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11-12-2010 @ 1:02PM
Oh and since it is now an enforced law, the government is giving a nongovernment entity the rights to govern. And worst of all, while this seems harmless on the outside, "things rated M not sold to minors", now all of the studios will be careful of what qualifies as M. We have no representation of what qualifies as M. Creators have no representation of what qualifies as M. Even if the government took over, there is no telling what would qualify as M.It's a slippery slope and the entire reason the ESRB ever came to be. It came to exist because the game industry looked at the movie industry and realized without it, without any guidelines, the state WOULD take over and cause worse havoc than this case.Actually no, worst of all, is that even with this law, kids will do what they do now : "Daddy, can I have this video game?" "Sure."I will pay for a plane ticket to witness a kid sneaking to a store, buying an M game, and being allowed to keep it for a week without you knowing and you be considered a good parent by your peers. It is worth my time to see proof of this ridiculous claim.And we, the gamers, will miss out on many games because of the backlash of studios going under since stores don't want the hassle and simply choose not to sell games anymore. I even bet a store will eventually have to be licensed to sell M games if this passes. So many ways for the government to interfere from this slippery slope.
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