Earlier today, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law, AB 1179, which makes it a crime to sell or rent violent or sexual videogames to minors. I’m all for keeping little people from easily accessing elicit content, but the controversy lies in the law’s definition of “violent” which is rather vague.
We don’t think games encourage criminal acts among the majority of younglings, it’s probably wise to limit the adult content delivered to them (think Hot Coffee Mod). Nintendo seems to have always backed this attitude and it could pay dividends for them in the long run. Kiddie or not, they’ve done a good job at ensuring this doesn’t happen without regulation. What do you think?