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08-24-2010, 07:30 PM #121
Nope. It's on Steam.Asking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!
08-24-2010, 07:42 PM #122
I perfer a console for most games. Not a big PC gamer unless it is an RTS or strategy game.
08-24-2010, 11:25 PM #123
Mouse/Keyboard over a Control any day.
08-25-2010, 12:08 AM #124
08-25-2010, 12:38 AM #125
Nothing wrong with PC gaming. Like I said RTS games are a must on PC. But I take gaming as my relaxing time. So I prefer it be on a couch just laying back than sitting in a chair like I have to do already 8-10 hours a day at work.
08-25-2010, 04:21 PM #126
Out of curiosity, has anyone heard of the violent video game law?Asking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!
08-25-2010, 07:57 PM #127
^is that the one in Europe?
08-25-2010, 08:01 PM #128
Wow a buddy just started talking to me about a game we used to have to play in Tech Ed. Took me a while to figure it out but the game he was talking about was The Incredible Machine. Been a long time since I played that and now I want to again.
(Moved this from the random thread to the gaming thread so I don't get yelled at.)
08-25-2010, 09:00 PM #129
08-25-2010, 09:01 PM #130
nope, haven't heard about one in america. what's it about?
08-25-2010, 09:11 PM #131
Isn't that what ratings are for? I mean stores are already supposed to not sell games that are rated a certain way to kids and that is what this bascially is.
I was at the GT4 release at midnight and saw a mom with a kid that was maybe 12. I wonder if she even knew what she was buying him.
Supreme Court to review violent-video-game laws | Politics and Law - CNET News
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08-25-2010, 09:17 PM #132
It's a law when ages under 18 aren't allowed to purchase rated M games. In 2005, Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the law in California. If violated, retailers have to pay a $1000 fine. In April 2010, it got sent to the Supreme Court for review. Michael D. Gallagher, president and CEO of the ESA, calls this unconstitutional. We had this before, but it got rejected and this year, it may change. I find this pointless.Asking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!
08-25-2010, 09:21 PM #133
Weed honestly does less damage then Mature games -_-EDM
08-25-2010, 09:23 PM #134
There are 11 states that favor the law. (Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Texas, and Virginia)
"These violent video games, on the other hand, can contain up to 800 hours of footage with the most atrocious content often reserve for the highest levels and can be accessed only by advanced players after hours upon hours of progressive mastery." -Leland YeeAsking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!
08-25-2010, 09:27 PM #135
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08-25-2010, 09:30 PM #136
Yeah, but in America, parents don't look at the content. They just buy.
There is a country where ALL video games are completely banned.Asking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!
08-25-2010, 09:40 PM #137
I agree that is the problem. They buy them then complain about the game.
08-25-2010, 10:28 PM #138
Just like all aspects in life, its the parents, not the games. The parents make (knowingly or knowingly) the decision to allow their children to play these games, not the makers. Just like with movies, its not the script writers, actors or directors that choose whom attends the showings of their films. The same goes for parents. The whole law is nothing more than a scapegoat for an extreme lack of parenting... Its always easier to blame someone else when it is actually you ( the parent) who is the problem.You see that "Thanks!" button? It likes it when you click it!
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08-26-2010, 09:20 AM #139
I know, but these idiots think it is the retailers. We already have policies requiring your ID. The law is pointless. It isn't gonna shape up the parents' decision. 8 year olds play MW2?! Really?! I'm glad I use the Wii more often.
The results will come in October.Asking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!
08-26-2010, 05:03 PM #140
I hope it does come into play only because finally the retailers can only sell to adults and then they can say "You do know what this game is about right?" Or just be like "when you head shot someone the graphics look awesome!." Or "You gotta try picking up a hooker then after you chose the deed to be done shoot her and get your money back." Maybe then the parents will learn more of what they are buying.
But really agree that it is not the retailers full responsibility. It is a tiny bit but only to a small point.
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