In response to last week’s story by Charleston, South Carolina’s News 2 on a 14-year old girl who started petitions against the game RapeLay, a local gamer called the station and offered a point of view on the dangers of banning any games.
While he empathized with the plight of Elena Lyons, thirty-two year old Dondi Wiggins took issue with the banning of any game, saying that gamers, “…should have the right to decide for ourselves” what to play.
Wiggins, President of a local gaming group called Lowcountry Anime and Gaming (a group that is a chapter of the Entertainment Consumer Association [ECA]), said that he personally would not play Rapelay.
Wiggins added, “I don’t think video games should be banned. I think we as gamers should decide what we want to play as an adult. We have free speech.”
Just a note… the Wiggins segment is flakey early on in the video, but is served up later in the broadcast problem-free.
Disclosure: Gamepolitics is a publication of the ECA.