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Disney prepared to look at game violence, says CEO

Disney's head honcho wants to make sure the company is in the clear

At a Q&A during HRTS Newsmakers Luncheon, Disney chairman and chief executive officer Robert Iger said that his company would be looking into video game violence in its titles.

"At Disney there's very little [violent content], but I still want to make sure we're asking ourselves the right questions in terms of that standard and also [ensure] we're willing to be a part of a dialogue in today's world that I think is pretty necessary in terms of what our role is and what our role should be," said Iger, according to a report by Deadline.

Iger vowed to "take stock in everything we've got that can be considered near the line or over the line", but did not bring up any specific measures that Disney would implement.

The renewed discussion on violence in video games follows from United States President Obama's proposal for more research into the effects of violent games on children. The proposal was one of many aimed at curbing gun violence in the US following the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

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Latest comments (3)

Jason Avent VP, Studio Head, NaturalMotion3 years ago
Hey Disney, that's great. I'm prepared to look at not wearing dresses. I rarely wear dresses but I still want to make sure I'm asking myself the right questions.
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The industry has got to lead the gun ho maniacs down this path once again. Fine by me if it means getting to the truth. It probably wont though. The truth lies in what other countries do differently, but who share the same entertainment. Its as simple as that.
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Stephen Woollard Online Infrastructure Specialist, Electronic Arts3 years ago
@Jason - you wear all the dresses you want.

Total clothing rights for men! If women can wear trousers, I should be allowed to wear a skirt and high heels and not get funny looks in the street like I do now.

Oh wait...
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