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Thursday, May 26, 2005

Demuzio and the Indies: Example

Just to illustrate the kind of game that could get tagged by the Illinois bill once it's signed, look at REL Games' Deadhunt. The game is clearly violent, has no ESRB rating and therefore almost definately falls under the specifications of the law and you don't even need a credit card to purchase it online.

And the thing is ... if the legislation doesn't cover online retailers it's essentially useless. In fact it probably adds an unfair incentive to buy online. Why bother with Best Buy hassling you about your ID? If kids really want to play GTA, all they need is daddy's credit card and a web browser.

But I'm sure without the corrupt influences of interactive media all over the place that no child would ever have such impure thoughts.

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