It's my experience, I'll have it the way I want
Posted by aogFriday, 08 August 2008 at 09:46 TrackBack Ping URL

Instapundit asks

A VIDEOGAME VIOLENCE FILTER for Gears of War 2. So is this customization, or Bowdlerization?

Depends on who makes the choice, the consumer or some one else. I simply don’t see anything wrong or even suspect about a consumer deciding he’d rather have things toned down. To me it’d be like arguing the I shouldn’t have a volume knob on my sound system.

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Gideon7 Saturday, 09 August 2008 at 07:43

I simply don’t see anything wrong or even suspect about a consumer deciding he’d rather have things toned down.

A couple years ago a family-friendly outfit released a filter that bleeped and skipped the naughty bits on a movie DVD. A bunch of Hollywood directors got together and sued, claiming it violated their right to artistic expression. (They won, IIRC.)

Annoying Old Guy Saturday, 09 August 2008 at 09:07

Yeah, that came up here a while back.

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