Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood Daily

Nikki has two posts of interest today.

GTA IV Countdown: Are Video Games Or Movies More Violent? One Expert Analyzes

This statistic astounded me:

The average age of the most frequent game buyer is 38 years old and 80% of console games were purchased by people over the age of 18.

So there goes all that time taken away from TV and, worse, reading books.

Verrone & Bateman Testify In Support Of Net Neutrality At U.S. Senate Hearing

Verrone, there representing guild writers whose bosses are the same companies that control the media, talked about the need to dethrone the Internet gatekeppers: “The axiom in Hollywood is that ‘content is king’. But those who control access to the king control the kingdom. Because of federal regulation — or lack thereof — that control is in the hands of neither the consumer nor the content creators, but the distributors… The policy decisions that triggered the consolidation of old media has not yet been made for the new media. There is still time to protect the rights of content producers and consumers. We need to establish clear Net Neutrality rules to ensure that the Internet remains a level playing field for all.”

Go read.

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