New Video Game Raising Concern

2-20-06- A new video game is raising concern across the country, including one fallen officers organization that wants it taken off U.S. shelves.

The new 25 to Life game for the Playstation 2 and XBOX systems was released in January and allows players to take on the role of a gang member and to be successful in the game the player has to shoot police officers. This has drawn the ire of the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Fund to start a petition on their website to ban the game due to its nature.

Local retailers say games like this one are not necessarily uncommon and most carry the mature rating. A majority of local retailers carry 25 to Life and most say they are surprised that this game is making headlines since there are other games that are far worse.

Games with a mature rating require children under the age of 17 to have a parent present when buying the game.


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