The United States Supreme Court voted 7 to 2 to overturn a California law restricting the sale of computer and video games–declaring those games to be protected speech like any other form of creative expression.
Justice Scalia writes:
Video games qualify for First Amendment protection. Like protected books, plays, and movies, they communicate ideas through familiar literary devices and features distinctive to the medium. And “the basic principles of freedom of speech . . . do not vary” with a new and different communication medium.