If you live in Oklahoma, computer games are now the equivalent of pornography. That's right folks, you will now be able to buy your favourite MMO from the back room in your local games store. Expect it to be stuffed into a brown paper bag for transport home.
"Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry has signed into law the State-specific Bill HB30004, which redefines a list of items, such as hardcore pornography, which are deemed “harmful to minors”, to include video games which use “inappropriate violence”." - GamaSutra
Personally, I would like a definition from Mr. Henry, to be referred to as Oh Henry from now on, as to what "appropriate violence" might be. Since games with inappropriate violence will get the brass pole treatment we are going to need to know which types of violence are appropriate for family consumption. It has come to my attention that Wile E. Coyote was seen leaving Oklahoma as fast as his ACME rocket-skates on rails would take him.
"This definition considers inappropriate any game which “lacks serious literary, scientific, medical, artistic or political value”" - GamaSutra
How does the current crop of MMOs fit into this? Vin meets Kneivel and monks meet American World Cup fans. All this and more...
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