Argument: Some games are clearly too offensive for youth

Issue Report: Ban on sale of violent video games to minors


Justice Alito: “The objective of one game is to rape a mother and her daughters […] players attempt to fire a rifle shot into the head of President Kennedy as his motorcade passes by the Texas School Book Depository.” He also added that children may soon play three-dimensional high-definition games wearing equipment that allows them to “feel the splatting blood from the blown-off head” of a victim.[1]

Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association, 2011: “It also appears that there is no antisocial theme too base for some in the video-game industry to exploit. There are games in which a player can take on the identity and re-enact the killings carried out by the perpetrators of the murders at Columbine High School and Virginia Tech. The objective of one game is to rape a mother and her daughters; in another, the goal is to rape Native American women. There is a game in which players engage in ´ethnic cleansing and can choose to gun down African-Americans, Latinos, or Jews.”[2]