California’s law would have banned sale of games that depict “killing, maiming, dismembering or sexually assaulting an image of a human being” to anyone younger than 18.
AO games are banned from stores and consoles. If this passes all M and some T rated games would be given the same age rating as AO and no store/console maker will touch them. Then the games would be ripped off shelves and HEAVILY toned down. Soon every game with violence will have a filter like Manhunt 2 and The Punisher had. People should import their uncut games from Europe and show the government that we don't want self censored video games and will give our money else where to get the games untouched by censors.
I do wish every rated M game offered the choice of on or off filters. This would at least give some video games a better name. It may even improve on higher sales by offering an option of filters. Being that filters can broaden the amount of new customers who avoid such games without them.
"Oral arguments are expected to begin this fall before the U.S. Supreme Court in a case that should determine how far states can go in regulating video games." Is there any other form of an argument?
To all the parents out there, have you ever tried simply turning off the video games, sitting down with your kids, and hitting them? Seriously, all of you worthless lazy fucking people out there love to blame video games to cover up your own glaring inadequacies as parents. It's YOUR fault your kids are violent, it's YOUR fault your kids are rude. Hell, it's YOUR fault that your kids are playing video games non-stop in the first place. Get off your ass and do some proper parenting for once in your life, learn how to control your screaming brats instead of sitting them down in front of the console and going out back to have a smoke and a cheeseburger.
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