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Senator Leland Yee: ESRB, Rockstar 'Put Profits Before Children'

California Senator Leland Yee has chimed in on the latest chapter in the Manhunt 2 flap, saying in a statement that "The ESRB and Rockstar continuously put profits before children." Yee, an advocate of legislation that would make selling violent games to minors a crime, went on to recommend that the game's original AO rating be restored, and that the Federal Trade Commission should investigate both Rockstar and the ESRB to see how the whole thing happened in the first place.

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MK_Red3527d ago

God, the guy is an idiot. "Put profits before children" They did. The game is rated M for MATURE. Can the Senator even spell the word "mature"?

witchking3527d ago

From morons. At the next election, I'd like to see a show of hands as to which candidates play games. Can we get some game-players in office so we can stop with all this BS? It's rated M. Keep your children from playing it.

Hell, I'm sick of all the damn kids playing Halo. Where are the parents?

Komrad3527d ago

The problem is that many people who are critics don't realize that games are not just for kids, that gamers grow up and still play games, and those games are more mature. I agree with you on the idiot part, and it sucks that he's a senator trying to get on a band wagon of loud fools.

ironwolf3527d ago

He's a democrat. He helped create the public school system. Hide your wallet. They've found something else they can put in the same sentence as "children".

Silver Bull3t3527d ago

Why are you guys bashing this dude. He just want's to create actual (monetary) consequences for retailers not adhering to ESRB rules and selling this garbage to kids for profit.

I agree it's the parents job, not hardcore legislation.. but when does anyone take responsibility for anything anymore.

Christ, I think my browser warped me to A G.O.P. forum... LOL

solar3527d ago

i love how liberals use childern to fear monger the brainwashed to push their agenda. billary clinton just tried this with her health care bill.
and yes Lee u idiot. Rockstar went outta their way to make a legal product, releasing it under the blessing of the ERSB that ur political mates has endorsed, to make profits off of children. i love how u blame Rockstar, the idiot retailer for selling to minors, then the parents. way to blame everyone there buddy.

Nagthragarthoth3527d ago

Republicans are the masters of that. For six years a majority of America was scared of a bunch ignorant nationalist zealots (terrorists) and let a Republican congress stick americas face in sh!+.

Kids under 17 shouldn't play mature games, finally someone doing something about it.

Besides, all corporations put profits before their consumers.

solar3527d ago

"Brainwash and fearmonger?
Republicans are the masters of that. For six years a majority of America was scared of a bunch ignorant nationalist zealots (terrorists) and let a Republican congress stick americas face in sh!+."

imo all politicians do it, some more than others. democrats to me, but the republicans are sure as hell caught up to the democrats lately.

"Kids under 17 shouldn't play mature games, finally someone doing something about it."

huh? what? so your telling me the ESRB is just some useless association then? yes kids shouldn't be playing mature games, thats pretty much a given. but Rockstar isnt driving to ppl's houses, and slipping Manhunt 2 or GTA games into their playstations when the parents arent looking. its the parents responsibility. hell my mom bought me Doom when it hit the shelves was 13. im not a violent person, never have been. my parents taught me right from wrong. im a perfect example of how parenting with video games should be tackled.

"Besides, all corporations put profits before their consumers."

thats a broad brush. auto makers cant make cars without seatbelts. prescription drug companies cant rush products to pharmacies without the proper FDA clearance. checks and balances are in place to protect the consumer. read your hair dryer the next time you try to use it in your shower. that stupid label is there for a reason.

Darkiewonder3527d ago (Edited 3527d ago )

and what laws are actually in his state.

Lord knows, he's probably saying Tobacco company think of Profit before children as well. Heck, Throw in Pornography in as well. Age restriction must not have been on his mind. Just Children running in his head.

lawlz.

goodganja3527d ago

Micro$hit is synonamous with putting profits before children. Dont bring R* into this.

P L A Y B 3 Y O N D

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