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MooglyGuy 11-30-2005 05:31 PM

OMG won't someone think of the children!!!1/1!eone
 
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6140535.html

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"If made law, the Family Entertainment Protection Act would be a "a prohibition against any business for selling or renting a Mature, Adults-Only, or Ratings Pending game to a person who is younger than seventeen." It would punish violators with unspecified fines, though it did not specify if the clerk who sold the game or the retailer where said clerk worked would be punished."

"It would authorize "the FTC to conduct an annual, random audit of retailers to determine how easy it is for young people to purchase Mature and Adults Only video games and report the findings to Congress.""

"As justification for the act, Clinton's office claims that "video game content is getting more and more violent and sexually explicit.""

""A majority of parents are feeling increasingly victimized by a culture of violence that makes it difficult to protect their children against influences they find to be inappropriate," read Clinton's statement." (emphasis added by me) WOW, I love logical fallacies, don't you?!

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D-- 11-30-2005 06:17 PM

Re: OMG won't someone think of the children!!!1/1!eone
 
> "If made law, the Family Entertainment Protection Act would be a "a prohibition against any business for selling or renting a Mature, Adults-Only, or Ratings Pending game to a person who is younger than seventeen." It would punish violators with unspecified fines, though it did not specify if the clerk who sold the game or the retailer where said clerk worked would be punished."

Explain to me what the problem with this is. The games are given these ratings because they are not for children. They should not be played by children. A board of rich white people all agree the games are not appropriate for children.

Parents are angry that their children are obtaining these games.

Solution?

Make a law that will FORCE THE PARENTS TO ACTUALLY GO OUT AND BUY THESE GAMES FOR THEIR CHILDREN.

If the child can't buy it, asks mommy and daddy to, and mommy and daddy buy it, there is no one left to be mad at but their own yuppie ass for circumventing the very law they wanted to have created.

If something is ruled as being damaging to children, don't sell it to children. They don't sell cigarettes to children. They don't sell alcohol to children. If the game's cover says you need to be 17 or older to buy it, why the fuck would you even think of selling it to a 12-year-old?

Make their parents buy it. Then they are the irresponsible ones. It will be like when the "cool mom" buys 30 bottles of Absolut for her daughter's party, and a kid dies of alcohol poisoning. It is the parent's fault because they bought something the government says is not for kids, and then provided it for kids anyway.

Blade556 11-30-2005 06:20 PM

It's a good idea
 
Children are impressionable. It may be a video game, but it can breed violent behavior.

On the other hand, as kids get older, they smarten up. It's a fact of life people overlook. Teenage rebellion is just a simple phase of life that kids will eventually get over.

Ugly Joe 11-30-2005 06:37 PM

Re: OMG won't someone think of the children!!!1/1!eone
 
> Make a law that will FORCE THE PARENTS TO ACTUALLY GO OUT
> AND BUY THESE GAMES FOR THEIR CHILDREN.

But that's the problem. Parents already buy these games for children. I think anyone who has had any job that involved selling video games will confirm this. The blame is being incorrectly placed on the retailers and has been for way too long. They've already cleaned up their act.

MooglyGuy 11-30-2005 07:28 PM

Re: It's a good idea
 
> Children are impressionable. It may be a video game, but it
> can breed violent behavior.

Proof, please.

soniczip 11-30-2005 08:07 PM

Re: OMG won't someone think of the children!!!1/1!eone
 
Hillary Clinton just did another "Video Games make kids kill people" stand with Jack Thompson. I just can't stand this.

VIDEO GAMES DO NOT MAKE KIDS KILL PEOPLE HILLARY YOU IQ-REDUCED IMBECILE OF A POLITICIAN THAT THINKS VIDEO GAMES ARE THE SOURCE OF ALL EVIL!

It isn't kids buying these things who are the problem. It's either ignorant parents who don't care what they're getting, ignorant parents who believe that video games are a blasphemy to God, or stupid kids who decide "Oh, I think i'm going to go buy an Uzi and hijack a car, like in GTA."

Example of parent who believes video games are a blasphemy to god = My dad. Fanatical Christian who can find something that promotes sin in a G rated movie, and can do the same for a E rated game.

I think Hillary is pretty stupid. I mean, her husband cheated on her, lied about it in his autobiography, and she STILL STAYS WITH HIM. When did she sustain so much brain damage? Or... Maybe you have to pass a stupid test if you're elected to be a Senator.<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by soniczip on 11/30/05 04:27 PM.</FONT></P>

D-- 11-30-2005 10:38 PM

Re: OMG won't someone think of the children!!!1/1!eone
 
> But that's the problem. Parents already buy these games for
> children. I think anyone who has had any job that involved
> selling video games will confirm this. The blame is being
> incorrectly placed on the retailers and has been for way too
> long. They've already cleaned up their act.

The industry report card for this year where they send in children to try buying the games and see if they succeed stil found 52% of the time, kids could buy MA rated games.

The onley exception was Best Buy, who carded everyone.

Cornellius 12-01-2005 12:24 AM

Re: OMG won't someone think of the children!!!1/1!eone
 
I. Don't. Give. A. Damn.

Really, I don't see the problem.
Will this make it so hard for you to get your games ?

Cornellius 12-01-2005 12:31 AM

Re: OMG won't someone think of the children!!!1/1!eone
 
> Parents are angry that their children are obtaining these
> games.
> Solution?
> Make a law that will FORCE THE PARENTS TO ACTUALLY GO OUT >AND BUY THESE GAMES FOR THEIR CHILDREN.

Amen.

packardmelan 12-01-2005 12:42 AM

Re: OMG won't someone think of the children!!!1/1!eone
 
> But that's the problem. Parents already buy these games for
> children. I think anyone who has had any job that involved
> selling video games will confirm this. The blame is being
> incorrectly placed on the retailers and has been for way too
> long. They've already cleaned up their act.
>
And when it's required by LAW to have to be an adult to buy these things, their argument that the game companies are catering to children will be weakened.


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