#6613299, By toy_brain Future of gaming..help our american gamers

  • toy_brain 7 Oct 2010 11:03:34 1,255 posts
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    Its been a bit of a bastard to track down, but I think this is the full document California is submitting.
    http://www.abanet.org/publiced/preview/briefs/pdfs/09-10/08-1448_Petitioner.pdf
    Its not exactly fun reading, but if you start at around page 17 you can skip most of the preable which covers previous attempts at passing the law etc.
    Page 21 is particularly interesting.

    I'm still reading through it myself, I suggest all those still interested do the same.
    Right now my biggest question is where, in the current ESRB rating system, would this law start to kick in?
    If it's effectively defining an AO rated game (which shops and console manufacturers refuse to allow anyway) then its no big deal, but if the definition can be applied to an M rated game, then its more of a worry.
    The 3rd possibility is that the rating system would need to be restructured entirely to allow for this new definition.
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