Saturday, August 11th 2007

Arnold Schwarzenegger to Appeal Court Decision to Ban a Video Game Ban

Arnold Schwarzenegger, the governor of California, is a pioneer in video game legislature. He recently proposed a bill to ban the selling of M rated games (games meant for people 17 or older, based on the ESRB rating system) to minors (anyone under the age of 18). However, a court recently ruled that such a ban would inhibit free speech, and would hence be unconstitutional. Schwarzenegger vowed to appeal this decision.
I signed this important measure to ensure that parents are involved in determining which video games are appropriate for their children," he said in a statement. "Many of these games are made for adults, and choosing games that are appropriate for kids should be a decision made by their parents.
Source: Reg Hardware
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37 Comments on Arnold Schwarzenegger to Appeal Court Decision to Ban a Video Game Ban

#1
Steevo
This is actually good. Then we can blame the parents for kids gong berserk instead of a video game.
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#2
csplayer089
yea...most stores already ask you if you are 17 anyhow. Last time I bought an M-rated game i had to show them my drivers liscense to prove i was 17.
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#3
niko084
You should have to be 17 to buy an M rated game... Honestly..
I mean you have to be 17 to see a rated R movie...

Whats the difference... Yes blaming the parents over the game designers would be nice too. The last thing I want to see if a larger law banning violent games actually get passed downline.
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Tuk
by: niko084
You should have to be 17 to buy an M rated game... Honestly..
I mean you have to be 17 to see a rated R movie...
No, that's not true. But I'm glad you said that, so that we can learn from it.

There is a big difference between a game rated "M" and a movie rated "M".
The "M" rating for a movie allows those under the age of 17 to watch, and remains in an advisory position.
The "M" rating for a video game (at this point) ONLY allows those who are 17 or older to play.
Thus, the "M" rating for video games is exactly the same as the "NC-17" rating given to mainstream movies with sexual content.

And now I hope you understand why these new ratings are wrong.
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niko084
by: Tuk
No, that's not true. But I'm glad you said that, so that we can learn from it.

There is a big difference between a game rated "M" and a movie rated "M".
The "M" rating for a movie allows those under the age of 17 to watch, and remains in an advisory position.
The "M" rating for a video game (at this point) ONLY allows those who are 17 or older to play.
Thus, the "M" rating for video games is exactly the same as the "NC-17" rating given to mainstream movies with sexual content.

And now I hope you understand why these new ratings are wrong.
17 to PLAY!?!?!? Okay, I don't think that should be the law... Parents should have some say in there, besides taking out that law would honestly probably be better. It's pointless what are the police going to do walk into my house and bust my little sister playing GTA?!?! Seriously?

Am I going to walk into your house and see your 16 year old playing GTA and call the cops? And are they REALLY going to care... Probably not, sounds more like one of them things where they want to "Act" like they are doing something worthwhile and in the real world its just short of meaningless.
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#7
niko084
by: russianboy
I ********* all my games anyway.
Here we go again....
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#8
russianboy
what?

pirate is a swear now?

jeez im such a pirate, i have the urge to pirate piratables for the purpose of using my pirateables to pirate more piratables. I just love pirating.
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niko084
by: russianboy
what?

pirate is a swear now?

jeez im such a pirate, i have the urge to pirate piratables for the purpose of using my pirateables to pirate more piratables. I just love pirating.
You are not to post things about such things in this forum... Read the rules please.
http://forums.techpowerup.com/announcement.php?f=14
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#10
hat
Maximum Overclocker
lol... don't blame the developers. Don't blame the parents. Blame the dumbass child. I was playing DooM when I was TWO YEARS OLD, and I was constantly playing viloent games like Resident Evil, Fighting Force, Metal Gear, etc... but I did not kill a single person thinking he or she would respawn somewhere else.
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#11
zekrahminator
McLovin
Don't ask for warez or other illegal activities. (ie piracy, porn) Threads will be locked or deleted. Discussion about these topics may be allowed at moderator discretion. The discussion of related issues are permitted within reason.
Oh please. There's nothing wrong with "I pirate all my games anyways". Your choice, go ahead and say you do all you want.

Just don't post any torrent links ;).
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#12
driver66
by: Tuk
No, that's not true. But I'm glad you said that, so that we can learn from it.


The "M" rating for a video game (at this point) ONLY allows those who are 17 or older to play.
And now I hope you understand why these new ratings are wrong.
This sir you are wrong on :slap:
It means you cannot buy the game :shadedshu:wtf:
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#13
Dippyskoodlez
by: hat
lol... don't blame the developers. Don't blame the parents. Blame the dumbass child..
I would say 90% of the time its because the parents are slack assed retards.

Learn to discipline a child, and he'll turn out perfectly fine. Most parents will never grasp this simply amazing "concept". :rolleyes:

But quite a surprise from someone being the star of a handful of videogames himself.
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#14

you know, most serial killers either come from rich houses where they had few friends, or from poor houses where they could not afford games, anyway. blame society :)
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Dippyskoodlez
by: bassmasta
you know, most serial killers either come from rich houses where they had few friends, or from poor houses where they could not afford games, anyway. blame society :)
Thats more of a problem within itself. :laugh:
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#16
newconroer
hat quote:
"lol... don't blame the developers. Don't blame the parents. Blame the dumbass child. I was playing DooM when I was TWO YEARS OLD, and I was constantly playing viloent games like Resident Evil, Fighting Force, Metal Gear, etc... but I did not kill a single person thinking he or she would respawn somewhere else."
/end

Ya but you ended up here, and consumed by computers and games. Just think you coulda been an astronaut or something!


And to whoever said the ratings are wrong...um isn't A(O) the equivilant to NC -17?
So an M game cannot be bought by a child, just like an M movie cannot be bought by child correct?

There's a difference between a film watched in a movie theater and a movie or game played at home.
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Dippyskoodlez
by: newconroer

There's a difference between a film watched in a movie theater and a movie or game played at home.
Or so they say.
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#18
russianboy
imo a video game is like an animated movie (like shrek)

except you control your character :D

man my dick still burns...
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#19
zekrahminator
McLovin
by: russianboy

man my dick still burns...
Where, exactly, did that come from :roll:.
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#20

you know what's funny? the terminator is the house-hold symbol of violence, and now he's going against it. farmiliar? arnold brought the hummer to the public and made it famous beyond belief. now he's green.
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#21
mullered07
by: bassmasta
you know what's funny? the terminator is the house-hold symbol of violence, and now he's going against it. farmiliar? arnold brought the hummer to the public and made it famous beyond belief. now he's green.
hes a goddam idiot, wow i could bitchslap swarchenegger big time, he was cool when i was a kid now hes just a prick plain and simple and only riding the political train because of his status, hell we should ban terminator for the nes and master system and outlaw all of his "violent" movies :slap:
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#24
russianboy
by: zekrahminator
Only you, Russianboy :roll:.
after that dick-desensitizing experience I'm ready to join the jackass crew.


yeah...I'm a legend. :laugh:
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#25
Dippyskoodlez
by: russianboy
after that dick-desensitizing experience I'm ready to join the jackass crew.


yeah...I'm a legend. :laugh:
Not until you purposefully have a snake bite you.
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