TRUTH IN VIDEO GAMES?


US Representative Cliff Stearns has introduced a new bill (HR 5912) titled the 'Truth in Video Game Rating Act"?. The bill, which is directed at the Federal Trade Commission, prohibits activities such as rating games only on partial content (i.e., the ESRB will have to play games in their entirety before rating them), withholding content for rating, and gross mischaracterization of content. It also calls for a study of the ESRB's rating system, whether there should be an independent rating system, etc.

The Text of Bill HR 5912 is here .

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