Censorship or not?
I just read the following [url=http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-violence5oct05,0,3603336.story?coll=la-home-business]article[/url] in the L.A. Times about possibly restricting sales of violent video games to minors:
[b]As the video game industry gears up to release a new generation of consoles that allow even sharper graphics and more realistic action, lawmakers nationwide are considering bans on the sale or rental of violent titles to minors.
In California, for instance, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has until midnight Thursday to act on a bill that would ban the sale to minors of games that "depict serious injury to human beings in a manner that is especially heinous, atrocious or cruel."[/b]
Personally, I think it's fine. I don't really consider it censorship. Minors are now restricted to what films they can see if they're not accompanied by an adult. I support a parent's right to decide what kind of sex and violence their children are exposed to. I'm really pissed about the Nip and Tuck billboards that are all around L.A showing a naked women with a knife stuck in her with two clothed men standing over her. I'd love for that kind of advertising to be illegal. But now I'm rambling. Thoughts?
Article here: [url]http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-violence5oct05,0,3603336.story?coll=la-home-business[/url]