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

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

Broken Record Congressman Pushing Health Warnings On Video Games Again

In 2009 California congressman Joe Baca introduced legislation that would require games to display a label warning of links between violent video games and aggressive behavior. Now Baca's back, singing the same old song with a few new lines. » 1/26/11 1:00pm 1/26/11 1:00pm

Look Who Says the Rhode Island Games Legislation is Unconstitutional

An effort to impose fines and even jail time for selling mature games to underage kids has reached Rhode Island's legislature. "The bill won't survive a court challenge, nor should it," says a certain disbarred Florida lawyer. » 3/12/10 8:20pm 3/12/10 8:20pm

Rhode Island Bill Proposes Jail Time for Selling M-Rated Games to Kids

Well, here we go again. Rhode Island has a bill in its legislature that provides for up to $1,000 in fines and a year in jail for selling M- or AO-rated games to underage buyers. » 3/11/10 4:30pm 3/11/10 4:30pm

Conn. Pol Caught Playing Video Game in Session

A Connecticut Democrat apologized profusely to his district's constituents after he was photographed playing computer solitaire inside stately Wayne Manor the statehouse (pictured) while the state House Republican leader addressed the chamber on the budget. » 9/12/09 1:00pm 9/12/09 1:00pm

ESA Annual Report Highlights Success in State Legislatures

The Entertainment Software Association released its annual report last week, and it shows a very impressive winning streak against anti-games legislation at the state level in the U.S. » 8/30/09 5:00pm 8/30/09 5:00pm

NY Bill Seeks To Shield Children From Racist Sterotyping In Games

New legislation under consideration by the New York Assembly seeks to keep games that promote "racist stereotypes" out of the hands of the state's children. » 1/13/09 10:20am 1/13/09 10:20am

New York Gov Signs Video Game Law

New York Governor David Paterson signed a video game bill into law yesterday that requires parental controls on all consoles, pushes game rating enforcement and launches a state-backed study of video games and violence. » 7/22/08 1:40pm 7/22/08 1:40pm

New York Assembly, Senate Pass Video Game Bill

Though efforts to put the force of law behind voluntary content regulation in video games have been ruled unconstitutional over and over again, state-level lawmakers continue to endeavor to pass such laws. The state of New York is the latest to level its administrative eye on video games, passing almost unanimously a… » 6/25/08 2:30pm 6/25/08 2:30pm

Cali Senator Discusses Interactive Violence, ESRB "Conflict of Interest"

You may know California Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/San Mateo) as one of the most ardent critics in politics of violence in video games. A bill he authored intended to legislate the sale of violent video games in his state was recently ruled unconstitutional in federal court, and Yee, along with Gov.… » 5/20/08 4:20pm 5/20/08 4:20pm