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Why the California Video Game Law is Dumb

Posted May 22, 2009 by Jon Wood

Why the California Video Game Law is Dumb

MMORPG.com Managing Editor Jon Wood has updated the MMORPG.com Staff Blog with a rant about the fight over the California law that would see retailers fined $1,000 for selling inappropriately violent video games to minors.

So, the governor with the wacky accent is at it again. This time, the state of California is trying to overturn a US District court ruling that a new law to fine game retailers $1,000 for selling inappropriately violent video games to people under the age of 18 was unconstitutional.

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that even as someone who makes their living in the video game industry, I agree with the principle of this law. I really do think that some games just aren’t appropriate for younger audiences. I wouldn’t say 18 necessarily, but that seems to be the arbitrary age at which this side of the world believes you’re an adult so I’ll accept the premise for now.

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