Monday, 27 October 2008

MadWorld used in anti-violent games appeal

Children won't be able to throw mouldy corpses into enormous death-fans, instead sticking to their DS Petz games.

On Wednesday, California's anti-violent-videogame laws will be attempted to be revived, using MadWorld as an example.

The law will be similar to the one we have in the UK, whereby it is illegal to sell games to people under the age on the certificate. Along with the "M" rating, games published in America will have to put an "18" next to it. Retailers that sell the game to minors will be fined $1,000.

I don't think there's anything wrong with this law, as we have had it in the UK for over a decade now. I was actually surprised when I found out that this wasn't already law in the US, and seems completely logical. If children can't go in to see 18-rated films, then children shouldn't be able to go into a shop and buy 18-rated games. However that shouldn't stop them playing the games, which should be the choice of the parents.

Overall, if this law comes into effect, I don't think it will effect people very much. Children will just have to get someone older to buy their games from the shop, much like they do already for their cigarettes and alcohol!

Picture: IGN

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