Gamepolitics.com is reporting that a new bill, H.R. 4204 is being proposed by Congressmen Joe Baca and Frank Wolf which would impose a mandatory warning label on all video games. The warning label would be similar to ones found on cigarettes and would read: “WARNING: Exposure to violent video games has been linked to aggressive behavior.”
The presumed link between violence and video games, and the ensuing analogy to proven harm from cigarettes, is ridiculous. This label would apply to all games from Tetris to Call of Duty and propagates the myth that video games are somehow responsible for violent behavior.
Expect an update from us on this issue as we closely track it.