The Province of British Columbia is developing its own mandatory game ratings scheme. Following the province's decision to restrict sales of Soldier of Fortune
to adults only, British Columbia's attorney general announced the creation of a rating system similar to that used to rate the content of movies. "This is not an attempt at censorship. This is not an attempt to ruin people's day and take away from them the video game they want," said British Columbia Attorney General Andrew Petter. A similar stand against violent games is being taken in Indianapolis, Indiana, where Mayor Bart Peterson signed a law making coin-operated games in which people are decapitated, dismembered, mutilated or maimed off-limits to children. "The importance of it is that it's an effort to begin to attack the culture of violence that I believe surrounds our young people these days virtually from the day they're born," said the Mayor.