Ryan J. Black, Co-Chair of Video Games & Esports at McMillan LLP, weighs in on how this legislation is likely to do far more harm than good to the game industry.
Similar legislation exists in Belgium and the Netherlands, but how will such a bill contend with the U.S. Constitution?
This decision has sparked another debate over children and violence in video games.
Taiwanese horror game Devotion mysteriously disappeared from Steam on Monday after Chinese nationalists review bombed the game on Steam. Previously, players found a joke comparing Chinese President Xi Jinping to Winnie the Pooh, which is a political meme censored in China.
The consumer protection agency is not yet commenting on whether it will pursue legal action.
It's not as though video games are brand new to U.S. Army recruitment, but the ubiquity (and growing accessibility) of esports has the potential to be the signal above the noise for appealing to young people.
It's been almost a year of slogging through China's Online Game Ethics Committee and the government's censorship. The freeze abated slightly two weeks ago, but NetEase and Tencent were conspicuously absent, until now.
Amsterdam is Sony's new headquarters, with no Brexit deal in sight and the March 29 deadline looming, and Sony isn't the only company leaving town.
On top of making sure new games meet China's ambiguous ethical standards, the newly formed committee is also reviewing titles that already launched.
The Online Games Ethics Committee will weigh the ethical merits of new video games