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  • ESA Leadership Desk: Telling Our Industry’s Story in a New Way

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    By Stanley Pierre-Louis, Chief Executive Officer, Entertainment Software AssociationThis past year has been monumental for the video game industry. More than 164 million adults in the United States play video games. There is at least one video game player in 3 out of 4 households. And the video game…

  • ESA Leadership Desk: Science Says Video Games Don’t Cause Real-World Violence

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    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.

  • Parental Priorities: What Parents Can Do To Better Manage Spending In Video Games

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    The following article was written by ESRB President Patricia Vance and originally appeared in Education and Career News. It has been updated to reflect current video game rating labels. Once upon a time, a parent would go to the store and buy a video game off the shelf and the…

  • Are Video Games The Key To Learning?

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    The students at Drayton Hall Elementary in Charleston, SC generally start each morning a bit differently than many other schools. After attendance and the Pledge of Allegiance, they pull out their iPads and get to work. And sometimes that schoolwork might appear to be less about memorizing facts and…

  • Parental Priorities: 3 Surprising Benefits of Video Games

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    It’s no secret that mainstream news media has a knee-jerk tendency to focus on the negative rather than the positive, and it’s no different when it comes to their reporting on video games. As a result, many parents are simply unaware of the variety of potential benefits their child…

  • Hidden Health Benefits of Video Games

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    Your mother may have warned you that playing too many video games would ruin your eyes. Mathieu Ferland would beg to differ. In fact, he says, it just might make them stronger.

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