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Washington state bans sale of violent games to minors

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Washington state bans sale of violent games to minors

The games industry has taken yet another blow, with Gary Locke, governor of the state of Washington in the USA recently signing a bill banning the sale of certain violent videogames to minors – including Enter the Matrix and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

“Locke, governor of the state of Washington in the USA, has signed into law a bill banning the sale of certain violent videogames to minors – including Enter the Matrix and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, both of which depict violence against law enforcement officials.

According to US law, a minor is anyone under the age of 17, so this isn’t even on the same level as applying an 18 certificate to a videogame here in the UK (although admittedly a lot of UK retailers aren’t exactly stringent in their enforcement of the age certificates on games).”

More information can be found at The Register.

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