That a political figure opines on the incidence of video games in society is not new. Without going any further, just over a year ago, hours after the Texas attacks, Donald Trump pointed to video games as one of the factors that could lead people to carry out this type of act. Something that the congressman had already slipped that claimed that the crime scene was identical to the one we can find in a game.
As you well know, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr, better known as Joe Biden is the new president of the United States, a country in which video games have a very powerful presence. But what do you think of them? Well, nothing good: think that there are titles that “teach people to kill. ” That’s how forceful he was during an interview for the New York Times.
In that same talk, he also called various developers “little cretins” and “arrogant” – his identity did not transcend – after they told him about the economic power that the industry represents for the American territory. Not without first questioning the artistic side that a software developer can represent. Without a doubt, his statements spread like wildfire until unleashing a controversy that we have witnessed more times lately than we would like .
Video games are bad …
Except when it is interesting to use them. And it should not be forgotten that during the electoral campaign he was not so critical of video games. Without going any further, Joe Biden turned to the popular Animal Crossing: New Horizons to expand his campaign with Kamala Harris. The goal was to invite players to share their islands by wearing posters in favor of the Democratic Party candidate. It is clear that many influential figures in society should put aside prejudices against a hobby as healthy and valid as any other.