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A federal appeals court today upheld an injunction against a Minnesota law that targeted at children under 17 who rent or buy violent video games.

A three-judge panel of the 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals agreed with a lower-court judge that Minnesota went too far when it passed its law two years ago because the state couldn't prove that such games hurt children

Since there is no proof for or against the “bad for kids†argument, let’s put that aside for a moment and consider this…if I wanted to pass a law banning all children under 17 from seeing a Rated R movie, you would say “Why? There is a rating system in place already.†The answer is “yes.†The same goes for video games. There is a rating system in place, why doesn’t the public and our lawmakers have the same faith in the video game system as they do the movie ratings? Maybe we should change the game ratings to the R, PG-13, PG and G system so politicians will leave us alone? What do you think?
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Maybe we should change the game ratings to the R, PG-13, PG and G system so politicians will leave us alone?
Touche.
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And the winner is the young players! ^^
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Problem is, they'll just start rating anything that has a gun in 'R'.

I do find it incredible, for a society where everyone is allowed to have a gun, America is so gun-phobic. I mean, music has the word censored out, and the whole games thing, it's ridiculous.
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Problem is, they'll just start rating anything that has a gun in 'R'.

I do find it incredible, for a society where everyone is allowed to have a gun, America is so gun-phobic. I mean, music has the word censored out, and the whole games thing, it's ridiculous.
AMEN to that
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Maybe they should use NO17, R, PG-13, PG, G. Parents can't take time out of their busy work life to learn a new rating system or *gasp* actually be parents.
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IMHO I personally think people parents should take more of a role in what they play. it just depends on the attitude of the kid. 1 question should be asked can the person distinguish fantasy from reality. just think some audults shouldn't be playing these games either. If I am not mistaken some audalt got beat up a while back because his clan got beat up in WOW or one of those other online games. But thats my opinion, and I am allowed to have it.
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How hard is the game rating system anyway...

Its a heck of alot easier than the movie rating system.
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My God, the influence of the social conservatives in this country is unbelievable.

I've been exposed to violence in the media since the age of three, and I've been just fine - Hell, I go to an Ivy League school!
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