US politician moves to ban minors from light gun arcade games

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 21:22 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Last month Connecticut senator Toni Harp introduced a bill intended to keep minors from playing what he described as “violent point-and-shoot” video games in public venues such as arcades. The loose definition of such games takes in any which include the “facsimile of a firearm as an essential component of play” – so anything with a light gun, no matter how innocuous. On the brighter side, the bill also calls for further research into the effects of violent games on young minds.

Thanks, Joystiq.

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