Within the videogame industry there are a select few influential figures whose opinions and occasional remonstrations about the direction of the medium carry a certain weight and gravitas. Warren Spector resides at the head table of this unspoken hierarchy, and as such, his recent condemnation of the ceaseless ubiquity of fetishised ultraviolence inspired much beard-stroking and contemplative musing among the gaming media, almost as if something gospel and unprecedented had been uttered.
Games news in brief: California dreaming of less violent games; Guitar Hero is ready to rock; Planet Michael and The Bible Online
A weekly look at the videogames stories making the headlines; this week featuring: a clamp down on violent games in California; the launch of Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock; Planet Michael Jackson and The Bible Online.
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