For a fourth straight year Washington state Representative Mary Lou Dickerson sent out her teenage cronies to elicit sales of M-rated games to minors. Not surprisingly, 8 out of 11 (unnamed) retailers sold mature titles to the teens*.
Dickerson was also shocked to discover that most retailers were ignoring a new law that she helped pass, which calls on stores to display ratings information. The undercover shoppers only found ratings signs in two of the retail locations they hit up. Best get that whip crackin' Mary Lou.
*We're assuming that the "guilty" parties were specialty retailers, the group which received an 'F' on this year's National Institute on Media and the Family's annual video game report card. More here.
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