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GamePolitics spent a little time at the Pennsylvania House of Representatives last week for its hearing on violent video games. During the proceedings, a pair of State Representatives questioned the Penn. Joint State Commission about ways violent video games could be targeted. For example, putting a 5% tax on violent game sales, with those funds being allocated to parental education programs. Another suggests withholding tax incentives from companies that make violent video games.

To be clear, the meeting was exploratory, so it's a lot of talk and very little substance -- like most government conversation about video games (www.instantrimshot.com). If you're in the mood for watching congressional proceedings about taxing video games, check out the video after the break.

Youtube - PA Legislation Proposal

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Would they tax R rated movies as well?

Maybe they should just blindfold us, to better hide our innocence from the cruel world.
 

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Why should I have to pay taxes so money can be pissed away on 'educating' other kids about game violence?
 

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I hope this comes into effect, that way you don't have to pay taxes when you pirate as well.

there is a pirating tax its called $250000 + 5 years in jail per offence. Its like killing someone without anyone being hurt.
 

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Tax the porn industry.

Would have enough money to the United States out of a recession 3 times.
Might even have enough to pay off the national deficit.
 

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Tax the porn industry.

Would have enough money to the United States out of a recession 3 times.
Porn is already expensive enough as it is... 40 bucks for a DVD? for reals?
 

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If they do anything, movies should go first as they are FAR more violent then games are. I've actually been turned off by some movies due to violence, but never to games.
 

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I don't know but maybe in just ignorant/hypocritical but in my true opinion violent video games are kind of bad. Even though I do enjoy them, most of the times' they make a negative impact.

in what way? we have 1 wacko every 3 years imitating gta or manhunt? IMO, they should have a ******ed tax but that's just me.
 

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Don't you love these people? I really want to know how these people make these decisions.

Scenario: This tax comes into effect, game sales drop all across the country, piracy rates shot up and who do they blame? Terrorists? LAWL.

I say this as politely as possible. DIG A HOLE AND DIE, YOUR STUPIDITY IS OFF THE ****ING CHARTS!
 

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I don't know but maybe in just ignorant/hypocritical but in my true opinion violent video games are kind of bad. Even though I do enjoy them, most of the times' they make a negative impact.

it isnt the govt's responsibility to stop everything that is "bad".....its the citizen's personal responsibility to decide for themselves, and their children, what to buy and support

i remember when the ESRB rating was the consumer's responsibility....then govt said it was the supplier's responsibility to not allow those underage to buy bad games.....oh, how our country is failing....
 

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Welcome to 1984, where anything bad for you is Illegal. Big Brother is Watching...
 
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