Violent Video Games Will Find Venues

Attempts by government to regulate the sale of violent video games to youngsters will simply push such items into less regulated distribution channels, says Dr. Steve Tax (business).

"The more you tell kids they can't have something, the more desirable that item becomes because of its value as a symbol of the anti-establishment," says Tax. "These games will likely still be available whether it be through the internet, the black market, or both. It's very difficult to regulate."

Regulations also cause conflicts for retailers because they ask the same merchants who depend on the sale of such items to turn potential consumers away. "No matter how you swing it, classifications cause problems," says Tax.

Earlier this week, Attorney General Andrew Petter announced the B.C. government is looking to implement legislation that will classify video games based on their content.

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