US politician moves to ban non-existent games

Monday, 15th April 2013 00:55 GMT By Brenna Hillier

New Jersey assemblywoman Linda Stender has proposed a state bill prohibiting public spaces like cinemas and bowling alleys from hosting arcade games rated Mature or Adult’s Only. But put down your pitchforks; according to Kotaku, the ESRB doesn’t actually rate coin-operated arcade machines, so assuming this bill was passed, it would have absolutely no effect on anything, anywhere. Hopefully someone will highlight this issue for Stender before she puts her bill before other lawmakers.




  1. Beta

    LOL. What a tool.

    Laugh her out the door :p

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Vice

    Hillarious. Typical female. No brains whatsoever.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Telepathic.Geometry

    Vice, you should be banned, more for being boring, than for being sexist.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. YoungZer0

    @3: I could swear this isn’t the first time we saw him write shit like that. Mystery to me why he’s still here.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Digital Bamboo

    So a politician is pushing a misguided bill that will have absolutely no effect on anything, waste both time, and money? Of course it’s going to be passed!

    More surprising: new coin-operated arcade machines are still being made?

    #5 2 years ago
  6. NeoSquall

    @4 Well we also have people like loki around here…

    About the topic, I’d like to know how this assemblywoman got the notion about M and AO rated coin-ops, because I have never ever seen one.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. xxJPRACERxx

    lol @ people offended by Vice!

    #7 2 years ago
  8. sh4dow

    There are still arcade games around? I always thought those are exclusive to Japan by now…
    (which I also thought is a shame. So… good if this means that they are actually still somewhat relevant)

    #8 2 years ago
  9. roadkill

    @Vice I’m kind of a sexist as well but don’t generalize this! There are just as many idiotic male politicians.

    @Brenna Wouldn’t it be awesome? If only we could use pitchforks on these kinds of politicians.. :)

    #9 2 years ago

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