Jaffe: US Supreme Court activism “pointless and naive”

By Justin Kranzl, Wednesday, 20 October 2010 23:50 GMT

Eat Sleep Play’s David Jaffe – currently working on Twisted Metal for the PlayStation 3 is no stranger to controversy or his comments being taken out of context.

So in the wake of Insomniac’s Ted Price’s plea for games press to help mobilise the gaming public against proposed restrictions on sale of certain games – borne as it was by Price being misquoted – you may figure Jaffe would be on board too.

Not so.

While sympathetic, Jaffe described via twitter potential gamer activism around the upcoming deliberations as “pointless and naive”.

That has lead to him now fending off angry twits. Or is that tweets?

While I understand and appreciate and support the emotion and feeling behind gamer’s desires to sign petitions and write their representatives to let their views be known on the California games bill in front of the Supreme Court, am I the only who who thinks such efforts are pointless and naive ? The Supreme Court does not rule based on how a vocal majority- let alone a vocal minority like gamers and other media folks- feel about a case in front of them. At best the court will use solid judgement, facts, and president to make a decisions. At worse they will let their own political agendas rule the day. But either way, what do they care what the public thinks? They didn’t care that a majority of Americans wanted a recount for the Presidential election in 2000, you think they’ll care that 3000, 5000, 10,000, hell even 5 MILLION people sign some petition?

The outspoken Jaffe has been relatively dormant of late, his most notable recent eruption being at anonymous whistleblower EA Louse.

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