Activision Hires Big-Time Lobbying Firm as Violent Games Bill Looms

Activision has gone out and hired a lobbyist—one of the biggest lobbying firms in Washington—for representation when Sen. Jay Rockefeller's violent video games bill, which would order research into any causal links between violent video games and violent behavior, comes to the Senate floor. » 9/09/13 12:00pm 9/09/13 12:00pm

The Derpface in the Middle of this Politician's Anti-Video Game Speech…

Here's Rep. Frank Wolf of Virginia, who has served in the House of Representatives since 1978. He chairs the House subcommittee that funds the National Science Foundation. Yesterday he took the floor to complain that the Obama administration was ignoring its friends in the entertainment industry while demonizing the… » 2/27/13 1:30pm 2/27/13 1:30pm

Alarmed By Sandy Hook, U.S. Senator Wants Government To Find Out if…

West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller recently introduced a bill to congress which aims to study the impact of violent video games on children, The Huffington Post reports. Likely, this is a response to the claims that Adam Lanza played video games, and that video games might've negatively influenced Lanza. » 12/19/12 3:00pm 12/19/12 3:00pm

Sony Exec to Testify Before Congress on PlayStation Breach

During the PlayStation Network outage, Sony was asked to appear before a U.S. House of Representatives committee to explain the situation. The company declined, sending an eight-page letter instead. Now it will go before Congress, when the president of Sony Network Entertainment visits a Tuesday hearing to answer… » 5/29/11 2:00pm 5/29/11 2:00pm