The ESRB Brings You This Unbearably Cute Reminder About Game Ratings

Man, I don't have kids (that I know of) and I'm dawwwwwing all over this PSA that the ESRB just put out. It's a reminder that it can be hard to say no when your kid's so excited for Ninja Attack!, or whatever they're clutching, and you want him or her to be happy. But it's important to read the ratings and use… »10/29/13 11:30am10/29/13 11:30am

In College? Make Video Games? You Could Win A Spot At This Year's E3

If you go to school for game design, you might be stoked to hear that the Entertainment Software Association, also known as the ESA, also known as the shadowy masterminds that secretly control the video game industry the people who run E3, just announced a contest for college students in the United States. »2/04/13 1:00pm2/04/13 1:00pm

ESRB Opens No-Cost Ratings Service for Digitally Distributed Games

Downloadable games sold through the three console makers' online services will be rated by what the Entertainment Software Ratings Board is calling a "streamlined, no-cost service," in a statement released today by the ESRB. The new "Digital Rating Service" gives developers and publishers access to a "brief but… »10/24/12 10:00pm10/24/12 10:00pm

Gaming Industry Spent As Much As $190,000 Pushing for Senate Version of SOPA Last Spring and Summer

Many gamers and video game companies can't stand the Stop Online Piracy Act and its companion bill the Protect IP Act (PIPA). But the Entertainment Software Association, the lobbyists who stage E3 each year and defend gaming's freedom of speech rights, thinks PIPA is a good idea. »1/16/12 1:30pm1/16/12 1:30pm

First Amendment Trumps California in Supreme Court Battle Over Violent Video Games

The Supreme Court sided with the video game industry today, declaring a victor in the six-year legal match between the industry and the California lawmakers who wanted to make it a crime for anyone in the state to sell extremely violent games to kids. »6/27/11 10:23am6/27/11 10:23am

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