Hillary Clinton introduces age restriction law for games to congress! 70 replies

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1934_SOLDNER

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#1 13 years ago

GO TO THIS URL----->gamespot.com/news/6140535.html

THIS is why each and every one of you will vote AGAINST her in the 2008 elections!!!!!!!

She is after out private lives!!!!!!!!




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#2 13 years ago

zOmGZ! b1tCH! I didn't mind her before, now I hate her. How dare she. Ahhh well, she will get pwned in the elections. FFS How many fat nerds are there in the US? Googles!!!




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#3 13 years ago

For goodness' sake, for the last time THIS IS NOT AN ANTI-GAME LAW. First off, nothing has been passed, second, it is simply making it a crime to sell games that are rated M or above to minors. M rated games are not for minors anyway, in no way is she banning games or trying to censor them. Perhaps you missed this one important quote.

"Senator Clinton acknowledges that video games are fun and entertaining and does not support any limitations on the production or sale of games to adults," read the statement. "This is about protecting children," she said.

This in no way will affect who I vote for, nor should it. There is much more important issues to be voting on than simply enforcing the ratings now. How is this any different than prohibiting children from going to an adult store and buying pornography?




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#4 13 years ago

Thats a good way to screw yourself over. Too bad she dosen't have Bill's people skils.




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#5 13 years ago

I get what your saying Riles and I agree with you. Sadly some people jump to rash conclusions before reading the entire article which really is a shame and in my opinion is what causes some of the current problems in the world.




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#6 13 years ago

I read it and im still mad... this is none of the fed's bizz. Stop bossing 12 year olds around and stop illegal immigration IMO




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#7 13 years ago
1934_SOLDNERthis is none of the fed's bizz. Stop bossing 12 year olds around and stop illegal immigration IMO

Yes this is the fed's business. The ESRB is not run by the government, but is in place so the government doesn't need to get involved. The big uproar was over Grand Theft Auto,: San Andreas for the PC, when some idiot went through thousands of line of code to allow him to watch game characters f**k. 12 year olds are minors. As US citizens (or children of citizens), they must obey the laws of this country. If you don't obey, you are fined, given community service, put on work detail, or imprisoned. Or, if this is such a problem to you, then you can either change the laws or leave.Illegal immigration is not as easy a problem to solve. Have you ever been to any of the areas that used to belong to Mexico? Its not the best place to station troops, or build a wall, or anything else like that.

Could someone change the title to a more accurate one please?




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#8 13 years ago

Yet nothing in the Constitution say a word about censorship... now does it.




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#9 13 years ago

Oh please. There is censorship everywhere. Some games are simply not meant to be played by 12 year olds, because the majority of children are not mature enough to handle mature content.

That is part of growing up - they have not developed enough to handle something like Grand Theft Auto without it leaving a negative impression. Heck, I was worried when my little sister got excited about picking up hookers when she was fourteen. Luckily it didn't have any lasting effects :lol:

But seriously. I'm all for restricting games like that from younger audiences. When you're 12 you should be out playing with your friends, not blowing someone's head off with a virtual shot gun. Some of the gore in those games makes me sick.




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#10 13 years ago

Ensign RilesFor goodness' sake, for the last time THIS IS NOT AN ANTI-GAME LAW.

First off, nothing has been passed, second, it is simply making it a crime to sell games that are rated M or above to minors. M rated games are not for minors anyway, in no way is she banning games or trying to censor them.

Perhaps you missed this one important quote.[/quote]I fully agree Riles. The propossed law hasn't even passed yet let alone been putted into affect. Besides games have an age rating for a reason, you can't sell 16+ and 18+ movies to eleven year old either and get away with it. The same should go for games. If you are eleven then you shouldn't be playing certain times of games, they might have a bad influence.

Yes ofcourse SOME people might be "mature" (wise) enough not to let such "fun" (I enjoyed GTA but this doesn't mean the game is fun for everybody) spoil their minds but a lot of kids and teenagers would let the game affect them. When kids get bored they will copycat things they have seen or heard of (not all but a lot of kids will), so for the sake of it we should try to keep games meant for mature and responsible people in the hands of responsible and mature people. The only way to do this is to put in an age restriction, it isn't perfect but I doubt you would wish to go through and pay for a 5 hour test that would look if you would be "up to" certain times of games...

So this is a good law and I support her, she isn't some sort of nutcase that wishes to ban any form of entertainment! All that propaganda is making me sick and tired and then I'm not even an US citizen so I probably miss a lot of it.

PS: I'm pretty sure this topic has been brought up before a few months back in the Pub (or GD perhaps.)

[QUOTE=Crazy Wolf]Could someone change the title to a more accurate one please?

Done, changed from "Hillary Clinton introduces anti-game law to congress!" to "Hillary Clinton introduces age restriction law for games to congress!".