The Politics of Videogames: Reality and Overreaction

Source: Grit TV

‘Medal of Honor’ is a video game out this week set in modern day, war-torn Afghanistan. The controversy? As a player you can choose to play on the opposing force– as the Taliban.  This has led to the game being banned at US Army base stores.

Another game causing a stir is called ‘Hey Baby,’ a simulation of street harassment that allows women to fight back.  So is everything fair game when it comes to virtual gaming?  To discuss this and more, we’re joined by two video gamer experts, Kieron Gillen, director of Rock Paper Shotgun and Lucas Siegel, site editor of Newsarama and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.