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Old 9th May 2008, 22:24   #1
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Default House bill would enforce ESRB game rating system

A bipartisan bill was introduced in the US House of Representatives Wednesday aimed at forcing stores to card minors attempting to purchase video games rated "Adults Only" or "Mature." It's not the first time such legislation has been tried.

"Too many children are spending too much time playing inappropriate video games that most parents would find shocking and objectionable," reads a statement from the bill's principal sponsor, Rep. Lee Terry (R - Neb.), on behalf of co-sponsor Rep. Jim Matheson (D - Utah). "As a parent, I know that I'm the first line of defense against my kids playing Mature-rated video games. But parents can't be everywhere monitoring everything and some reasonable, common sense rules ought to be in place to back parents up."
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Old 9th May 2008, 22:29   #2
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I'm a believer that parents should be watching what their children are renting and purchasing - I think it's a waste of time and money to keep trying to come up with similar bills that only get denied over possible First Amendment violations.'

If only the politicians listened to gamers, game companies, and the ESRB more than they already do!

Oh well, let's see how long it is before this one also gets shot down.

Little blog I wrote about it available here.

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