Supreme Court video game trial makes way more sense in Taiwanese animation

You may think you know the how the US Supreme Court's ruling against the banning of violent video game sales to minors in California played out, but according to this animated recreation of the landmark trial from the Taiwanese reporting outlet NMA TV,  you'd be wrong. See now what the western media didn't want you to see – gun-toting judges and all – in this eye-opening  account of what really went down behind the closed doors of American justice:

NMA TV has attracted a respectible international following for its CGI interpretations of major news events. Its earlier works include a dramatic retelling of the Tiger Woods saga, and an unflinching portrayal of the Conan O'Brien and Jay Leno late night debacle. Just think: if not for NMA, the western world would have never have known Conan once Hulked-out and punched the crap out of NBC's top dog. I wonder what else we're not being told...

Jun 29, 2011

[Source: via Joystiq]

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  • Siion - July 2, 2011 2:41 p.m.

    *Breaths* Finally someone put it into a format i could understand with a medium i could relate to...guns...
  • ejabno - July 2, 2011 7:25 a.m.

    To the people saying 'wtf' at this video, think of it as saying you're surprised of that dark corner of 4chan.
  • NanoElite666 - June 30, 2011 4:09 p.m.

  • TheHungryLemur - June 30, 2011 10:53 a.m.

    I like this news article. I like how they put time into it and I lol'ed a little.
  • echonite - June 30, 2011 12:58 a.m.

    @Shazamin: The ESRB rating were always optional and never legally enforceable. As such, California outright banned the sales of effectively all M rated games to minors. The courts ruled that doing such is breaching the first amendment freedoms. However, this does not stop stores from having policies of refusing service to minors trying to buy M rated games.
  • WarWasp - June 30, 2011 12:23 a.m.

    Can't tell if trolling...or just very stupid...
  • ThatGuyFromTV - June 29, 2011 11:01 p.m.

    Looks like Taiwan doesnt agree with the Supreme Court's decision, judging from that video.
  • keltar93 - June 29, 2011 10:38 p.m.

    True, it is odd that sex is more taboo in America than violence, considering it's often times the opposite in other countries.
  • Kethmach - June 29, 2011 9:25 p.m.

    I think someone got their information wrong. California has just passed the law that it IS legal to sell violent games to kids under the "free speech" loophole. So kids can NOT buy porn because it has human bodies in odd positions in it. But they CAN buy violent video games where you shoot people in the face to put their human bodies in odd positions. So for California: Murder/Death/Kill = OK. Nudity/ Sex= NOT OK.
  • Nodoudt - June 29, 2011 8:58 p.m.

    I always love seeing how foreign countries see / portray us. Sure it's a double-edged sword, but still infinitely amusing.
  • TanookiMan - June 29, 2011 7:15 p.m.

    @ Shazamin: Ratings organizations like the ESRB and the MPAA (for movies) are non governmental, self regulating organizations. If a movie theaters don't allow minors into R rated movies by choice, not because it's illegal to do so. The new California law would have made selling video games to minors illegal, so a store could be fined for selling games to minors just as selling pornography to minors is illegal.
  • Goldjit - June 29, 2011 6:45 p.m.

    Not sure if serious...
  • mentalityljs - June 29, 2011 10:49 p.m.

    Yea, i never understood why nudity and porn are more taboo than violence in the US, but its just the opposite in most European countries. Violence is something that should never be practiced, unless its a "kill or be killed" situation, whereas being exposed to nudity and porn content is (mostly) natural and inevitable!? Where do we draw the line?
  • nomnom52 - June 29, 2011 8:39 p.m.

    You know, the news broadcast kind of does have a point. Why are we shielding kids from porn, but violence is okay?
  • Shazamin - June 29, 2011 6:54 p.m.

    Wiat, so i'm confused. The esrb rating system already makes it so anyone under 17 can't buy a rated M game. So what exactly was this new law trying to do?

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