Then why dont you keep your mouth shut about US laws? Is this thread about a Canadian law??
It takes a man to admit when he is wrong. And I've done that. Too bad you are incapable of doing the same.
Wow, this thread exploded since I last read it. Anyway, my original point that got blown off earlier (since it was incorrectly believed that movie ratings are enforced in the U.S.) is that I think its a weak argument to say that just because you aren't acting the violence/sex and only watching the violence/sex, there shouldn't be enforced penalities for movies (if you are lobbying for enforced penalities for games).
I'm not making a stand on whether or not there should be penalities, just noting the hypocrisy.
As for Halo getting an M, you aren't forcing you're character to swear, and hearing swearing is fine for PG-13 movies. As for "acting" the violence, there are plenty of T rated games (PG-13 equivalent) that exhibit violence even against fellow humans (007 for example), whereas Halo is conducted only against aliens. My point was that the actual rating of games currently has a poor uncertain process where it seems that some games are rated higher than need be.
I think that as the population ages and those who rate the games are actually from a generation that consumes the media, we'll see games more accurately rated.