There had been much debate in the state of California about the sale of overly violent video games to minors. There had been a call for a new law in the state and had been in review of the Supreme Court for some time now.
With a 7 – 2 vote, the proposed law was turned down, with the court saying that video games fall under the First Amendment, meaning that game developers have the freedom to show what they want in a game.
This law seemed trivial to some, however, because most game retailers require ID in order for “Mature” rated games to be purchased. The ESRB rates games for a reason, and distributors are watching who they sell what to.
It is going to be an interesting and uphill fight for those who think gaming is plaguing the minds of children.