Supreme Court to Discuss Content-Based Regulations of Video Games

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Fecal Face

"Governor Schwarzenegger has made it clear he still supports the law which he believes protects the well-being of children."

I though parents were supposed to protect the well-being of their children?

Seriously though, if your kid turns violent because of violent video games, then you have completely FAILED as a parent.

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persondude

  I think it's a lot of people just wanting a scapegoat for how horrible their children's attitudes are and anything else when their kids screw up or go out of control. I've played the GTA series growing up, my dad sitting right beside me and laughing as I ran around with a baseball bat reigning wanton chaos and destruction, and i don't find myself with the urge to randomly beat up prostitues or steal a car.

  While i do understand that there are games out there that some minors shouldn't have, people are underestimating the amount and kind of knowledge that today's 14-15 year old has thanks to the internet. How effective do you honestly think those "Are you older than 18?" warnings are?

  This is just another case of somebody having a twig up their political ass and wanting more control over a system that's proved completely ineffectual in today's society. Why not spend all the money used in this campaign to, oh I don't know, make new jobs maybe?

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Ustra

I have 3 kids, whos falt is it if they have M rated games.....MINE!!!!!!!!!!!!  I dont need a LAW to tell me not to get a M rated game for my kids!!!!

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NATASH4x

Double posted D:

-NatasH4X

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NATASH4x

Sadly parents do not parent their children, thus the government is forced to take action. True some children can handle violent video games better then others, just like some can handle rated R movies better then others. I am not 18 and yet I can buy a M video game, in Michigan where there is a law against it, and get into a rated R movie. Basically if you act like a child and look like a child you will be treated as such.

+ What's the big problem with having your parents buy you a video game? If they aren't allowing you to play a certain video game, then you shouldn't be buying it should you.

-NatasH4X

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I-noobie

the laws that they have against under age gameing is even if your parents buy you the game and give it to you... they will fine your parents... they are makeing laws to the child like pornagarphy... they pretty fine just happens to be $1000 in some states...

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NATASH4x

Tiple posted D:

-NatasH4X

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nadako

Why do you think us game developers created the ESRB it was ment to be a law. Its the same thing as someone not being able to go to a Rated R movie because they are under 18 same concept applies to video games. Gosh...

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jpwashere13

Why don't people just own up to being bad parents instead of blaming other things? I'm 14 and I am not a "Violent Child" I play Bioshock, Cod, Left 4 dead and other violent games and I have a hardtime killing ants.

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Nyarlathotep

The comments about the spam filter a now spam themselves. I apologize for contributing, but I have to ask...

 MaxPC staff, could you please at least acknowlege publicly the spam filter is not working?

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Cache

Maybe if Gizmodo paid someone $5k to examine the spam filter up close we could all...

 

Awwww.... too soon?

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Nyarlathotep

I wasn't sure if it would make it through.

 

"Sheesh, It's just one man's opinion..."   -Me

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dankers

i love this thread.

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dj-anon

I agree with this law, it just makes sense, there is no real harm done. If you really want an M rated game, just ask your parents to buy it for you.

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Baer

(silence so this will be posted)

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epretorious

Why should the state be able to regulate a minor's access to sexually explicit material but *not* explicit violent material? What about a minor's access to alochol, tobacco, and firearms? There must be a scholar out there somewhere that could explain it to me...

Eric P.

Sunnyvale, CA

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Rocketpop

Wow, forget this spam filter. I can't say a damned thing. What is it even looking for?

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Cache

If you purchase MPC, your comments will be banned.  If you have intelligent thoughtful things to say, you will be banned.  If you have been an MPC member for years, your comments will be banned.

Just accept it.  MPC does not need you.

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Cruzg10

Apple is responsible for the spam filter!!

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Cruzg10

It's punishment for our undaunting criticism of MaxPC's blind faith when it comes to apple and their shitty products

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Danthrax66

I'm determined to either get this useless spam filter removed or get my account deleted so the guy in charge of this spam filter can go fuck himself.

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Neufeldt2002

I had a nice post but the SPAM FILTER BLOCKED IT FOR NO REASON.

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Danthrax66

But if you take away fps games then no one will want to join the army...

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williezzy

Just let the kids that are atleast a teen to be able to buy the M games. Seriously, like they think it will effect the well-being of the children. Y wouldn't you want kids to play games they already can but you need a freakin parent to buy it for you. Most epic fail of a law ever! Period.

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bathtbgin

Does anyone else find it amusing that the guy who made Total Recall is complaining about violence in media?

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Cruzg10

He also killed the predator

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epretorious

Touche!

 Eric P.

Sunnyvale, CA

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Mighty BOB!

This should be dealt with by parents, not laws.

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Jox

SHOULD be, but all too often isn't.

-Jox

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Mighty BOB!

That is unfortunately very true.

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chipbowl300

I think it is really retarded that the law says that when a person goes from 16 to 17 years of age you are magically mature enough to handle mature games and R rated movies, thats bullshit. I think R rated movies and mature games should be able to be seen by people as young as AT LEAST 13

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Vegan

Oh, interesting... So, like, a rating that suggests content deemed suitable for ages 13 and up.

 

OH WAIT.

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Cache

THIS COMMENT BLOCKED BY THE SPAM FILTER.  FUCK YOU, SPAM FILTER.

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Cruzg10

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devin3627

Well-said.

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Biceps

+1

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Mighty BOB!

T_T  So the filter allows for a two-character response but not an eight-character response?  That makes no sense.

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Biceps

FU MPC UR SPM FLTR SCKS ASS.

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Biceps

How did THAT work?  I swear the thing is managed by a chimp.

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Cruzg10

Hey you leave the chimps out of this! they are trying their hardest!

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Stop that.

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Mighty BOB!

I know right?  Seriously, it's terrible.

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quickone

how is this any different from them not being able to go to an R rated movie?

 

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ProtoJMB

I had a good response to the above post and the spam filter threw it out! Ok, here is the truncated version: It is different because not being able to see an R rated movie is not a law mandated by the government. It's not government's place to make a law in this mater.

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