NEWS - Wednesday, February 16, 2005


Calif. Reconsiders Violent Game Ban

Calif. Reconsiders Violent Game Ban February 15, 2005 - The California legislature will once again consider new limitations on the sale and rental of violent video games, as well as harsh penalties for retailers who sell such games to minors. According to a Reuters story today, California Assemblyman Leland Yee is reviving proposed legislation which would ban the sale of violent games to minors, levy fines of up to $1,000 on retailers who violate the ban, and allow District Attorneys to close repeat offenders. A similar bill failed legislature last year. The proposed legislation would also add to California’s definition of harmful material to include games that "depict serious injury to human beings in a manner that is especially heinous, atrocious, or cruel." While Yee’s 2004 bill did not make legislative vote, the new proposal’s revised wording -- as well as a different Assembly composition -- may give the bill a chance this year. Additionally, Yee’s bill reportedly has support from the Girl Scouts and the California Parent-Teachers Association. The Interactive Entertainment Merchants Association (IEMA), a game retail trade association, was quick to question the necessity and prudence of Yee’s proposal. "The newly proposed violent video game legislation in California smacks of me-too politics in a vein effort for local politicians to garner some perceived moral high ground when clearly there is none to be had," IEMA president Mark Halprin commented in a statement today. Video games currently carry content ratings by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), designed to guide parents on possibly offensive material. Many retailers have already agreed to begin carding customers to ensure Mature-rated games aren’t sold to minors.
Source: http://www.ign.com

Comments

Site Statistics

Registered Members: 44,666
Forum Posts: 725,807
Xbox One Titles: 1,304
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,085
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 585
Original Xbox Titles: 987
Staff Reviews: 1,718
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 14,516
Screenshots: 31,416
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News








See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

Manette Xbox One Xfest18
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 145 Views

Xbox One X Mountain Dew
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 73 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada June 2018 schedule
Post by Kiesey
1 Replies, 183 Views

Xbox One X Black Panther
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 440 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada May 2018 schedule
Post by Kiesey
4 Replies, 516 Views

Is anything happening in XBox One land?
Post by DJ tx
7 Replies, 754 Views

Xbox One S Jojeux Anniversaire
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 490 Views

Xbox One X Steelbook
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 536 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada April 2018 Schedule
Post by Kiesey
4 Replies, 812 Views

Xbox One X World of tanks
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 977 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada - March 2018 Schedule
Post by Kiesey
7 Replies, 1208 Views

Any info on Biomutant release?
Post by DJ tx
4 Replies, 1051 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada - February Playdates Schedule
Post by Kiesey
8 Replies, 1364 Views

Xbox Prototype Communicator
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 1713 Views

Xbox One S Dragon Ball Fighterz
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 1098 Views

© 2000-2018 XboxAddict.com - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. XboxAddict.com is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics