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Tennessee pondering violent-game ban


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Democratic Senator Tommy Kilby's SB3981 seeks to outlaw the sale of violent games within the state.

Add Tennessee to the list of states considering gaming legislation. Last week, Democratic Senator Tommy Kilby filed SB3981, which would make it illegal to sell or rent an "extremely violent video game" in the state of Tennessee.

The bill defines the phrase "extremely violent video game" as "a video game in which the range of options available to a player includes killing, maiming, dismembering, or sexually assaulting an image of a human being," with a number of clauses specifying that a game would have to be patently offensive to prevailing community standards, among other things, to be considered extremely violent.

The law also takes into account whether or not the virtual victim is an authority figure, whether the victim is conscious of the abuse taking place, and whether the player of the game intends to inflict severe mental or physical pain or suffering on the virtual victim.

Other factors that would nudge a game into the "extremely violent" category "include infliction of gratuitous violence upon the victim beyond that necessary to commit the killing, needless mutilation of the victim's body, and helplessness of the victim."

If passed, the bill would take effect July 1.

Source: GameSpot
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At least one Tennessee school is trying to ban TAG because it promotes violence and stalking (amoung 2nd greaders I assume *boggle*)

yeah, leave it to us to ruin recess *sigh* Not to mention what we want to happen to the (video) gaming community...
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More stupid Uppety bastard shit again eh?

Have i stated how much i hate this god-for-saken damn country, and how much i deeply desire to move from it?



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that's hilarious...so basically no GTA?..

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basically even things worse than nerf blast and any rpg are forbidden, so no deus ex, no unreal, no soldier of fortune, splinter cell...

So yes, life gets boring. Now go and play with excel.
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Nah, life here is rarely boring...not when you can sign up for hunting classes at 14 *smirk*

Can't play with toy guns, but by the gods I can play with real ones...then again, maybe that explains the new laws.
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Now that does make sense in some way.

Would those hunting classes also provide the basics in gun and firearm safety, or is it more like "of it ain't wearing an orange jacket and it moves, it's dinner!"?
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Originally from a Neil Gaiman cd, so i might suffer from all the things mentioned above.

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i am of the opinion that one's parents should be capable of teaching gun safety...i observe and practice my right to bear arms...

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Well i guess soon i'll have to get rid of all my GTA games, all my Devil May Cry games, evrey last one of my collection of RPG'S and not to mention all my Tekken games?


If/when that day comes, i'll be sitting in a straight jacket because my games are the only escapes from reality i have.
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