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New proposed law would make it illegal to sell M/AO rated games to minors

#1TimeOfTheDarkPosted 1/17/2013 5:40:37 PM
And I'm perfectly ok with that.

I brought this up in another topic, how their is a huge difference between a lot of M rated games, and some of the more popular games like Halo, CoD etc, aren't really mature at all, and are pretty much catered to teenagars and should probably have their ratings dropped, because it makes people think all M rated games are like that and not that bad. Compare Halo to Far Cry 3. Halo was made with teenagers and kids in mind, while FC3 was made with adults in mind. Sure a kid can just run around shooting stuff in FC3, but there are a lot of more serious things going on that they probably aren't really going to get.


Also, nothing is worse than going into MP for games like RDR and hearing a bunch of twelve years old screaming into their mic.

So yeah, don't see why any adult would have a problem with this, unless they own a Gamestop something.
#2mogar002Posted 1/17/2013 5:41:17 PM
Could have sworn this already had a law.
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#3LinkinLawgPosted 1/17/2013 5:41:18 PM
isn't it already illegal to sell those games to minors? I see no change here.
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#4RyuuHou25Posted 1/17/2013 5:42:05 PM
Parent has child.

Child wants M rated game.

Parent buys it for them and they go online.

TC continues to swear and go WTF, how are they getting these games!!!

This law will stop nothing >.<
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#5SinfullyvannilaPosted 1/17/2013 5:42:42 PM
No, it's not illegal for M. It's simply common policy.
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#6Taran_McDohlPosted 1/17/2013 5:44:54 PM
I would agree with this law. Gamestop and other stores have policies in place already..but it is not currently law. I would have no issues making it illegal.
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#7idrc82Posted 1/17/2013 5:47:14 PM
Sinfullyvannila posted...
No, it's not illegal for M. It's simply common policy.


Indeed. If this passes it will be the law. Im definitely for this. True it wont stop everyone but it will have an effect. If parents who buy their children m rated games know its against the law and that there can be fines up to $5k then im sure they will think twice.
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#8work_a_holicPosted 1/17/2013 5:48:57 PM
Pretty much how things already are... So whatever.
#9OrangeSchweesePosted 1/17/2013 5:49:27 PM
Kids will just find someone to buy it for them, if they're desperate enough. Unless everyone is a white knight now.
#10L0ZPosted 1/17/2013 5:51:54 PM
RyuuHou25 posted...
Parent has child.

Child wants M rated game.

Parent buys it for them and they go online.

TC continues to swear and go WTF, how are they getting these games!!!

This law will stop nothing >.<


This. I always assumed 8 year olds have no jobs hence no money to buy games
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