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'Mortal Kombat' and the First Amendment

Newsbusters: 'Intellectually, I understand the Supreme Court's 7-2 decision that the First Amendment protects the most violent of video games. Experientially, I don't.

It's fine for the majority to say parents have ultimate control over what their children see, but how many members of the Supreme Court have experienced "real" life? Chief Justice John Roberts spoke at the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference last Saturday and said, "I don't think any of us have a Facebook page or a tweet -- whatever that is. But technology is making inroads." It certainly is.'

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Pozzle2271d ago

"Justices enjoy security that protects them from the kind of assaults depicted in games like "Mortal Kombat" and others in which children are allowed to emulate school shooting sprees or virtually carry out assassinations, decapitations, rape, torture and every other unimaginable horror one human being can inflict upon another."

Sounds like somebody has never played Mortal Kombat before.

Either that, or he thinks the only way to go on a "school shooting spree" is by throwing fans/hats/lightning bolts/fireballs at people.

Soldierone2271d ago

I keep seeing "rape" be brought up...what mainstream game lets you rape people? Its an honest question.

Torture I can understand how they twisted something around and made it seem like that, but rape?

And for your comment its completely apparent none of them ever touched any of the games they fight against for longer than ten minutes. If you need proof just watch a video game report on Fox....

MaxXAttaxX2271d ago (Edited 2271d ago )

I went through some of the comments on that site.
So filled with ignorance it's sickening.

JsonHenry2271d ago

And people like this guy are why our rights are being stripped one by one as time goes by..

Jazz41082271d ago (Edited 2271d ago )

Your mistaking your rights for what sony has done to original ps3 features. I kid as I don't mean that but I do wish the high court would stay out of deciding what goes on under my roof in my house. As long as I'm not breaking current laws we don't need to make up new ones.