It will probably fail... but it's a 'Tobacco-style warning on video games'
A new US proposed bill could require almost every video game box to bear a warning label.
According to an US proposed bill spotted by ShackNews, almost every video game box should bear a warning label reading, "WARNING: Exposure to violent video games has been linked to aggressive behavior."
Another pointless proposed bill? According to the site: 'given that such bills have failed to pass before, it's fair to predict that this one will die too, after wasting a fair bit of time and money'.Should the the Violence in Video Games Labeling Act, H. R. 4204, somehow pass, it'd require the warning be placed "in a clear and conspicuous location on the packaging" of every game rated by the ESRB, except for those rated EC (Early Childhood). It makes no distinction for a game's actual content, so the warning would be slapped on Mortal Kombat and Imagine: Party Babyz alike.
"The video game industry has a responsibility to parents, families and to consumers — to inform them of the potentially damaging content that is often found in their products," chief sponsor Joe Baca (D-CA) said, reported by The Hill. "They have repeatedly failed to live up to this responsibility."
Co-sponsor Frank Wolf (R-VA) chimed in, "Just as we warn smokers of the health consequences of tobacco, we should warn parents - and children - about the growing scientific evidence demonstrating a relationship between violent video games and violent behavior."
NEWS SOURCE: http://www.shacknews.com/article/729...sed-by-us-bill
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