At least Kym Worthy has updated her list.
We last peeped the Wayne County Prosecutor during the 2007 holiday shopping season. At the time she was blaming games for the crime problem in Detroit and pushing an outdated list of ten games to avoid.
Ms. Worthy is back, reports the Detroit Free Press, with a brand-new list but the same old line:
The last year has convinced me more than ever that children are at risk of becoming desensitized to violence and can exhibit more aggressive behavior if they repeatedly play certain violent video games.
The [Sorensen murder] investigation revealed that the youths would often play violent video games. I believe that certain video games are connected to the proliferation of violent crimes being committed by youthful offenders such as Orlewicz and Letkemann.
Perhaps Worthy picked up on GP’s criticism that last year’s top ten list was embarrassingly outdated. This year’s edition is cadged from the National Institute on Media and the Family’s 2008 Annual Video Game Report Card:
- Blitz the League II
- Dead Space
- Fallout 3
- Far Cry 2
- Gears of War 2
- Left 4 Dead
- Resistance 2
- Saints Row 2
- Silent Hill: Homecoming
GP: If you think that this stuff is insignificant, consider that Worthy’s 2007 list was picked up and subsequently regurgitated by the government of Thailand during its August video game crackdown.