This morning, the Supreme Court voted 7-2 against a California Law that was passed back on October 9, 2005. The law that California passed, for those who haven’t been following this issue, banned all sales of mature or violent video games to minors. For anyone that failed to uphold faced a $1,000 fine. The Supreme Court felt that this ban was unconstitutional and voted against it.
Video games are art, and they deserve the exact same First Amendment protections as books, comics, plays and all the rest, the U.S. Supreme Court said Monday in a ruling about the sale of violent video games in California.
This is a huge victory for the game industry as well as us gamers. Developers can now freely create games without the worry that the government will step in and dictate what can and can not be created. Reality is, and I’m a firm believer in this, is that it’s up to the parents to raise their children, not society nor the government.