NEW YORK AG WEIGHS IN ON VIDEO GAMES


Eliot Spitzer, New York's incredibly active Attorney General and Democratic candidate for Governor, has spoken out about video game regulation. Mr. Spitzer stated that a government-controlled uniform video game rating system is required, and that the current ESRB self-regulatory system is ineffective and largely ignored. He also voiced his support for the various attempts to create state legislation regulating video games, although he acknowledges that most such legislation has been struck down on constitutional grounds.

Not surprisingly, industry bodies such as the Video Software Dealers Association and the Entertainment Software Association, as well as the ESRB itself, have made statements in reply to Mr. Spitzer's comments.

Coverage at http://shorl.com/fodyhetybime (GamesIndustryBiz)

and at http://shorl.com/duhinedrystibe and http://shorl.com/gonolababryvo (Gamasutra)

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