Video games now constitutionally protected

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Video games now constitutionally protected

Postby DrumsofWar » Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:44 pm

In a major 1st Amendment rights victory for video games, a California law banning the sale of "violent video games" to minors was struck down 7-2 by the Supreme Court on common sense grounds that it was wrong to target one medium while many others featuring violence were legally protected.

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Re: Video games now constitutionally protected

Postby Rocco » Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:10 am

This is great.

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Re: Video games now constitutionally protected

Postby Lavarinth » Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:13 am

I am disappointed in California.
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Re: Video games now constitutionally protected

Postby dreamerhorwitz » Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:28 am

I liked the idea of the law while it lasted. I'll admit that. But I agree with the Supreme Court too! If you stop a sword from cutting you up and think you're safe, you'll get a bullet in the back of the head. Besides, it's still down to the parent's decision. On both ends.

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Re: Video games now constitutionally protected

Postby Taeradun » Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:25 am

I'm all for banning under-18s from doing stuff, but screw this:
while adults would still have been able to buy them they wouldn’t have been stocked in major retailers, thus harming their sales enormously and in turn dissuading game companies from making adult games.


also the law was sparked by the hot coffee controversy, what the hell? A game of larceny, murder, drugs and prostitution only makes big news when a third-party downloadable mod also enables dryhumping? Y'all niggaz crazy.
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Re: Video games now constitutionally protected

Postby Rocco » Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:04 am

Taeradun wrote:I'm all for banning under-18s from doing stuff, but screw this:
while adults would still have been able to buy them they wouldn’t have been stocked in major retailers, thus harming their sales enormously and in turn dissuading game companies from making adult games.


also the law was sparked by the hot coffee controversy, what the hell? A game of larceny, murder, drugs and prostitution only makes big news when a third-party downloadable mod also enables dryhumping? Y'all niggaz crazy.


lol san andreas getting banned for animated sex, but you could murder thousands upon thousands

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Re: Video games now constitutionally protected

Postby Lavarinth » Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:48 am

Not too mention the fact it was removed from the ability of being accessed by anyone without "hacking" the game.

What about Heavy Rain or God of War?
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Re: Video games now constitutionally protected

Postby UntamedLoli » Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:59 pm

The Witcher 2.

Too many retarded people in charge of making laws.
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Re: Video games now constitutionally protected

Postby DrumsofWar » Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:41 pm

Hunter_Killers wrote:The Witcher 2.

Too many retarded people in charge of making laws.


Not to mention the federal Internet censorship bill that was only NARROWLY defeated last week in Congress (which would have let both the government and ISPs selectively block websites based on a number of criteria). There's a similar effort in the UK that's actually gathering much more support so you never know when that kind of shit can happen.

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Re: Video games now constitutionally protected

Postby IskatuMesk » Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:34 pm

Every time I think of Hot Coffee I just die inside.
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Re: Video games now constitutionally protected

Postby dreamerhorwitz » Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:52 am

IskatuMesk wrote:Every time I think of Hot Coffee I just die inside.

You're not alone.

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Re: Video games now constitutionally protected

Postby Thalraxal » Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:20 am

I'd completely forgotten about that whole Hot Coffee thing. It was so stupid.

Now I miss not remembering about it. Uhg.

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Re: Video games now constitutionally protected

Postby Rocco » Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:28 am

Thalraxal wrote:I'd completely forgotten about that whole Hot Coffee thing. It was so stupid.

Now I miss not remembering about it. Uhg.


Not to mention the stupid games made for just sex, The Guy Game?

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Re: Video games now constitutionally protected

Postby UntamedLoli » Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:24 am

What Mesk was referring to about Hot Coffee was everyone turning fucktarded over it, not that it was there.
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Re: Video games now constitutionally protected

Postby dreamerhorwitz » Sat Jul 02, 2011 12:58 pm

Rocco wrote:
Thalraxal wrote:I'd completely forgotten about that whole Hot Coffee thing. It was so stupid.

Now I miss not remembering about it. Uhg.


Not to mention the stupid games made for just sex, The Guy Game?


Hunter_Killers wrote:What Mesk was referring to about Hot Coffee was everyone turning fucktarded over it, not that it was there.


Both really good points. The Guy Game was incredibly badly timed! When did the review come up for that game? The next month?
And I have to agree with Hunter_Killers. The reaction was really overblown!


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