Hasn't this guy been on the 'violent video games are bad' crusade long enough to just give up already. Then again good ol' Jack is still on the train despite being disbarred...
"Unlike Saturday morning cartoons, these video games expose kids to behavior that is not acceptable in reality."
Yeah, this case is in good hands. Hopefully he continues as the moron selected to pursue it.
This guy can go get felt-up by the TSA.
There are games that children shouldn't be exposed to, absolutely, but that's up to a little thing called controlled parenting. My children will be under the terms of my own, and yes, they will totally find ways around it, but they won't be state or federally mandated, just like any other form of media and artistic expression.
This guy needs to wake up. If you want to criticize video games, you also have to criticize every other medium of entertainment (movies, books, music etc...). You can't single out video games because parents let their under age kids play Mortal Kombat or Call of Duty and you can't single them out for being an interactive medium.
you have the crackpots, and then the crackpot law makers. still, this is great as this is another step towards legitimizing video games as a form of entertainment. in 20 years we are going to see articles about the sordid affairs of game developers and their various crack/clubbing/prostitution affairs.
kids are always going to be drawn to violent things it's there parents job to help filter NOT! the supreme court
That it is my friend. If a child is found or allowed to play a M or T rated game, then it's the parents fault for not regulating what games there child plays and limiting them on how long they play.
That's a whole lot of people determined to waste more time and money trying to paint out video games as being bad for children. Effin' morons, jesus christ. Why don't they go and play a couple games, or follow the industry for a bit. When M rated titles are selling MILLIONS of copies every day, and yet millions of children don't go out and murder people, your arguments are pretty effin' screwed. Dumbasses.
Politicians really need to learn to stay the eff away from stuff they don't understand, nor want to understand.
At least the Supreme Court is pretty kickass about all this:)
I kinda feel sorry for the guy, he's like a dinosaur that doesn't realize it's over. His political career was basically hooked to this wagon of anti-videogame gibberish, and now he's probably done. Like Patrick said, it would take a long time to get another challenge together, and by then support would be even less with a generation of videogame players growing up and wanting nothing to do with Mr.Yee's dated theories.
Where oh where has parental responsibility gone in this country. Have morons like this forgotten that most parents inthis country have the ability to say no to something that they feel their OWN children should not be exposed to.
The government is not supposed to intervene in situations like this. It what the country was founded upon. We escaped from kings and tyrants so that we as individuals could make our own choices.
blame the world for something parents do right out in the open even after being told that the game is not for kids in fact at my gamestop i seen that happen multipule times the parent just doesint care what the gamestop guy has to say and mindlessly shows there id for there kid to own the game thank god this law didint pass because kids would have found a way anyways like having there parent go there alone and buy it
California residents, if your representative so poorly understands first amendment issues please vote him out of office. If you're Republican, easy enough, he was on the other side any way. If you're Democrate, please be active in the primaries. Just get him out.
*Shrugs* Yee's just butt-hurt, that's all. Even if he manages to get Alito on his side, the best he can hope for is a 6-3 defeat. Not only that, but California's broke, and the new Governor probably doesn't wanna put the state into yet another multi-million dollar hole (rest assured the EMA is going to go after all those lawyer fees, putting Cali even more in debt). Safe to say, Yee is done.
Who cares about our rights as Americans when we could save the children by imposing bills created by mentally retarded politicians. Seriously, social "correction" is not any governments job. It's our job. as society, to reform when necesarry. By the way its not necessary.
Lets not forget this state passes a bogus budget just so everyone in congress can try to be paid and the unions get ridiculous pensions, but there is always time for pursuing more laws. More regulation. This state is totally busted and nobody votes them out under any reason. This guy made it his point to regulate media, ugh. California continues to poison itself from the inside and turns a blind eye.
How about introducing the 401K concept to Federal employees or stop kids from having kids! Grrrr.....video games, of all the things to be concerned about!
I'm just glad that it was found unconstitutional. Even if I have a hard time seeing this guy having any real understanding of what he was trying to accomplish. Lets not forget, the stigma for a gamer being under 14 is still prevalent. What a frustrating waste of time chasing the end of a rainbow....
"What has happened today is that the U.S. Supreme Court has decided it's going to side with corporate America and Wal-Mart against our children,"
Master of bullshit and spin. I am more inspired to violence by the sheer ignorance and audacity of this moron than any video game could impress upon me.
The government should not be the one to tell people what they can and cannot do, no matter how old or young the people may be, and no matter the situation. First of all, parents should make sure they know the kind of games their kids are playing, and if they have an issue with them, they should explain to their kids why they object to such games. The fact that such a law was even created is a major part of the problem facing America as a whole today: a lot of times when people see something they don't like, their immediate response is to demand that said thing be outlawed. This leads only to less freedom and more government control. We should still allow these things, but explain why one would feel they should be avoided, and then allow people to make their own decisions.