The Protect Children from Video Game Sex and Violence Act of 2002...

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    The Protect Children from Video Game Sex and Violence Act of 2002...

    This is the dumbest name for a Bill I've ever
    read. Jeez, I've never even seen Video Game Sex.
    Is it really that big of a problem...? Video Game
    Sex, that is. Video Game Sex! Hehe, that makes me
    giggle.

    http://gamespot.com/gamespot/stories...864285,00.html

    There's already a rating system on games; just
    like movies.

    Oh, before anybody praises this bill, remember --
    it is not illegal for a child to walk into an R-Rated
    movie. The theater won't be fined by the Government
    for allowing the kid to watch the film. This bill
    is censorship, no matter how you look at it.

    Oh, and if any of you are parents who support
    this bill, keep in mind -- if your kid can't buy
    the game he/she wants, and if you have no problem
    with them playing it, you're going to have to
    drive all the way down to the mall in order to
    buy it for them. Do you really want to do that?
    I don't think so... ...

    Also, I'm 20 so it won't affect me. Still angers
    me, though.
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    LoL!!! that's like when the kid tried to blame judas priest after he shot himself in the face...it's called a red herring. i.e. look it up in the dictionary. it isn't ethical to change the rules for an entire society to fit the needs of a rare, fluke situation.
    Last edited by seditee; 05-06-2002 at 09:04 PM.
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    anyone see a double standard here?
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    it wouldn't be too bad. You'd just need to show your ID before buying a game, just like you do for porn; besides, kids will always be able to get it from corrupted adults like me.

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    >besides, kids will always be able to get it from corrupted adults like me.

    heh, aint that the truth.

    your the people they shold be legislating against. heheh
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    as a game creator...i take offense to the idea of banning things soley on their influence on weak minds....unless of course the program is geared to push hate, or racism...or filthy sexual habits like pedophelia. seriously. my games are vile! if you don't like it...tough. & another thing, that new sony game...grand theft auto is the most brilliant creation i have ever seen in my life.
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    We banned GTA3 game in Aust because you could hire a hooker, then the game cut to a car under a tree rocking.
    They banned it because you could then bash the hooker and get your money back.
    The whole point of the game was to bash and steal.

    Bashing police, medics or civillians is OK, just not hookers.
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    Actually a kid can't just walk into an R rated movie. A friend of mine who was sixteen at the time had a movie ticket taken away(and not refunded), which his mom had bought. The problem with this law is that to buy a game the parents will most likely know the kid has it when they bring the game in while the kid could still play the game at a friends house or and arcade. One thing is is that most people allowed to drive are also allowed to play violent vidio games.

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    I can't think of the game's name right now but I saw an ad in Game Developer mag that showed a game where you are in charge of a modern street gang, like Crypts, etc..

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    Originally posted by bobish
    Actually a kid can't just walk into an R rated movie. A friend of mine who was sixteen at the time had a movie ticket taken away(and not refunded), which his mom had bought. The problem with this law is that to buy a game the parents will most likely know the kid has it when they bring the game in while the kid could still play the game at a friends house or and arcade. One thing is is that most people allowed to drive are also allowed to play violent vidio games.
    The kid can see the R-Rated movie, if the theater
    had no problem showing it to him. No law would
    be broken, and nobody (not the kid, the parents,
    or the theater) would be fined...

    Legally, a kid can walk into an R-Rated movie.
    It's really up to the theater. I saw plenty of
    R-rated movies in the theater before I turned
    17. Brainscan, No Escape, Demon Knight, Wes
    Craven's New Nightmare, Jerky Boys, Time Cop,
    Terminator 2... These are the ones I remember
    seeing. I'm sure there have been more. Ah, and I
    live in Utah -- the most conservative state in
    the U.S; the state that has the first Porn Czar

    Oh, we also have the country's first Kentucky
    Fried Chicken.


    Well, at least there'll always be decent, caring
    people like Scourfish. More people should follow
    his example.
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    Wait..what constitutes a minor? Best not be under 21, that'd just be crazy. I mean, who gives the same standards for alcohol and games?

    Or is it 18? 17? 16?

    Oh well...I never play games anyhow.

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    really when I went to a pg-13 movie they asked if i was under 12 (which i wasn't)

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    me and my friends go to the theatre before the movie we want to see even starts to get people in the threatre, buy a G rated ticket, and just walk into the R rated movie that we intended to see. No problem! We just wait for everyone to leave before we exit the theatre...

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    Originally posted by seditee
    ...it isn't ethical to change the rules for an entire society to fit the needs of a rare, fluke situation.
    It may not be ethical, but its the policy of the US which has become the country that caters to everyone no matter how rare they are.

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    aint that the truth...
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