Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Gamers vs The State of California

I just read about the California law about limiting (or banning) the sale of video games due to its content. So, does this means kids will have a better childhood without video games? Are they gonna behave in a better way? Do California regulators really think parents will have better kids without video games?

I guess the real question is: Are kids gonna be happy with this? Simple answer: No. So, maybe the parents should be asked the same question: Are you California parents, happier that video games are banned from your state? Just remember that the game won't be available for you or your children... So I guess the answer is no. Then, my final question: Who's gonna be happy about this law? Oh yeah, parents that do not have time for their children nor to play video games.

My take: Instead of banning video games, the State of California should invest their time and money ensuring parents are more aware about Parental Controls in consoles and PCs, as well as what the ESRB means. Teach parents the tools they have at their disposal to control what their children play.

That is, in my opinion, money well invested.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Like violent video games are bad enough for kids. what about the music videos, songs, internet sites, and cinematic movies released out into theater? they are just as bad as any video game. heck even todays cartoon shows are introducing violence to children more so if not as much as all of those put together. apparently this is a group of people whom have to much money and want to try and blow it all away on some ridiculous case. i remember watching cartoons where they condoned the usage of tobacco, alcohol, and other substances. and its not only the kids themselves its the parents for even letting them go along with this. apparently no one likes to be blamed for something wrong and they have to blame it on the state. in my opinion this should not even be as big as an issue as the movie industry. most of the recent movies ive seen like piranha 3d, machete, gamer, the new Friday the thirteenth, and etc. those are the biggest things that parents will even take their children to see and be ok with it.