Game Politics reports that a bill before the Oklahoma state senate proposes tax breaks for game developers, but only if their game is suitable the less world-weary gamer under the age of 17. If their game is rated M (Mature) or AO (Adults Only), there’s really no reason for developers to mount up and move to Oklahoma besides the [whatever people in Oklahoma grow, possess, or participate in].
The authoritative opinion of local news reporters is that this bill ain’t bile to the hordes because the games with the highest turnover are those which titilate audiences in the way that only emerging from a subway to repeatedly mulch an unwitting commuter can. The oft-acknowledged reality is that violence can be packaged and marketed uncontroversially to under 17s – cuddly Spyro The Dragon (suitable for ages 10 and up) sets his enemies alight, for chrissakes. The ultimate victim of this legislation – if the attractive people on the telley are wrong – would be the already almost non-existent romance genre. A little bit of blue side-boob is all it takes to get an M rating in the States. For the sake of all of us who know we’re never going to enter a real relationship, I implore you – Mr Oklahoma, tear down this porn … wall … yeah that’ll do.