New York Government passes Anti-Game Laws
- Posted June 1st, 2007 by Seb Hayes
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The new laws stop retailers from selling ESRB mature-rated games to minors. This time around, any retailers that sells a mature-rated game to a minor will be charged with a felony and lose their abilities to vote or carry a firearm.
Another section of this law forces video game manufactures to instate parental controls into the consoles. Luckily, parental controls have been in consoles since the .
Mark Methenitis, the pen behind the law, commented on the new law saying, "While the law does give some leeway for the sentencing court, it theoretically allows a judge to put someone away for life for selling a copy of, say, Gears of War to a 16 year old who looks 18. Yes, selling a game could come with a life sentence under the new law."
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