Just surfing around GameReplays for CoH modding tips, but this caught my eye:
about articleThe mayor of Boston, Massachusetts has proposed a ban on the sale of violent video games. Larry Mayes, chief of human services, is quoted in the Boston Herald, as saying, “Is it going to be an uphill battle Sure. But it's absolutely a battle that the mayor feels he should take on." This is in response to nine recent federal court decisions that have gone against the ban of violent video games.
One of the main reasons cited was the increase in violence in Boston, which has lead to several teenage deaths. The mayor has proposed a link between the "constant barrage of violence" youth are subjected to and the rise in violent crime.
All this talk of banning violent games has raised the concern of young gamers and video game industry advocates which claim that this content is protected by the first amendment and any recent bans have been found unconstitutional.
Even though there are laws banning sexually explicit content there is no law banning violent games to minors. The current ratings system is only observed on a per company basis in which it is up to the retailers discretion as to whether or not an M rated game can be sold to customers under the age of 18.
Now my fellow forumers, what is your take on this? I (and perhaps others too) would like to hear your take on this issue.