Animation programming sounds like a harmless enough industry, but there is a twist: Such programmers occasionally work on the most violent video games. And some of those programmers work in Novato.
Activision|Blizzard and Take-Two Interactive have studios in Novato where artists and engineers work on game development. The Marin Independent Journal analyzed the local ties to such games in this story, pinpointing those local companies that employ people who make those games. The nonprofit Marin Economic Forum has targeted digital filmmaking for promotion in coming years.
In the wake of the gun-related massacres in Newtown, Conn., and Aurora, Colo., among so many other cities, there has been a lot of talk about gun control. There could be an ethical backlash about the encouragement of more violent games being made here in Marin.
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