Bill to Tax Violent Video Games Introduced in Oklahoma

Status
Not open for further replies.

tacy

Distinguished
Sep 12, 2011
1
0
18,510
0
I believe this is ok if they do it because they want to stop minors playing games that they shouldn't. But if they are doing it because they think that video games can create a murderer, they should have no support from no one.
A video game isn't any different from a board game. If you get mad from losing in a board game, you will also get equally mad when you lose in a video game. It's as simple as that. Different people reacts differently.
 

bustapr

Distinguished
Jan 23, 2009
550
0
18,930
0
thats so wrong. judging by the charity he chose, the guy must really have a terrible belief of what video games are. Hint, not every game is called Grand Theft Auto...
 

Ragnar-Kon

Distinguished
Apr 13, 2010
201
0
18,830
0
Disagree with the sales tax for Teen rated games.

I can sorta, kinda, not-really see a tax for mature and adult rated games. Although I'll admit the only reason why I am not completely against the tax is because it is being put to something that is becoming increasingly important in the US.

BUT, I don't live in Oklahoma, so my opinion doesn't matter anyway.
 
G

Guest

Guest
what about graphic tv, movies and music too? graphic art?
 

everygamer

Distinguished
Aug 1, 2006
144
0
18,630
0
Last I checked the supreme court defined video games as a work of art, another medium similar to video .. do they tax violent video, paintings, music and books? If they don't then the government is getting in the way of free trade and the fair market.

I have a good idea, how about spending a little more time looking at how to fix our economy and get people working than going after one of the only successful markets left in this country.
 
G

Guest

Guest
yeah sure tax violent video games, but please tax every violent movie, tv show, music with violence, etc as well
 

erunion

Distinguished
Apr 14, 2011
48
0
18,580
0
Interesting. Once violent video games become an income source for governments they will have legal protection; like cigarettes. Try to ban video games then. Heck, EA might even get its own bailout.

Welcome to the military-entertainment complex!
 

everygamer

Distinguished
Aug 1, 2006
144
0
18,630
0
Lets see, were going to slap a 5% tax on violent video games ... exactly how is that going to stop minors from playing them? Its up to parents and stores to make sure kids don't play games they shouldn't, not the government.
 
G

Guest

Guest
How about a tax on every movie and tv show with anything violence or maybe even the school plays etc.......where does this end.
 

fyasko

Distinguished
Jun 8, 2010
182
0
18,630
0
they need to ban kids from owning "violent" games. kids need to be studying not playing the next FPS or violent RPG. it's strange that they card people when buying porn but not violent movies/games. either have it all open and available or none of it. parents are to blame, stop buying violent video games for your kids.
 

croc4

Distinguished
Sep 3, 2010
7
0
18,510
0
This is completely stupid, another classic example of why every political legislator should be part time only. Don't they have better things to do? (apparently not), this is just sound bite legislation, it sounds great to the soccer moms.

Just think, if part time then the salary he would have been paid could be used for better purposes, the days of public servants serving the public are long over, they only serve themselves to our money, wake up people!!!

 

GenericUser

Distinguished
Nov 20, 2010
19
0
18,560
0
I've been playing violent video games since I was 4 years old and I've yet to commit even a traffic violation in my life.
 

animeman59

Distinguished
Dec 30, 2009
13
0
18,560
0
Should we even support the ESA's actions towards this piece of legislation? I'm still burned by their support of SOPA and PIPA. We gamers always do our part to support the industry in stopping legislation like this, but when has the industry stepped up to protect our rights in fighting SOPA? They haven't.

They want to stop the government from treating the industry as a bunch of criminals sullying the minds of the young, but they treat their supporters like a bunch of thieves who steal software at every opportunity.

Screw you ESA. You're on your own.
 

bin1127

Distinguished
Dec 5, 2008
380
0
18,930
0
How does taxing mature games help prevent minors playing them? A better idea is to show the retailer the age of the child whom the parent is buying for and then slap on a 5% income tax to discourage the parent.

But really, stop treating every gamer as potential gun slinging murderer and you'll probably invoke less violent upbringing. Then again, it's oklahoma.
 

drwho1

Distinguished
Jan 10, 2010
367
0
18,930
0
[citation][nom]Delware[/nom]How about a tax on every movie and tv show with anything violence or maybe even the school plays etc.......where does this end.[/citation]

We already have that... is called Commercials, you know those annoying interruptions that we get while watching our TV shows.

 

fb39ca4

Distinguished
Apr 5, 2011
184
0
18,640
3
They should tax all games then. After all, they all contribute to obesity. Arguably, leapster type "edu-games" being pushed on toddlers are doing more harm however.
 

Camikazi

Distinguished
Jul 20, 2008
745
0
18,930
0
[citation][nom]drwho1[/nom]We already have that... is called Commercials, you know those annoying interruptions that we get while watching our TV shows.[/citation]
Except there are commercials for every type of TV show there is, there are no exceptions, if it's on TV and not a special thing (or a cable channel) it will have commercials so it's not the same as taxing only violent games.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
rad07 Streaming Video & TVs 2
shaines Streaming Video & TVs 20
Pdbonlucas Streaming Video & TVs 3
Mordko Streaming Video & TVs 18
KatTech Streaming Video & TVs 3
T Streaming Video & TVs 8
AlanA76 Streaming Video & TVs 6
G Streaming Video & TVs 0
G Streaming Video & TVs 15
exfileme Streaming Video & TVs 63
exfileme Streaming Video & TVs 96
G Streaming Video & TVs 41
G Streaming Video & TVs 31
JMcEntegart Streaming Video & TVs 32
G Streaming Video & TVs 96
exfileme Streaming Video & TVs 79
JMcEntegart Streaming Video & TVs 41
exfileme Streaming Video & TVs 37
Marcus Yam Streaming Video & TVs 50
exfileme Streaming Video & TVs 37

ASK THE COMMUNITY

TRENDING THREADS