By Josh Richman
Tuesday, August 7th, 2007 at 1:52 pm in Arnold Schwarzenegger.
This week, a reminder that our governor’s film career was built on fun not quite fit for the whole family, this from 1987’s Predator:
Gov. Schwarzenegger yesterday vowed to appeal a ruling by U.S. District Judge Ronald Whyte of San Jose that struck down a law to ban the sale of violent video games to minors. The law, which the governor signed in 2005, prohibits the sale or rental of violent video games to anyone under the age of 18 and requires that such games be clearly labeled.
In fairness, Predator was rated “R,” meaning children under 17 weren’t allowed to attend screenings unless accompanied by a parent or adult guardian. Some video games spawned by the Predator movie franchise — such as “Predator: Concrete Jungle” and certain versions of “Aliens vs. Predator” — are rated “M” for mature, meaning they “have content that may be suitable for persons ages 17 and older. Titles in this category may contain intense violence, blood and gore, sexual content and/or strong language.”
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