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Failed Louisiana video game bill sponsor speaks out

Following an embarrassing defeat of his unconstitutional video game bill, Louisiana Rep. Roy Burrell (D) wrote an op-ed piece in this morning's Shreveport Times. The newspaper had previously criticized him and it seemed he was attempting to explain himself. The naive representative worked with Jack ...

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Massachusetts tries Jack Thompson's failed Utah game bill

Massachusetts' legislators have been offered up HB 1423, a game bill which seeks to "restrict the sale of video games wih [sic] violent content to minors." "Harmful to minors" is defined as content describing or representing nudity, sexual conduct or sexual excitement, "so as to appeal predominantly...

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Oregon attempts game bill because Timmy broke Mary's arm

GamePolitics reports the Oregon House of Reps. is trying to blaze new trails by introducing a law making it unlawful to sell "ultra-violent" video games to people of the great state under 18 years of age. The bill was introduced by Rep. Arnie Roblan (D) and has no provision on what punishment would ...

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Senator Brownback brings back game bill

Presidential hopeful, Kansas Republican Sen. Sam Brownback, has re-introduced a bill that would require the ESRB play every game, all the way through, before assigning a rating. Every nook and cranny of that Thomas' English gaming muffin would have to be explored before slapping a rating on the titl...

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Utah game bill halted for now

The Public Utilities and Technology Committee of Utah's House of Representatives placed Rep. Scott Wyatt's video game bill on hold. Wyatt's bill is another in a long list of "games-as-porn" bills, "protecting children from video game violence." The bill has been on shaky ground since Utah's Attorney...

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