David Jaffe argues that "hell even 5 MILLION people" would be ignored. He understands "the emotion" behind wanting to do something but it's "naive".
Jaffe's response came after Insomniac's Ted Price pleaded for gamers and the press to stop focusing on little matters and tackle the big picture in our industry like the proposed restriction on videogame sales in the US. He called for a mass campaign to be waged.
Eat, Sleep, Play's Jaffe meanwhile "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 (sic) 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?" concluded Jaffe.
Eat, Sleep, Play is working on the new Twisted Metal for PS3 coming out next year and you can be damn sure this US Supreme Court decision would affect their work. Surely common sense shall prevail within the US judiciary system?
The proposed change to US law is that anything deemed "inappropriate to minors" could not be sold to any individual under the age of 18.