TV News Report on NY Video Game Law

July 25, 2008 -

Long Island's Regional News Network has a video report on New York's controversial video game law...

 


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Um.. I am lost.  Are the games not already showing their ratings on the box already?  What is this law about?  I am so ****ing confused!

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Lisa Yip = worst reporter evar kthx

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I know that news sites have a lot of news to cover, but that comment on the end...what games don't get an ESRB rating? Has anyone seen one? As far as I know, you can't make a game for the big 3 without getting an ESRB rating.

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Imports and H-games for the PC.

 

Most of the imports have rateing from their local system though.

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Lol, I don't even need to watch the video, I just need to read these comments. It's obviously freaking hilarious

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OMG!  Thank you New York government!  What would we do without your infinite wisdom!  Government is best for the people!

Wait a tick...  My GTA IV has a rating...

EGADS!!

They went back in time and enforced this law!  AMAZING!!!

What will they think of next???  Banning bottled water?  Only time will tell!

/sarcasm

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"...The Law requres a rating and description in the back of the box..."

 

I laughed saying IT'S ALL READY THERE!!!

 

:40 made me laughed harder than I did all day as they say the what the law is WHILE they are showing what's already there...

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I was thinking that maybe with this law if some parents try to sue Sony because little Timmy went postal in his schoolyard, the law will prevent this because the games are by law rated, so the parents won´t have any excuse to claim they weren´t uninformed about violent games.

Still, I consider this law is useless because is more to control videogames which is a rising medium than protect society.

Politicians don´t fucking care about people.

 

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Lawl, they show a picture of MGS4 in there. For some reason that strikes me as an odd choice...

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While poking around the RNN site for a transcript, I found this entertaining story: Paterson signs junior hunter bill.  Parents, don't buy your 14-year-old that Big Game Hunter title for their console -- put a rifle in their hands and take 'em to the woods for the real thing!

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What wrong with the real thing? All it did was bring the state inline with most other states?

Not to say I like the NY law.

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I think he means the Irony of people freaking out over Video game violence and how you can "Shoot cops and hookers for points" and then putting a high powered rifle or shotgun in a young teen's hand with out a second thought.

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I saw the irony, but I also saw something else.

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Another useless law.

Don't really care if it gets passed, 99% of all violent games that parents are all worked up about go through the ESRB already (would any major retailer even carry a non-rated game?) and display their rating quite clearly and, would ya believe it, always in the same place. 

BTW: Good Morning :D

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Won't stop them for a second stating that they have won by making the companies do this.  And then show the existing stuff that is already done as proof.  See this rating...see how this system can be set to play it or not...I DID THAT!  Can't wait. 

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Andrew EisenNow, having said that, what sites are you reading that are claiming that if "you self-identify as a Gamer, you're immediately the problem" or that gamers are "obligated to stop harassment"? Or was that hyperbole too?09/21/2014 - 1:03am
Andrew EisenFirst of all, ONE person in the Shout box suggested an obligation to call harassers out on their harassing but only after YOU brought it up. Plus, Techno said "when you see it happening." If you don't see it, you're not under any obligation.09/21/2014 - 1:02am
Sleaker@Craig R. - at this point I don't even know what the hashtags are suppsed to be in support of. what does GamerGate actually signify.09/21/2014 - 12:21am
Sleaker@AE - Hyperbole for the first 2, but it seems like some of the comments in the shout are attempting to place blame on fellow gamers because they aren't actively telling people to stop harassing even though they don't necessarily know anyone that has.09/21/2014 - 12:16am
Andrew EisenSleaker - Who the heck are you reading that is claiming "all gamers are bad," we "need to pass laws or judgement on all gamers," that if "you self-identify as a Gamer, you're immediately the problem," or that gamers are "obligated to stop harassment"?09/20/2014 - 9:44pm
erthwjimhe swatted more than just krebs, I think he swatted 30 people http://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/05/teen-arrested-for-30-swattings-bomb-threats/09/20/2014 - 9:31pm
Craig R.Btw, the guy who swatted security expert Brian Krebs? He got picked up recently. It can be done.09/20/2014 - 8:55pm
Craig R.Such things are not done in a vacuum... hence why the 4chan and other logs show what fools you've all been, tricked into doing the trolls' work09/20/2014 - 8:49pm
Sleaker@Technogeek - How do you call someone out that anonymously calls in a SWAT team, or sends threats to people?09/20/2014 - 7:04pm
Technogeek"It also doesn't mean you're obligated to stop harassment from all gamers that are doing so." I'd say you're certainly obligated to call them out when you see it happening.09/20/2014 - 5:17pm
SleakerNow if you disagree with anything in my last 2 posts then we obviously have a difference in world view, and wont come to any sort of agreement. I'm fine with that, maybe some people aren't?09/20/2014 - 5:09pm
SleakerIt also doesn't mean that just because a news outlet says that Gamers are the problem and you self-identify as a Gamer, you're immediately the problem. It also doesn't mean you're obligated to stop harassment from all gamers that are doing so.09/20/2014 - 4:59pm
SleakerJust to re-iterate: People getting harassed is wrong. Just because someone is harassed by so called 'gamers' doesn't mean that all gamers are bad. nor does it mean that you need to pass laws or judgement on all gamers.09/20/2014 - 4:56pm
SleakerAnd furthermore just because someone doesn't 'crusade against the evil' that doesn't make them the problem. You can have discussion with those around you. There's a thing called sphere of influence.09/20/2014 - 4:54pm
Sleaker@Conster - one person getting harassed is a 'problem' only so far as the harassee's are doing it. Just because a select few people choose to act like this doesn't make it widespread. Nor does it immediately make everyone responsible to put an end to it.09/20/2014 - 4:54pm
james_fudgeno worries09/20/2014 - 4:15pm
TechnogeekI misread james' comment as "we can't have a debate without threatening" there at first. Actually wound up posting a shout about death threats and "kill yourself" not technically being the same thing before I realized.09/20/2014 - 3:59pm
james_fudgeDon't hit me *cowers behind Andrew*09/20/2014 - 3:20pm
ConsterYou take that back right now, james, or else. *shakes fist menacingly*09/20/2014 - 3:00pm
james_fudgeOur community is awesome. We can have a debate without threatening to kill each other.09/20/2014 - 2:50pm
 

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