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- Statements /
The Entertainment Software Association issued the following statement in response to legislation (HB3531) introduced this week by Illinois state representative Marcus C. Evans:
- Perspectives /
Learn more about why ESRB Senior Vice President Bill Garrity loves family game nights. "Playing together is quality time, full stop. We’re talking. We’re encouraging each other at times and competing at others. I’m sure I’ll miss it when they move out."
- Perspectives /
Video games are about more than fun. They make us better thinkers, more creative, more curious, and bring us closer together. Thanks to the passion of video game developers, publishers, and players across the globe, the future of interactive entertainment is brighter than ever before.
- Fact Sheets /
Blaming video games for violence in the real world is no more productive than blaming the news media for bringing violent crime into our homes night after night. Numerous authorities have examined the scientific record and found that it does not establish any causal link between media content and…
- Press Releases /
"We applaud Valve for pulling this tasteless game that so heinously exploits recent national horrors. It’s the right call. ESA and its members take its responsibilities seriously, as illustrated in its support of the ESRB rating system and broad compliance with strict industry marketing guidelines. Valve’s decision reinforces the…
Lack of Evidence That Neural Empathic Responses Are Blunted in Excessive Users of Violent Video GamesAcademic Research /
This study found that violent video games did not cause emotional desensitization or blunt neural responses to empathy. These results highlight the lack of evidence supporting the hypothesis that violent video games cause aggression.