A member of Scotland’s Parliament believes that video games have a bad reputation that is unjustified.
Edge Online reports that Gavin Brown, a Conservative, spoke out earlier this week during a debate over tax breaks for Scottish video game developers. Noting the large number of games suitable for young children, Brown said:
[We] must ensure that a positive perception of games is promoted, instead of the negative perception that some games might have attracted… Gaming is extremely popular, but only 3 percent of games sold have a mature or 18 rating. It is important for us to emphasise the positive aspects of gaming.