If you were looking for a concise explanation of why you should care about the upcoming Supreme Court review of California’s oft-defeated measure to outlaw the sale of “excessively” violent games to minors, look no further than the blog of EA’s Jeff Green. Then again, you’ve probably heard his argument before: Films have the MPAA, and games have the ESRB. Why does Gov. Schwarzenegger think the first can be self-regulated, while the second must be restricted by state law?

Green worries that, should the law be reenacted, it could have “a chilling effect on the gaming industry as a whole,” forcing developers to constantly second-guess the content that goes into their games. He encourages everyone who wants to voice their opinion on the bill to speak up on this ECA-penned petition.

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