This is hilarious for its hypocrisy.
Now I’m all for controlling whether or not kids can get their hands on games that are meant for adults – they do it with films and games here and the world is yet to implode and it gives the moral crusaders of the world one less thing to hold against our industry – but the fact that this guy has the gall to tell people what is appropriate just makes me laugh. This is a guy who:
- Has a string of sexual harrassment accusations against his name, including several in the recent future.
- Admitted engaging in orgies.
- Admitted using illegal drugs and steroids (which are sometimes named after him in bodybuilding slang).
- Had parents in the Nazi party and invited a suspected Nazi war criminal, Kurt Waldheim, to his wedding.
- Said this:
“Ninety-five percent of the people in the world need to be told what to do and how to behave.”
Of course I haven’t even started on the fact that this guy starred in some of the most violent films ever made where he did most of the killing himself, including Conan, The Terminator, Predator, Commando, Total Recall, and End of Days. These have some controls in place to stop kids laying their hands on them but it’s still absurd to me that a man who reached fame and fortune through his portrayals of violent killers can be vilifying games that depict content that is “heinous, atrocious, or cruel.”