“You are interested in how the list of games was formed. Basically, these are the nominees for the GLAAD Media Awards, information about it is in the public domain. In some games I came across myself, some of my friends paid attention to “
Recall that Lantratova’s list includes games from the series Assassin’s Creed, Borderlands, Divinity: Original Sin 2, Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Life Is Strange, dialogue The Last of Us, Fallout, The Sims 3, Apex Legends, RimWorld and Overwatch.
At the same time, Lantratova clarified that she does not propose to ban the previously named games – she named them as an example.
In any case, Lantratova has already come under criticism not only from the players, but also from the deputy’s colleagues. So, for example, another State Duma deputy, deputy chairman of the committee on information policy Anton Gorelkincalled Lantratova’s initiative “Friday PR”, which will only harm the industry.
“Responsibility for LGBT propaganda in video games is already laid down in the wording “dissemination of information” in Art. 6.21 of the bill, which passed the first reading. There is no need to bring this out again with a separate amendment – it means either inattention or Friday PR.
Gorelkin acknowledged that “the age marking used by foreign publishers does not coincide with the norms adopted” in Russia. Therefore, “current regulation provides little protection for underage video game buyers from such content.”
But to solve this problem, “a balanced approach is needed that takes into account problems with the distribution of games, and at the same time does not put an end to the development of the entire industry.”
“A simple example: in February, a game Atomic Heart from Russian studio Mundfish – and, apparently, it will be at the level of world hits.
Will there be cruelty and violence in it? Yes, because in the genre of computer shooters this is a historically established norm. According to the logic of the authors of the initiative, the long-awaited release should be banned. How this will affect the market is easy to predict: gamers will download the game anyway, a promising Russian company will lose profits, and even get a fine.”
Gorelkin also stressed that video games should not be banned, but replaced. “Develop the industry, train professionals who will bring new ideas, standards and solutions to Russian game development.”
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