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Rated M for Mature
11.15.2005

JORDAN JACKSON
ROUNDTABLE MODERATOR


Videogames have been making the press more recently with states penning legislation to prevent the sale of M-Rated games to minors and wrongful death cases claiming that games trained the killer. Whether gamers like it or not, video games have become so mainstream that they are finally making headlines. In some ways, this benefits the gaming industry and promotes understanding and awareness. In others, it's harming the very creaters and stifling the industry.

Since this is a big topic, I sat down with a group of gamers, and we discussed the issue at length. Granted, we're all a little biased, but we managed to have a nice rational discussion, something that seems rare for other groups to do at times.

Joining me on the discussion were:

Name IRC Nick Title
Jordan Jackson J_Sensei Roundtable Moderator
Janelle Berscheid Tiptail RPGamer Staff
Ryan Bell Schubaal RPGamer Staff
Matt Demers Wonderslime RPGamer Staff
Stephanie McArdle Angel0886 RPGamer Staff
Theo Litowski Vigivalgus RPGamer Staff
Justin Girty Wataf Reader
Philip Bloom Dracos Reader

We kicked things off by discussing the idea of whether or not games were protected speech. We also looked at current legislation and discussed the necessity of government intervention. The second section looks at the industry and what it needs to do. We wrapped things up by discussing Strickland vs. Sony and its possible repercussions.




T R A N S C R I P T

Topic I: Government Intervention?
Topic II: Industrial Grade
Topic III: Legal Fees


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