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Well, this one has passed the house, passed the senate and is fully expected to pass the house again quickly and easily. Then it's just the gov's signature and this was his idea to start with.

It passed the house 91 to 19. It passed the house 52 to 5. It did this largely because game media has ignored it while politicians have played it up.

And no, it probably won't be declared as unconstitutional because they haven't framed the violence portion as having anything to do with free speech. The pr0n section does, but it follows existing laws for the most part. The violence section cites public safety as it's concern and the bill's sponsor denies video games even having a stance under free speech.

And if gamers can't even care enough to follow the news on this before it's too late - who is going to care enough to try and challenge it? Supposedly the ESA will but as to date they've been pretty silent actually.

So right now, it's expected to get on the books and probably stay there.

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