It’s not over until it’s over in California.
Although gamers were high-fiving and game industry types were taking a victory lap following news that U.S. District Court Judge Ronald Whyte struck down California’s 2005 video game law, GamePolitics has just received word that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will appeal today’s ruling.
In a press release, the Guv said:
I signed this important measure to ensure that parents are involved in determining which video games are appropriate for their children. The bill I signed would require that violent video games be clearly labeled and not be sold to children under 18 years old. Many of these games are made for adults and choosing games that are appropriate for kids should be a decision made by their parents.
I will vigorously defend this law and appeal it to the next level.