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Old 06-27-2011, 12:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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It's already been found unconstitutional by lower courts, and now the Supreme Court of the United States has finally weighed in on the infamous California state law that sought to ban the sale of violent video games to minors. In a seven-to-two ruling on the Brown v. The Entertainment Merchants Association case, the Supreme Court said that video games are indeed protected as free speech under the First Amendment, and noted that under the constitution, "esthetic and moral judgments about art and literature . . . are for the individual to make, not for the Government to decree, even with the mandate or approval of a majority." Inevitable, perhaps, but still a fairly historic day or the video game industry -- and one that we're guessing will be a bit more positively received than a certain other milestone involving violent video games this year. You can find the complete ruling in PDF form at the source link below.

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well I've grew up with very violent movies and games all my life... aliens series and that kinda stuff I was very little when I watched that. I also play really violent games where you hack the **** out of zombies and people.

I played this one game where all you do is hack people's heads off and there's like 10 feet of blood everywhere! I've played very kinky flash games that involve hentai tentacle action and stuff like that....

but I can barely bring myself to kill bugs and mice and rats and stuff. I am also generally nice to everyone.

so violent games dont make violent people. in fact it allows them to redirect anger and tendencies to pixels instead of people.
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