The nation’s video game community is up in arms over a new bill proposed in the Assembly and sponsored by Manhattan’s Keith Wright (pictured) that would place a whole new set of restrictions on purchasing video games in the state.
Those restrictions would include blocking the sale of games that depict or glamorize the commission of a violent
crime, suicide, sexual violence, violent racism, religious violence, illegal
use of drugs and alcohol. In addition, the new bill would require that anyone under the age of 30 show ID when they purchase such games.
The gaming blog The Last Boss has expressed the outrage of a gaming nation over Wright’s proposed tech nannyism. "I want someone to make an
Uncle Sam game where you get to go from state to state and kill every single
politician. At least then they would have something worth getting upset over,
quit annoying us until the current generation of old people die out and a new
generation that’s actually played games replaces your lame legislation," they write.