follow us:

Latest News

TGS 2014: D4 hits Xbox One on September 19
Deadly Premonition developer, Swery65, has a new game that launches on the Xbox One this Friday. ... [read more]
Sony forecasts $2.1 billion annual loss
Sony announced that they’re foreseeing an annual loss of $2.14 billion, citing a struggling mobile phone business as the company competes with rivals Apple and Samsung. ... [read more]
Survivor Mode announced for Alien: Isolation, includes global leaderboards
The Creative Assembly have announced a brand new game mode called Survivor for the upcoming Alien: Isolation, which features specific missions to be completed against the clock.... [read more]

Latest Articles

gamescom 2014: Sony shows off more indie games and hidden Silent Hill game
Lots of games ranging from AAA to Indie along with some shocking surprises were revealed at this year’s Sony Press Conference at gamescom in Cologne, Germany.... [read more]
gamescom 2014: Microsoft comes out fighting
After falling behind Sony again and again, Microsoft finally put on a show for gamers at gamescom 2014 to remind everyone that they are still in the fight.... [read more]
When a Good Cause Gets Tainted
This June was an important month for Nintendo. Prior to them winning the hearts of gamers across the globe at E3, they were in some hot water over a game that came out just a few days before. That game, Tomodachi Life, became the center of a world of drama that was not only ... [read more]

Latest Reviews

Gods Will Be Watching Review
Don't let the looks fool you, this is not a regular adventure game and it's definitely not for the squeamish. ... [read more]
Demon Gaze Review
To put it simply, Demon Gaze is old school RPG action with a bit of fan service thrown in. ... [read more]
Metro Redux Review
Deep Silver, who bought the Metro series after THQ filed bankruptcy, decided to get next gen gamers up to speed with the franchise by giving both games a next gen makeover in Metro Redux.... [read more]

Latest Videos

8-Bit Eric: Underrated Sega Genesis Games
The Genesis had a large library of great games, but some of those great games overshadowed some other quality games that ended up getting lost in the bargain bin. 8-Bit Eric is here to show you some of the hidden gems on the Genesis that you may want to give a try. ... [read more]
8-Bit Eric: Super Retro Trio Review
For some gamers, conserving space is becoming harder to do. With more consoles coming out, those older consoles can take far too much space. That's where multi-system consoles like Retro-bit's Super Retro Trio console come into play. 8-Bit Eric shows you how well the console... [read more]
8-Bit Eric: Sega Genesis Shmups
Get ready for a little bullet hell as 8-Bit Eric takes a look at the shmups for the Sega Genesis. ... [read more]
Connecticut considering tax on video games
Posted on February 05, 2013 by Oscar Gonzalez

Connecticut State Representative Debralee Hovey, who represents the district where Sandy Hook Elementary is located in, has proposed a bill to add a 10% to video games that carry the mature rating.

Representative Hovey said that she would like to see the money from the tax to be used by the state to pay for mental health services. 

Connecticut is the second state to propose such a tax on violent video games since the Sandy Hook shooting.  In January, Missouri State Representative Diane Franklin also proposed a tax on violent video games, but of only 1%.

Source:  WFSB

Oscar Gonzalez - Editor-in-Chief og (@) original-gamer.com | all author's articles

What do you think of #Gamergate?

There's a problem in the industry that is being covered up by those with the loudest voices.
It's nothing but a bunch of misogynists hating that women are talking about games.
Can't we all just get along?
View Results - View Comments

Podcast


More Gamergate, the iPhone 6 and a pinch of Destiny


Connecticut town holding video game disposal program

Violent Video Games: A Change in Public Opinion

Missouri representative wants a violent games tax

Other Gaming News From The Web