Calif. Bans Violent Game Sales to Minors

The sale of violent video games to minors will no longer be permitted in the state of California. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation into law on Friday that would impose fines to those who rent or sell such games to anyone under the age of 18.

The law passed the California legislature last month, and was helped along by the scandal surrounding the revelation of sexually explicit scenes within Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Schwarzenegger, himself a parent, said that while he supports the video game industry, such laws are essential to protecting children.

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