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    Default 1% Tax on Violent games for the better of tomorrow?

    US lawmaker proposes 1% tax on violent video games

    Proceeds would go to fighting childhood obesity, bullying.

    A lawmaker in the US state of Oklahoma has proposed a bill that would impose a one per cent tax on all video games deemed violent.

    According to the bill, introduced by State Representative William Fourkiller, any title rated either Teen, Mature or Adult Only fall under that umbrella. As noted by Time, that means the likes of Dance Central 2 and Final Fantasy 13-2 would be included.

    50 per cent of all revenues collected off that levy would be donated to the Childhood Outdoor Education Revolving Fund, set up to promote "outdoor education initiatives and nature-orientated physical programs for school-age children in accordance with childhood obesity efforts."

    The other 50 per cent would go to the Bullying Prevention Revolving Fund.

    If passed, it'll become law in the US state as of 1st July this year.

    A similar bill was proposed in New Mexico back in 2008, but failed to make it through legislature.

    Mass Effect 3 senior designer Manveer Heir is among industry figures to pour scorn on the idea, via Twitter.

    "Oklahoma proposes a 1% tax on violent games. Can I propose 1% tax on stupid ¤¤¤¤¤¤¤*** ideas that are also unconstitutional?" he wrote.
    Last edited by Trave160; February 6th, 2012 at 13:01.

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    1%=60 cents of newly released 'violent' games. If COD sales are 600 million, thats 60million USD, not bad.

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    Then this little thing didn't matter in the first place, but coming again its taxation.They could kick this thing up a bigger notch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aayman View Post
    1%=60 cents of newly released 'violent' games. If COD sales are 600 million, thats 60million USD, not bad.
    Well it saves people from commiting suicide since bullying is a big issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNutKicker View Post
    Well it saves people from commiting suicide since bullying is a big issue.
    Don't forget the Columbus massacre in 1998, those poor kids

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    this is a proposal for state tax for Oklahoma only. Doesnt matter to game sales in other states even if it is passed.

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