Monday, May 3, 2010
Plugged In the News
Looking at Al's Morning Meeting, I came by this little bit of news. Apparently the California state legislators were attempting to put a restriction on rental outlets regarding violent video games. They would require the agency to put an "18" label on the product to signify its rating though games are already required to present a clear ESRB rating on the packaging. Retailers that failed to comply would be fined up to $1,000. The law was turned down as the court found no merit to its claims based on the little data regarding violence connected to gaming. Check out the article yourself for more information at http://www.poynter.org/column.asp?id=2&aid=182183. As I work in retail selling mature content games and movies, I act as the gap between the minor and their mature gaming/cinema title. Most shops today are pushing controlled sales to minors regardless of what concerned parents and community members believe.We all need to accept responsibility for what happens to ourselves and those we care for. Pointing fingers is not getting anyone anywhere.