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11-09-2010, 03:00 PM
All You Need To Know About This Week's Violent Video Game Case In The U.S. Supreme Court


Read the whole article that might make certain video games illegal to sell to minors, associating their impact like pornography.

At stake: Whether violent video games should be treated like pornography — in other words, whether there can be a type of violent video game that would be legal to sell to adults but illegal to sell to kids.

Read more here: http://kotaku.com/5678354/all-you-need-to-know-about-this-weeks-violent-video-game-case-in-the-us-supreme-court

11-10-2010, 02:50 PM
ok, so everyone that is a minor by law(we are minors till we hit 18 right????) should play hello kittie on an adventure or madagaskar, we will not be able to play mario even, there is monster slaying in it. lol

i competed on wcg in c&c3 wich is rated m-manly and 16+ but i was 15, i won regional and noone minds.

11-10-2010, 04:14 PM
these laws are targeting Grand Theft Auto, perhaps Left 4 Dead, Postal and other gore games.... but the problem with laws like this is it becomes a slippery slope in defining the line and eventually if a law like this exists then other games will become part of it like BFBC2, COD, etc. because they too have melee, blood spatter, etc.

I think I read that in Australia they (the country) accepted the Left4Dead2 on a couple of conditions, 1) that no bodies remained on the ground, and 2) no blood gore/splatter, but I might be off on the details. Australian gamers into L4D2 were not very happy with this and I think continually try to get the original game to play.

there's a thing called gratuitous violence. Anyone who tries to write a good book understands that over doing any aspect of the story when that aspect doesn't carry forward the story is being gratuitous and will eliminate it. All game developers should understand when they're getting into that gratuitous area as it's pretty obvious. GTA enjoys being in that place and they have enough customers that are glad they are. RockStar Games sees it as a part of their commercial success and has added it to other titles.

Of course the flip side of the coin is that such games may prevent real life violence. I read today that NYC Police officers have fired their real world weapons at a record low level in 2009. Go Gaming!

11-11-2010, 04:56 AM
this law will most surenly apply to cod series killing civilans and stuff. enough sayd. i once thurned bodyes and blood(and bullet holes) in cod4, dumb as hell, you shoot someone he disapeers.

as for the GTA series, one game i disaprove. a few years ago a kid took his dads shooty and killed 2 ppl, car stealing incrised, every kid sudenly wanted to be a mobster, couse driving a stolen supercar and doing DRIVE BYs is FUN. ppl who make this laws should make some "classes", gta forces ppl to violance, couse anyone can get a weapon and steal a car, but cod doesent couse it is a war story, and u cant couse a war that easy. lfd series can couse violent behavior couse it is not u killing ppl, but zombies! the cool thing is one day when the zombie invasion coes we will know how to kill em! ;D ;D 8) 8) ;) :D

01-16-2011, 12:29 PM
gta forces ppl to violance, couse anyone can get a weapon and steal a car,

You surely aren`t serius there are you ??

No video games "force" people to do anything...People do what people do and they will always find something to blame it on.

Try looking into the history of mass murderers and you will see that everyone has found something to blame even if it`s the old "my father used to hit me" one.

01-16-2011, 03:05 PM
yourr language and mine is different, there was no other way to say what i wanted in english, eventualy i figured it out but i didnt want to repost. w/e

01-17-2011, 01:34 PM

i think what koki was saying is... if you play GTA then the game itself forces you to do those things, not real people in RL, unless as I think everyone would agree if an individual is mentally unstable and uses it, like other proven pycho's have used including books ('catcher in the rye' for instance). But wasn't the Colobine shootings caused by GTA and a warped sense of reality?

but I agree with your comment GPR_MIL, spot on in general terms.

If you really search for a root cause of most violent crime in the real world where more people are getting shot and killed, including innocent people, then it's probably related to drugs. Still i think GTA has a unique opportunity as I've mentioned to educate and to mark some as off limits to all violence.