Gaming Legislation Gains Ground Quickly in NY


Legislation aimed at more strictly regulating – and punishing – the sale of videogames depicting graphic violence is gaining steam in the state of New York.

Yesterday, a bill that would make it a felony for a person to sell or rent certain videogames to minors passed the state assembly just days after it was drawn up. The legislation, initiated by Assemblyman Joseph Lentol (D), is targeted at games including “depictions of depraved violence and indecent images,” including rape, gore and mutilation.

Earlier this month another bill making rating labels mandatory was passed by the state senate. A spokesman for Lentol told Gamespot that he introduced the more recent bill because, in his estimation, the other bill was too vague.

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