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Old 08-12-10, 07:45 PM   #1
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Arnold Schwarzenegger, '80s action star and governor of California, has passed a law banning the sale of "violent" video games to anyone under the age of 18. This is more than just enforcing the ESRB ratings; this is banning all minors from buying all games that could be considered "violent".

This law has been challenged and is now on its way to being tested in the Supreme Court. The National Youth Rights Association is currently working on an amicus brief to oppose this law, and we need help from the rest of the gaming community. We are collecting testimonies on the social, artistic, and especially political value of video games to prove to the court that their distribution should be protected under the First Amendment.

The media has been demonizing gamers ever since someone decided that Doom caused Columbine. Getting the Supreme Court to strike down this law and admit the value of video games would be a huge step forward in fighting these misconceptions. This is our chance to clear the name of video games and protect the First Amendment rights of young gamers. This could be the first step in government regulation of video games that could affect all gamers, regardless of age. Our brief is coming along, but we really do need your help. The more testimonies we have, the better our chances of winning over the court.

For more information and to submit your testimony, visit:

http://blog.youthrights.org/2010/08/...us_fight_back/
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Old 08-12-10, 08:54 PM   #2
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Glad I'm 27 so I don't care. Kids under 18 are stupid as hell and if there's one thing I like it's more restrictions placed on them.

MU HU HU HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!

Seriously any lawmaker or judge is going to laugh at angry kids faced with having their video games taken away.

Damn I love being an adult.

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Old 08-12-10, 09:00 PM   #3
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Arnold Schwarzenegger, '80s action star and governor of California, has passed a law banning the sale of "violent" video games to anyone under the age of 18. This is more than just enforcing the ESRB ratings; this is banning all minors from buying all games that could be considered "violent".

This law has been challenged and is now on its way to being tested in the Supreme Court. The National Youth Rights Association is currently working on an amicus brief to oppose this law, and we need help from the rest of the gaming community. We are collecting testimonies on the social, artistic, and especially political value of video games to prove to the court that their distribution should be protected under the First Amendment.

The media has been demonizing gamers ever since someone decided that Doom caused Columbine. Getting the Supreme Court to strike down this law and admit the value of video games would be a huge step forward in fighting these misconceptions. This is our chance to clear the name of video games and protect the First Amendment rights of young gamers. This could be the first step in government regulation of video games that could affect all gamers, regardless of age. Our brief is coming along, but we really do need your help. The more testimonies we have, the better our chances of winning over the court.

For more information and to submit your testimony, visit:

http://blog.youthrights.org/2010/08/...us_fight_back/
I support this. Little kids should not have he ability to buy violent games. Let the parents decide and be accountable. No longer can they blame the games or the kids, not its all on the parents.
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Old 08-12-10, 09:33 PM   #4
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I have no problem with this. I just hate when they blame video games for crimes. It would be like blaming a handgun for the murder. Its not the fault of the gun, its the idiot carrying it who is to blame.
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Old 08-12-10, 09:44 PM   #5
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What age are you considered an adult in California? If it's 18, I have no problem with this law. If it's lower the law should be changed to the lower age.

Movies already do this, I don't see what the big deal is honestly. Also, as Magus said, this puts the responsibility right back where it belongs, the parents.
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Old 08-12-10, 09:56 PM   #6
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I would agee no one under 18 should be able to buy these games ,If your parents think it is alright then they can buy it for you.
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I support this law. Nowaday kids don't know what reasonsiblity means. But of course they'll find a way to get a copy.
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I support this. Little kids should not have he ability to buy violent games. Let the parents decide and be accountable. No longer can they blame the games or the kids, not its all on the parents.
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I have no problem with this. I just hate when they blame video games for crimes. It would be like blaming a handgun for the murder. Its not the fault of the gun, its the idiot carrying it who is to blame.
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What age are you considered an adult in California? If it's 18, I have no problem with this law. If it's lower the law should be changed to the lower age.

Movies already do this, I don't see what the big deal is honestly. Also, as Magus said, this puts the responsibility right back where it belongs, the parents.
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I support this law. Nowaday kids don't know what reasonsiblity means. But of course they'll find a way to get a copy.
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Old 08-13-10, 12:11 AM   #9
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Something tells me the OP was expecting a completely different reaction.
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I'm with everyone else here. I support it.
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Doesn't look like Arial is getting any support here (lol)

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I just want to make sure I understand everyone. By supporting this you are essentially saying yes, games are too violent already and these games are causing harm to children so the government needs to step in because ESRB ratings don't fully call out violent games and parents can't stop their kids. Right, right, so developers can be even more careful to avoid a violent rating by ESRB and now the supreme court. Let’s all make sure we never see another GTA again. I know this may be shocking to some of you but consoles and most PC games are for children. They are kids toys. We are all playing the same games. I'm 30 next month. IMO it is safe to say that because of things like this we will NEVER see another SOF or a kingpin or a voyeur or hot coffee. I guess I don't understand what the cause for this is. Doesn't gamestop ask for ID (17+) when selling an M rated game. When ESRB first came up I supported it. I though finally, developers are free to make the most violent and adult themed games they want because now there is a line. Except that line really mean do not cross cuz if you do your cutting off 50-60% of your revenue. Okay remove the dismemberment and blood. Okay now you can sell to 70% of the people. Fine remove all the strong language and all the gore. There, now you can sell to 90%. In walks Arnold saying, NO those bodies on the ground are still very violent. Can't you shoot flowers that send people to heaven. Okay to avoid your violent rating bodies will turn into a bed of flowers and you'll see a spirit fly up to the clouds. Arnold now says, okay now it's not too violent, parents go ahead and ignore your kids some more we have everything under control for you. I don’t see how this put it on the parents at all. O I don’t know where little Jonny got that, gamestop shouldn’t have sold it to him Arnold told me so. Whhhaaaaaa. Maybe developers would actually step up and cross the line making the next carmageddon come to life but so far every push of that line makes my gaming even more of a children’s pass time.Violence is violence and porn is porn, neither is for kids, we've been over this.

I don’t support this. Sorry. -1
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