Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Thursday, December 1, 2005

The Ick Factor

The ick factor is on the rise in this season's holiday games. Video games such as "F.E.A.R." and "Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse" offer now cannibalism along with the usual blood and gore. Also on the increase--sex and objectionable language, according to media critics, who also complain that these products are too easily accesible to impressionable youngsters. The games' manufacturers say the material is clearly labelled with the "M" rating, not for purchase by those under 17 and that retailers are catching and turning away more potential underage buyers now than in previous years. Read more here.

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