Monday, February 19, 2007

Forget Al Queda!!! We Gotta Stop Those Video Games!!!

Not content to let fascist Democratic nannies like Hillary! Clinton and Joe Lieberman hog all the game-banning fun, Stupid Party Presidential Not-A-Chancer Sen. Sam Brownback is bringing back a game ratings bill with the laughable title of "The Truth in Video Game Rating Act" because...

"Video game reviewers should be required to review the entire content of a game to ensure the accuracy of the rating. The current video game ratings system is not as accurate as it could be because reviewers do not see the full content of games and do not even play the games they rate. Game reviewers must have access to the entire game for their ratings to accurately reflect a game’s content."

The bill also would require the Government Accountability Office to evaluate whether or not the ESRB is effective, and if there should be a seperate rating system not controlled by the video game industry.
With some games having at least 50-100 hours of gameplay, to require a delay of at least a couple of weeks to allow for complete playthroughs would be damaging.

I've written elsewhere that developers like Rockstar only brought the heat down on themselves by leaving crap like Hot Coffee on their game discs, but that doesn't excuse the double-standards and government intrusion that Brownback, Clinton and Joementum are proposing for video games that they wouldn't dream of inflicting upon the movie and music industries.

Of course, watch for commentators to blame this on "conservative politicians" now that Brownnose, er, back, has thrown in with the nanny fascists.

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