Last updated on: 1/21/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

Guillaume de Fondaumiere, MA Biography

Title:
Former President of the French National Video Game Association
Position:
Con to the question "Do Violent Video Games Contribute to Youth Violence?"
Reasoning:

“Playing a violent game won’t turn you into a psycho, a murderer or a serial killer. Most studies show that very clearly on the contrary violent games allow players to express themselves. It’s like an outlet for them in a way. All these violent actions that are said to have been inspired by playing violent video games are nothing but the expressions of issues unrelated to video games.”

Interview with Digital Games, digitalgames.fr, Nov. 16, 2009

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Chairman, European Games Developer Federation, 2009-present
  • President, Syndicat National du jeu Vidéo, 2005-2009
  • President, French National Video Game Association, 2005-2008
  • Co-CEO and Executive Producer, Quantic Dream, 2004-present
  • President, Arxel Tribe Group, 1992-2003
  • Media Consultant, European Congress of Radiology (Austria), 1989-1995
  • Co-founder, C. de C. Productions (Austria), 1986
Education:
  • MA, Management and Marketing, European Business School Paris (France), 1994
  • BA, Lycée Français de Vienne (Austria), 1990
Other:
  • Produced and/or published roughly 20 video games while at Arxel Tribe Group between 1996 and 2003