As previously reported California state legislator Leland Yee is due today, to introduce two bills restricting sales of violent video games. The two bills will expand the definition of prohibited "harmful matter to children" to include some violent games and require retailers to stock Mature-rated games separate from other titles.
The first bill will expand the "harmful matter" definition to include games where the player can injure another human character "in a manner that is especially heinous, atrocious or cruel."
The second bill would require games with a Mature rating from the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) to be stocked above children's eye level and separately from other games. Stores would also have to display signs explaining ESRB ratings.