California state governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed bill AB1179, the controversial new law which will see anyone selling violent videogames to minors facing a USD 1000 fine. Speaking at a press conference which was also attended by assemblyman Leland Yee, the author of the law, Schwarzenegger said: "I am very happy today to sign this bill."
"What this bill does is get parents involved in the decision making process... I am a parent myself and I think it's extremely important that we know what our kids watch or what games they play." "I was a big believer in that also as an actor - that the ratings system we had in movies was very important," Schwarzenegger added, before assuring the state's videogame industry of his support.
News source: GamesIndustry.biz