Trade groups sue Schwarzenegger over crackdown on violent video games


Two trade groups sued California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger challenging a law he passed banning the sale of violent video games to children under the age of 18.

The Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA) and the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), which represent the 10-billion-dollar a year game industry, challenged the controversial video game restrictions in court in San Francisco.

But the former action movie hero, who is himself the star of several violent video games based on his "Terminator" character, returned the game makers fire, vowing to fight their suit and to defend the 10-day-old law.

"California's new law will ensure parental involvement in determining which video games are appropriate for their children," the governor said late Monday. Trade groups sue Schwarzenegger over crackdown on violent video games - Yahoo! News

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