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  • C.King - January 17, 2013 4:44 p.m.

    plus side maybe some more genres will strengthen since the fps are gonna cripple, enough with the soldiers and thugs as main characters! give us a new motive and way to achieve it that doesn't involve filling people with lead.
  • obviouslyadouche - January 17, 2013 5:55 p.m.

    Parents could still buy games for kids, this would change nothing. It says they have similar legislation in Europe and guess what, cod still sells great there.
  • bebl09 - January 18, 2013 5:33 p.m.

    Yeah you get shitloads of parents buying their kids GTA, CoD, Resident Evil, etc. It's the ignorance of older generations who still have this mindset that video games are a toy for kids, and not an entertainment medium in the same way that films are.
  • StoneDreadnaught - January 17, 2013 4:43 p.m.

    This is only fair if they also make movies go through the same process. And books. And anything else that could 'inspire' violent tendencies. I'll be so very happy when these idiots just die out like the dinosaurs and we can get about our lives as 'normal'.
  • winner2 - January 17, 2013 4:14 p.m.

    Well, it can only help and doesn't affect me so whatever.
  • Moondoggie1157 - January 17, 2013 4:12 p.m.

    Honestly, this doesn't change anything... Just let them think they are achieving something through this bill so they'll back off.
  • gamestop224 - January 17, 2013 3:58 p.m.

    I blame parents that buy their 12yos Cod and
  • Meleedragon27 - January 17, 2013 3:36 p.m.

    I was hoping after the Brown VS. EMA case, this nonsense would finally be put to rest. It also sounds vaguely similar to another attempted piece of legislation Utah tried to pass years ago (I remember it because gaming bogeyman Jack Thompson kept talking about it) that would legally require retailers to enforce their policies lest they face legal fines. It failed, mostly because the entertainment industry was able to convince the governor not to ratify it on the grounds that it was unconstitutional. I imagine this bill will suffer a similar fate, assuming it even passes Assembly. And even if it did get signed into law, I have faith that the entertainment industry would be able to convince the federal courts that it's unconstitutional, like all of the other bills of the past.
  • ibashdaily - January 17, 2013 6:44 p.m.

    That's exactly why this bill is going to go nowhere. The Supreme Court pretty definitively decided that it is protected speech (7-2, which is about as close to a landslide as you get nowadays). If anybody is interested in more information, you can check out the SCOTUS (Supreme Court Of The United States) blog. It's got all of the legal briefs. ID, Blizzard/Activision, MS, The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, all of them wrote amicus briefs in favor of the EMA. Very interesting stuff.
  • ParagonT - January 17, 2013 2:57 p.m.

    It's pretty much a big waste of time. Not much is going to change, unless they're afraid of the games that are very obscure in their existence which usually teens to adults would even have a chance of knowing. My only problem is what will become of all flash games, app, and computer based games. Any idea's?
  • ventanger - January 17, 2013 2:48 p.m.

    I hope everyone remembers that it's another Democrat using the power of government to force things on the games industry.
  • GoldenEagle1476 - January 17, 2013 6:40 p.m.

    Please don't turn this into a political thing. And its been mainly conservatives who've attacked the games industry in the past, just to be clear.
  • Meleedragon27 - January 18, 2013 4:35 p.m.

    Now who's turning this into a political thing? Stop being biased, both conservatives and liberals have attacked the industry.
  • RebornKusabi - January 17, 2013 2:16 p.m.

    Jesus Christ, again with this bill shit. It's not even an issue of constitutional rights, it's common fucking sense- media doesn't make someone murder, their mental state of mind does. A normal, rational person knows the difference between right and wrong, reality or fiction, both either/or through religion or parental teachings.
  • keltar93 - January 17, 2013 2:08 p.m.

    At first I thought this was a decent idea, but then I remembered that movies don't have to do this, and thus I consider this unfair treatment of games, so trash the bill.

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