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ESA Fights Minnesota Game Sales Restrictions 41

Posted by Zonk
BaldManTom writes "ZDNet is running a story about the ESA's suit against the state of Minnesota regarding a bill which would fine anyone under the age of 17 for buying a game rated 'M' or 'AO'." From the article: "Lowenstein said that the average game buyer last year was 40 and the average player was 33. He also questioned how lawmakers reasonably expected retailers to collect the $25 fine from children."
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ESA Fights Minnesota Game Sales Restrictions

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  • by daranz (914716) on Wednesday June 07, 2006 @04:43PM (#15490059)
    He also questioned how lawmakers reasonably expected retailers to collect the $25 fine from children.

    That's easy: they'd kill a hooker and steal her money, or murder someone for their wallet. We're talking about gamers here, after all.
  • by Burlap (615181) on Wednesday June 07, 2006 @04:52PM (#15490117)
    FTA
    The association's most recent legal victory came in April when a federal judge in Michigan issued a permanent injunction halting the implementation of a state bill that would ban the sale of violent video games to minors. The judge rejected the state's claim that the interactive nature of video games makes them less entitled to First Amendment protections, the ESA said.

    cause you know... conversations arn't interactive in the least. Guess some politician got too used to hearing themselves talk and everyone else just sit there in silence.

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