Our good friend and Droopy Dog impersonator Senator Joseph Lieberman was part of the "2005 Video Games Report Card" conference on videogame violence today. I happened to catch it on C-Span just as they were showing footage from some of the "M" rated games. Here is a portion of their claims...
"Using data generated by PSVratings, a content-based ratings system measuring actual levels of profanity, sex, and violence, we found that games in 2004 were on average more violent, contained more sexual content and had more profane language when compared to games from the late '90s. In the '90s only 16% of the M-rated games contained any profanity at all and only 33% contained sexual content. By 2004 all (100%) of the M-rated games contained some level of profanity and sexual content. The actual figures shot through the roof. The games we analyzed from last year were 30 times more likely to contain profanity than those from the '90s, and the average prevalence of sexual content increased a whopping 800%. Kids are six times more likely to see nude or partially nude figures in M-rated video games today than they were in the late 1990s. Yet the ratings haven't changed."
I could point out how ridiculous it is to be comparing data from 10-15 years ago when we were all playing Super Nintendo (Damn, that Mortal Kombat!) but one comment I happened to catch pretty much sums up what colossal ****tards these guys are. They were showing clips from the game "F.E.A.R." and someone made the statement "this is something new we are seeing in games..." Now, get ready for this. You won't believe what these devious game programmers are exposing your poor helpless impressional children to. Are you ready? CANNIBALISM. Lock up your kids! Take those video game systems away from them before they start EATING each other!!!