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  • Blog Post: Study: Aggressive Behavior From Kids Who Play More Games

    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... 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: 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: Study: Violent Video Games Linked To Decreasing Crime Rates

    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... More
  • Blog Post: Bill Maher Tackles Violent Video Game Debate

    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... More
  • Blog Post: Congressman Wants Warning Labels On Violent Games

    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... More
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