Game controllers are no longer legal for gamers
The Supreme Court has granted a stay on the court’s latest ruling against game controllers.
The ruling comes after a nationwide court ruling on Tuesday that said the devices are no more legal than paper clips.
This means that game controllers are banned from use in public places, as well as schools, and even restaurants and bars.
The court’s ruling came after a case in New York City, where a man was arrested for selling a pair of game controllers at a restaurant.
Game controllers, which are sold on the secondary market, were not banned by the court in the first place, but were placed on the “federal list” after a previous Supreme Court ruling in 2007.
The latest ruling means that they are now banned in the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia.
The decision will apply nationwide.
Read moreHere are the highlights from the Supreme Court’s ruling:The court said that the devices sold on e-commerce sites like Amazon and eBay violate the federal ban on selling electronic devices that have “any one of the elements of a toy, toy machine, game, or similar electronic device, including but not limited to, a display screen, joystick, motion sensing device, button, or any combination thereof.”
The court also ruled that the ban on sale of game consoles that use the Game Boy Color and other consoles that support video game controllers violated the U.S. Constitution, as it is illegal to manufacture, distribute, and sell consoles that “impose a restraint upon the free exercise of religion or free exercise for private purposes.”
The justices also found that the prohibition on selling game controllers that use controllers that are “moved by any one or more fingers or fingers that are not attached to the handle of the controller” is a violation of the U-N clause, as “anyone who sells, offers for sale, or exposes to public view such controller, or the controller that is moved by the fingers or the fingers that attach to the controller, is guilty of a crime.”
While the ban was lifted, the court noted that some games still don’t allow game controllers in classrooms, and that the court is considering whether to issue a stay.