US authorities look to ban violent games that don't exist

Ben Parfitt
US authorities look to ban violent games that don't exist

Massachusetts assemblywoman Linda Stender wants to introduce legislation to ban mature-rated arcade games.

There’s a problem, though – The Entertainment Software Rating Board does not rate coin-operated arcade games.

“Stender will introduce legislation that prohibits any kind of public accommodation – movie theaters, rest stops, bowling alleys, arcades – from making games rated Mature or Adults Only available to the public for play,” a press release from Stender’s office read, as reported by Kotaku.

If successful the legislation would impose an initial $10,000 fine on any business housing one of imaginary arcade games, rising to $20,000 for subsequent offences.

MCV wishes Stender the best of luck. Fictional video games are the very worst. 

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Tags: esrb , violent , mature , arcade , rated , coin-operated

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