Video Game Ban

by Mike Shea on 19 April 2003

Washington State is banning video games. The $500 fine for selling a "violent" video game to a kid under 18 will result in large stores like Walmart, Sears, and Toys R Us to discontinue selling the games at all rather than risk fines and embarassment from the errors of their undertrained sales staff. This will lead to lower game sales which will push the industry towards "safe" games (read Barbie Dream World). If anyone knows of a way I can help fight this through donations to an organization with enough balls to protect nerdy hobbies like video games, please tell me how.

Explain to me why a 29 year old yuppy cannot purchase Doom 3 to play in the safety of his own home?