50°
Submitted by Arcee 787d ago | article

Help Stop the Assault on Video Games by Lawmakers

Richard Cardenas "As a supporter of the Entertainment Consumers Association (The ECA), I have followed closely just how far some politicians and advocacy groups will go to in order to vilify video game and hold video games and gamers responsible for unspeakable tragedies that have occurred over the years. Ever since the Legislative branch of the government took aim at Mortal Kombat for violence in video games, members of local, state and federal legislative offices have tried in some way to regulate and even sometimes ban the sale of video games." (Culture, Entertainment Consumers Association, ESRB)

sdozzo  +   787d ago
Sorry bud. Catchy title but no one is biting.
Arcee  +   787d ago
No kidding. This is a serious issue though. These people in Washington are seriously looking at measures to justify regulating video game sales. I mean, for them to go so far as to question the validity of a Supreme Court ruling and with backers from both major parties, this could potentially affect ever gamer and gaming company for years to come.
sdozzo  +   787d ago
Yeah, I hate to use the term "knee jerk reaction" because it's been around a while. But, I think our issues with crime/guns stems deeper than games.
Arcee  +   787d ago
It is deeper than games. Games barely factor into the argument from a realist standpoint. But because they are looking for something to blame right now, games are right in the crosshairs. Unfairly games are seemingly taking the heat for this latest round.
LAWSON72  +   787d ago
If their are video game laws i have no problem going to uk or canada.
Arcee  +   787d ago
Hopefully it doesn't have to come to that. But if it does, should the worst case scenario become reality, I would do the same as well.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
30°

Review: Bloodborne is the successor that the Soul series deserved (The Outerhaven)

22m ago - The Outerhaven writes: Being a what I consider to being a pretty die-hard fan of the FROMSOFTW... | PS4
40°

Computer and video games are purchased more frequently for download

1h ago - An increasing amount of PC and console games is acquired via download. Around one third title for... | Industry
Ad

Find out when Uncharted 4 releases on PS4

Now - Start tracking Uncharted 4 at Releases.com to get important updates about this game release. | Promoted post
30°

Surprising Facts about the Relation of Video Games and Learning

1h ago - MyGameMag: Our brain is one of the most important parts of the body. It can be called the ‘Power... | Culture
40°

Why League of Legends is Smart for Staying Away from Consoles

1h ago - There are times when it seems that certain mmo games want to conquer the world. They are released... | PC
40°

Video Game Or Interactive Movie: Breaking Down The Order:1886

1h ago - No game in recent memory has caused as much debate as The Order: 1886. As such Skewed and Reviewe... | PS4