Leading Game Devs Supporting the Gamer Petition

July 8, 2010 -

After years of asking game consumers to get involved in the fight to speak up and care about the issue of videogame violence, gamers have heeded the call, and at a critically important time for the industry, just as it faces perhaps its single most important challenge to date in the U.S. Supreme Court this fall.

The Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA), the nonprofit consumer association which publishes GP, announced in May that they would be submitting an amicus brief in support of the trade’s position and that they would also be appending a consumer petition to the brief, giving U.S. gamers of all ages the ability to weigh-in and help defend gaming. In return, the ECA asked the industry to help get the word out about the petition using all means possible.

Doing a quick sweep of FaceBook, Twitter and publisher and developer sites, what we found was that a fair number of the leading game devs are openly and publicly supportive of the petition and are encouraging their fans, followers and friends to participate as well. The "Who’s Who" that we could see includes such notables as David Perry (Gaikai/Acclaim), Mike Wilson (Devolver Digital/GoD), Lorne Lanning (Oddworld), Jason Della Rocca (Perimeter), Chris Taylor (Gas Powered Games), Raph Koster (Metaplace), American McGee (Spicy Horse) and Cliff Bleszinski (Epic Games).

The International Game Developers Association (IDGA), also blasted their member list to help increase awareness and participation in the petition.


Disclosure: GamePolitics is a publication of the ECA.


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Re: Leading Game Devs Supporting the Gamer Petition

Not to be all negative about the subject, because I do support such an endeavor, however the last I remember hearing electronic petitions carry next to no weight.

Once again, I do support this idea, however I would feel better about it if anyone might have some kind of evidence to show these kinds of things work.

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Re: Leading Game Devs Supporting the Gamer Petition

Come on gamers sign the petition!!!!!

http://www.magicinkgaming.com/

Re: Leading Game Devs Supporting the Gamer Petition

This petition should also be avaliable on Xbox Live and the PSN so gamers can send their support quickly. Well, that´s my opinion.

I´m really worried because it looks that this bill is getting everybody else worried. If this bill is passed, it won´t be pretty for all of us.

 

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Re: Leading Game Devs Supporting the Gamer Petition

We'd love to!  Anyone have a good contact to reach out to, so we can make it happen?

Brett Schenker

Online Advocacy Manager

the ECA

www.theeca.com

Brett Schenker
Online Advocacy Director
the ECA
www.theeca.com

 

Re: Leading Game Devs Supporting the Gamer Petition

you Can awalys Get ahold of MajorNelson to Do a PSA about it on XBL

http://twitter.com/majornelson

 

Watching JT on GP is just like watching an episode of Jerry springer only as funny as the fights

America has just became its own version of the Jerry Springer Show after a bizarre moment in Florida involving a carnival worker.

 
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Papa MidnightKyle Orland's response: http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/09/addressing-allegations-of-collusion-among-gaming-journalists/09/18/2014 - 12:41pm
Papa MidnightJames, I say this as a person who has managed a gaming press website before: This article is horrendous sensationalism: http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-London/2014/09/17/Exposed-the-secret-mailing-list-of-the-gaming-journalism-elite09/18/2014 - 12:41pm
Krono@james I never said you did. I was responding to Andrew's statement that he'd seen a mere two articles suggesting that the term gamer was tainted, by pointing him to a list of the articles that were more or less the orgin of the idea.09/18/2014 - 12:09pm
E. Zachary KnightBut james, you replied to my tweet when I tweeted about one of those articles. That is basically the same thing as writing an editorial on GP in support of it. ;)09/18/2014 - 12:04pm
james_fudgeNot only did we not write one, we didn't cover any of them either.09/18/2014 - 11:46am
KronoThe underlying suggestion most of the articles had that gamers supporting the issue were just the young men stereotype pissed off a lot of people, and sparked the #NotYourShield tag09/18/2014 - 9:41am
Krono@andrew Just two? The whole reason #GamerGate gained real traction was that 9 op-eds including arguments to that effect dropped in 24 hours: http://markdownshare.com/view/a524affd-e679-40be-8aa1-72058065dc2a09/18/2014 - 9:38am
MaskedPixelantehttp://www.gog.com/forum/general/double_fine_abandoned_spacebase_df9_development ITT: People who don't know what Early Access is.09/18/2014 - 9:32am
ZippyDSMleeFF2/4 remake now on steam.09/18/2014 - 9:13am
james_fudgeThis what they really think of us: http://www.donotlink.com/framed?54192709/18/2014 - 9:10am
ConsterAh yes, nothing quite says "I take offense to being associated with an awful few" like siding with said awful few.09/18/2014 - 9:07am
Michael ChandraSo be smart, and if you want to be part of the good guys, separate yourself from the bad guys. Don't attack those upset you won't.09/18/2014 - 6:30am
Michael ChandraMeanwhile, Gamergate is tainted and wise people already use a different tag to defend decent arguments. Keeping it up is like going #KKK while arguing about PoC.09/18/2014 - 6:30am
Michael ChandraSo while claiming to be unfairly attacked for the actions of a selected few, you unfairly attack an entire crowd for the actions of a selected few? #notagamer #butahater09/18/2014 - 6:30am
james_fudgeQuiknkold: Let me ask you- how many of those 'gamers are dead' articles did you see here? Because apparently i'm part of some vast conspiracy.09/18/2014 - 5:18am
NeenekoAh, that old straw man. That is one of the ironies about the discussion, the whole point is showing how good people can still have problems with sexism and not realize it.09/17/2014 - 9:11pm
Andrew EisenYes, there have been a handful of op-eds suggesting that the term “gamer” has become tainted (two that I know of) but that’s the opinion of only a few. I've seen an equal number from those who disagree.09/17/2014 - 8:55pm
Andrew EisenExcept, you haven't provided a single example of a site that’s actually calling gamers a "collective of Sexist White Bigoted Basement Dwelling Manchildren."09/17/2014 - 8:55pm
TechnogeekIf you want to make the stereotype of gamers less painful, try calling people out when they do bad shit rather than handwave it away as "not all gamers". Even if it is a few bad apples, that'll still more than enough to spoil the barrel.09/17/2014 - 8:53pm
quiknkoldI'm not going to Sell Gamergate anymore. It can sell itself. But I will sell the integrity of the Gamer. That we are still good people, who create and donate to charitys, Who engage with those around us and just want to have a good time.09/17/2014 - 7:35pm
 

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