"In the ongoing fight against free speech, New York Governor David Paterson signed a law today on videogame violence. The law makes it a requirement for consoles to have parental controls and for game boxes to carry age restriction labels. Great job, dumbasses - all that stuff is already being done.
The law also suggests the formation of an "advisory council to study the effects of violent games on the children" and requires the aforementioned parental controls and box labels be in effect by 2010. Gee, I hope we have enough time to get that done.
New York Senator Andrew Lanza states that the study is needed because various other studies in the past have shown that violent behavior is learned, and many violent games these days are kinda violent. They might even be so violent that 9- and 10-year-olds shouldn't play them. In order to study the affects of violent games on children, however, the children are going to have to play the violent games. Maybe it's just me, but this just seems ever so slightly fucking stupid."