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Violent Videogame Bill Ressurected in California
7:13 AM | Marcus Albers | Comment on this story

Gamespot News reports that California Assemblyman Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) has announced plans to resurrect a bill that would make it possible to punish retailers that sell or rent violent video games to underage consumers.

The legislation, known as AB 1792, was first introduced in January of 2004 by Yee, but had been declared dead by April that same year. This week, a representative of Assemblyman Yee reported that the bill would be reintroduced to the assembly. Yee's spokesman has reported that the bill includes some new amendments that could improve its chances this time around, but did not specify what those changes were.

[The bill] described a "violent" game as one that "appeals to minors' morbid interest in violence, that enables the player to virtually inflict serious injury upon human beings or characters with substantially human characteristics in a manner that is especially heinous, atrocious, or cruel." Such games must also be determined to lack serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value to minors.
Head over to Gamespot to read the full article on the proposed bill and its potential ramifications.

California lawmaker revives antigame bill


 

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