Sessler's Soapbox: Video Games in the Supreme Court

Posted: May 4, 2010
Sessler's Soapbox: Video Games in the Supreme Court
Adam discusses the supreme court case where the justices will decide if video games are a protected form of free speech.

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  • jrest

    ...as for Arizona, I applaud them for doing that. You want to come to this country, do like my parents did from South America 40+ years ago, do it the right way! Any other country, if you don't have papers, you don't get in. Try crossing up the border in Canada without any documents and see if you get through. The whole "politically correct" crap is what's bringing this country down.

    Posted: May 7, 2010 5:49 PM
  • jrest

    I like the ESRB ratings...and wish they were more enforced. I just wish parents would just parent and monitor what kids play.

    Posted: May 7, 2010 5:45 PM
  • LordDodo

    First of all, the law has been written so that racial profiling is NOT likely to be happening. The law only requires citizens who have committed a crime to present a driver's license just like it always has been. If you cannot present proof of citizenship then you can be charged.

    ALSO, if you cannot speak English, you must provide a green card and visa. The same goes with any person, regardless of race.

    People who oppose keeping law breakers (because to enter the US illegally is a CRIME) are sympathizing with radical liberal socialists. I respect Adam's opinion since everyone is entitled to one but honestly, look at Mexico. They detain Carribeans who enter illegally and show no mercy whatsoever. Look at the two Asian American women Bill Clinton had to save from North Korea. There are places far more worse than the law passed in my own home state.

    Posted: May 7, 2010 5:36 PM
  • Hellbent_moogle

    I enjoy the political aspect of you rant, but I have a feeling it falls on deaf ears to most.

    Posted: May 7, 2010 5:24 PM
  • krispybacon2010

    That Arizona law is bs it promotes racial profiling.

    Posted: May 7, 2010 3:03 PM
  • DutchmaX01

    Adam should definitely write a book i would buy one for everyone in my family

    Posted: May 7, 2010 10:48 AM
  • Unknown_Tacticz

    I Love having Sex in Barns

    Posted: May 7, 2010 10:23 AM
  • Gamewizard13

    I agree with you so much on this DayleD I work in a large chain store my self and some freelance graphic and web design for a few small stores.

    Posted: May 7, 2010 9:17 AM
  • DayleD

    As a retail associate for a major chain, I feel the rules that my company (and many other major retailers) have in place is sufficient for purchasing of video games. We can't sell M rated games to people under 17 period. If you are 17 (or older), but don't have your ID, then too bad. A parent or other responsible adult relative has to purchase the game. If we don't follow those rules (for which we are FREQUENTLY tested), we can be terminated.

    The ESRB ratings system is a great tool to have, and is a pretty fair judge for content. We don't need a law (that clearly would violate our first amendment, and opens the doors to violate our other basic rights) to tell us who can and can't purchase M rated games. It's up to the parents to decide, not the government. Bad laws do not make up for poor parenting decisions. And this would be VERY bad.

    Mr. Sessler: When I first started watching you on TV (YEARS AGO) I found you very annoying, but very smart. I have come to value your views and opinions, some of which I disagree, but you always have great reasons and explanations to back those up. This has been a great Soapbox post. It was very insightful and informative.

    Maybe if people (ie; children AND adults ) would put down the controller and read for a while or go outside we wouldn't be having this discussion.

    It will be a sad day, indeed, if the law won't recognize video games as free speech.

    --And Mr. Sessler: You are not so annoying any more.

    Posted: May 7, 2010 8:57 AM
  • Sqwigs

    I completely concur with your argument. Hopefully all of these stupid laws that senators are trying to pass will finally be but behind us once and for all.

    Posted: May 7, 2010 8:30 AM
  • Gamewizard13

    I agree with you on the gaming but not on the other law sorry. I think we need a lot more laws like the one they passed its getting way out of hand with ppl entering this country illegal I know to many ppl that lose there jobs to those ppl and hell how they seem to get way to much free help from the goverment then the ppl that worked and payed into the system there hole lives that cant get help when they lose there jobs. But the illegals can get everything free and with obama health bill will make it worse its getting way to out of hand. No i don't mind ppl coming here to live or work just need to do it right hell look at the border crossing in the south how the one group of illegals shot the cop stopping them from coming in how most of them got off scott free and are still here and the cop is hurting from getting help from bills and keeping food on the table. Its easy for ppl who don't live near the borders to say its unfair but for us who do its hard to keep jobs get help or other things for the ones who do pay in who do lose there jobs who can't get medico even with there work. I'm not saying to just go after serten ppl but just make it harder for just them to come here the wrong and help them come in the right way.

    Posted: May 7, 2010 8:25 AM
  • ediddyshizzle_2010

    If you are not a citizen of this country, the fourth amendment does not apply to you. If you are in the country legally but not a citizen it is already a federal law to have your papers available to show an officer of the law if they ask.

    Posted: May 7, 2010 7:52 AM
  • ediddyshizzle_2010

    if you are not a citizen the fourth amendment does not apply to you. period.

    Posted: May 7, 2010 7:48 AM
  • teknoaxe

    Ooooooooh...an even BETTER idea...let's retract ALL of our troops from Iraq and Afghanistan and invade MEXICO. Hello Mexico! State number 51. Sorry El Presidente, but you just can't get a hold of these Cartels, so we will. BOOM! Plus it's just much easier to patrol that southern border you have there.

    Posted: May 7, 2010 7:11 AM
  • teknoaxe

    Hey I have a great idea for a new video game. It's called Arizona State border patrol...Where you catch illegal aliens and then shoot at Mexican drug cartel members when they open fire on you. That would be awesome.

    Posted: May 7, 2010 7:06 AM
  • jacobmunky

    This shouldn't even go to court.....Parents should just quit buying all of their kids M rated games. The government should not have the power to babysit people on what they should or should not play. IF this passes then that will mean soon they just might be doing that with the rest of the media. Games have ratings just like movies people...PAY ATTENTION TO THEM!!

    Posted: May 7, 2010 12:58 AM
  • Dudimus24

    Sessler's Soapbox is the best thing on this site! Great job Adam!

    Posted: May 6, 2010 10:10 PM
  • ch0ptl1ver

    Great soapbox. And I think he has every right to talk politics in his show. It is called a soapbox. He isn't deceiving anyone with that title. His show isn't called the "Objective Video Game News Show."
    I would save your anger for the media that claims to be fair, balanced, objective, etc., and doesn't deliver. *cough* Glenn Beck *cough*

    Posted: May 6, 2010 9:58 PM
  • vulture755

    Adam - I thoroughly respect your opinions on video games and the industry at large, but for God's sake, keep your political views off of this Soapbox. I strongly disagree with your take on Arizona's law, but even if I'd strongly agreed, this was neither the time nor the place!

    Posted: May 6, 2010 8:53 PM
  • hailme786

    He is right....kids these days. That honestly pretty much sums up kids. lol

    Posted: May 6, 2010 8:36 PM