UK Culture Minister Would Like a Game Room for Parliament

September 23, 2011 -

UK Culture Minister Ed Vaizey wanted to have a game console in his office, but unnamed members of Parliament objected. Now he's talking about Parliament setting up a game room in a new interview with Edge.

"I asked if I could put a games console in my room in the department," Vaizey told Edge. "The powers that be were against it, because people coming for meetings would assume that I was spending every spare minute playing games!

Perhaps I will be more firm and say I want a games console in my office to put on display and show the best of British gaming - I would happily do that! And I think that's a very good point: people don't think twice about the fact that every MP has a TV in their room. As for setting up a gaming room, why shouldn't we?"

"If the industry wanted to start talks along those lines with the Commons Society, I would certainly support them," he added.

Sounds like a grand idea to me. Where's Ian Livingstone when you need him? Vaizey also revealed that his favorite game at the moment is Plants vs. Zombies on iPhone, though he calls Defender one of his all-time favorites. Clearly the man has good taste.

You can read the full interview on Edge.

Source: C&VG


 
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