New US bill proposes health labels regarding video game violence for game cases
Politics and video game share an interesting relationship. There are company lawsuits; there are cases about censorship... In fact, a United States Supreme Court case (Brown vs. EMA) involving video game violence and sale restrictions based on age was held less than a year ago. The case was ruled in the favor of video games, and during the cases, points illustrating the lack of causative evidence of a link between video game violence and aggressive behavior were shown. Recent studies have also shown this, such as with these two examples.
Despite this, a few politicians continue to believe otherwise. While there was previously an attempt by an Oklahoma State Representative to introduce a bill that would tax games rated teen or higher, this more recent one does something more visually noticeable.
Titled the The Violence in Video Games Labeling Act, this bill was collaboratively proposed by Virginia Representative Frank Wolf and California Representative Joe Baca. Should it be passed, it would require large health warnings to be posted on the cases of video games. Not only would this apply to mature rated games, but it would even apply to video games with an E for everyone content rating, including titles that feature no noticeable violence at all. The required game case warning would be as follows:
Frank Wolf, one of the involved representatives, provided his reasoning for introducing the bill, which he explained as follows:
Rich Taylor, the senior vice president of the Entertainment Software Association (which was involved with the recent Supreme Course case), had this sophisticated statement to give in response:
But who knows, maybe the passing of this bill would be a good thing. Parents need to know about the mentally destructive nature of harmful games like Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster. Joking aside, of course it's important for parents to be aware of what types of mediums their child is observing or interacting with in their lives, but is a scientifically inaccurate bill like this the way to do it?
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As if the U.S. government did not have enough real problems to alter, 2 Congressmen area unit presently pushing a replacement bill that might need all video games to wear a warning label not in contrast to those found on cigaret boxes. The health problems named would show a discrepancy, however the concept is that the same. Medicare Supplement Florida
The case was ruled in the favor of video games, and during the cases, points illustrating the lack of causative evidence of a link between video game violence and aggressive behavior were shown. Generic Viagra
well this was posted awhile ago, and i havent seen any health labels on games.. so i guess it never happened
I can't believe that labels such as those would have to be required on violent games. People these days...
This is all I have to say http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lf6gnqjdFJ1qc7f7go1_500.jpg
Stay out of my food and my games!
As a convicted felon, I concur.
Yes, but that has more to do with the "I want it because I can't have it!" factor. Kinda like how any kid would want to watch Nightmare on Elm Street just because they can't watch it. But this is just a way for people, like the people who say D&D, Harry Potter, and Disney are Satanist, to try to take down something they don't fully understand and have no desire to even consider. This is the kinda people who attack Pokemon because it has what they think is evolution and slots.
Isn't this why theirs a rating on every game made since 1994? If parents aren't going to bother looking at a bold black letter on the front of the cover to see if the game is okay for their kid and not follow the system, then it's the parents fault, not the developers. If your kid can't tell the difference between reality and fantasy then they shouldn't be playing Call of Duty or any FPS, unless it involves throwing candy at teddy bears or something completely unrealistic.
I think the best way to go about this is to have the disclaimer: Parents should fully acknowledge the influence of the mature content within this game experience to minors at AGES INAPPROPRIATE ACCORDING TO THIS GAME'S RATING.
Why don't they just put those warnings DVD cases too, while they're at it. I have concrete evidence that watching Friday the 13th will make you want to put on a hockey mask and stab people with a machete.
Why must politicians be so stupid?
Parents don't read those if they did the there would be 25% less xbox's sold
Instead of bills for labels on games and taxing 'mature' titles... lets put "I'm a Lousy Parent" stickers on the mother and father as well as tax them for incompetence.
Welp just more names to add to my hit list...I'm just helping there case aren't I?
Never mind proving causality, they didn't even find any signs of correlation. This whole thing is complete bull shit invented by the old people who are stuck in the same thinking they've had for the previous 400 years.
Countless scientific studies have found that there's no connection between the two, though. Not only that, but studies have also shown that putting a higher rating on a game provokes many children into wanting it even more.
remember that mom that tried to sue McDonald's because she and her child got fat from eating to much of there food. this reminds me of that. i think the only way to sort this is to give some kind of jail time or community service and or name and shame the parents who let there kids play these games. i mean to let a 8 year old play dead space is tantamount to letting a 8 year old watch hardcore porn. there brain does not really understand what there seeing and it can fuck them mentally in the future
When this label shows up on the next Hello Kitty game, I will take a photo of the game, with the label shown in the picture, and fax it to every senator & congressman who votes in support of this thing, along with a note that simply says
"SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH YOU!"