US Vice Presidents Wants Research into Violent Video Games
Neither the industry nor the critics should be afraid of the facts
Joe Biden, the vice president of the United States, says that both the general public and the video game industry should not be afraid of the information that will appear from the research into the links between violent media and real-world incidents.During a live Google Hangout, Biden states, quoted by Gamasutra, that, “Part of the interest group population out there, they are afraid of facts. Let the facts lead where they will, and let the research be done. That's one of the things that the president and I believe very strongly.”
President Obama has launched 23 executive orders linked to the shooting at Sandy Hook in Newtown, one of them authorizing Congress to give funds to the Center for Disease Control in order to study the link between violent media, including video games, are real-world behavior.
The results will be used as a basis for future legislation.