|If you shoot people in games, you will shoot people in real life too. Or something. Although if you are rich and successful and powerful in games, you are still sitting inside your house on your own in real life. I don't get it.|
Unfortunately, those penning the proposal seem to have forgotten three quite important points:
1) The jury is still out on video game violence, with some studies suggesting negative effects, some finding no effects, and others finding beneficial effects from games.
2) Games publishers already use a voluntary classification code which has worked well for over a decade. That "18" on the front of your Grand Theft Auto case isn't there for fun: it's not designed for children, but for grown ups who understand that you shouldn't do these things in real life.
3) Most importantly - the Supreme Court has already classified video games as protected speech under the First Amendment, making proposals such as these clearly unconstitutional. Tsk.
My favourite violent game was always IK+.