Gamer Plays First Amendment Card in Presidential Debate Video

August 9, 2007 -

Andrew, a gamer from Florida, compares the free speech protections aforded books and movies to present-day efforts to legislate video games:

By submitting a debate video, Andrew has earned himself an ECA T-shirt. You can too...


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Nice, good visual aid as well. Artistic Expression and first amendment card. One of my favorites. I also like the fact that the audio is clear and easily understood. I don't know how I overlooked this video, this is the first time I watched it. Excellent.

Good job, Andrew.

Yes, this is the best one I've seen so far.

Best video I've seen yet. Short, to the point, informative.

I like it.

Great video. I like how the book was Fahrenheit 451 which is about the censorship of books where they are illegal to read and burned if found along with the owners property. If you haven't read it READ IT, it's more relevant today then it ever was.

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yeah nice.

The book is a great example.
Not so sure about the matrix.. uh..

Holding up something like 'The Manchurian Candidate' might have a better impact, or relate to them more.
Dr. Strangelove or The Godfather also might have made better examples, you know controversial movies that are now considered art.

Good one anyway!

Boom. Nailed this one hard.

Used psyhical books and movies as a reference instead of talking about it. Score!

In my eyes, that would be the most effective argument, as not only did he use examples, but e's practically hit a subject right in the head which is that Games can be less violent than movies but get a higher rating.

Didn't GP report some NewYork times guy playing man Hunt 2 and saying he supported it's AO rating despite it being less violent than Saw 3 or Hostel 2 which he supported those ratings?

If it wasn't for the fact my video would seem pointless (due to being outside the US) I would post a video to try help so I can [play the games I want to.

Good job pointing out Freedom of Speech. This would be a really good one to ask the politicians. It'll force everyone to realize just what is at stake.
 
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