Former Video Game Star Stopping Kids from Buying Games?

He terminated, well, everything in his former action star life, but will Arnold Schwarzenegger terminate a bill that has just passed the California State Assembly that calls for "ending the sale and rental of violent video games that depict serious injury to human beings in a manner that is especially heinous, atrocious, or cruel, to persons who are under 18 years of age"?

This is a big question facing the governor as his approval of this act will make it a law. If the bill does get passed, retailers will face up to $1,000 for each violation of it. He has thirty days to sign the bill into law.

"Governer Schwarzenegger is no longer an action star but an elected representative of all Californians; I am hopeful that he will consider our children’s best interests by signing this commonsense legislation into law and giving parents a necessary tool to raise healthy kids," Speaker Leland Yee stated. He further commented," Clearly the ESRB has a conflict of interest in rating these games. Plain and simple, parents cannot trust the ESRB to rate games appropriately or the industry to look out for our children’s best interests."

The ESRB is funded by video game companies.

We will bring you more information when we have heard Governor Schwarzenneger's decision.

by lindsay
09/09/2005 11:00AM
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