Beer Pong Nintendo Game – Big Time Irresponsibility

Beer Pong on Nintendo? Not a good idea. This is the letter we sent the manufacturer…

June 2, 2008

Mr. Jag Jaeger
Vice-President
JV Games Inc.
P.O. Box 97455
Las Vegas, Nevada

Dear Sir:

We understand that JV Games is about to introduce Beer Pong games for the popular Nintendo Wii system.

As a non-profit organization involved in drug and alcohol prevention, Oregon Partnership strenuously objects to these products that promote underage drinking. And we are further concerned that these games will end up rated “T” for teen.

Games such as these are a) attractive to teens and underage drinkers b) ignore or lower the perception that it’s OK to drink to get drunk and c) an example of corporate irresponsibility.

Organizations such as ours are dedicated to educating parents and kids about the dangers of underage drinking.  We have been successful in convincing major retailers around the country to stop the sale of drinking games and other products that encourage binge drinking.

Please consider re-evaluating the launch of the Beer Pong games.  We don’t need more drunk kids, more injury and death, and more heartbreak.   

We’d be happy to provide more information about the latest research about underage drinking (the earlier teens start drinking and the more they drink, the more likely they are to develop problems with alcohol as adults).

Sincerely,

Pete Schulberg, Communications Director
Oregon Partnership

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One Response to Beer Pong Nintendo Game – Big Time Irresponsibility

  1. Randy Rains says:

    Excellent letter, we need to make it harder, not easier to expose young people to alcohol—do we really need video games to faciliate intoxication? Keep raising our awareness to the slick ways these companies toxifiy our culture….
    Rock on and Reform now,
    Randy

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