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US politician wants health warnings on videogames

Tuesday, 13th January 2009 11:32 GMT By Mike

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US Democrat representative Joe Baca has proposed new a piece of legislation entitled ‘Videogame Health Labeling Act of 2009′ that if successful, would see videogames carry a health warning similar to that of cigarettes and alcohol.

“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,” Baca said.

“They have repeatedly failed to live up to this responsibility. Meanwhile research continues to show a proven link between playing violent games and increased aggression in young people. American families deserve to know the truth about these potentially dangerous products.”

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  1. SticKboy

    “Meanwhile research continues to show a proven link between playing violent games and increased aggression in young people.”

    Just becuase you say something a lot of times, doesn’t necessarily make it true

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Blerk

    What a nutter.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. SWiSS BOSS

    Yeah great… going to come out like in germany.
    Every game needs to be cut, and games like gears are banned there.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. ruckus

    New laws aren’t needed for the satisfaction of the ignorant and the idiot politician that chases such ignorance should be booted out of the party.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. JonFE

    “American families deserve to know the truth about these potentially dangerous products.”

    Start by telling the truth about actual guns (like those allowed to Americans by their constitution) and convince people that they should have given up their God-given right to carry them a long time ago and -once successful- we can talk about video games.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Gamoc

    Oh God. Someone from a country in which it’s legal to own guns wants health warnings on GAMES.

    Seriously, these people are idiots and they need to stop.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Blerk

    Guns don’t kill people, American foreign policy does.

    #7 5 years ago