Gov. Gary Locke signed a bill into law Tuesday that hits retailers with a $500 fine for selling or renting video games to children that depict violence against police.
It's believed to be the first state law of its kind in the country, according to the bill's sponsor and the Interactive Digital Software Association, a trade group for video game manufacturers.
Video game publishers promised an immediate legal challenge on free-speech grounds to the law, which applies to children under 17.
Douglas Lowenstein, president of the trade group in Washington, D.C., said parents, not the state, should police their children's games, which are rated for content by the industry. ...more at Yahoo News