Gamers: Now is the time to stand up and be counted!

For nearly two decades, elected officials have tried to regulate which video games you can buy, rent and play. Every single time they’ve passed a law, the federal courts have struck it down as unconstitutional. But this may change this fall.

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Umbrella Corp3032d ago

Video games are the best we shouldnt allow them to be a second class entertainment option.These days it should be considered to be along the lines of a movie or a book.So much work gets put into them its just absurd.I bet Arnold Schwarenegger doesnt want to talk about his violent role as The Terminator...

T9X693032d ago

I agree, when it comes to video games the bottom line is its entertainment. Same as TV shows, Movies, Books, or any other form of media used for entertainment. Playstation posted this on Twitter and I figured it would be good for this site because more people need to read and sign this petition, I don't believe Arnold is going to win but there always is that chance he might.

Umbrella Corp3032d ago

Great find mate Im gonna give you a bubble,this is the type of news we need not "Whyz teh xbox/ps3 iz teh failz"

SeanRL3032d ago

Ima Canadian, so I'm not really involved in this, but as a gamer I say good luck! Kick his hypocritical ass back over the damn border.

rumplstilts3031d ago

If you are Canadian you can still sign it. I know I did.

BTW happy Canada Day!

Darkstorn3032d ago

1. This bill won't pass. Even though the Supreme Court is made up of a bunch of Luddites, they know the law well enough to conclude that Leland Yee's (and Schwarzeneggar's) proposed legislation is unnecessary.

And even if this bill does pass, it's not that big a deal. It simply explicitly states that game sales to minors are illegal.

2. Jerry Brown (the CA attorney general) is the probable next CA governor, and has come out in support of gamers by opposing Schwarzennegar v. EMA. I can't say the same for Meg Whitman, however.

DarkBlood3031d ago

whew thank god though it doesnt concern me as im older now but i fear for the padiwans :P

mastiffchild3031d ago

I tend to agree fella. What we must remember is just how big the games industry now is and if the States love anything it's big, successful businesses. The worst outcome is that you end up like us in the UK where it's actual law not to sell mature games to kids rather than just a guideline for stores and parents.

Thng is, even our UK law isn't really something that they can police. As a parent I don't allow my kids to play certain games(though will sometimes let them play ones with ages older than theirs if played with me or mum to explain the adult themes and avoid them getting it ass backwards off a mates older sibling etc)but how in the universe can I stop them playing anything they like at someone elses house? In this respect I find all this legislation and legal nonsense in the US a vast waste of time and money that we'd be better off avoiding altogether. Methinks someone wants a legacy to leave rather than having a clue what they're on about but having met Arnie I can assure you there's VERY little going on upstairs. Frightfully dull and dim man in my experience.

BeaArthur3031d ago

I will vote against any politician that supports game censorship.

Dan503031d ago

Censorship is pure evil

dizzleK3031d ago

this really isn't a big deal. it's unnecessary but it isn't the end of the world. afraid of censorship? then be afraid that we're nominating a supreme court justice who absolutely HATES the first amendment.

"In a 1996 paper, “Private Speech, Public Purpose: The Role of Governmental Motive in First Amendment Doctrine,” Kagan argued it may be proper to suppress speech because it is offensive to society or to the government,”reports World Net Daily."

Darkstorn3031d ago

And the fact that Antonin Scalia consistently votes against speech rights doesn't concern you? You need to study the voting record of conservatives on the Supreme Court: http://www.firstamendmentce...

And for the record, Kagan is a moderate, perhaps slightly center-right appointee. She recently came out in support of overturning Chicago's gun control ban, did she not?

dragon823031d ago

I have added my name to their list.

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