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  • Blog Post: Anti Video Game Violence Crusader Arrested On Corruption Charges

    California state senator Leland Yee loved to publicly denounce violent video games like Grand Theft Auto. It turns out he may have more in common with those gritty Rockstar anti-heroes he targeted than he was letting on. NBC Bay Area reported earlier today that Yee, a Democratic candidate for secretary... More
  • Blog Post: California Senator Leland Yee Apologizes To Gamers

    California's Senator apologizes to gamers for saying they have "no credibility" when it comes to the debate about violent games. In 2011, California State Senator Leland Yee authored the anti-game legislation that was struck down by the Supreme Court. A few days ago, Lee told the San Francisco... More
  • Blog Post: Anti-Game Lawmaker Says Gamers Don't Have Credibility

    Leland Yee, who authored the anti-game legislation in California that was struck down by the Supreme Court in 2011, says gamers aren't qualified to weigh in on the debate about violent games. Speaking to the San Francisco Chronicle , Yee said "Gamers have just got to quiet down. Gamers have... More
  • Blog Post: ECA Sends Letter To The Veep On Newtown & Video Games

    In advance of Vice President Joe Biden's coming recommendations on legislation addressing gun violence, the Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA) has sent a letter to the Vice President urging him not to demonize video games. Jennifer Mercurio, ECA vice president and general counsel, asked him... More
  • Blog Post: ECA Responds To NRA Blaming Sandy Hook On Video Games

    Earlier today, National Rifle Association (NRA) executive vice president Wayne LaPierre said that violent video games like Mortal Kombat and the Grand Theft Auto series were at least partly to blame for the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA) begs to... More
  • Blog Post: Politicians, Media Continue To Tie Video Games To Newtown Tragedy

    In the wake of the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, members of the news media and politicians are turning their eye to the role that violent video games might have played in the shootings. The most prominent move came from U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller, who has introduced... More
  • Blog Post: California To Pay ESA $950K In Court Fees

    The Entertainment Software Association today announced it would receive $950,000 from the state of California to pay for legal fees from last year's Supreme Court case over violent video games. The ESA, a trade group that represents video game publishers in the U.S., was the lead respondent in the... More
  • Blog Post: U.S. Justice Sweated Over Brown v. EMA Ruling

    The recent Supreme Court ruling that struck down the California law (Brown v. EMA) that would have banned the sale of violent video games to minors left a lot of gamers and industry professionals breathing a little easier. However, the Supreme Courts Decision wasn’t an easy one. Justice Elena Kagan... More
  • Blog Post: ESA Files Motion To Recoup Attorneys' Fees

    The Entertainment Software Association is delivering another blow to California after the organization successfully defeated the state's video-game legislation in the United States Supreme Court. The group filed a motion with the court today that requests $1.1 million to recoup attorneys' fees... More
  • Blog Post: The Daily Show Weighs In On The Supreme Court Case

    Jon Stewart hasn't said much about the Supreme Court video games case in the last few weeks, so I was glad to see a segment devoted to it as I caught up on The Daily Show this morning. It's discussed for a good 4+ minutes, and includes some funny reactions to Mortal Kombat clips from both Stewart... More
  • Blog Post: Learn All About Supreme Court Game Decision From Taiwan Animation

    You could get your details on yesterday's historic Supreme Court decision about video games from our exhaustive write-up on it. Or you could watch this weird video that features judges firing machine guns at the state of California, children receiving a free copy of Grand Theft Auto IV, and a poor... More
  • Blog Post: What's Next For Video Game Legislation?

    The Supreme Court may have ruled on Brown v. EMA today , but is this the end of the story? The Entertainment Software Association (ESA), which has successfully represented the industry in 13 consecutive decisions before courts and oversees industry ratings board, ESRB, thinks that today's decision... More
  • Blog Post: Yee: Supreme Court Put The Interests Of Corporate America Before Children

    After the U.S. Supreme Court shot down California state senator Leland Yee's proposed law that banned the sale of violent video games to minors, the disappointed Democrat from San Francisco went on the offensive. "Unfortunately, the majority of the Supreme Court once again put the interests... More
  • Blog Post: Parents Television Council Denounces Supreme Court Ruling

    A conservative advocacy group that specializes in filing content complaints to the FCC isn't a big fan of the Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association decision. As I'm sure you're aware, earlier today the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a California law barring the sale of violent video... More
  • Blog Post: EMA Releases Statement On Supreme Court Decision

    This morning, the Supreme Court struck down California's law that restricted the sale of violent video games to minors under the First Amendment (in the case of Brown v. EMA), and the EMA has commented on the situation. Bo Andersen, president and CEO of the Entertainment Merchants Association released... More
  • Blog Post: Supreme Court Decides Video Games Case

    The Supreme Court has finally ruled on the constitutionality of the California law (Brown v. EMA) that would have banned the sale of violent video games to minors. The court struck down the law 7-2 using the First Amendment as the reasoning. Justice Scalia wrote the majority opinion, with Justices Thomas... More
  • Blog Post: Supreme Court Video Game Case Likely Decided This Week

    This may be the biggest week in video game news, but it's also likely to have the biggest legal decision about video games in U.S. history. As if the video game world didn't have enough to discuss this week, there is a high likelihood that the long-awaited Supreme Court decision regarding Brown... More
  • Blog Post: ECA Supreme Court Rally In Action

    Video game supporters gathered in front of the Supreme Court early this month to make their voices heard, and the ECA recorded the proceedings in this video. If you've been following the drama surrounding the recent Supreme Court case between California and the ESA, you may be interested in this... More
  • Blog Post: Supreme Court Case Transcript

    The recent arguments before the Supreme Court can now be read in their entirety. A long standing tradition has kept cameras out of the Supreme Court, but that doesn't mean you can't get the exact details of what was said. The Supreme Court's website has been updated with a downloadable transcript... More
  • Blog Post: Second Guessing The Supreme Court

    A day before the issue of video game violence goes before the U.S. Supreme Court, what do we know about how the case will be decided? Gamasutra has an excellent and informative article up today regarding the upcoming Supreme Court case; oral arguments begin tomorrow in the most important video game legislation... More
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