Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Google Play Music App To Follow Your Mood
Login To Google Using A USB Security Key
Toshiba Debuts New 2-in-1 Convertible PC with a 360-Degree Design
Acer Leads The Growing Chromebook Market
China Denies Apple's iCloud Hack Allegations
Samsung Galaxy KNOX Devices Approved for U.S. Government Classified Use
iPhone 6 Demand Help ARM's Growth
SK Hynix Develops High Density 16GB NVDIMM
Active Discussions
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
How to generate lots of different CDs quickly
Yamaha CRW-F1UX
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
 Home > News > Games > Califor...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Monday, September 12, 2005
Californian Lawmakers Approve Control of Video Game Sales


California lawmakers have approved a bill that would ban the sale of violent video game to minors.

The bill would end the sale and rental of violent games to minors that depict serious injury which is determined to be especially heinous, atrocious or cruel. It also calls for $1,000 fines for violators and requires violent video games to be labeled.

The Democratic-controlled legislature approved the measure late on Thursday. However, Californian governor Arnold Schwarzenegger whose Hollywood film career includes violent movies has not taken a position on the bill.

Assembly Democrat Leland Yee, who sponsored the legislation, noted U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has introduced nearly identical legislation at the federal level.

"Unlike movies where you passively watch violence, in video game, you are the active participant and making decision on who to stab, maim, burn or kill," said Assembly Democrat Leland Yee in a statement. "As a result, these games serve as learning tools that have a dramatic impact on our children."

The $10-billion video game industry has bitterly contested the bill. Game developers and console makers say laws restricting game sales are unnecessary because their industry already has safeguards to prevent minors from buying "Mature"-rated games.

The debate over video game content grew more heated in July when game publisher Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. was forced to pull a blockbuster game from retailers because of hidden sex scenes.


Previous
Next
Samsung Unveils 7.2 Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor        All News        Samsung Enables 32GB Capacity on a Single Flash Card
Sony Recalls 60,000 AC Adapters for PS2     Games News      Microsoft Updates Xbox Live Fee

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .