New York politicians prepare anti-video game crusade

Tony Carnevale
T. Carnevale|04.21.07

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New York State Senator Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island) joined Governor Eliot Spitzer this week in the fight against the political demon du jour. Lanza, who on Thursday was appointed chair of a local anti-violent-video-game task force, decried "the culture of violence" and Grand Theft Auto: "The better a mass murderer you are, the better you do at the game." (That's a huge oversimplification. You can also do really well at GTA by being a good carjacker, pimp, or State Senator.)

The gig's up, gamers. The government has had it up to here with all the murders lately. Politicians are finally committed to bravely confronting the pimply-faced, Cheeto-chomping axis of evil. If the only way to prevent man from killing his fellow man is by keeping 15-year-olds from buying Manhunt 2, by God, they're going to do it.

[Via GamePolitics]
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