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Discussion in 'Current Events' started by VMS, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. VMS

    VMS Victim of high standards and low personal skills.

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    Proud of my old college roommate, who works for the ESA. Leave our games alone, fuckers.
     
  2. Master Paux

    Master Paux Dry Drunk

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    Goddamn. Clarence Thomas is still sitting in the Supreme Court? I studied cases he ruled on in Constitutional Law YEARS ago. That's a cushy job.
     
  3. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    Once appointed you pretty much either retire or die as a SC justice.
     
  4. VMS

    VMS Victim of high standards and low personal skills.

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    Ummmm... yeah. So are Scalia and Kennedy, who were appointed by REAGAN, while Thomas was appointed by Bush v1. That's kind of how the SCOTUS works.

    Did you miss that class in ConLaw, Paux?
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  5. Voss's Tumor

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    I still have to wonder how they restrict porn to minors while claiming Free Speech to age restriction on games with (allbeit, tiny amounts of) porn in them. Carding for R rated movies?

    Don't get me wrong, I think it should all be done away with, I just don't get how they can make that distinction.

    :really?:
     
  6. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    Hot.
     
  7. Master Paux

    Master Paux Dry Drunk

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    No.
     
  8. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    I almost want that as the wallpaper on our PS3.
     
  10. Kirk Strong

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    What mainstream games have porn in them?
     
  11. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    GTA San Andreas. Dont get more mainstream than that. And I am not even referring to the "Hot Coffee" bit.

    Actually, almost all of the GTA games have had a sexual element.
     
  12. Hoffman

    Hoffman Guess who's back? Hoffman's back

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    Suttor who just retired last year and was replaced by Sotamayor (?) was nominated by Ford.
     
  13. Kirk Strong

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    I've played GTA games and have never seen penetration in them.
     
  14. fletcher

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    You are using a VERY defined version of what "porn" is. Some would argue that semi exposed female breasts could be considered sexual content ie porn. Go troll in your own stupid threads.
     
  15. MayrMeninoCrash

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    Been available since you were in diapers, junior

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    And if you want to go real old school, WITH penetration

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  16. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    I enjoyed a few of those games. Poor Larry could never get any though. Tough luck I guess.

    And what happened to Kirk? Shrinking again after being proven wrong. Good.
     
  17. Kirk Strong

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    The people that would argue that are prudes. Do they shower with all their cloths on?
     
  18. fletcher

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    Probably, but the people making the rules are the prudes. Porn is not just penetration.
     
  19. Falldog

    Falldog Wackbag's Best Conservative
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  20. VMS

    VMS Victim of high standards and low personal skills.

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    Restriction on porn.

    Basically, what the SCOTUS rules today was that video games as a class of media are not obscene.

    Obscenity is not protected under Free Speech (so the SCOTUS has ruled: I don't necessarily agree...).

    The (mainstream) motion picture industry has kept itself from government censorship through self-imposed regulation. If the gov't really, really wanted to push things, they could try to use the Miller rule against the motion picture industry, but the mainstream movie industry has been smart enough to self-regulate to keep from getting into trouble.

    There are no/few laws saying a 16 year old can't go watch a rated R movie by himself, but the movie theaters make a real effort (in my experience, when I worked at the local theater in high school) to keep to the letter of the industry rules.

    By self-imposing regulation, the movie industry theoretically has more freedom than if the gov't were running things.

    Watch "This Film Is Not Yet Rated" for a contrarian POV on the MPAA.

    The ESA/ESRB is basically the video game version of the MPAA. When California tried to regulate who could buy what games, the ESA basically pointed to the MPAA and said "hey, you're not doing this to THEM! Why are you doing this to US?"
     
  21. The Sarge

    The Sarge Guess who.

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    So, the GHAMERS are allowed to marry now? :rolleyes:
     
  22. OAarchive

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    No dipshit. This ruling gives the authority and and responsibility to the parents. The only people who should be deciding what their children can and cannot play.
     
  23. Don the Radio Guy

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    I think a better way to put it is that video games are subject to the same obscenity laws as anything else. If someone made a game about Max Hardcore, there would probably be a problem.
     
  24. Begbie

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    I happened to catch CBS covering this on their evening news, and what a load of horseshit. They literally made it sound like kindergartners are walking into these game stores and are buying hardcore porn right off the shelf and just how cruel it is to know that our own Supreme Court will continue letting these evil, demonic game developers corrupt their minds with gruesome violence and sex. Fuckin biased media.
     
  25. Don the Radio Guy

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    Old media scare mongering new media. Sounds about right.
     

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