Louisiana Game Bill Passes

The Louisiana senate has passed the game bill that forbids minors from owning, renting, playing, and buying violent video games (M is the current one defined as violent [Adults only (AO) has not been mentioned yet]).

According to the law, it is now illegal in Louisiana to sell, rent, or loan a game to a minor if it meets the following three conditions:

(1) The average person, applying contemporary community standards, would find that the video or computer game, taken as a whole, appeals to the minor’s morbid interest in violence.
(2) The game depicts violence in a manner patently offensive to prevailing standards in the adult community with respect to what is suitable for minors.
(3) The game, taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value for minors.

Number 3 is what is scary. When it’s translated into ordinary terms it states, “Video Games must teach you something in the areas of reading, art, politics or science”.

I can see it now…Solid Snake teaching the ABCs in his next mission. Must suck for Louisiana.

And if you or anyone involved breaks this law, they can be fined between $100 and $2,000. And have the chances of being imprisoned for up to a year, or both.