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Ya just like Blockbuster checks ID for R rated movies. Oh wait they don't, my bad. Great idea, they just need to enforce like crazy and have fines.
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post #32 of 55
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... No. Kudos for having a job, but that does not make you an adult. Not by a long shot.

The simple fact of the matter is this is just another example of the American public seceding certain rights and liberties through the process of shirking their responsibilities and letting the government step in.

IT DOES NOT REQUIRE THE SENATE'S INTERVENTION TO MONITOR YOUR CHILDREN'S ENTERTAINMENT!!!
Yeah.. this is total bull crap...

This is a totally useless bill...

When is the American public going to start taking control of their own lives and quit living day to day waiting for the government to do everything for them.



Shoot.... pot is illegal to sell/buy in the U.S. but here in the bayarea we can buy it legally with a card ANYONE can get for $150.00USD... even at age 18 !!!

California ownz
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post #33 of 55
This should have been done YEARS ago...They implemented the whole rating thing so that parents would be aware of kinds of games their kids want. Of course this only attracted the youth towards games with Mature and Teen ratings and in turn helped sales. Its just like the explicit content warning on music CDs.
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It's not going to stop kids ordering off ebaY
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post #35 of 55
If you have to be 18 to buy a M rated game then it is no different from AO rated games. Leveling M rated games which is sometimes only about the intensity of the PG13 movie with pornographic/AO material. Additionally this means that the opposite effect which they are desiring may occur and games may start going AO since it's only different in name from M. Overall, everyone loses.

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Ya just like Blockbuster checks ID for R rated movies. Oh wait they don't, my bad. Great idea, they just need to enforce like crazy and have fines.
An excellent point, games are no where near as bad as movies yet people constantly try to restrict them more. Why? Because the people who make the laws like movies, but not games. So it's no skin off their bones so to say.
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Legally you have to be 16 to be employed.
No you don't. Depends on the state. I've had a job since i was 14.
    
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Does anyone else over 18 see this as bad news? Game developers want money, so no, this will not give us many more truly mature games. Instead, developers will go the "more money" route and dumb games down to T or lower ratings to gain the most sales. On top of that, this doesn't help AT ALL. Most of the kids who are too young to play these games rely on parent's money, so who's to say they can't convince the parents to go the extra step and buy the game too?
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WANT A COOKIE GOVERNMENT???

Whatever, if this ever passes it won't affect me, 18 in less than two years and before then I can get my parents to pick up my games.
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Lol. Nobody checks IDs for credit/debit card purchases anymore so I don't think anyone will check for an ID to buy a video game.
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... No. Kudos for having a job, but that does not make you an adult. Not by a long shot.

The simple fact of the matter is this is just another example of the American public seceding certain rights and liberties through the process of shirking their responsibilities and letting the government step in.

IT DOES NOT REQUIRE THE SENATE'S INTERVENTION TO MONITOR YOUR CHILDREN'S ENTERTAINMENT!!!
I think you're reading what you want and not what I obviously stated.

I'm 26, not 14. I was making a point that if you're responsible enough to have a job you're responsible enough to buy a video game. Please point to where i said that having a job = grown. I didn't.
    
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