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Published on June 27th, 2011 | by Gabriel

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Supreme Court Strikes Down California Game Law

It is a great day for the games industry. In a 7-2 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to defend the constitutional rights of games, stating that the law violates the 1st amendment. In case you weren’t aware, politicians have been trying since 2005 to make selling or renting violent video games to minors illegal by law. This would have resulted in two things: video game outlets getting charged up to $1000 for breaking the law and violent video games getting branded as such with a big white “18 or up” right on the box, basically placing games alongside other mediums not appropriate for minors, like pornography. This would have severely affected developers from fully expressing themselves in their games, forcing them to hold back just so that their product had an actual chance of selling.

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