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3-17-2012 @ 10:03PM
I have a question. Isn't it illegal to use anthropomorphic cartoon animals to sell your addictive product to unsuspecting and defenseless little kids? Mists of Joe camel has a nice ring to it.
3-18-2012 @ 1:14AM
Only if the product is illegal for children to buy. Video games are protected under the 1st amendment, so it's fine.
3-18-2012 @ 1:40AM
You didn't watch Saturday morning cartoons much I assume? 90% of them where/are to sell a f-ton of toys and dvd's.
3-18-2012 @ 11:09AM
Cigarettes are illegal for minors to buy, so that's the difference, if a game could be considered addictive.There was an arcade game called Tapper, which featured a bartender running back and forth and filling people's beers, and throwing them at them. It was branded by Budweiser. It was meant for an adult player, and most of the machines were located in bars.Some of those machines, however, were located in restaurants or other places where kids could play it. The US government saw this as advertising alcohol to minors, something they take a dim view of.The game was recalled, all references to Budweiser were removed, the beer changed to brown, and the game renamed "Root Beer Tapper."
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