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The US Supreme Court struck down California's ban on violent video games, and ruled that First Amendment protections and the "basic principles of freedom of speech" apply to video games.

Court Strikes Down Violent Game Law
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# 2
06-27-2011, 04:02 PM
hoooray for freedom of speech!

*looks arround* frak me! ... still sitting in Germany

can't even buy uncut games (or DLC of banned Games) on Steam or Xbox Live...
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# 3
06-27-2011, 04:07 PM
*applause*

While I can agree with some that there are some disturbing games out there, I grow sick & tired of parents blaming all of their children's problems on things like that. It's always 'everything is to blame but myself'. So you don't want your child playing a violent video game? Do something about it. :p

Thumbs up to the Supreme Court.

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Originally Posted by Z3R0B4NG View Post
hoooray for freedom of speech!

*looks arround* frak me! ... still sitting in Germany

can't even buy uncut games (or DLC of banned Games) on Steam or Xbox Live...
Banned games, really? Like what? I never knew Germany had laws like that.
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# 4
06-27-2011, 04:07 PM
Good for the Court.
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# 5
06-27-2011, 04:52 PM
As a parent of two young children myself, I can certainly understand the objections that some parents have to violent video games.

As an adult however, I dislike how they keep trying to make things illegal for adults just so they won't have to take the time to parent their own children.
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# 6
06-27-2011, 04:54 PM
The system does work!!!
Some of the time...
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# 7
06-27-2011, 11:09 PM
The law banned the sale of violent video games to minors...it did not ban violent video games.
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# 8
06-28-2011, 12:06 AM
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The law banned the sale of violent video games to minors...it did not ban violent video games.
sure and what better way to do it then by to demand any violent video game be hidden behind a counter or some such.

we have a video game rateing system, that IMHO should be eneugh
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# 9
06-28-2011, 02:21 AM
still, if a Game is made it still has to pass different countries classification laws.. i wonder how many games never make it to the Australian shores without being heavily cut.
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# 10
06-28-2011, 02:30 AM
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Originally Posted by ShadowDarter
still, if a Game is made it still has to pass different countries classification laws.. i wonder how many games never make it to the Australian shores without being heavily cut.
quite a few I bet, however this is gonna become a loseing battle for the Auzzy government with digital distribution. it's already very easy to get a "uncut" copy of "the witcher 2" in Australia due to this for example
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