Today is a very big deal for gamers in the United States – the Supreme Court of the United States is hearing The State of California vs. The Entertainment Merchants Association and Entertainment Software Association, and essentially deciding whether or not a large fine can be given to merchants who sell violent games to minors in California.
You might not realize that there are a lot of problems with the law, and if it’s allowed to stand…well, the future of video games as an entertainment medium gets a lot bleaker.
That’s why I’m glad we’ve got Jennifer (or “Jenn”) Mercurio on our side. She knows exactly what the harm is in California’s law, and she explained it all to me.