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Video Games Reinforcement Act Could Mean Difficulties for Indie Devs

In the wake of the many tragic and very serious violent events in the US lately, the Video Games Reinforcement Act has been proposed to the Committee of Energy and Commerce. The act would ensure that all video games would have to be rated by the ESRB, and that any Adult rated game could not be sold or rented to a person under 18 in the United States.

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Laike1792d ago

Here's a novel solution. Add a few new categories, games with budges under 25,000 dollars would get their ESRB ratings for free or at a token sum and then put smaller fees up to 250,000. Or better yet, make the ESRB fee a certain percentage of the overall budget instead of based on categories.

Until then, at least there's Kickstarter

masterabbott1792d ago

very smart idea! i second this. thats probably the best way around this problem.

cl19831792d ago

Got to love stupid politicians with no real solutions.

gpturbo811791d ago

too coward to blame themselves, so they gotta blame something

papashango1792d ago

It's bull that they've successfully placed the blame on these shootings on video games. Some people may not agree but Joe Biden and the discussion that took place and this act. It was all for the administration to have a scapegoat so that they can say "see we are doing something about this."

DeadlyFire1791d ago (Edited 1791d ago )

Well what will this mean for Free to Play, and downloadable indie games?

I Personally see nothing wrong with this bill. As it in no way damages the content of a video game. Slows Indie developers down a little, but not like that has ever stopped them from making a game before. I can see kickstarter being very useful in the future for indie game developers to get pass the fee. :)

anime_swag_pro1791d ago

As I said in the article. 800 dollars is a lot of money for indie devs trying to break into the market. Especially ones that are paying out of pocket.