Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Gamemakers sue Cali and Governater

Apparently, the Governater signed a bill last week that would make it illegal to sell or rent violent video games to minors recently and game producers don't like it. As well they shouldn't.

I don't believe that there is a law on the books like this for movies, so why should there be this law for video games? Why restrict this law to video games when a kid can go rent Sin City on DVD?

The biggest problem I have with this law is that it's the government of California trying to do mommy and daddy's job. Parents are there for a reason and they should be the ones to decide whether or not they want their children playing violent video games. However, passing a law so that little Billy doesn't buy GTA: San Andreas will most likely need to be followed by a weekend seminar for parents telling them what games they don't need to buy for their children.

When a new violent game hits the shelves very few kids actually have the $50-60 to shell out for them. Instead they get them for their birthdays and for Christmas. Their parents get it for them and when they see the cartoon cover of the Grand Theft Auto series they don't consider the fact that they are the most violent games known to the universe.

Bottom line, kids are smart, parents are stupid and this law will do nothing but draw lawsuits and raise game prices for the stupid parents to pay.

Good on ya, Governator.

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