Marshfield Voters Will Decide Whether To Allow Video Games Again

MARSHFIELD (CBS) — After 30 years a South Shore town could be on the verge of allowing video games. The games have been banned in Marshfield since 1982, and for people who want to play video games in restaurants in the town, getting them reinstated may be a tough battle.

“People wanna come in, it’s another form of entertainment,” said Stephen Drosopoulos, who owns Venus II Restaurant. “(They) wanna come in, have a couple drinks, play some video games in the bar.”

WBZ-TV’s Jim Smith reports.

When the games were banned 29 years ago the fight went all the way to the Supreme Court. At next week’s town meeting the biggest issue will be whether to build a new high school, but also on the ballot whether to lift the video game ban.

Opponents say this question is about much more than the games themselves. They say it’s about the future and character of this seacoast community.

“It would definitely change the type of entertainment we offer,” said Faith Jean, who supports the video game ban. “We’re a coastal town. Now are we an amusement coastal town or are we fishing and swimming and sailing?”

Despite the video game ban under state law Marshfield allows Keno in bars, restaurants and some stores.


One Comment

  1. Kirsten says:

    this is so dumb i could cry…

    1. snot says:

      They are trying to protect the population from that huzzy Mrs. Pac-Man.

  2. cynical says:

    WOW, and I thought the bible belt was back asswards

  3. GoneSouth63 says:

    Big whoop. Just stay home and play ps3 or Xbox.

  4. b says:

    wow, nothing else to worry about… must be nice

  5. Chris says:

    “We’re a coastal town. Now are we an amusement coastal town or are we fishing and swimming and sailing?” Can’t just be both and give people the freedom to decide what they want for themselves huh??

  6. my hairy ball sack says:

    i think you can all go blow me!!!

  7. my hairy ball sack says:

    i am sorry for my previous comment it was uncalled for, i must also say that i was TOTALLY RIGHT!!!

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