Toughening Video-Game Measures

by Committee on Finance | Chicago City Council | October 31, 2000

“This past summer, the city of Indianapolis became the first city in the nation to require kids to have a parent present when playing video games at arcades that featured violent or sexually explicit content.” Chicago’s Alderman Burke is seeking a similar law for his city, and is even considering amendments that would make […]

Should Government Regulate Video Games?

by ABC News | ABC 7 Chicago News | October 31, 2000

A recent proposal by the Chicago City Council would limit the accessibility of violent video games to children. Dr. Michael Rich provided testimony before the Council, saying that “all the available research on violent video games says that they desensitize and promote violent acts among those who play particularly those who play […]

Video-Game Vote

by Gary Washburn | Chicago Tribune | October 31, 2000

Last December, Chicago’s Alderman Burke supported giving city assistance to expand and improve Midway Games, a maker of violent video games such as Mortal Kombat. Now Burke is supporting government action to crack down on businesses that sell violent games to children. Burke defended his actions, saying he has no […]

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