Archive for June, 2011
Video Game Violence Protected again By Supreme Court
Once again those censoring motherly types have tried to ban sales of violent video games and once again (for the third time) the Supreme Court has shot it down as unconstitutional. Now if only “the cause” had Dee Snyder fighting for it to make it as entertaining as the PMRC hearings of the eighties. Any way here is he main excerpt from the ruling:
“Like the protected books, plays, and movies that preceded them, video games communicate ideas-and even social messages-through many familiar literary devices (such as characters, dialogue, plot, and music) and through features distinctive to the medium (such as the player’s interaction with the virtual world). That suffices to confer First Amendment protection. Under our Constitution, “esthetic and moral judgments about art and literature . . . are for the individual to make, not for the Government to decree, even with the mandate or approval of a majority.”
Whos up for some Gears of War?