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Illegal California Game Law Faces Appeal Wednesday

This Wednesday, California lawmakers will attempt to resurrect the violent video game legislation that cost the state $282,000 after it was ruled unconstitutional in 2007.

Senator Leland Yee penned the law, which mandates that retailers restrict sales of violent video games to only those over the age of 18, with games that fall under the definition of "violent" forced to sport an prominent "18" sticker on their packaging. Read more »

"Damn you, Leland Yee! Stop wasting my tax dollars on this crap!"
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Resistance 2 Developer: 'Video Game Legislation Has No Place in America'

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With 15 years in the field and numerous franchises under his belt, including Ratchet & Clank and Resistance, Insomniac founder and CEO Ted Price does not appreciate the US government's repeated attempts to involve itself in the video game industry.

"I think video game legislation has no place in America," Price told Shacknews in an exclusive interview. "It saddens me to see legislators stomping all over our First Amendment rights for their own specific interests." Read more »

"i completly agree with that statement, and also this is the same thing with the whole gas ..."
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