Gamer Debate Video Asks: Will Candidates Waste Tax $$$ on Game Laws?

August 15, 2007 -

Austin from Oregon poses a tough question about about video game legislation to Republican candidates for next month's CNN/YouTube Debate.

And, hey, Austin - we noticed you have logos from GamePolitics, the Entertainment Consumers Association, and the Video Game Voters Network hanging on the wall behind you.

Awesome!


Comments

GP, the Republican CNN/YouTube debate is now set for November 28th.

And I still won't have a video camera. :(

Nightwng2000
NW2K Software

I have to set some time aside to make a good question then film it with my girlfriends digital camera.

I like this one. This goes straight to the heart. He looks very clean cut as well. If only he was wearing a shirt and tie, but this was good. The scene was not too busy, the video and audio was great.

Keep it up.

Good.

Ouch. That question stings. He certainly didn't pull any punches.

This is exactly what we need to ask the politicians. This is what people need to hear. "Well... are you going to waste my money?"

Excellent work Austin! I like that he mentioned the fact that movies aren't regulated, so the pols can't weasel out by saying they'd regulate games as movies are regulated. It's amazing how many people in the US don't know that movies aren't regulated at all...
-- If your wiimote goes snicker-snack, check your wrist-strap...

Great! This is probably the clearest, most concise question yet. I hope it gets picked!

I like this one!

Very, very nice. My question is of a similar vein. I am recording a first pass tonite, and will likely link it in the forums for some feedback before I submit it to the debate site. Excellent work!

Is that Cecil (or used to be)?

Very nice. Cut to the heart of the matter so politicians will have to supply their own bullshit and doublespeak.

Keep us updated Jeffy. I'm glad that we're taking those people to task.

I think this is a good way to approach the issue. It really is a waste of tax dollars, especially since we are currently in a undeclared war and borrowing stupid amounts of money from China so we can spend it on things such as this.

I think certain candidates will dodge it by saying "Well I don't think protecting our children against violent imagery is a waste of tax dollars because [insert bullshit reason here]."

From the GP Forums:
http://www.gamepoliticsforums.com/showthread.php?t=2840&page=4

" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5cl93AfroQ

I haven't submitted it to the debate yet. I will do it as soon as I get some 3rd party opinions - making sure there aren't any glaring faults.

Thanks,
Jeff McHale
~the1jeffy "

Nice, direct. The best question I've heard.
Couldn't see the advertisements though.

@jeffy
pretty good, though the person in the back switching cards kinda distracting. I would recommend using a comp screen with power point.

jer,

You obviously aren't married, to even suggest that I'd replace my wife with a computer! ;)

Thanks for the constructive critique, though.

~J

This is a good one. Others are right when they say this kid is clean cut, speaks clearly, and asks a direct and poignant question. Very well done, Austin. You're a credit to the cause, sir.

Also, it's nice to see someone put a little more thought into presentation. I was getting annoyed with seeing kids' bedrooms.

I seem to be having trouble posting comments, as I tried to post earlier.
Thank you all for your support, I am glad to make a small difference in the cause. I chose to wear my JustZelda.com shirt rather than a suit, but now I have a sweet ECA shirt to wear for my next appearance, thank you all.

-Austin

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