Jaffe takes CNN to task over violent games coverage

By Brenna Hillier, Thursday, 7 February 2013 01:16 GMT

God of War and Twisted Metal creator David Jaffe has posted a typically sharp critique of recent CNN coverage of violence in games.

In a public TwitLonger directed at the network and Erin Burnett, Jaffe described the anchor as “the worst kind of American: one who has allowed the healthy desire for success to morph into a capitalistic cancer that makes it ok to ignore the facts in order to make your product more appealing, regardless of the consequences”.

The developer said CNN should be ashamed of the segment, in question, embedded below, and said Burnett’s views “clearly have not been formed by any actual research or real life experience with the medium”.

“If you actually listened to your guests and read the studies you would see you are wrong; you would see there remains- after years of studies- zero evidence of video games with violent subject matter causing real life violence,” he said.

“On the flip side – you know: YOUR side – there is very real evidence that our society suffers greatly when our news media fails to properly inform the public.”

Jaffe is currently working on a free-to-play third-person shooter at new studio focuses on social, mobile and free-to-play games.

Thanks, GameInformer.

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