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ECA Takes Over GamePolitics.com, Talks Mission 22

Posted by Zonk
from the gamepols-get-legits dept.
simoniker writes "The new Entertainment Consumers Association has announced that it has acquired the GamePolitics.com website, as part of its mission 'to give gaming consumers a voice and ensure that state and local politicians hear their concerns and appreciate their demographic power'. An in-depth interview with ECA founder Hal Halpin explains his reasons for setting up membership-based, consumer-focused ECA: 'I noticed last year that the state-level guys started moving away from targeting retailers, and trying to haul them off for selling M-rated games, to targeting consumers. And, you know, kids being [arrested] at 17 years of age for buying an M-rated game... it's just insane. And so, to me, that was the call.'"
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ECA Takes Over GamePolitics.com, Talks Mission

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  • Not good (Score:4, Insightful)

    by lowe0 (136140) on Wednesday October 25, 2006 @12:43PM (#16580208) Homepage
    McCauley had his own opinion, to be sure, but he did a decent job of trying to balance coverage of the issues. I hope it doesn't just become a mouthpiece for Halpin (even if I agree with him).
  • by westlake (615356) on Wednesday October 25, 2006 @02:24PM (#16582114)
    The new Entertainment Consumers Association has announced that it has acquired the GamePolitics.com website [CC], as part of its mission 'to give gaming consumers a voice and ensure that state and local politicians hear their concerns and appreciate their demographic power'.

    The only demographic that matters to the politician is that of the voters in his district.

    But even then he must make choices.

    The Evangelical Protestant is active and organized and the issues which excite him resonate far beyond his own community.

    The gamer in politics runs the risk of looking adolescent and frivolous in comparison and usually stands very much alone.

    • by bit01 (644603)

      The gamer in politics runs the risk of looking adolescent and frivolous in comparison and usually stands very much alone.

      There's a lot of disenfranchised kids out there. Maybe they could run a campaign to lower the voting age to 5?

      Failing that maybe, they could run a campaign to get the kids to give their parents, the voters, hell?

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      Creating simple artificial scarcity with copyright and patents on things that can be copied billions of times at minimal cost is a fundamentally stupid economic idea

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