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New York Bill Aims To Restrict Games Containing Profanity 133

Posted by Soulskill
from the legislation-versus-parenting dept.
GamePolitics notes a new bill out of New York which seeks to prohibit "the sale to minors of certain rated video games containing a rating that reflects content of various degrees of profanity, racist stereotypes or derogatory language, and/or actions toward a specific group of persons." It goes on to say: "These games, containing adult images such as morbid violence, rape, alcohol and illegal drug use, as well as other malicious acts, are not appropriate for children under 18. This legislation will regulate the sale of such games." The full text of the bill is available. It also suggests that children who are exposed to in-game crimes are more likely to participate in real-life crime.
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New York Bill Aims To Restrict Games Containing Profanity

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  • Re:Monkey (Score:1, Informative)

    by routerl (976394) on Friday January 16, 2009 @03:18AM (#26479233)

    "It also suggests that children who are exposed to in-game crimes are more likely to participate in real-life crime. "

    I'm fairly certain there are studies directly contradicting this conclusion. Alas, I'm so bored of hearing this B.S. that I won't even go through the trouble of looking up the reference.

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