Court: Calif. can't ban violent video game sales

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  1. Hop2089
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    The Supreme Court has some common sense and we need them because states like California don't and end up spewing bullshit. Really violent video games don't cause violence, the environment that the player is around causes it.
     


  2. BlueStar

    BlueStar GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Surely the topic title is misleading? They're not trying to ban violent games, just restrict their sale to minors. As an adult I'd rather there were age restrictions on games so when someone comes up with the argument "But think of the children" when trying to call for game content to be toned down I can just point to the age restriction, shrug and say "They're not allowed to play them anyway"
     
  3. Warrior522

    Warrior522 "In all things, balance."

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  4. spinal_cord

    spinal_cord Knows his stuff

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    We have age restriction here for video games just as we do for movies. I've seen store staff get around it though, they just tell the kids to get their parents to hand over the money for them.
     
  5. dickfour

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    Good, I don't trust the government to do or regulate anything. California is broke anyway. I suppose they would have had to hire a bunch of political cronies to make sure the law was implemented. Another one of those retire at fifty and collect full pension for life situations.
     
  6. Hanafuda

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    It was a 7-2 vote ... in other words this was a strong win for those against the censorship. But as for who voted against ... it was a mixed bag, one conservative (Clarence Thomas) and one liberal (Stephen Breyer).
     
  7. Yumi

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    I thought every country had a restricted rule for selling to minors? [​IMG]
    A 12yr old can't just walk into a game store and ask for Grand Theft Auto...or can they? >.>
     
  8. nunavat2010

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    So parents should hack theirs kids wii's and get M-rated .iso's and show them how inappropriate it? [​IMG] I like when video gaming industry spin first amendment or whatever to suit their profit gouging strategies. Oh, well in Canada electronic lock breaking (i.e. wii hacking) and downloading .iso's is not yet illegal at least for next two months.

    Nunanvat2010 the Pirate!
     
  9. TehSkull

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    But Justice Clarence Thomas, who dissented from the decision along with Justice Stephen Breyer, said the majority read something into the First Amendment that isn't there.[/p]

    Reading Skill -1
     
  10. chrisrlink

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    who saw this comming like really that ban made CA look like CN (China) im glad the supreme court did something right now if only the DCMA was ruled (or parts of it) unconstitutional
     
  11. shadowmanwkp

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    Not really great news in my opinion.... There is an age restriction on certain video games for a reason. My 9-year old cousin was scared to death when he saw a friend playing call of duty black ops. Playing games that aren't for the target audience can lead to serious trauma's or even imitating. Do not get me wrong on this point though, in general video games can mean no harm, but it isn't a good idea to expose too young children to this, you wouldn't show an 8-year old kid the movie saw, would you?
     
  12. DeathStrudel

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    That's why parents should be paying attention to the games their children are playing. It should be the parents, not the government, that stops their children from playing games they are not old enough for
     
  13. Sterling

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    The state of California was try to restrict the sale/rental every violent video game to minors. The rating system is still in place, and places like EB and GameStop all have a ID policy for people. It's a good thing the Supreme Court has a bit of sense with newer tech.

    My bad, I'm an idiot with reading at times. Like Death Strudel says, it's up to the parents if they fail at parenting, or become the model parents. I know my parents wouldn't let me have many T rated games unless it had very little of certain content, or until I grew up.
     
  14. Zetta_x

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    Your 9 year old cousin was scared to death because the first 9 years of his life you and other people hid him from such things. Does anyone else thing the cause of such events is from the parents trying to hard to 'protect' them? Jumping through flowery meadows, killing, and everything in between is a perfectly natural activity, quit trying to prevent exposure of it.
     
  15. nando

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    how does pushing an evil witch into an oven compare to running over prostitutes?
     
  16. nando

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    so is killing a woman's children and impregnating her to ensure the continuation of our genes.

    and what's wrong with porn? why can't children buy it? i sure wanted to when i was younger.
     
  17. Nimbus

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    Probably being lazy.
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    It's about ****ing time our court system got some ****ing sense again.

    Not that it will last long....
     
  18. BowlOfSpiders

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    This is great news. Glad this wasn't passed.
     
  19. Wombo Combo

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    Even made it on the steam stores front page

    Screenshot of my steam:
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  20. DSGamer64

    DSGamer64 Canadian, Eh?

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    Banning violent games is retarded, however not properly monitoring and regulating game sales to minors is an issue that still exists.