Feedback -- Supreme Court Video Game Ruling

Posted: June 29, 2011
Feedback -- Supreme Court Video Game Ruling
In this episode Feedback, Adam Sessler goes to court with the G4tv.com team and discuss about the recent ruling the Supreme Court made on the California law forbidding the sale or rental of violent games to minors.

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  • halomanic62990

    Hi guys. I was just wondering if you express your feelings about the Gears of War 3 campaign leak or maybe how leaks in general might be hurting the game industry?

    Posted: July 6, 2011 10:30 AM
  • misterob

    Sess, your view against conservatives is naiive, hateful, and intolerant. You assume those who go against violent entertainment are all stuck up republicans who don't understand the ways of the world. I am a republican and a hardcore gamer, and most of my favorites are M rated. Time to stop treating those you don't care about as equals rathar than inhuman, and stop making cracks about things you don't understand. Please take your politcal agenda outside of work and focus on your actual job.

    Posted: July 4, 2011 2:26 AM
  • darksilo

    Woot to the court they are 1337! I would agree that consoles should have controls on what can and cannot be played on it. Like what the ps2 has in its passcode that you make when you try to play an r rated movie. Im not saying that was perfect just something like that. this along with a lot of the other shows online would be better then campus pd or cheaters as a regular tv show but i like this because no tv ads and no interruptions.

    Posted: July 3, 2011 8:17 PM
  • GoodAndy

    I really think that consoles should have a parental setting that allows them to alter the content in video games. For example: a parent doesn't want their 7 year old to see blood in a game so they change a setting. That setting will still allow bloody games to be played only the game will not display blood anymore. This would allow anyone to purchase any game they choose as long as game consoles/developers support this.

    Posted: July 3, 2011 4:08 PM
  • Gungan

    I don't know if anyone has brought up the point that SWTOR and GW2 will not be directly competing. One is a subscription model, the other is free to play. I fully intend to play both because for a small up front investment, I will get to play two triple A MMOs for the monthly price of one.

    This is going to be the best year for MMO players and nerds in general because you get your scifi, and fantasy fix without spending any additional cash.

    Posted: July 3, 2011 3:55 PM
  • Viva_Humanity

    Can you guys PLEASE make this a regular show on G4TV? I can't take anymore Cops or Campus PD. PLEASE!!!

    Posted: July 3, 2011 2:57 AM
  • CheddahSlingah

    Dear Feedback,

    Is there ANY possibility that you guys might please wait until Friday or Saturday to record Feedback next week, in order to share your thoughts on the "Bioshock: Infinite" demo video that's being released Thursday?

    http://irrationalgames.com/i nsider/e3-demo-the-first-two-m inutes/

    I value your collective opinions very much, and would like to hear your reactions as they are still fresh in your minds. I'll understand if this is not possible (As I expect it is not), and hope that, at any rate, this video features prominently in the following week's discussion.

    Thanks for reading!

    Posted: July 1, 2011 7:36 AM
  • mcm2v

    Tennessee Code 39-17-907, enacted in 1989, states, "...viewing a motion picture designated "R" for restricted audiences, persons under eighteen (18) years of age not admitted unless accompanied by parent or adult guardian..."
    If a theater is caught selling to a person under 18 without their guardian they are fined.

    Posted: June 30, 2011 8:54 PM
  • hXcHector

    I didn't know the movie ratings were the same as video games. I always had parents that wouldn't let me watch Rated R movies unless they gave me the go ahead, until I turned 18. The theater in this town has some rule where they make you show ID if you're under 18. If you're over 18 and want to bring people under 18, you have to be 21 to get in with your friends. Weird rules.

    Posted: June 30, 2011 2:47 PM
  • monkeywolf

    Someone please...get Nikole off of Feedback. Bring in any other female please, but not her.

    Posted: June 30, 2011 9:56 AM
  • Ghostman2k78

    I just had a thought. If this law had passed, sales (and possibly distribution) of violent videogames would decrease. I can t help but think this would eventually affect the business of videogame journalism (would kids flock to videogame websites and other media to read about games they cannot purchase?) So I suppose I can understand why it is such a good day.

    Free speech yea, I hear ya.

    Personally I think that celebrating the idea of children maintaining the ability to purchase content they shouldn t have access to is deplorable. Why don t we celebrate the freedoms of seperatists and kiddy porn lovers while we re at it?

    I m not saying anything about this law being overturned. Just saying that you all should think about what you re actually cheering for.

    Posted: June 30, 2011 7:04 AM
  • Preyer

    I haven't played any mmos in a while but Schreiner has really got me hyped for Guild Wars 2.

    Posted: June 30, 2011 2:10 AM
  • Gavinza

    Dear feedback. all of the video games that steven johnson listed while reading about the supreme court case are on a youtube video called the top 10 most offensive games of all time. i think the prosecution probably just watched that video and used those games as evidence instead of actually researching.heres a link to the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =M5VmbcYsCN4

    Posted: June 30, 2011 1:24 AM
  • filchingfeline

    "Dear God, you made many, many poor people.
    I realize, of course, that it's no shame to be poor.
    But it's no great honor either!
    So, what would have been so terrible if I had a small fortune?"

    If I were a rich man,
    Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum.
    All day long I'd biddy biddy bum.
    If I were a wealthy man.
    I wouldn't have to work hard.
    Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum.
    If I were a biddy biddy rich,
    Yidle-diddle-didle-didle man.

    I'd build a big tall house with rooms by the dozen,
    Right in the middle of the town.
    A fine tin roof with real wooden floors below.
    There would be one long staircase just going up,
    And one even longer coming down,
    And one more leading nowhere, just for show.

    I'd fill my yard with chicks and turkeys and geese and ducks
    For the town to see and hear.
    And each loud "cheep" and "swaqwk" and "honk" and "quack"
    Would land like a trumpet on the ear,
    As if to say "Here lives a wealthy man."

    If I were a rich man,
    Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum.
    All day long I'd biddy biddy bum.
    If I were a wealthy man.
    I wouldn't have to work hard.
    Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum.
    If I were a biddy biddy rich,
    Yidle-diddle-didle-didle man.

    I see my wife, my Golde, looking like a rich man's wife
    With a proper double-chin.
    Supervising meals to her heart's delight.
    I see her putting on airs and strutting like a peacock.
    Oy, what a happy mood she's in.
    Screaming at the servants, day and night.

    The most important men in town would come to fawn on me!
    They would ask me to advise them,
    Like a Solomon the Wise.
    "If you please, Reb Tevye..."
    "Pardon me, Reb Tevye..."
    Posing problems that would cross a rabbi's eyes!
    And it won't make one bit of difference if i answer right or wrong.
    When you're rich, they think you really know!

    If I were rich, I'd have the time that I lack
    To sit in the synagogue and pray.
    And maybe have a seat by the Eastern wall.
    And I'd discuss the holy books with the learned men, several hours every day.
    That would be the sweetest thing of all.

    If I were a rich man,
    Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum.
    All day long I'd biddy biddy bum.
    If I were a wealthy man.
    I wouldn't have to work hard.
    Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum.
    Lord who made the lion and the lamb,
    You decreed I should be what I am.
    Would it spoil some vast eternal plan? If I were a wealthy man...

    Or... at least a bad-ass cybernetic gender bending prostitute cop?

    See, how can video games make me a deviant when television already did?

    Posted: June 30, 2011 12:55 AM
  • mhawk066

    Gamers- 1

    California and the Sperminator- 0

    Posted: June 29, 2011 9:59 PM
  • lugian101

    I think you are wrong when you say "parents are always worried when their kids participate in a medium they don't understand"
    Most parents are playing video games. Video games are not new. The first consoles rolled out in early 1980's.
    The people that worry about video games are the baby boomers and the traditionalist who are currently running the country.
    They did not grow up with all of this technology, it is not easy for them to understand or adapt to it. GenX on, this is no more an issue then purchasing a new movie.

    Keep in mind politics is always running a generation behind mainstream culture.

    Posted: June 29, 2011 8:47 PM
  • RPG-fan

    Casey Schreiner should be in Feedback more. As much as I like watching the MMO Report, don't limit him to just his show, especially someone who always have interesting things to say. I agree with what he said about Guild Wars 2, it should get as much love as SWTOR from gaming publications. I'll be getting into both SWTOR and GW2, but I feel the latter is doing more to be innovative and breaking away from the standard stuff you'll find in other MMOs.

    No Question of the Week again? I can understand why there wasn't one in the E3 Edition of Feedback, but the two Feedbacks after it? Are we not worthy to ask you questions?

    Posted: June 29, 2011 8:45 PM
  • jal1113

    o man i just looked up behind the green door and yes its an obscenity XD

    Posted: June 29, 2011 8:44 PM
  • rikkuster

    I'm a little disappointed that Steven and Casey didn't get to say which franchises they wanted to see end. :(

    Anyway, great award-winning Feedback!

    Posted: June 29, 2011 8:32 PM
  • jal1113

    these ads in the video that take over and make you watch them before seeing the clip seriously need to go die in a fire

    Posted: June 29, 2011 8:20 PM