• D0CCON - January 18, 2013 5:10 p.m.

    This new proposal sounds better than the California one, but that isn't saying much and it still shouldn't happen.
  • Tjwoods18 - January 18, 2013 4:09 p.m.

    Again, there is not point in stregthening the punishment of selling a rated M game to a minor because most just have their parents buy it for them. Go after the parents of minor gamers, not the games.
  • jack-hentschell - January 18, 2013 9:17 p.m.

    Well they shouldn't do either as the parent should have the right to say whether their kid is mature enough for it.
  • DREAMCASTSATURN - January 18, 2013 4:08 p.m.

    "We aim to enhance awareness of the ESRB and encourage parents to monitor what their kids play" Honestly, most parents won't have any clue about the game's rating until we just make the packaging list all the bad crap you do in the game. Just put "Game contains violence, drugs and alcohol, larceny, sexual activities and extreme profanity" on the cover of GTA, and we won't have any more of this "endangering the children" shit, because people will have to be accountable and not blame the game companies. Problem solved.
  • Moondoggie1157 - January 18, 2013 3:55 p.m.

    AAAAAND this is relevant how? I mean seriously, this isn't a big deal...
  • punkduck2064 - January 18, 2013 8:59 p.m.

    really buddy? The bigger issue is precedent. Currently, there is no law forbidding the sale of any other forms of media to minors, excluding pornography. If a law like this passes, it would be the government saying that video games are just as corrupting to minors and porn. But it would still be ok for a first grader to listen to Gangster rap, watch snuff films or read books with age inappropriate content. But regulating the sale of video games would ultimately lead to legislation regulating other forms of media. You know those crazy people who like to remove "banned books" from libraries, laws like this would give them the power to do so. Other countries that have laws like this get redacted versions of games or never get them at all.
  • Hobogonigal - January 19, 2013 1 a.m.

    Australia and other countries only got redacted games because we didn't have an 18+ rating for videogames. That has nothing to do with this bill. This stops minors from buying games intended for adults unless a parent buys it for them. The second half of your paragraph implies that the bill would cause media to be redacted or regulated but nothing is happening to the media itself, the bill just controls who can buy it.
  • Moondoggie1157 - January 19, 2013 1:58 a.m.

    Yes, really... And I'm not your buddy... Your looking for something to bitch about, this bill changes absolutely nothing if you are over the age of the 18. I am assuming you are 18, yes? Also, don't be such a drama queen, putting a mandatory rating on every game is in no way similar to the banning of books. I'm just sayin'... If your are going to try and shut someone up, at least think first, buddy.

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