What happens when you put game developers, senators, and concerned parents into the same room? You get an award-winning documentary!
Spencer Halpin recently released his documentary, Moral Kombat, on the Internet for free consumption. As an avid documentary buff, I’ve got to say it’s very engaging. But you had better act quickly — the documentary will only remain free for 30 days, after which you will have to purchase it.
Originally released in 2007, the film tackles the contentious, polarizing issue of violence in video games. Despite very revealing interviews with ESA (Entertainment Software Association) representatives, U.S. government officials, and game creators, the documentary fails to arrive at a clear conclusion. Regardless, its one hour and thirty minutes of discussion provide a truly engrossing journey.
I was slightly uneasy about Moral Kombat to begin with, but the documentary remains neutral for the most part as it moderates the opinions of proponents and detractors with responsibility. The film combines personal anecdotes with research-driven facts, and the result is quite impressive.
If you’re curious about the subject of in-game violence or if you simply want to see Jack Thompson ramble, be sure to check out the film here. You’ve only got 28 days left [via GamePolitics]!
GamesBeat 2014 — VentureBeat’s sixth annual event on disruption in the video game market — is coming up on Sept 15-16 in San Francisco. Purchase one of the first 50 tickets and save $400!