Disney CEO Reviewing Catalog for Violent Games That are ‘Near the Line or Over the Line’

Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger said that his company is closely monitoring violence in his company's catalog of video games in the wake of the recent school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Iger said during a Q&A with Brian Grazer at an HRTS Newsmakers Luncheon that he has directed employees "to take stock in everything we’ve got that can be considered near the line or over the line," according to Deadline.

While Iger acknowledged that the media company would be reviewing its catalog of video games, he also pointed out that Disney doesn't offer very many games that fall into the "violent media" category.

"Fortunately at Disney there’s very little [violent content], but I still want to make sure we’re asking ourselves the right questions in terms of that standard,” Iger said, “and also [ensure] we’re willing to be a part of a dialogue in today’s world that I think is pretty necessary in terms of what our role is and what our role should be."

A rep. later told Deadline that official plans to review video game titles have not yet been finalized.

Source: Deadline

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    Neeneko says:

    I suspect the line will move to not include anything they are making.

    If I recall correctly, Disney fought tooth and nail over protecting violent music… so I suspect this ‘review’ is just a bit of PR since it is part of a panic that does not involve them… thus they can insert themselves on the ‘right’ side.

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    Chris Kimberley says:

    I'm assuming, based on no evidence, that "the line" falls somewhere in the M/R category.  Given that, I can't think this would affect much of their catalogue.

    And if a company decides it doesn't want to market certain products that's all fine and good.  Just means that no one pays them money for those products.

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