but I am a big supporter of free speech in all its forms and any attacks on either would severely diminish my quality of life. So I’d really like to hear what everyone has to say on this. How they feel about video games, kids playing M rated games, violence in games, where does art begin and end, etc. So please, take a minute to drop some comments, share this on facebook. Let’s see what everyone has to say.

“I may not agree with what you say, but I will fight to the death for your right to say it” -Voltaire
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Posted on July 19, 2011, in Not Reviews and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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