By now, you’ve probably heard about what went down at the Supreme Court yesterday during the oral arguments for Schwarzenegger v. EMA, the case regarding California’s proposed law prohibiting the sale of certain violent video games to minors.
allot of this must have been happening in the court room http://www.youtube.com/watc...
The Supreme Court, despite it's conservatism on social policy, will almost definitely side with gamers on this issue. They all know the law, and Schwarzeneggar's bill would make regulating the entertainment industry far more difficult than it already is.
I liked the fact that some of the justices knew more about the subject than the lawyer trying to pass the law.
Nice to see the Supreme Court siding with gamers. What a relieve. And some of this quotes are just hilarious! The Supreme Court is basically mocking these extremists! haha.
I would like to hang out with some of these supreme court justices. They seem pretty cool...
"JUSTICE SOTOMAYOR: Would a video game that portrayed a Vulcan, as opposed to a human being, being maimed and tortured - would that be covered by the act? MR. MORAZZINI: No, it wouldn't, Your Honor, because the act is only directed towards the range of options that are able to be inflicted on a human being. JUSTICE SOTOMAYOR: So if the video producer says “this is not a human being, it's an android computer simulated person,” then all they have to do is put a little artificial feature on the creature and they could sell the video game? MR. MORAZZINI: Under the act, yes…" I lol'ed really hard after reading that!
The court proceedings began with Arnold breaking down the entrance to the courtroom and saying, "Knock knock." Then he went over to each of the justices and asked, "Are you Sarah Connor?" Afterwards, when the blood of the jury was dripping down his chin, he caressed his large, carcass-filled belly soothingly, until one of the justices asked if he was okay. He yelled, "It's not a toomah!" Then he asked to be excused so he could go to the restroom. Before he was out of sight at the entraceway, he turned around, smiled, and said, "I'll be back."
so wuts this about then? banning violent video games or ban the sales to minors?
Banning the sale to minors, like cigarettes and alcohol. Kids can go to see an R rated movie with a parent, listen to Howard Stern on the radio, and can read a Stephen King novel with no problems. However, playing an M rated game?!? OH NO!!! That's what the parents are for.
“the Vulcan defense” rofl
Justice Sotomayor is badass. Her argument on the concept of respawning and portrayal of the character who's on the receiving end of the violence was a funny read.
when his state is so broke their handing out ious.
okay the problem with violent video games sells to minors yea i,m sure they can ban from selling but they will never ban it from being sold to the MOTHER & FATHER who allows there kids to play violent video games so who is to blame the retailer mother or father? thats why i,m saying this will NEVER LEAVE PAPER or the courts and if it does leave court and pass this BULLSHIT then in 3 year or so they will try to take our freedom F**K YOU schwarzenegger and obama
This is exactly how I've felt for the longest time.I gotta say it too; F**K YOU schwarzenegger and obama
Arnold how could you betray us,you the one who was in bloody action movies,you stabbed us in the back,youll see, 'The Gamers Will Be Back'
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