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Study: Aggressive Behavior From Kids Who Play More Games
on March 25, 2014 at 11:05 AM
A study in the journal JAMA Pediatrics led by Dr. Douglas Gentile (Department of Psychology, Iowa State University – Ames) found that students who play more video games than their peers self-reported increased aggressive thoughts and behavior. The study was done via annual surveys over a period...
Politicians, Media Continue To Tie Video Games To Newtown Tragedy
on December 20, 2012 at 09:00 PM
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...
California To Pay ESA $950K In Court Fees
on January 26, 2012 at 12:03 PM
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...
What's Next For Video Game Legislation?
on June 27, 2011 at 05:00 PM
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...
Yee: Supreme Court Put The Interests Of Corporate America Before Children
on June 27, 2011 at 03:45 PM
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...
Parents Television Council Denounces Supreme Court Ruling
on June 27, 2011 at 11:43 AM
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...
EMA Releases Statement On Supreme Court Decision
on June 27, 2011 at 10:50 AM
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...
Supreme Court Decides Video Games Case
on June 27, 2011 at 09:20 AM
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...
Study: Violent Video Games Linked To Decreasing Crime Rates
on June 22, 2011 at 06:21 PM
A recent study indicates that video games may be keeping young Americans from committing crime, even when those games are particularly violent. Several laboratory studies and analyses have focused on the possible ways in which exposure to violent video games can increase aggressive impulse in young people...
Bill Maher Tackles Violent Video Game Debate
on March 21, 2011 at 02:23 PM
The humorist and talk show host says gamers aren't going to hurt anyone. They're way too lazy for that. The newest episode of Real Time with Bill Maher continued Maher's long trend of introducing "New Rules" that should govern our social and political conversation. This time, his...
Congressman Wants Warning Labels On Violent Games
on January 26, 2011 at 09:15 AM
Congressman Joe Baca (D-CA) has introduced a bill that would require all ESRB Teen-rated games and higher to have a parental advisory sticker. The bill called The Video Game Health Labeling Act of 2011 would require the following sticker if it passed and became law: "WARNING: Excessive exposure...
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