X-Play Investigates: The Supreme Court

Posted: November 1, 2010
X-Play Investigates: The Supreme Court
Tomorrow the Supreme Court begins a landmark case involving video games. At issue is Arnold Schwarzenegger's bill that would restrict the sale of games, classifying their violence as pornographic. Here, Adam Sessler investigates.

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  • Layzee_Hero

    If this means games will be enforced to use their ratings, and stop children from playing mature games, I'm all for it, but if it's about the government regulating what can and can't be made into a game, then it's complete crap. A 10yr old should not be playing certain games, I'm sorry, there's a reason for the ESRB ratings, if parents would consciously know what their children were playing, or doing, this wouldn't be a problem. A booby in God of War, ripping heads off, or shooting someone through a sniper scope is a great escape from the mundane daily drive most of us deal with each day. Don't mess with games, just finally enforce the ratings, hearing kids cry and scream is getting old.

    Posted: November 1, 2010 5:30 PM
  • Matt731

    i think this is the first ever news item that has actually made me nervous. so many "what if?'s."

    Posted: November 1, 2010 4:39 PM
  • Symicide

    Sad thought in the back of my head: When will I ever see Manhunt 3 :( ...if ever...

    Posted: November 1, 2010 4:35 PM
  • Relikx

    I'm sorry to say but it looks like the gaming industry is screwed thanks to Christians, Politicians, adults that don't watch what there kids are playing, and...... Arnold scwhartsinaquer!? that's new. anyway i did my own research on supreme court rulings and it doesn't matter if gamers get involved because the judges are as stupid and perinoid as the parents themselves

    Anyway i dont care lets just enjoy the games we have now before all the good ones get binned and the only games that are gonna come out are care bares. THANK YOU AGAIN CHILDREN FOR RUINING IT FOR EVERYONE SEE YOU IN....(Well you get the jist) );

    Posted: November 1, 2010 4:30 PM
  • drh1975

    It's easy to villify retailers, isn't it? Whatever happened to parents deciding what games little Johnny plays? And what exactly constitutes violence? Mario jumping on a Koopa's head to make a coin pop out of it isn't really any different from Commander Shepard shooting a geth in the face, is it?

    Posted: November 1, 2010 4:24 PM
  • prinny_hero

    If I had kids, I would rather have them playing "violent" video games with friends than going out with a bad crowd and committing crimes.

    Posted: November 1, 2010 4:24 PM
  • iown666

    What is the whole point of this? I mean seriously it's the parents that buy the kids the games. I'm sorry but a 10 year old kid is not going to be able to get the game they want. Seriously! You think the problem lies with the games. TRY THE PARENTS!!!!
    The Government needs to stay away from the gaming community. We have alot more peeps then them. And besides we also have the esrb usless in some situations yes. But no reason to go over their heads. As I typed before TRY THE PARENTS! Games have a 17+ rating for a reason. If people can't get this information through their head they shouldn't have a game system in their house.
    And last I checked no one would buy "Lets Vote" the rated E video game.

    Posted: November 1, 2010 4:15 PM
  • JoshuaManriguez199

    the ersb shouldn't have any more power over games they wreck enough already if anything they should have less

    Posted: November 1, 2010 4:07 PM
  • nvserg

    Wow Jerry Brown lost my vote. We need to mobilize and stop this corrupted greedy blood sucking yudens from destroying this country. Breaks my heart because we cant do nothing about it.

    Posted: November 1, 2010 3:56 PM
  • Raisinbman

    Gogo X-play, keep convering the stuff!

    Posted: November 1, 2010 3:51 PM
  • BR4CR

    I read the brief on the law on another gaming page and it looks like it could go either way. This does not appear to be a matter that will affect adult gamers, and the Supreme Court, more often than not, will come down on the side of "more freeedom for Americans". On the other hand, one Supreme Court justice said it's ok to allow cops to put drug dogs on our vehicles WITHOUT PROBABLE CAUSE because "it doesn't unduly delay the citizen" so you never know which tenets of the constitution will be under fire when certain justices decide to set their jaw. You never know what kind of bullshirt excuse they're going to give either.

    Posted: November 1, 2010 3:49 PM
  • joker41995

    I am 15 and, honestly, this whole thing scares me a lot.
    I am extremely confused as to how people do not get angry at the things portrayed in books, movies, and television, but point fingers at video games.
    Some may say, "Well, you're controlling the violence." This, however, is idiotic. People need to remember two things:
    1. This is not real violence.
    2. There are no proven studies that support violent video games leading towards aggression in children. There have, however, been proven studies that show that violent video games help to reduce stress in children.
    "But video games get in the way of school work!"
    Don't make me laugh. That is the parents' decision, not the fault of video games.

    I cannot agree more with what developer Tedd Price said.
    This really is just a bunch of BS created by politicians that don't think or research anything about these things. Oh, and I'm pretty sure that Mr. Schwarzenegger has been in movies more violent than any game I have played.

    Posted: November 1, 2010 3:46 PM