The people of the United States woke up this morning to the news that Donald Trump, an individual with more experience in reality-TV than political office will be inaugurated as President in January 2017.
Although many people may not have predicted that Trump would have been a viable option for Commander-in-chief, it is clear that there is a large amount of voters in the U.S that want something different.
Trump is no stranger to making rash, controversial comments. On Twitter, specifically, that is no different.
Trump made comments regarding the video game industry that really doesn’t bode well with what’s in store for the gaming industry.
Back in December, 2012, The business-man tweeted that video games glorify violence and create “monsters” of people.
Video game violence & glorification must be stopped—it is creating monsters!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 17, 2012
This debate is one that has been raging in the video game community for a long time. Although, most of the opposition to video games violence has been voiced by man commentators outside of the industry.
Many politicians in the U.S and the U.K have voiced their concerns about the content included in video games and the possible implications that this has on players, especially younger ones.
Although Trump will become president next year, don’t expect him to make any vast changes regarding the industry just that. He has bigger issues at hand. If he can deal with them, that’s another discourse entirely.