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Monday, July 18, 2005

Hilary Clinton wants to make videogames the Pron

Ah finally. Someone is making the call! You've all heard it before, here's how it goes: "Won’t someone please think of the children!".

Clinton announced yesterday her intention to introduce new legislation aimed at protecting the nation's children against violent and pornographic video games by imposing fines on any retailer selling or renting such games to children under 18.

"The disturbing material in Grand Theft Auto and other games like it is stealing the innocence of our children and it's making the difficult job of being a parent even harder," Clinton said. "I am announcing these measures today because I believe that the ability of our children to access pornographic and outrageously violent material on video games rated for adults is spiraling out of control."

Clinton apparently wants to recall Grand Theft Auto and make it illegal for minors to play M rated videogames. The article itself makes it seem like violent videogames turn kids into agressive people, the ESRB system doesn't work and kids are able to get their hands on anything they want. Yeah, just try to buy GTA from Wal-Mart, I dare you.

I agree with Kotaku, let's just hope that Clinton never learns about music, movies or the Internet. Whew!

Link (via Kotaku)