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Wed, Nov 23, 2011 | 22:10 GMT
He’s back at it. Labour MP Keith Vaz has tabled an Early Day Motion on Modern Warfare 3 in Parliament. [Spoilers for MW3 after the break]
Thu, May 12, 2011 | 06:29 BST
British Labour MP Tom Watson has come out in support of the games industry, calling for reforms to the Research and Development Tax Credit system.
Mon, Nov 09, 2009 | 17:22 GMT
Labour MP Tom Watson has told the BBC that remarks made by anti-game stalwart Keith Vaz about Modern Warfare 2 todkay ared a bridge too far.
“Everything that comes out of Parliament in relation to video games is relentlessly negative,” he said.
“There are thousands of people employed in this industry, there are 26 million people playing games. We should have a much more balanced view of the industry, indeed we should be supporting them through difficult times.”
Vaz went on a predictable warpath in the Mail today, saying MW2′s violence left him “absolutely shocked”.
Watson’s set up a Facebook group called Gamer’s Voice, designed to bring together people sick of game-bashers in the UK. Do the honourable thing.
Mon, Dec 15, 2008 | 15:19 GMT
Cabinet Office Minister Tom Watson’s told the Mirror that children should be encourage to play more videogames.
Watson, who is in charge of encouraging new technology across Government, said: “Basically, I think playing games is a good thing.
“I’d rather my boy be playing on his Wii than passively watching telly.
“Most games are educational. They make you think, focus, challenge and change – 500 years ago a medium that did this would be called art.”
There’s more through there, including the fact that British obesity’s on the rise.
“We all have a role to play in encouraging young people to get out from behind their computer games and playing sport,” said former sports minister Richard Caborn.