California's violent video game law, currently with the Supreme Court, is a pretty big deal. So it's nice to hear games have support from a man who's been there before.
Comics legend Stan Lee, the man behind Spider-Man, the X-Men and Iron Man, has penned a letter in support of video games' fight against California's proposal (which you can read more about here).
Appearing on the website of the Video Game Voters Network, Lee writes:
I'm writing to urge gamers everywhere to take a stand and defend both the First Amendment and the rights of computer and video game artists by joining the Video Game Voters Network (VGVN). My memory has always been lousy and it's not improving with age. But it's good enough to remember a time when the government was trying to do to comic books what some politicians now want to do with video games: censor them and prohibit their sales. It was a bad idea half a century ago and it's just as bad an idea now.
For the full thing, head to the VGVN's site below. It's a good read, particularly given the parallels between comics in the 20th century and video games in the 21st.
And if you're a little unclear as to what California's proposal is and what it means, Totilo has put together an excellent guide.
Defend Video Games With Stan Lee [VGVN][image credit: getty images]